The Friday 5

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Hi and happy Friday!

It was a slow start to the (work) week. Quinn was sick and home with me on Monday and Tuesday (poor kid), so Wednesday and Thursday were a total blur catching up with 1:1 nutrition clients, group conversation and questions for the Macro Motivation Challenge (we ended up with 49 women!), book edits, emails, beta testing workouts, yada yada… I have a feeling today is going to be very much of the same!

Friday means it’s time for another edition of the Friday 5 where I share my top 5 favorites from the week. It’s quite the random mix today – hope you enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend, friends!

1. @thepugqueen

If you love pugs as much as I do and aren’t following @thepugqueen on Instagram, you must! She’s a pug rescuer and posts the sweetest photos of pugs. Her rescue work is absolutely incredible. Her main focus is China since pugs are often abused and even eaten there. She’s even hired workers and secured a pug “safe house” for the pugs she rescues before they can be transferred to the United States. It’s fascinating and so inspiring! If only Mal would let us have a pug safe house… 😉

2. Crohn’s and Colitis Fix Book

This book was another recent Amazon purchase. I’m always up for learning as much as I can about the gut, Colitis specifically, and this book has some great bits of wisdom and helpful tips.

3. In the Flo

You probably know I am obsessed with hormones (see favorite #4 below), so I love learning all about them whether it’s through a new book, podcast, course, you name it! In the FLO is such a great resource for any woman who is interested in how to make the most of your hormones (yes, really) – highly recommend!

In the FLO presents a revolutionary 4-week solution to manage your energy and time according to your female biochemistry. By working with each phase, you’ll support your hormones, unlock peak creativity and performance, and avoid burnout. You’ll know exactly when to eat certain foods, clear your social calendar, or ask for a raise—and you’ll have the tools to do so, including:

  • Meal plans and recipes for each phase
  • Charts for phase-specific exercises, work tasks, and relationship activities
  • A daily planner that helps you align with your strengths in each phase
  • A biohacking toolkit for navigating period problems and hormonal birth control

4. FDN Program

In case you missed it, I am working through the functional diagnostic nutrition certification program; I’m halfway through and lovvvinggg it! LOVING. IT.

Once I’ve completed the program, I am going to be able to read lab tests. I’ve worked with so many nutrition clients over the years, and in talking to them, I often think their weight loss struggles are related to stress and hormone imbalances. Soon enough, I’ll be able to give the DUTCH (hormone) test as well as HPA Axis dysfunction (cortisol and stress), which also impacts hormones and weight loss. I’ve wanted to do this forever, so I’m really happy I took the plunge!

If you’re interested in the program for yourself, please don’t hesitate to reach out. And if you’re really interested, you can save $500 on the cost of enrollment through end of March.

5. Oat Bran

You know I’m all about fiber; I aim for 25+ grams per day. I don’t always hit it, but that’s my goal as fiber is essential for gut health. Lately, I’ve been loving oat bran as a breakfast option. It’s creamier than oatmeal, filling, and has 6g of proteins in a 0.5 cup serving. I also love the taste – it’s the perfect winter breakfast.


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