Sugar alcohols: What you need to know about them and why they are used in protein bars? If you ever looked on the back of a protein bar, you’ve probably seen the words sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols are used in many processed foods and products. For example, cookies, gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, protein bars etc. Contrary to popular belief Sugar alcohols are found naturally in some fruits, and vegetables and are not the same as artificial…

A big thanks to Olivia for this guest post about how to make cold brew coffee! Olivia is an avid traveler, has a quest for adventure, and a coffee junkie. She co-writes at Fourth Estate Coffee and Pretty Home. She lives to travel and explore and can never say no to a well made cup of coffee. You guys know how much I love my morning cup of iced coffee, so I was especially excited when she…

Hi, my name is William, and I’m going to talk about 4 mistakes that are ruining your weight loss efforts. After rupturing my L5-S1 discover 8 years ago I was told that surgery and pain meds were my only option for a “pain-free” life. I made a choice as a fitness professional to relentlessly pursue the truth to whether or not exercise could truly be the secret to getting relief. After 10+ years coaching in…

Good morning! You guys know how much I love Trader Joe’s, right? Of course, you do. I’m also a big fan of scoring deals and doing things efficiently, so when Remy from Miss Mamie’s Cupcakes reached out about sharing her “secrets” to saving time and money at Trader Joe’s, I was ALLLLL about it. I love stuff like this, and she had so many awesome ideas, many of which were news to me! 🙂 So, without further ado,…

Hi there, I’m CrossFit trainer and nutrition coach, Courtney Worthington. As a 2014 CrossFit Individual Regional Competitor and former CrossFit affiliate owner, I understand first-hand how important nutrition is and the impact it has on body composition, energy levels and performance. I offer IIFYM/Flexible Dieting nutrition coaching via my blog, The Petite Athleat. So, what is IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros)? It’s a way of eating that offers flexibility in the kinds of foods…

Hi CNC peeps! I’m Chantelle, a certified health and lifestyle coach at Elemetta. As an old school CNC reader, I’m thrilled to write this guest post! Tina asked me to share some tips about veggie protein since she’s experimenting with eating more plant-powered meals. I’ve been vegetarian for 20 years and help people create healthy habits whether they’re paleo, vegan, or something in between. There can be many reasons for wanting to eat less meat….

Hello CNC Readers! My name is Athena, from Rochester, NY.  I blog over at FitLifeBalance.com where I ramble about my multisport lifestyle, work (and occasional play) travel adventures, and reasons you should vote for me for Parent of the Year award. Tina has given me the opportunity to share some tips about a topic I struggled to find information about when I started.  A quick bio: I had a cute and hungry baby boy back…

Hi there Carrots ‘N’ Cake readers! My name is Ashley and I write over at My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries, a blog that shares my every day life adventures in food, fitness, mommyhood, and everything in between. Carrots ‘N’ Cake is one of the first healthy living blogs I stumbled upon a few years back, and it’s continued to be one of my favorites, so I am honored to be writing here today! I wanted…

Hi CNC readers! I’m Hillary, the blogger behind Nutrition Nut on the Run. Besides being birthday twins, Tina and I have a few similar interests: iced coffee, running, CrossFit, all things coconut, and last, but not least, almond meal. Neither one of us eat a strict Paleo diet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy nutty, gluten-free recipes. If you’ve read CNC for a little while, you know that Tina keeps her kitchen stocked with…

Hello this is Monica from Run Eat Repeat and I met Tina four years ago when we were working out and got kicked out of a high scale gym for wearing jeans. Hey, at least they’re not jorts! Anyway, it was then that we decided to get a makeover together and start a band. Surprisingly enough our band fell apart and we decided to get into a different kind of entertainment (if you can call…

Hello Carrots ”˜N’ Cake readers! My name is Avery, and I’m a teen blogger at Southern Belle Living Well. While Tina and Mal are away this week, Tina gave me the chance to chat with you all about my experiences with reading healthy living blogs at a younger age. I’m a fairly new blogger, so when I emailed Tina to discuss guest posting for CNC, I didn’t expect much more than a “Thanks, but no…

Hello CNC Readers! This is Monica from Run Eat Repeat. I met Tina many moons ago and somehow convinced her to be my friend in real life. Since she’ll be cruising soon, I am here to offer some unsolicited advice on staying healthy while on a cruise ship full o’ food and booze. I think we’ve all heard about people who diet to look good on their cruise vacation, then come back home 10 pounds…

Hi, my name is Laura Pappas, and I am a health coach and blog over at Against the Grain sharing my thoughts on fitness and living a Paleo lifestyle. I recently started following Tina’s blog at the recommendation of my friend. When I started reading about Tina and her recent foray into Crossfit, I realized how much we had in common and I wanted to share my story with her (and you guys, her readers…