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    How to Create Your Meals

    If you are looking to see results from all your hard work in the gym then you can’t skip the nutrition aspect of it all. I know it gets confusing with all the trendy diets and gimmicks out there but if you just follow a couple of simple tips then you will get ahead of the game.I highly recommend keeping a food journal for a least a week. You have to know where you are currently before you can change where you are going. http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator and then go to http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation/ to figure out your macros and follow the tips based on your goals (weight loss or gain weight) The above…

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    Scale Still isn’t Moving?

    If you are working out on the daily, hitting your minimum required steps (10,000), getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, and the scale isn’t moving then it’s time to take a close look at your diet. You make think you are eating healthy but the truth is, you don’t know the entire picture UNTIL you look at the entire picture. With something as important as your diet you can’t just walk around without a plan or at least a glance. You would never take a road trip without at least looking at the map, now would you? So why are you messing around with your health? Please don’t just guess…

  • Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
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    Gluten Free Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Who doesn’t like a little chocolaty goodness every once in a while? I love to find recipes and tweak them to fit my nutritional needs and sometimes I get a real hit. I have made these several times for gatherings, for snacks, and for my daughter who is on contest prep and every time they came out consistency spot on and passed everyone’s taste buds. The original recipe came from All recipies.com and I tweaked it to make it fit my needs and here it is. I hope you enjoy this little muffin as much as we do. Ingredients: 1 ½ cups gluten free flour (I like Cup for Cup)…

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    I Discovered the goods….

     You know I love to share any of my findings with my friends and this is the BOMB! Allow me to give you a little back story first. I love drinking my coffee in the mornings. It isn’t really the coffee taste itself because I actually think it tastes pretty nasty but it is the calming act of sitting and sipping a hot beverage from an over sized mug. It is truly the best way to start your day. This is when I answer emails, post on my social media, and check on my online clients before my day gets crazy. I hate to admit that the only way I…

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    Chocolate Brownie Impostor

    We all get that chocolaty, sweet craving from time to time and need a way to calm that bad monster without hurting our goals. Last night I was playing around with a protein mug cake because something with rich chocolate just sounded like a good idea at the time. Sometimes just playing in the kitchen without any rules produces the best creations. (How do you think my popular protein pancake ever came to light?) If you find yourself in the same situation then I encourage you to give this Rich Chocolate Imposter a try…. I promise you won’t miss the real thing at all. Ingredients: 1 scoop protein powder (I…

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    You are in Control of Your Choices

    When it comes to food many of us (a majority of women) make decisions based on emotions. If you find yourself always gravitating towards the dessert table then you need to take a look at the bigger picture of what is going on. There are plenty of foods you could have so why this particular food and why right now? What I always tell my clients who struggle with this very same thing is to avoid guilt feelings if you chose to partake. You are an adult and are fully capable of deciding whether you want to have it or not. Feeling guilty over it only leads to emotional eating.…

  • Thanksgiving Menu Round up by www.juliewilcoxson.com
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    Thanksgiving Menu Round Up

    Can you believe it is already that time of year again ? It is time to start figuring out your Thanksgiving Menu. Where are you going to splurge and where are you going to cut some calories? This takes some planning and you do have to consider the dishes that are family traditions and where you can switch out something new for this year’s feast. We have some that have been family traditions like my mom’s mashed potatoes, my daughter’s love mac and cheese, and I like a colorful salad of some sort. Of course, we can’t forget the pretty little appetizers too. I have included all the links to print…

  • Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Casserole by www.juliewilcoxson.com
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    Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Casserole

    One of the best things you can do in the kitchen is to play around with ingredients. You can create so many awesome dishes with just a little imagination and creativity. Sometimes, I just throw a ton of ingredients in my slow cooker and surprise an amazing dish was just brought into the world. This cheesy chicken casserole was no exception. We enjoyed this for dinner and lunch for 3 days in my house, yes it was that good. Ingredients: Chicken (I used boneless skinless chicken tenders) Red bell peppers diced 1 yellow onion diced Spinach leaves torn into smaller pieces 1 ½ cups chicken broth ¼ cup light cream…

  • Who Can Resist a Fudgy (less calorie) Brownie by www.juliewilcoxson.com
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    Who Can Resist a Fudgy (less calorie) Brownie?

    If you are anything like me, brownies are the absolute bestest thing ever. I love a dark chocolate fudgy brownie ever once in awhile (everything in moderation, right). I am always on the lookout for one that has less ingredients, less sugar, and a bit more on the healthier side. Well, as healthy as a brownie can be. I was browsing on Pinterest and came across Chelsea’s Messy Apron and was immediately drawn in by these beauties. I followed the ingredients to a T and was a little nervous when I saw oat flour BUT oh my are these to die for. These are an absolute win in my book…

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    Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

    I love Italian food, give me all the bread and pasta in the world BUT I cannot get away with it like I used to. So when I find a healthier version of lasagna that I can actually eat and SHARE that is an amazing event. You won’t believe this recipe. I found the original at Cafe Delites which by the way if you don’t subscribe to her blog you need to. I get a lot of my recipes from her site. She has “Julie approved” recipes that I make for my family and pass along to clients and plenty of quick slow cooker recipes.     This slow cooker lasagna…