I’m Busting Out of My Jeans

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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My jeans are getting ridiculously tight. I can still button and zip them, but just barely. And, of course, they’re not very comfortable.


Hellooooo, baby bump!


I know all about the hair tie trick for your jeans, but I’m not crazy about it. I mean, it works and all, but I feel like my pants are going to fall down if they’re not actually buttoned. I also looked into the whole Belly Band thing, but I’ve heard mixed reviews: they’re the best thing ever and they don’t really work (because they ride up and roll down, so you end up adjusting yourself all the time). A few of my mommy friends told me I should just skip right to maternity clothes because they’re a lot more comfortable and stylish. I don’t know what to do, but I need to do it ASAP. My clothes barely fit!

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Health News & Views

New year, new resolutions! For many of us this means eating right and regularly exercising, which often translates into crowded gyms and ultimately frustration if you can’t work out how and when you want to.

January is most definitely a busy time of year for health clubs, but instead of getting upset about the crowded gym, here are five ways to cope.

Crowded Gym? 5 Ways to Cope


How to Keep the Weight Off For Good

On Tuesday afternoon, I participated in a Google hangout with some other healthy living bloggers about weight maintenance and how to keep off the pounds for good. Everyone who participated had wonderful tips and ideas (both smart and realistic), so I hope you decide to check it out!

Question of the Day

How do you deal with crowded gyms?

Mommies and mommies-to-be: Thoughts on the belly band? Yay or nay? Should I just go right to maternity clothes?

P.S. I read this article the other day and absolutely loved it””just wanted to share: 6 Lessons on Living Longer and Staying Sharp From a Nonagenarian Track Star. I’m kind of obsessed with the idea of being in my 80s or 90s and still CrossFitting and running road races. Fitness for life!

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