Lemongrass, Ginger and Coconut Zoodle Soup

It hasn’t fully hit me yet that it is 2018. This is the year that I turn 30 and all my life 30 seemed like this far away land that was so very much off in the distance future.

Growing up, I felt like I was sold this dream or idea about what life was supposed to look like at this age. I would have this fabulous career, a handsome af husband, a fancy home and probably a kid or two. That life seems very much off in the distance future too.

And although my life does not resemble the above I am still A-ok to be turning the big three-oh. Getting older doesn’t occur like a bad thing to me even though our society idolizes the youth, or at least looking youthful.

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5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Eating Disorder Recovery

Hi loves!

How was everyone’s holiday and new year’s celebrations? I’ll be honest with you guys I am a little tired after it all but I really truly enjoyed the entire season.

This time of year is always so beautiful, filled with family, friends and food. But man the food. I know first-hand how that part can really steal our joy if we have an unbalanced relationship with it.

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Anti-inflammatory Golden Cauliflower Soup

 

oh hello babes! Can you believe that 2018 is just a couple days away? like woah.

Anyways, I’ve really been loving turmeric recently. Anything anti-inflammatory but specifcally turmeric. Not only do I like the way it tastes and love the color but it has loads of health benefits.

Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.  Although acute short term inflammation helps the body fight off invaders, long term chronic inflammation does not. It can wreak some serious havoc on us human beings.

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5 Supplements I Became Obsessed With in 2017

As the year winds down I find myself in a constant state of reflection. 2017 was filled to the brim with education, self-discovery, triumph, hardships and loads of good food. It was also filled with innovations and discoveries in the world of health and wellness. The importance of our gut health hit mainstream, new science came out to support the importance of intermittent fasting (as long as you don’t have a disordered relationship with food) and organic products are popping up everywhere from airports to Walmarts. I also learned a lot about new supplements and their benefits.

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a skeptic of most supplements. Part of the aversion is that we cannot supplement our way out of a poor diet, the industry in not regulated so quality control is minimal and if we can go right to the source of most nutrients, organic whole foods, why would we take an isolated source?  All that being said after trying out a few this year when I was up against some issues including stress, anxiety, trouble sleeping, changes in skin apparence and serious problems focusing I thought I would give supplements another try. I really experienced benefits so my opinion softened a little…., well so much in fact that I actually swear by some now.

Here are the 5 supplements that I became obsessed with this year.

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The Promise of a Diet is a Lie

By the age of 13 I started to have body dissatisfaction.

The pressure for women to look a certain entered my conscience leading to an obsession with thinness. I didn’t know the term thigh gap at the time but I was very concerned with my own.

I was not overweight as a child, in fact my slender frame was something I was often complimented on. You’d think that would make me feel good about myself but it fueled insecurity and a desire to be model thin. It actually made me more self-conscience and at the same time created a link between self-worth and size.

By age 14 I was restricting calories and by age 15 I was on my first official diet. I chose Atkins.

There was no loyalty to it though.

I used to always get seduced by the next latest and greatest one. As soon as I heard all about its miracle workings and how it would leave me feeling great and with the body of my dreams I willingly pledged allegiance to it.

There is always the same promise with every new diet. This one will be the last one, solve your weight-loss woes and make you love your body.

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What is a Health Coach and Why the American Medical Associations Recommends Them!

Well hello!

I am sitting in Cafe Gratitude eating nachos and tacos on a Tuesday in Venice. I know soooo LA of me. But by the time this goes live on my blog it will most likely be Thursday. Just some BTS for you of the blog life.

On my way here I was listening to an episode of the Tony Robbins podcast featuring Chris Kresser, one of the most influential names in health and wellness. The conversation dove into how the modern medical system is not helping mitigate the continued rise of chronic illness in America and why health coaches are necessary for the future of medical care.

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Quinoa Vegetable Soup Recipe

This time of year I can not get enough soup. It is an easy way to eat a ton of vegetables without eating a salad and they tend to be really easy to prepare.

If I am being honest I can be lazy in the kitchen from time to time. Since soup is generally a one pot meal it means less clean up so I am generally on board with that.

So on board in fact that the other night my boyfriend specifically asked if we could eat something other than soup. Ugh.

Sorry buddy. Soup is whats for dinner.

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about what I am up to these days…, On this mission to serve others and trasform their relationship to health, food and their bodies.

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Why That Food Thing Matters

Hi sweet human friends!

This week I become a Certified Health Coach (does fist pumps) which is very exciting for me! Even though I have been working with clients for the last 6 months it feels really great to add this layer of credibility and tool to my tool belt.

The distinctions I learned and the nutritional knowledge I gained will only help me be more of service to YOU.

It’s a miracle that I am here, helping others discover how to have health in their bodies such that they can make the difference they want to make in the world. You all know my relationship with food used to be in shambles and my own experience creating vibrancy inside my body has been an uncomfortable ride. I didn’t always wake up feeling excited and go to bed feeling fulfilled.

But learning to feed myself has effected every other area of my life. Let me explain.

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Caras Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide 2017

The holidays can be a stressful time of year.

Seeing fmaily, traveling, disrupted routines, and gift giving. That can be really challeging, too. Coming up with ideas of what to give the people on your list that isn’t a box set of body wash or a gift card can be a struggle.

I know. I rack my brain every year too.

Which is why I thought I would compile a list of some of my favorite gifts. They range in price and category and surely there is something for the babes on your list.

Toast Gradient for your food loving friend $25 and up

Brittany Wright is a talented powerhouse. She shoots the most beautiful food art on the internet. Any of her prints would be a welcomed addition to a kitchen wall.

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Why Forming New Healthy Habits is So Damn Hard

Okkkkkk! I woke up this morning just feeling on fiyahhh. Don’t ask me why we started spelling fire that way…, that’s just the way it’s getting spelt in my DM’s these days.

And a couple weeks ago at a little singer songwriter event here in LA I kept hearing people say “your outfit is fire,” “that song is fire,” “this cocktail is fire.” sooo now you know. lit is know fire. or fiyahhh if we’re getting specific.

Clearly someone had too much coffee this morning.

Moving on.

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