Posts tagged nutrition
Eating Seasonally: How It Affects the Environment and Our Bodies

As I’ve been reading “Animal. Vegetable. Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver, I’ve been continually reminded of how eating seasonally is such a huge and important component that goes hand in hand with eating locally. 

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Luxembourg Travel Thoughts Pt. 2: A Culture's Role in Fostering Healthier Relationships With Food

I didn’t even know a single month could fly by so quickly. Going into this past month’s trip I was nervous. VERY nervous (read more about why on my post about travel anxiety). But I now realize all of that worry was unnecessary. 

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Celebrating TWO Years of Blonde Gone Clean: Passions & Finding What Drives YOU

Finding my passions for health, fitness, running, cooking and sustainable agriculture has truly changed my life. Blonde Gone Clean has changed my life in ways I could never imagine and I couldn’t be more thankful for that.

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Run the Mile You're In (Even During the Longest Runs)

As I begin training for the Portland marathon, I’ve had so many different thoughts and emotions. I feel a constant buzz of excitement running through my body, but every once in a while, I feel the biggest wave of nervousness. 

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EASY ON-THE-GO BREAKFAST: PALEO EGG CUPS 3 WAYS

I road tripped with my parents this weekend to go to my sweet cousin’s high school graduation party and we stayed in a cabin we used to rent all the time was a was a tiny little kid. It was SO fun to reminisce on those summers here, flying paper airplanes from the loft with my cousins (we were easily entertained), driving the golf carts like maniacs (thank goodness I turned out to be a good driver) and fishing off the dock with my big brother (this one time he was casting his line and the giant a** night crawler slapped me in the neck… pretty sure I had never screamed so loud in my life).

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6 Tips For a Healthy Finals Week

Current questions running through my mind: How many times can I wear the same pair of Lulus without anyone noticing? Have I really not washed my hair for three days (k but for real this is way healthier for your hair so don’t judge)?

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Learning To Respect My Body

I haven’t run in almost two weeks. TWO WEEKS. Do you to know when the last time was that I didn’t run for two weeks? Before running even became my passion at least two years ago. And even then, I usually ran a couple of times a week

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Choosing Joy: Striking a Balance With Control & Being Receptive to Change

I’ll be the first to admit- I’m a perfectionist. I like my spaces to be clean and organized to a T, I like my schoolwork to be my best work every single time (I’ve chilled a little more on this thank goodness), I take way too much time editing photos.

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CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY AVOCADO PROTEIN PUDDING (GLUTEN FREE + VEGAN)

February means Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day means dessert, but dessert doesn’t have to mean added sugars and nasty ingredients. 😉

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2016 Gift Guide For Your Foodie Friends

Raise your hand if you waited until the last minute to do your Christmas shopping. Don’t lie, I know a lot of you did. 😉 And I also know that some of the hardest people to shop for are us foodies. But don’t you worry because I’m here to help!

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Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose

It’s taken me 20 years to truly learn to own who I am. Own my passions, my values and my opinions. When I was younger I didn’t have many developed passions in life, besides dancing, and that was completely okay then.

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Love Your Gut, Eat (Good) Bacteria

With all of my food sensitivities and unknown stomach issues (thankfully I’m on the way to getting some answers!), loving my gut is necessary. I do whatever I can, whenever I can to help it stay healthy. I do this by eating healthy, eating as little processed foods as I can.

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Allowing Yourself To Be Irrational: Giving Yourself Grace & Being Gentle With Yourself

Sometimes, life doesn’t go as expected and you just have to let yourself be irrational in order to get back to your rational self. And she said you just have to accept that you’re being irrational and let yourself do it. Don’t overthink it and don’t try to talk yourself out of it.

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5 Ways to Love Life More

Lately I’ve had such an incredible love for life and an ever-present bursting feeling of joy in my heart. I wake up so incredibly excited for the day, and that’s been such an amazing feeling.

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Fat Won't Make You Fat

Let me guess, 80% of you think that eating fat will make you fat… Some of you probably even think that thinking about fat is going to make your jeans a little tighter. Well, if that was the truth, then I’d look quite different than I do.

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New Goals, New Focus, New Happiness

Now that the half marathon is over, I’ve kind of re-centered myself: my goals, my schedule, my fitness focus, etc. And I truly believe there’s nothing like new goals to get you more motivated and excited than ever.

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Nut Butter Standoff: A Nutritional Comparison of Various Nut Butters

Hi. My name is Natalie Kelley and I’m a nut butter addict… And I’m 100% (make that 1000000%) okay with that. It’s true. I love love LOVE my nut butters (and seed butters!). Nut butter on rice cakes and toast. Nut butter in cereal. Nut butter on (and in) oatmeal.

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Third Half Marathon in the Books // Why I Run

My whole body hurt when I woke up this morning and my first thought was “OH GOD WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?!” Then I remembered that, not only did I run 13.1 miles yesterday, but I managed to fall flat on the cement at mile 3 while doing so.

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Cross-Training: How Not Running Can Make You a Better Runner

“Cross-train” is one of those phrases that gets thrown around constantly in the running and fitness world. But have you ever wondered what exactly that phrase means? Or what exactly the point of cross-training is?

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