MOVARA FITNESS BLOG

Health At Every Size

I saw this quote recently in a caption for a picture on Instagram from my friends at Moderation Movement.  The minute I saw it I wanted to share it with the world.  It is so perfectly said, so spot on and such a perfect summary of the issue. Defining health...

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What is Body Positivity?

It?s really easy to think that a positive body image means looking in the mirror and liking what you see. This belief will only limit you, keeping you stuck in the idea that body positivity is related to appearance.   Instead, body positivity has much more to do...

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Daily Anxiety Checklist {Self-Care}

I saw it, loved it and had to share! Here is a PDF version that you can print: http://static.oprah.com/pdf/anxiety-checklist-2011-print.pdf?cnn=yes   You can use this at the end of each day to take inventory of what went well and what didn't go well.  This...

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One Day At A Time

Making peace with food or finding a more positive (or at least less negative) body image can feel so overwhelming. SO overwhelming. It?s completely normal to have no idea where to even start. If you try to tackle everything at once, it will only increase anxiety to an...

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Disordered Eating and Digestive Symptoms

It?s super common for me to work with individuals with digestive issues. Some may just have a bit of reflux, gas, pain or bloating they find uncomfortable and annoying, while others come with diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or some sort of inflammatory bowel...

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{Quick and Easy Meal} Banana Bread Recipe

I had tons of overrripe bananas that needed to be used so we made chocolate chip banana bread this weekend.  I used my own recipe  - (see that HERE - just made a loaf instead of muffins because it seemed easier, haha) but had to modify for what I had on hand...

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Let Food just be Food

While this is easier said than done, it's also really freeing... As scary as it is, it's essential.  The way you behave around food is due to your beliefs about the food.  If you believe food to be good or bad, you'll behave that way around it.  If you...

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho Serves 6- 8oz ½ yellow bell pepper ½ red bell pepper ½ green bell pepper ½  cucumber ½ zucchini ½ yellow squash 3 roma tomatoes ½ jalapeno pepper ½ cup minced cilantro 3 cup V-8 juice 1 T. lemon juice ¼ t. paprika ½ t garlic powder ½ t. salt & pepper...

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Glycemic Index

We get A LOT of questions each week about the glycemic index. For those who are unfamiliar, the GI is theorized to be a measurement of how fast or slow foods cause increases in blood glucose levels. I say theory because it?s not without it?s limitations. For example,...

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Loving Lately

I have so many new favorite things and I thought it would be fun to share!   First, this new lunch bag: We were back to school shopping a few weekends ago and 3 out of 4 of us needed new lunch boxes. Last year I typically only worked while my youngest was in...

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Avoiding Knee Injury

Every week we ask our guests about any injuries or physical concerns, and we often hear guests say “I have bad knees” or they end up having knee issues later in the week. The knees actually hold about 80% of our body weight, so we can definitely see why so many...

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Chocolate Drizzle Banana Muffins

Chocolate Drizzle Banana Muffins Serves 15 2 ½ cup oat flour ½ tsp baking powder 1 ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 cup really ripe bananas ¼ cup oil 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ cup chocolate chips Combine all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) in a bowl, in a...

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Healthy School Lunches

School is back in session! Or probably will be soon, depending on where you live.  Some of you might be wondering what to pack for lunch - either for you or your child. I would encourage you to use the balanced meal template as a guide, and let your kids help...

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