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Pregnancy & Nutrition—What I Learned

Pregnancy & Nutrition—What I Learned

At 35 weeks pregnant, I’ve now gone back and forth for the last 20 or so weeks over how I should write this, or if I should write it at all. You see, it’s personal, and the internet, well, it’s public. But what kind of person would I be if I couldn’t share my mistakes [...]

July 26, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Pregnancy 0

Kindness and Living Whole

Kindness and Living Whole

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.” – Stephen Grellet I came across this [...]

November 16, 2012 Holly Alexander Health, Lifestyle 0

This Is Where The Training Starts

This Is Where The Training Starts

Fifteen weeks ago, I started training for the Miami Beach Rock and Roll Half Marathon. It’s hard to believe that the day I’ve trained so hard for is almost here! I started training for this race very early. In fact, I was concerned I was starting a bit too early, but was just too excited to [...]

November 15, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Motivation 0

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Not Your Mom’s “Diet”

Growing up I witnessed my mom struggle through numerous fad diets – Cabbage Soup Diet, No Carbs Diet, Fat-Free Foods Diet, etc. I also noticed that although she may have reached a goal weight utilizing these fad diet methods, but she could never maintain it. 90-95% of the people that go on a diet will [...]

October 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

Hungry For Change

Hungry For Change

This weekend, a miserable cold front blew through Dallas, keeping me inside for most of the weekend. What can I say, I hate the cold. Fortunately, it was a blessing in disguise because it allowed me to catch up on several “indoor” things I needed to get done and also forced me to spend some [...]

October 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Books + Movies, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free and vegetarian. When shopping at my favorite local farm in Austin, I picked up a few baby eggplants and asked one of the farmers for recommendations on the best way to cook these beautiful little gems. She suggested to not cook them at all, but to slice [...]

September 12, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 0

Baked Halibut with Olives + Rosemary (GF, SF, NF, DF)

Baked Halibut with Olives + Rosemary (GF, SF, NF, DF)

This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and dairy-free. This recipe is one of my favorites from CLEAN by Dr. Alejandro Junger. The halibut is light but filling and the zucchini, lemons, olives and rosemary add a unique and refreshing touch! And best of all, it’s EASY to make! Notes Recipe yields: 2 servings Prep time: [...]

September 2, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 2

Vegan. Foodie. Both?

Vegan. Foodie. Both?

I decided to change the way I eat about five months ago and incorporate a mostly plant-based diet. After watching the movie Forks Over Knives (as well as other influential books and movies), I was not only inspired, but also a little shocked to discover such a different point of view when it comes to [...]

August 9, 2012 Holly Alexander Lifestyle 2

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

5 Pantry Must-Haves For Healthy Eating

If you’re like me, long-term meal planning is typically something reserved for party planning only. Although I make my weekly shopping list, which may even include some specialty items from a recipe I’ve wanted to try, I tend to go for the same staple items and whatever is in season at the Farmer’s Market. By [...]

July 11, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 3

Fresh, Local, Organic + Less Expensive Produce!

Fresh, Local, Organic + Less Expensive Produce!

I eat organic—no big deal. What is a big deal—spending a pretty penny to do so. I’m serious about my health and I won’t sacrifice eating conventional produce covered in pesticides to save a few bucks. Well, that and I won’t eat conventional because it tastes like crap… but that’s another blog post. The point [...]

July 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 0