Moderation > Restriction

When I first started this blog back in 2014, I created it to be a paleo diet blog. I first discovered the paleo diet in 2012, and upon implementation, I thought it was THE WAY everyone needed to eat. I was completely obsessed and completely dogmatic about all things paleo. I truly believed that if it wasn’t paleo, it wasn’t healthy. In reality, paleo is a very restrictive diet. When I got certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2015,…

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Chocolate Chip Cottage Cheese Pancakes

My sister and I made these chocolate chip cottage cheese pancakes together on Saturday morning and we loved them! They came out so delicious and they’re high in protein! We ate them along side bacon and eggs with coffee and milk for the ultimate perfect Saturday morning breakfast. For the flour, we used Jovial Einkorn All Purpose Flour. This flour is imported from Italy. It has a very low gluten content, it’s not hybridized, it’s unbleached and unbromated. We love…

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Stop Skipping Breakfast!

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and it really is! With the rise in popularity of intermittent fasting, people being pressed for time in the morning or people who aren’t hungry in the morning, more and more people are opting to skip breakfast. This is not without consequences. Not being hungry in the morning is actually a sign of hormone imbalance and that you are running on stress hormones constantly. You…

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Protein Isn’t Just For Bodybuilders

You may think of big male bodybuilders when you think about protein, but eating enough protein is important for women too (as is strength training!). Eating sufficient protein may be the missing link for you in your health/nutrition journey. For many years, when I was eating paleo, I didn’t even consider protein. I just ate whatever I wanted as long as it was considered paleo. After I developed chronic health issues, and I began working on healing my metabolism, I…

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Eat Fat, Balance Your Hormones

Fat has been feared since the 1970s, when the low fat diet craze first came on the scene. It was blamed for heart attacks, high cholesterol and for making people fat. In the last decade or so, people have been coming around to the fact that this is simply not true. How can foods that we’ve eaten throughout all of human history suddenly be causing heart attacks? You’ll still find people today afraid of butter because they think it’ll clog…

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Should You Be Avoiding Sugar?

Sugar and carbohydrates get a lot of hate in the wellness and diet world. We’re constantly being bombarded with messages like “don’t eat sugar,” “sugar causes diabetes, “carbs make you fat,” and “your body doesn’t need carbs.” We’ve moved from villainizing fat to villainizing sugar. Keto, low carb and carnivore diets are becoming more and more popular. Is there actually merit to this or are we just looking for something else to demonize and blame for our health problems? If…

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Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Cheesecake is my all time favorite dessert! Every year for Thanksgiving, I make a pumpkin toffee cheesecake. This year, I decided to make paleo pumpkin cheesecake bites to indulge in all throughout the fall season! 2020 has been a shitshow, the least we can do is enjoy some pumpkin cheesecake… Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites Print Recipe Servings Prep Time 12 bites 10 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 2 hours 4+ hours Servings Prep Time 12 bites 10 minutes Cook Time…

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Clean Makeup Products That Actually Work

When I started on my health journey, switching over my makeup products to clean products was one of the last things that I did. I’ve always been a makeup lover, and it’s important to me that the products I use look nice and last throughout the day without fading or dripping. Wearing makeup gives me more confidence and makes me feel beautiful. I’m just not willing to compromise on performance for the sake of it being “clean.” When I first…

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Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew

Nothing like pumpkin spice to perk you up during a pandemic, amirite?! While it’s still hot outside, I like to start indulging in Pumpkin Spice everyyyything once it hits September, so I decided to make a Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew, instead of hot coffee like I usually do! Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Print Recipe Servings Prep Time 1 5 minutes Servings Prep Time 1 5 minutes Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Print Recipe Servings Prep Time 1 5 minutes Servings Prep…

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How I Healed My Acne

Throughout my teens and early 20s, I struggled with acne. I always covered my face with concealer and foundation to try to hide it. I felt self conscious about my skin and never wanted to be seen without it being covered up. I tried different creams from the dermatologist throughout the years. I even went on antibiotics for it for a while. The antibiotics helped, but definitely weren’t worth it and is not something I would ever recommend. The creams…

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Hey you! My name is Jill and I'm a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Since discovering paleo back in 2012, nutrition/wellness/fitness have become my passions. I used to be a cigarette smoker, fast food eater, and completely sedentary party girl. So, trust me, I've been there. I get it. I know change is hard. That's what I'm here for- to help you change your lifestyle & feel the best you possibly can!
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