Hormonal Carb Numbers + Fun Weekend Meal Idea

By Kara / January 10, 2014 / 2 Comments

Happy Friday, friends! One of the things I have posted about before and follow closely in my own life is using something called a Hormonal Carbohydrate number. I learned this tool from Metabolic Effect and it has been so helpful! Take the TOTAL # OF CARBOHYDRATES then subtract the grams of FIBER and subtract the […]

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Prepping for a healthy day at work

By Kara / January 8, 2014 / 1 Comment

I’ve gotten several messages with questions about what I eat during the day at work to stay on track and not be hungry. Hear me say this…WHAT WORKS FOR ME MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU. If you’ve read my Recommendations page ( you will know that I follow a Metabolic Effect style of eating. This […]

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Dear Daughter,

By Kara / January 6, 2014 / 3 Comments

Dear Daughter, Yesterday, you looked at me with your five-year-old head tilted to the side and said that you would not be eating lunch. You matter-of-factly stated that you “want to be thin” and that you think you are “Fat”. Oh my sweet girl, hearing those words from your innocent little mouth took the breath […]

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Oven Baked Fajitas

By Kara / January 6, 2014 / 2 Comments

For most of our meals, we like to eat whole foods or foods that are minimally processed. We are not a low-carb family, but we choose to eat healthy carbs and focus on mainly proteins. Finding delicious recipes that fit these criteria can be difficult! One of our favorites was from Beyond Fit Physiques […]

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One Year Ago

By Kara / January 3, 2014 / 6 Comments

One year ago, I began a journey to become “fit”. However, over the past 12 months, I didn’t do that. I learned how to become WELL. After trying many of the WRONG ways to get healthy, I finally found the right ways. I lost 19 pounds and 18 inches. But more than that, I learned. […]

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On-The-Go Protein Bites

By Kara / January 2, 2014 / 4 Comments

NOTE: I have since updated this recipe to make it more ‘fat loss’ friendly. You can find that recipe here. Last year I ran across a recipe by the Marathon Mom that I thought looked good. I mixed up a batch and since then we have made a double batch of these every week since […]

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