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How to Eat Healthy on a Road Trip

Yesterday, during me and Matt’s 8 hour drive from Bald Head Island to D.C., I was bemoaning the fact that America makes it so hard for people to eat healthy while on the road. On the way to the beach on Friday, I had packed us some food, but coming back yesterday, we had to rely solely on the road. Mile after mile went by with only the standards. Continue Reading …

How You Made a Change for the Healthy

A couple months ago, I wrote about the One Small Change I Made to Improve My Health — creating a standing up desk at home, or my “perch”, as Matt calls it. At home, my perch is the breakfast bar area facing the kitchen. And I created one at my dietetic internship the other day, too, by putting a box on top of my work table. Not exactly Continue Reading …

How to Take Better Food Pictures

Good morning! Today I have a great guest post to share from my friend Ben — this is the first in a series of posts he’s going to write for me over the next few months providing tips for how to take better food pictures! Because there’s nothing better than a drool-worthy food photo, right? :) Enjoy! --- How to Take Better Pictures of Your Continue Reading …

How to Make a Recipe Healthier

Good morning! Today I will be sharing how to make a recipe healthier. As you guys know, I love to make recipes healthier with simple ingredient substitutions. Give me normal tuna/chicken salad or deviled eggs, and I will make Tuna Salad with a Healthy Twist, Autumn Chicken Salad, and Healthy Deviled Eggs. Give me sugar-laden, white flour, Continue Reading …

One Small Change I Made to Improve My Health

Between blogging and school work, I end up spending a LOT of time on my computer when I’m at home. That used to translate to a lot of time sitting down being completely inactive, but shortly after we moved in to our apartment in Chapel Hill last fall I discovered something awesome — the ledge (I think it’s called a breakfast bar) between our Continue Reading …

What I’ve Learned Lately from my Blog Readers

Hello, hello! It’s been a busy week here in fANNEtastic food land — finals are approaching and there’s all sorts of group work, papers, presentations, etc. to finish up before the semester ends in two weeks. Matt and I are heading up to Pittsburgh this weekend for Easter so I’m trying to get ahead of the game so I can spend the weekend Continue Reading …

New Running Training Page & Chobani Winner!

Good morning, friends! I’m excited because: It’s Friday and beautiful out :) I finally updated my About Me page and COMPLETELY revamped my running training page, which now includes all my previous training plans, links to all my running related tips and informational/motivational posts (like my foam rolling how-to video and my Continue Reading …

Want to Become a Runner? This post is for you.

A couple weeks ago, I got an email from a reader who was looking to get into running. She said that she wanted to start increasing her mileage, but didn’t think she could do it. She asked for advice and to hear about how I first got started running, and what’s written below is what I told her. I figured given my second half marathon is coming Continue Reading …