Getting Your Workout Motivation Back After Vacation • Roots and All

For the past week (Or weeks, if you're extra-lucky), you've been chilling out, maxing, relaxing, and leaving your fitness goals back in the real world. Perhaps that calorie deficit escaped your mind for a bit. I don't blame you - I do the same thing on vacation, and I'd guess most people do, too. It can be …

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Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Rolls + Video • Roots and All

Oozy, sweet, warm goodness, with none of the animal or gluten products. Can it be done? Spoiler alert: Yes, and it's delicious! I have been searching for a great homemade cinnamon roll recipe for a while now, and my quest becomes more feverish with each visit to my local mall. Every time I walk anywhere …

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Keto Diet: Is it Worth it? • Roots and All

The Ketogenic, or "keto", diet for short, seems to be the new buzzword in recent months. What is it, exactly? Is it healthy? Is this just another fad, or an effective weight loss tool paired with exercise? We did some research. Keto Diet: The Basics I'll start with the definition: The Ketogenic Diet is a …

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Vegan Pesto Pasta (With Video) • Roots and All

If you thought pesto couldn't be complete without parmesan cheese, well, I have some good news for you! This vegan-ified sauce is, dare I say it, even better than the original. Really. Packed with the superfoods organic kale and coconut oil, it's not only tasty, but healthy, too. Yep, a pasta dish that's good for …

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The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry…And the Alternative • Roots and All

There's a million and one options for beauty care, whether it's for the hair, face, or body. The problem that arises, however, is not the availability of the products, but the ingredients within them.  In 2018, there's a huge focus on clean eating when it comes to what we put in our bodies, but what …

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Weight Loss: Mastering the Calorie Deficit • Roots and All

So you've been hitting the gym consistently, running miles of cardio, and pumping iron;  but you're still not seeing the results you want in the mirror, or on the scale. Why not? Exercise is only half of the equation. When it comes to losing weight, it comes down to the simple formula of calories in, …

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Paleo, Whole 30 Honey Glazed Garlic Chicken and Zoodles • Roots and All

Chicken is one of my favorite meat-based protein sources, due to its relatively low amount of calories and fat compared to protein (1 chicken breast fillet is approximately 140 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 27 grams of protein). Not to mention it's delectable! However, something I struggle with is keeping the side dish healthy. …

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Weight Loss: 3 Fat Burning Smoothie • Roots and All

Nope, this isn't detox tea in smoothie clothing. These are three smoothie recipes made from fruits and other foods that are scientifically proven, through cited studies, to burn fat. Delicious and nutritious! Smoothies are my go-to breakfast; as they're easy to make, portable, and packed with nutrients. In fact, I get about 25% of my …

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Weight Loss: 5 Healthy Eating Habits to Accompany Exercise • Roots and All

Last week we talked about some strategies to keep up with your exercise regime. However, that is only half the battle when it comes to healthy living! For me, it is more difficult to resist snacking on unhealthy foods than it is to head to the gym, so I know firsthand how frustrating it feels …

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Chocolate Coconut DIY Mounds Bar • Roots and All

With Valentine's Day chocolate sales coming to an end, I thought I'd share a DIY recipe version of one of my favorite chocolate bars: Mounds. AKA almond-less Almond Joys.  AKA coconut, chocolate goodness. Oh, and did I mention it only requires 5 ingredients? This DIY Mounds bar is not only easy to make, but has …

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