The Friday 5

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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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Hi, guys! Happy Friday to you! 🙂

What a week. It was a bit hectic, but awesome at the same time. Monday was a holiday. School was cancelled for Mal on Tuesday (due to the cold). On Wednesday, some of our friends came to visit, and then we went to see a Damien Rice concert. (He was phenomenal – one of the best shows I’ve ever seen!) Yesterday, I woke up not knowing what day it was and a tad dehydrated from drinking too much wine and eating like a half bag of salt & vinegar chips. I’m finishing this post, bright (dark) and early, on Friday morning, and here we are just hours away from the weekend!

Since it’s Friday and all, I wanted to share my top 5 favorites from the week, so let’s get to it! 🙂

Fyre Festival – HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD ABOUT THIS? If you haven’t heard about the Fyre Festival yet, it’s truly a WTF. Just last week, two documentaries were release (by both Netflix and Hulu), which share details of the whole fiasco. The story is totally insane! Both documentaries are worth a watch!

Bombas Lightweight No Shows – I first discovered Bombas back in early 2015, and I’ve been a die-hard supporter ever since. Their socks are truly magical. They fit well, stay put, and last… for about 3 years, which, in the sock world, is a good long time. And, truthfully, I only had 8 pairs of their lightweight no shows, so they were in constant rotation during my weekly workouts – and they’re the ONLY socks I wear to work out because they do not slip around inside my sneakers at all. I figured with the recent KonMari obsession it might be good time to get rid of any not-so-awesome socks in your life and purchase ones that “spark joy!” 🙂

Seed Cycling for Hormone Balance – This is a great summary of seed cycling. Initially, I had great success with seed cycling, and I definitely think it helped with my transition off the pill, BUT it’s not a cure-all for hormonal issues. Basically, the seeds worked until they didn’t. Even still, I think they’re worth a try if you’re experiencing wacky hormones – if anything, you’ll get lots of healthy fats and fiber in your diet! 🙂

Also… hopefully, I don’t get eaten alive for saying this, but I’ve also had some incredible successful with celery juice. I know it’s insane and the guy who started the whole trend is a nut job, talking to sprits and all, but my mood, PMS symptoms, and skin has never been better!

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about my recent celery juice habit, so I’ll share more details in the coming weeks. It’s only been a couple of months, so I want to make sure it’s legit before I write a blog post/make a video about my experience. But, of course, if you have questions in the meantime, please let me know!

FYI: Here’s the juicer that I recently purchased. It’s bad-ass and makes 16 ounces of celery juice in like 15 seconds and the pulp comes out nearly dry because it’s so efficient!

I should also add that I’m still taking CBD daily and using the Liver Detox System a couple of times a week, which I think helps as well, but I’m seeing even more improvements with regard to the symptoms mentioned above, specifically breast tenderness and acne, which I didn’t experience before starting the celery juice.

Master Your Macros Challenge BONUS – If you’re thinking about signing up for the February group of the Master Your Macros Challenge, here’s a little incentive! Sign up by Tuesday (1/29) and receive your choice of e-cookbook: High-Protein Dinners or High-Protein Vegetarian Dinners!

Each of these e-cookbook downloads include 42 recipes that are easy, delicious, and high in protein. All of the recipes (even the vegetarian ones) have at least 12g of protein per serving, and the majority of them can be prepped ahead!

Just sign up for 4, 8, or 12-week macro plan before the deadline, and I’ll send you your choice of download right to your inbox. You’ll have all the dinner inspiration you need!

Broken Brain podcast – Podcast fans, I have a new one to add to your favorites! The Broken Brain podcasts has so many interesting health topics and awesome interviews. I just discovered it recently, so I’ve loved going back and binge-listening to old episodes!

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