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Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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, guys! Happy, happy, happy Friday to you!

Any fun plans for the weekend? We have a birthday party on Saturday and a beach day planned for Sunday, so I’m very much looking forward to it! 🙂

So, I had a lot on my agenda yesterday, so I was up and at ’em with the sun. I woke up, showered (ugh, nightsweats – I hope we can figure out my wacky hormone stuff sooner than later), and then got my butt to Starbucks bright and early to start working.


The morning was relatively uneventful – minus the delicious decaf doppio (double espresso) with cream that I drank and running into a friend, who I chatted with for a little while. Oh, yea, and I fought with my laptop and DropBox trying to upload DTFN videos for hours. Ugh, technology. I love to hate it! 😉


Mid-morning, I drove into the city for my Entyvio infusion. Before I headed up to the infusion suite, I popped into Whole Foods for lunch, which was one of everything from the salad bar. There were so many delicious options! Yum!


I also got some goodies from the candy bins – all chocolate except for one peach ring. If I eat too many, the sugar starts to hurt my teeth!


Infusion time = best and worst. Infusion days are always a bit emotional for me. I’m sad that I have to trek into the city every 8 weeks for a drug to keep me healthy, but, at the same time, I know I need it – and I’m so thankful that I have access to such a wonderful treatment + amazing doctors at MGH. I actually felt a little guilty prancing into the infusion center, feeling all happy and healthy yesterday. So many people suffer from this disease, and it definitely made me appreciate my health even more.


Anyway… the view was especially beautiful during my infusion!


After that, I battled traffic back to the South Shore. I stopped by Kerrie’s house to grab her laptop cord (she forgot it at home) and then met her at the Capital One Cafe for work, work, and more work. FYI: My tote is from Cuyana. I’ve owned it for years, and it makes the best “carry everything” bag.


Unofficial Designed to Fit Nutrition office pictured below.


We have some really exciting stuff happening in DTFN world. I can’t wait to tell you guys about it – probably next week!


Mid-afternoon snack: Rice cakes with peanut butter + banana. So good! I could seriously eat this snack everyday – and lately, I have been!


After busting out some serious work, I swung by daycare to pick up Qman. Back at home, he helped me make dinner, which was Annie’s Mac & Cheese (and peaches and broccoli) for him.

And (slightly burnt) Garlic Mustard Drumsticks for Mal and me.

With also had some already prepped sides (broccoli, butternut squash fries, and rice) and wine!

After we put Quinn to bed, our evening concluded with watching the CrossFit Games on the couch.

The end.

Question of the Day

What’s up for the weekend? What snack could you eat just about everyday? 

P.S. I was recently selected to compete in Massage Envy’s  “Train Like a Pro Challenge.” Over the next few weeks, I’ll be using their all new Total Body Stretch to (hopefully) keep my muscle imbalances in check. (I have scoliosis and related annoying injuries.) I want to train for a half marathon this fall, so my goal is to be able to run for 90 minutes without injury before I commit. Keep an eye out for more updates! In the meantime, please VOTE FOR ME over on the Train Like a Pro website. You can vote everyday and it only takes 2 seconds! TIA! 🙂



  1. Doppio with a splash of soy or coconut milk is my go-to drink. So good! We have the same plans this weekend plus lots of time outside.

  2. Hi Tina! I noticed you used the silicone tray covers to bake. How do you find them? Do they last? Easy to clean?

    1. I absolutely love them! They’re seriously a game-changer in the kitchen. I don’t have to worry about cooking spray or parchment paper – just throw one on a baking sheet, and you’re good to go! I’ve had mine for about a year, and they’ve held up really well. I just use soap and water to clean them, but I think you can put them in the dishwasher. Here are the ones I have:

  3. I have really enjoyed watching the CrossFit Games. I haven’t been doing CrossFit for awhile, but man, I REALLY want to get back to it, especially after watching these amazing athletes! My weekend will consist of watching the Games, some freelance writing, chilling on the couch, and maybe going to see Wonder Woman. I haven’t seen the movie yet and I really want to go while I still can!

  4. I love snacks! Lately I’ve been loving frozen banana bites with peanut butter. It feels like a decadent treat, but I know its more nutritional than diving into ice cream everyday (which I usually still do..). Smoothies are also a go-to for me! Love ’em!

  5. Hey! I used to follow your blog daily, but my life’s been a little crazy lately. Anyway- what made you decide to switch to Entyvio? I was one humira for a while for UC, but stopped because of back to back pregnancies (hence my crazy life). My doctor mentioned a new drug and I was wondering if this was it/what you thought of it. Thanks!! So glad to read your blog again. 🙂

    1. I was on Remicade for about a year before it stopped working, so my doc put me on Entyvio. Glad you’re back to reading CNC! 🙂

  6. Infusions are an emotional process. My daughter gets remicade infusions for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) every 4 weeks. Hate that she (&you) have to go through the process but so grateful for the help they provide. Hope yours keeps working so well.

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