All posts by Becca Borawski Jenkins

Best Whole Life Challenge Compliant Breakfasts

The 19 Best Whole Life Challenge Compliant Breakfasts

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When it comes to healthy eating, breakfast is often one of the most challenging meals to get right (and enjoy). Why?

For one thing, most of us are usually half-way out the door by the time we even remember to eat in the first place. As a result, chowing down on a quick bowl of cereal or grabbing a granola bar can become the norm.…

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Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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There is no single item in my kitchen that I love more than my Instant Pot. I have had one for many years now and have used it to make nearly every vegetable you can imagine, endless pot roasts, the most delectable chicken, absolutely perfect rice, gallons of yogurt, and my personal paleo chili.

The best thing about the Instant Pot is that, unlike a traditional pressure cooker, you can set it and walk away.…

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5 Ways Sitting Too Much Hurts Us (And How to Easily Fix It)

5 Ways Sitting Too Much Hurts Us (And How to Easily Fix It)

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It’s hardly absurd to assume our carefully cultivated exercise habit will have protective effects, shielding us against the pitfalls of sedentary work — i.e. all those hours we spend sitting at our desk, car, and couch each day.

After all, we put valuable time into exercise. The mindfulness we put into it should matter.

Right?

It does. A commitment to, and a love for, the experience of physical movement is a wonderful, long-term investment in your body and mind.…

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Easy Chunky Guacamole

Easy Chunky Guacamole

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Whether it’s game day, movie night, or any other reason for a party, there’s nothing quite like fresh, homemade guacamole. What’s great about this chunky guacamole is that it’s easy to make and deceptively healthy. There’s really nothing bad about guacamole (except maybe the fact that you’re going to want to eat it all.)

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I like to leave my guacamole with some texture and chunks in it, but you can follow this same recipe and make a smoother guacamole if you prefer.…

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10 Healthy and High-Fiber Foods That Are Also Low Carb

10 Healthy and High-Fiber Foods That Are Also Low Carb

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“Eat more fiber” is a common piece of advice for people who want to improve their nutrition habits. But when you’re following a low-carb eating plan, getting your daily dose of fiber can be easier said than done.

Fiber and carbohydrates often go hand-in-hand, but even if you’re following a nutrition plan that has you watching your carbs, you still have plenty of high-fiber foods available to you.…

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8 Healthy Protein Sources (for When You're Sick and Tired of Chicken)

8 Healthy Protein Sources (for When You’re Sick and Tired of Chicken)

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Are you tired of eating the same egg scramble for breakfast, chicken for lunch, and pork chops for dinner?

You care about your nutrition, but you’re bored with the same meals day after day.

But what other choices do you have for your healthy protein sources?

Before I answer that question (and I have a bunch of answers for you), let’s take a quick look at why protein is such an important component to our diet anyway.…

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Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding

Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding

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For a long time, I resisted the chia seed pudding craze. I thought people had just been reading too many running books or spending too much time in health-food stores, and it couldn’t actually be that good.

(Kinda like goji berries — who actually likes those?)

Then somehow, I came into possession of a bag of chia seeds. Pudding seemed like the easiest (and potentially most appealing) way to use them up, so I gave it a shot — and, wow, am I glad I did!…

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15 Foods That Will Help You Combat PCOS

15 Foods That Will Help You Combat PCOS

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PCOS, short for polycystic ovarian syndrome, affects between 8 to 20% of reproductive-age women in the United States. PCOS is a hormonal disorder that happens when there is a buildup of follicles in the ovary that cause a variety of symptoms that include, but are not limited to, irregular periods, acne, hirsutism, obesity, insulin resistance, infertility, and high levels of androgens in the body.…

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3 Proven Ways to Prevent Bone Loss Through Exercise

3 Proven Ways to Prevent Bone Loss Through Exercise

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Let’s take some time to discuss something that should be on everyone’s radar: osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis an invisible condition, affecting millions. Those who live with it usually don’t notice a problem until something acute happens — like breaking a wrist during an ordinary slip and fall. Obviously, at that point, it’s easy to realize that life changes are in order.

But it’s possible to possible to prevent that day from happening.…

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8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Kick Your Sugar Habit

8 Things You Can Do Right Now to Kick Your Sugar Habit

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Sugar is everywhere. From break-room doughnuts to healthy-looking packaged foods, the sweet stuff is all around us, and it’s all too easy to indulge. But sugar could be wrecking your health, whether you realize it or not. Sugar contributes to the development of a number of diseases, and some researchers consider any amount of sugar toxic to human health.

Sugar is typically associated with weight gain, but the problems don’t stop there.…

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WLC Mission: Honey-Do-It-Yourself

WLC Mission: Honey-Do-It-Yourself

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WLC Mission is a weekly challenge, meant to improve your life by disrupting your day-to-day routine — taking you out of your comfort zone, asking you to try something new, and challenging you to become a more complete person. Never easy, you can consider the Mission an advanced experiment in personal wellness, with you as the star.

This Week’s Mission: Honey-Do-It-Yourself The Idea

This week’s mission is to get the little things done so your bigger experience of life improves.…

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