18 years married and we’re still laughing like teenagers and making out like newlyweds. Can't think of a better time to share BIG 6romance hacks that keep our marriage sweet and spicy!
But first a little background on us... I met the love of my life at 17, it was a hot, warm summer night before I entered my senior year of high school. Both of us were busy, driven to reach our goals and focused-- I planning my college career and focusing on both securing an academics and sports scholarship, and Derek was finishing up his last year in college and launching his first business. I had plans, he had plans, but ultimately you never know what is in store when love enters the mix. Finding love so young was the last thing either of us expected, but Cupid had other plans... And let me tell you this, his plans were way better than ours!
STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY: Could this trend do more harm than good?
We’ve all heard the saying that strong is the new skinny. Before it, the predecessor was skinny is the new beautiful. What is the newest mantra of 2019? HEALTHY IS THE NEW SKINNY.
As a Board Certified Master Nutritionist, top 10 nutritionist in America, and a woman and mom of three who has lost over half my body size, 134 pounds, I believe HEALTHY is 2019’s hottest trend and what the majority of the population really desire as their New Year Goal. People are no longer looking for get thin quick promises, but rather a healthy approach that offers a feeling of vitality, energy, wellness and total wellbeing.
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe Hot From The Kitchen! I ❤️ pumpkin pie! With thanksgiving around the corner I’ve cooked up a new HEALTHY Fit Body Pumpkin Pie recipe that you and your entire family will love! This heavenly dish is sugar free, gluten free, low-glycemic and is diabetic friendly. Trust me whenI say its absolutely scrumptious and healthy too! From our family to yours! Enjoy! Pie Crust Ingredients: 1 cup coconut flour 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder A pinch of sea salt 1 cup raw cashews 4 organic eggs, lightly beaten 2 1/2 teaspoons natural sugar free vanilla extract 2 […]
Yes, you caught me with a tasty pistachio ice-cream cone in my hand! Even the Master Nutritionist enjoys a treat every now and then… Let me teach you how to TREAT, NOT CHEAT! The word “CHEAT” has such a negative tone. It makes you feel down, depressed, guilty and wrong. There is nothing wrong, or to feel bad about, enjoying a small slice of cake on your birthday or a handful of chocolate covered strawberries on your anniversary. However, there is a RIGHT WAY and a WRONG WAY to indulge. With the holiday season upon us, these three tips just […]
Christinas Top 5 Thyroid Healing Foods 1) Omega-3 Eggs: Packed with nearly every nutrient your thyroid needs for optimal function! This includes zinc, Salemme, iodine and omega-3’s. All of these are natural fat burners and perfect for thyroid health! 2) Spinach: This leafy green is a good source of thyroid boosting zinc as well as high doses of vitamin C and magnesium. All of these nutrients are proven to lower levels of stress hormones that drastically damage the thyroid! 3) Avocado: This amazing super food is a powerful combination of soothing good fats and natural amino acids that help our […]
Time EAT MORE & Stop Trying to be SKINNY! Are you ready to finally trim the fat off your body and get healthy? Well, then get ready to eat more— a lot MORE! I know what you’re thinking. Christina must be crazy! How can you eat more and lose weight and shed fat?! As a Master Nutritionist—who personally shed over HALF my size, equaling 134 pounds of unhealthy body fat, I can promise that I eat MORE now than I ever did when I was obese. When I first began my journey of losing over 130+ pounds my first instinct […]
Are you hungry or are you experiencing a HORMONE imbalance in your body? Many times cravings are caused by spiked cortisol (stress), insulin (sugar spike and drop) and low amino acids (malnutrition). And YES, you can be overweight and malnourished! It’s SUPER important to make sure your HORMONES balanced and your body is well nourished with these awesome tips! 1) Skip the addicting hyper-palatable Foods. AKA goodbye junk food! 2) Eat more fiber. Fresh veggies and fruits are your best friends for weight loss and happy hormones. 3) Drink your water! Often times thirst is confused as hunger. In fact, […]
As a Master Nutritionist and mom of three, who’s lost 130+ pounds naturally — Here’s my TOP 5 Healthy Habits every girl should know! 1) Never, ever, EVER starve yourself to lose weight. It leads to malnutrition, hormone imbalance and serious health issues. 2) Focus on being HEALTHY not skinny! When you place too much emphasis on a “perfect” number or size and not on living a healthy lifestyle it can negatively effect your body and emotional health. 3) Lift weights and do strength training exercises. I promise you won’t turn into “She-Hulk” and you will love your strong, sexy […]
It’s grilling season and I know we all love a juicy, delicious burger! As Master Nutritionist I’m going to share my secrets on how I make the most delicious, flavorful and healthy bun-less burger. Before I share my secret, I want to talk about hamburger meat. Everyone has a food budget, but I suggest only buying grass fed ground beef. It is so much healthier for you and is much easier to digest. And, with the extra flavor I don’t miss the extra additions like chips, buns or other sugary items on my plate. The flavor is much more satisfying […]
Without VISION we are lost. I really enjoy the process of making vision boards. I’ve done this throughout my 134 pound weight loss journey. It helps me take all my ideas, far off dreams and goals and get them so I can see them. Here’s a few tips that helped me get going: 1) Dig deep! Don’t be a cliche and do whatever someone else does. Really show what YOU desire. 2) Try to find images that speak to YOU. This needs to be fully you represented. 3) Don’t rush it! Take your time and enjoy the process. It’s an […]
Are you ready to shed the fat and look and feel your best this summer? As a Master Nutritionist and weight loss expert— who personally lost over half my body size (134 pounds)— I can assure you losing weight and reaching your goals does not require hours and hours in the gym. Even just 30 minutes daily at home will make a huge impact. Well then, let’s get started! (*As always, before beginning any new workout program be sure to wear appropriate shoes, drink plenty of water, eat a healthy meal or snack after and consult with your medical provider […]