Fear and the Inner Voice

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What is fear? Fear is just that inner voice in our heads that tells us we can’t do this or that because of various reasons. We have been listening to this inner voice since we can remember. It has been shaped and shifted by the events that have occured in our lives. After awhile, it begins to get stronger and then takes over our “reactions” to future events. It tells us worst case scenarios, it dims the light on our strengths and puts our flaws on a pedestal. The inner voice is just that. A voice that we have created and allowed to control us. It is just part of our imagination and we allow it to rule us. Some say fear is related to hormones being released in the body. However, hormones do not just release for the hell of it. Something has to […]

Tuesday’s Oven Tacos

Are you a taco lover? What about your family or group of friends? These oven tacos are perfect for you then. Best part about them, they make a lot and are super easy! Once upon a time, I was lucky enough to actually have a guy interested in me. We had gone out a few times so I decided it was time for us to stay in and I was going to do the cooking. He loved the idea and so I whipped up something quick so I could quickly get ready and not look like such a slob before he came over. I’ve cooked chicken and veggies in the oven many times before so I figured this was the best option. PLUS! it gave me left overs for days which I truly enjoyed on my lunch breaks and even threw some into an omelette […]

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Do you love spaghetti? Wish it was just a little healthier for you and your family? Well, there are other options to increase the nutritional value of spaghetti. Back home growing up, my sweet mother used to make spaghetti on a regular basis. It was always delicious and I could eat it for days. As I started growing up, I wanted spaghetti but I did not want all of the grains that were associated. At the time, I didn’t really know why grains were not beneficial, but it was something I wanted to minimize the intake. Luckily, there were some recipes floating around on the internet that involved zoodles and spaghetti squash. Decided to try it and here we go…   There are 4 easy ways to cook spaghetti squash: 1. Lay face down on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 40 minutes 2. […]

Making a Change

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Ever have those days where you look at yourself in the mirror and think “ugh this isn’t me.. How did I let myself get to this point? Something needs to change!” We have all been there, many times! Change doesn’t need to be hard. It doesn’t need to be all or nothing. Baby steps in a new direction over the course of time promotes large change. Just need to learn how to take those smaller steps to ensure success. Listed below are baby step ways to help you make that change you have been dreaming about since way back when. Steps to help you continue on this new path with sure success and motivation. Ways to help minimize negative self talk, or the pessimistic attitude of the “mother in-laws” of our life. Anything is possible, just need to have the right tools to pave the […]

8 Steps to Meal Prepping Like a Champ

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Ever wonder what all of the hullabaloo is about with meal prepping? Doesn’t it just take more time and create such a large mess? Well yes and no, let me explain why.. Meal prepping is considered planning and preparing food for more than one meal that you do not eat right away. Prepping food makes it much more convenient for lunches on a busy day, or dinner when you have no desire to cook and a drive thru sounds so tempting. Preparation can save you time, money and help you avoid those undesired extra pounds. Best part of meal prepping, it can be done for one individual, or an entire family. Adjust meals accordingly and enjoy your delicious creations!   There are 8 simple steps that will help you perfect that meal prep life:   Step 1: When meal prepping, pick a specific day (or […]

3 Simple Steps to Clean Eating

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What is clean eating? Doesn’t that just sound like a loaded question?   Clean eating: Eating whole, “real”  foods that are found in their natural form. Minimizing the processed, refined, and handled foods as much as possible.   Clean eating shouldn’t be overwhelming or scary, and let me explain why. Throughout the years, I’ve “committed” to eating clean and the next week or two, you could have found me sneaking a cookie (my weakness) or frustrated that I had no time to meal prep and was then starving.. So drive thru window here I came. It wasn’t until recently that I have been able to find a balance and really love clean eating without any of the unwanted side effects or ‘hanger’ pains.  Lucky for you, I have some great news! Clean eating is not all or nothing. It takes time to build! You don’t […]

Peanut Butter Protein Snacks

So it is morning and you are rushing to get out the door. You’re about to be late to work, again. There is no time for breakfast as you struggle to put on your shoes and look for your car keys. Finally arriving to work, you sit at your desk and take a deep breath before you get started on your daily tasks but your stomach starts to growl. “It’s going to be a long morning”, you think to yourself! Sound familiar? Seems as if you need a satisfying yet quick snack to tide you over until lunch time. Peanut Butter Protein Snacks are the perfect option to offer protein, fiber, and fats. Can’t forget the sweet taste of honey that is added into the mix to quench any sweet tooth. With a little bit of time set aside for meal prepping each week, a […]

Banana Protein Pancakes

There has been a big struggle in my life with wanting to eat pancakes but also wanting to stay away from breads. Breads have very minimal nutrient value to them and depending on where the wheat came from or how much processing the flour has gone through. Processed flours can contain phytonutrients, which pull nutrients from our bodies in order to break it down and move it through our digestive systems. Every time I craved or was eating pancakes, I thought, there must be a better way! Well guess what?! There is a healthier (and in my opinion, yummier) way to have pancakes. These also work really well as waffles too!   This simple recipe is very quick to make and not easy to mess up (trust me, I am master as screwing things up). Almost every time I have made this recipe, I have […]

5 Fat Myths

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Have you ever been told fats are bad? Do you avoid fats in hope to lose weight? Did you know, losing weight is the #1 resolution set each year? This article is meant to debunk myths about fats and reveal the truth of their need in our daily lifestyle. Myth 1: Fats will make me fat!   Truth 1: Without realizing it, our bodies are full of fat (the good kind). No, don’t look at your thighs or your husband’s belly (you are both beautiful the way you are!!) but I want you to look beyond that. ? Did you know, the average human body contains about 37.2 trillion cells. These cells contain a nucleus in the center and that nucleus contains our DNA, which all together make up who we are! Each cell contains a membrane that holds the nucleus inside. These membranes are […]

Welcome to EMRGE!!

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Welcome to EMRGE. This is your one stop shop for overall wellness.   Have you ever felt confused by all the diet schemes, supplement overload, or which workout plan is best for you? Have you done research just to be even more lost than when you started? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Throughout the years, I have read books, blogs, and articles just to find conflicting evidence and stories. Soon, I decided that was enough and that I could not have been the only one out there feeling this discombobulated. All the diet plans out there seem to address everyone as a whole with some success stories but just as many failures. So I began reading and searching through different plans to find a missing thread. Every single person on this earth is different. We all share different DNA, fingerprints, and metabolic functions. […]