What’s in Your Synergy Stew?

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.


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Have you ever made a soup that was one ingredient short of AMAZING? For this month’s fitmixer topic, I was asked to think about my health/fitness “Synergy Stew” and then list out the ingredients in it. Basically, what I need for the perfect synergistic effect to make my workouts, fitness level, and goals optimal. Here’s what’s in my “Synergy Stew:”

Plenty of nutritious and satisfying foods.

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Plus, some treats.

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Everything in moderation.


Regular exercise in the form of CrossFit.

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And yoga.

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And at least 8 hours of sleep every night.

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Question of the Day

What’s in your “Synergy Stew”?

P.S. Be sure to head over to fitmixer to share what’s in your “Synergy Stew” and enter to win the monthly fitmixer giveaway!



  1. Lol I have yet to find my synergy stew, I’ve been out of whack for years! But, things that help are sleep, plenty of water, healthy foods that don’t upset my stomach, frozen yogurt, running, weight lifting, fun exercise classes, walks and stretching!

  2. Plenty of nutritious and delicious food namely nut butter, pancakes, plenty of fruit and roasted veggies 🙂 Weight training and running, at least hours sleep, an epsom salt bath once a week and some foam rolling thrown in the mix !

  3. Those cupcakes look so, so good. And I agree that sleep is really important to staying healthy. I’ve never felt so rested until this year. I’m realizing that I need 9 hours of sleep every night to feel fully functional!

  4. I love this post idea…it’s similar to thinking about one’s sensory diet, but it’s really ones lifestyle diet. I may have to borrow it for my blog. My stew defintiely had 8 hours of sleep and yoga plus plenty of time spent with my family and friends!

  5. Ah, “synergy stew”–very neat concept! It’s good to see you included yoga and sleep; rest especially seems to be neglected from a healthy lifestyle. I would include races/racing in my stew. Having a concrete event helps keep me motivated and holds me accountable in terms of my workouts and eating habits.

  6. In my synergy stew I would include: running (for sure!), cycling, healthy food, “me” time, furry companions, great music on long commutes home, your best friend (my husband of course), and your children.

  7. I’m still working on finding my perfect synergy stew, but I know it involves plenty of healthy foods, treats every so often, family and friend time, some me time but not too much, exercise that makes me feel good, and a sense of purpose! 🙂

  8. Love this post. I would have to agree with a lot of your points, a good balance of whole/healthy foods to keep me satisfied, a mix of cardio and weight training (running and CrossFit are my go-to’s as well), plenty of sleep, lots of water, and an indulgence here and there to ensure I won’t break down and go on a crazy chocolate binge one day.

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