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10 Steps To Balance Your Hormones Naturally

10 Steps To Balance Your Hormones Naturally

When your hormones are out of balance, it can feel like you've been hit by a truck, are turning into a monster, or some combo of both. The same hormones that can make a woman feel unstoppable and give them the incredible ability to create a new life, can also leave...

Keto Pumpkin Cereal Recipe

Keto Pumpkin Cereal Recipe

What is it about cereal that I just love?! I had NO problem taking toast, oatmeal, pancakes, and waffles out of my breakfast choices when I went grain-free and low-carb over 5 years ago, but giving up my daily bowl of cereal? That was a hard one. If only this keto...

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Is your diet keeping you stuck? How to know for sure

Is your diet keeping you stuck? How to know for sure

I know it seems counterintuitive to everything we've ever learned about dieting and weight loss, but what if it were actually your diet's fault that you regain the weight — and then some — every time you try to lose. Something isn't wrong with you. It's not your lack...

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Keto Coco-Nutty Snack Bites

Keto Coco-Nutty Snack Bites

One question I receive often from ladies adopting a keto lifestyle is how to eat enough healthy fats to get into ketosis. I get it. It can seem like a lot of dietary fat to try to include, especially for those of us that lived through the fat-free era (*eye roll*). I...

Why You Shouldn’t Do A Keto “Diet”

Why You Shouldn’t Do A Keto “Diet”

You may find it hard to believe that a nutritionist who specializes in keto, and who herself has followed this way of eating for over two years, would tell you NOT to follow a keto diet. But, here I am, breaking all of the keto rules, as usual. Please, please, please...

Intermittent Fasting For Women: The Do’s and Don’ts

Intermittent Fasting For Women: The Do’s and Don’ts

Over the last several years, there has been a lot of buzz around the concept of intermittent fasting (IF) and for good reason. Many people swear by intermittent fasting to decrease body fat, increase energy and focus, assist in detoxification, keep aging at bay, and...

31 Clean Keto Finds At Costco

31 Clean Keto Finds At Costco

I have to be honest, up until a few months ago, I was not a fan of Costco. I know, I know, I'm probably the only one out there, but I just don't find myself needing massively giant bags, jars, and boxes of goods that often. It's only my partner and me in a one-bedroom...

Keto Coconut Butter Tahini Cookies

Keto Coconut Butter Tahini Cookies

I'm back to cooking in my kitchen after three long months of post-mainline back-up reconstruction. Of course, I had to break in the new, old kitchen by baking some cookies! I've had a go-to, keto-friendly chocolate chip cookie recipe for a few years now in my Keto...

6 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight On Keto

6 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight On Keto

Your co-worker raved about her weight loss success with keto, and it sparked your curiosity. This curiosity led to a quick Instagram search where you found a seemingly endless amount of #keto #beforeandafter photos and became officially intrigued. You did your...

40 Clean Keto Finds At Trader Joe’s

40 Clean Keto Finds At Trader Joe’s

I went on a clean keto food hunt today just for you! I received a message from an Instagram follower who needed help sifting through the aisles at Trader Joe’s, her favorite place to grocery shop, for solid keto-friendly options. Of course, I was up for the challenge!...

Citrus Avocado Slaw

Citrus Avocado Slaw

Does anybody else have the warm-weather bug right now? Summer is in the air, and I am itching for it big time! We had our first few days of spring temps this week, and my food cravings immediately shifted. Gone are the days of soups, stews, and stir-frys to warm me....

Eating Healthy In Hawaii

Eating Healthy In Hawaii

I’m back from my 3-week workcation in Hawaii! So much I could tell you about but, since I am a nutritionist and a huge foodie, we MUST discuss food first. There’s something about eating healthy food and being on vacation that clashes for many people. I used to be this...

Keto Nut Butter Cookies

Keto Nut Butter Cookies

Do you want in on the best cookie-making hack ever, especially for those following a low carb, keto diet?! Use nut butter as the base! This takes out the need for any other flour and oil combination, making the ingredient list very simple, but...

How I Used Keto To Find My Happy Weight

How I Used Keto To Find My Happy Weight

The topic of weight loss is a major one within the keto community and rightfully so.  It is a way of eating that has helped many people lose the weight they desperately need to gain back their health.  It is also, by definition, a metabolic state that allows...

Dairy-Free Keto Ranch Dressing

Dairy-Free Keto Ranch Dressing

I grew up in the Midwest, southeastern Michigan to be exact, and we put ranch on everything. Pizza, casseroles, hot dogs, fish sticks, fries, all got a healthy dose of ranch dressing added to it. While I've since moved to Colorado and my dietary habits have changed...

Bone Broth: 5 Reasons Why You Need It

Bone Broth: 5 Reasons Why You Need It

Bone broth is all the rage lately, with restaurants adding it to their menus and people swapping out their morning coffee for a mug of it.  And for good reason!  Bone broth has amazing health benefits AND is delicious -- win, win.  This new trend may...

Keto Sweet Bacon Granola Recipe

Keto Sweet Bacon Granola Recipe

I'm so excited!  I found the answer for those of us on a ketogenic - high fat, moderate protein, low carb - diet to have desserts without taking the chance of spiking our blood sugar (remember, we talked about that issue last week?).   The secret lies...

Keto For Women: 4 Tips For Success

Keto For Women: 4 Tips For Success

A little over five months ago I was in my doctor's office, chatting about all things healing, and he gave me the instruction to begin a 16:8 intermittent fasting regimen. I was excited because I knew about all of the awesome benefits of fasting, but a little...

6 Reasons Why I Switched To A Ketogenic Diet

6 Reasons Why I Switched To A Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is becoming more and more popular for its ability to heal, manage, and reverse insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, neurological disorders, obesity, PCOS, and cardiovascular disease.  What a powerful tool to have at our disposal for these types of...

The Truth Behind Your Skin Breakouts

The Truth Behind Your Skin Breakouts

Let me just get right to the point of this whole article in the first sentence: the health of your skin is 100% dependent on what's going on in the rest of your body.  If you are someone who deals with acne, rashes, hives, keratosis pilaris, itching, dry...

How I Mastered Meditation

How I Mastered Meditation

First, I have to let you know that the idea for this post completely interrupted my meditation practice this morning. How ironic! I've been talking about meditation a lot lately, attempting to explain the power it has on stress, overthinking, and just overall...

Why Calorie Restriction Will Make You Fat

Why Calorie Restriction Will Make You Fat

I started 'dieting' when I began high school.  I think it's a rite of passage into the world of being a female teenager.  You become a freshman and suddenly need to start counting calories, eating tiny amounts of food, and worrying about getting fat.  I was thin to...

Guest Post:  AIP Twix Bars by Ashley Castle

Guest Post: AIP Twix Bars by Ashley Castle

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be here on WellBelly sharing a tasty AIP treat with you today!  So who am I? Well here’s a little bit about me…my name is Ashley Castle, I’m an NTP like Shawn (we were in the same class!) with a passion for helping people heal and...

Keto Chocolate Peppermint Balls

Keto Chocolate Peppermint Balls

Guess what I ate today?...Lamb tongue! Can you believe it?!  I am SO not normally that adventurous.  But, I was with my fellow NTP (Nutritional Therapy Practitioner) friends, and as soon as one person ordered it, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try!  I am NOT...

The Autoimmune Mindset: Do You Need To Change Yours?

The Autoimmune Mindset: Do You Need To Change Yours?

A minor health setback last week got my head spinning about a common thread that lies amongst those of us with autoimmune disease on our path to achieving optimal health.  So, of course, I HAD to share it with you all.  While my original thought process was geared...

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