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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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Oh my gosh, I ate the best snack yesterday afternoon: sliced banana with peanut butter and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter. Holy crap, it was delicious. That is all.

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I was feeling kind of mellow yesterday afternoon, so I nixed CrossFit and went to yoga instead. I guess I was just in a funk. Usually, I’m pumped for CrossFit, but, yesterday, I just wanted a low-key workout.


I took a 75-minute Vinyasa Flow class at Dancing Crow Yoga. It was stretchy, flow-y, and just what I needed. Although, the instructor was a real stickler (she even called herself a “ball buster”) for proper form and technique. At first, I found this a little annoying because I just wanted to relax and unwind, but then I looked forward to her giving me feedback. She definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone and it was much appreciated because I felt like I got a really good workout. My upper back, hips, and legs felt amazing (so much looser) and my blah mood totally went away. Oh, the powers of yoga!


Last night’s dinner was simple yet delicious: steak with roasted broccoli, onions, and red potatoes.

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I added a little bit of ketchup to the potatoes for dipping.

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After dinner, I watched TV and gave myself a pedicure, which was quite challenging with a 27-pound (pushy) pug on my lap.


While I was painting my toenails, I started to crave something sweet, so I ate a couple of Wilbur chocolates that Katie gave me this past weekend. (Random side note: Holy crap, Wilbur chocolates are mighty delicious!) I ate two “buds” and then two more”¦ and then two more. Then, I ate a Chocolate Chip Protein Bar”¦ and then another.

At this point, I knew I needed some food with substance or I’d keep eating sugary things all night long, so I ate a spoonful of Teddie peanut butter and then a piece of leftover steak from dinner, which finally did the trick.


Any time I get snack-y like this, I always look at my previous meal and ask myself a few questions:

  • Did I eat enough?
  • Was there a balance of carbs, protein, and fat?
  • What was missing from the meal?

Looking back at last night’s dinner, I realize it was missing some healthy fats and perhaps some more protein. It was pretty much all carbs, so no wonder I wanted something more to eat later in the evening. Eating more “real” food is definitely key for me when it comes to managing my sugar cravings.

Question of the Day

Do you generally crave sweet or salty foods?

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