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They’ll do far more harm than good

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Just over five years ago, I embarked on a quest to get healthier. Only, I didn’t take the traditional route.

While fitness influencers, magazines, and advertisers were telling everyone to only eat x calories a day or consume whatever you want so long as you stay within their strictly defined “calorie budget”, I decided to ignore them all and take my own approach.

I was in my second semester of college and I had just completed my first nutrition course. …


Follow these 4 crucial steps

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My morning routine in high school went a little something like this: roll out of bed at 7 am, throw on some clean clothes, scarf down whatever food was convenient (usually sugar cereal or greek yogurt with banana slices), and make it to class with a few moments to spare.

It was stressful, disorganized, and I hated it.

My mornings were filled with panic, and I often made mistakes (like leaving my homework on the kitchen table or forgetting to pack my workout clothes for cross-country practice).

I vowed that when I went to college, things would be different. I would craft the perfect morning routine that would allow me to be more efficient and productive every single day. …


This simple act is more powerful than you might think

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Last night at around 6 pm, I started to get hungry. So I headed downstairs, looked around in the refrigerator for a few minutes, and realized what I wanted to make.

I had spotted the bright yellow bunch of bananas out of the corner of my eye, and I realized I had a few in my freezer ready to make into a thick and creamy vegan banana ice cream. It’s one of my go-to desserts that I love to top with dark chocolate chips and a generous scoop of rich, creamy peanut butter.

Only this time, I wasn’t saving it for after dinner. …

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