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Is Moderation Really Best?

We all know the old adage “everything in moderation” but when it comes to diet is moderation really best? When should we completely cut something out of our diet? And why are we afraid to do this? Speaking from (my) experience, if a certain food is a trigger for you, maybe consider removing it fully from your diet instead of continually trying (and failing) to effectively eat this food in moderation. For the purpose of this blog post, I’m defining “trigger” as something that sparks destructive behavior (this could be binging, restricting, purging, isolating, etc.) […]

November 8th, 2017|
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A Little Thornton Academy Alumni LOVE!!! GO Trojans!!!

Alumni Spotlight Christina Carr ’99 – Owner of Carr Eats Christina Carr graduated from Thornton Academy in 1999. She went on to Syracuse University and graduated from Susquehanna in 2003. Upon graduating, Christina and her boyfriend, Roger St. Ours ’99, moved to New Jersey for several years. At that time, Christina worked for the Army as a civilian in the outdoor recreation program. Later on, a job opportunity took the couple to Arizona for a year. In 2009, they relocated to Maine and bought their first house in Camp Ellis. Once in Maine, Christina worked at Spurwink in the Human Resources Department and later became a pharmaceutical representative. In 2015, she started going to CrossFit Rising Tide in [...]

November 1st, 2017|
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Growing Apart

This post might come off a little harsh – but it’s a brutal reality that impedes happiness all the time. Growing apart. You can’t be completely successful without the support of others; we’re pack animals. BUT you may have people in your life now who don’t fit your current vision for yourself (maybe an old friend).  It’s not selfish to remove these barriers (people); adversity is critical in situational problem solving but if you have a negative influence in your inner circle, this can weigh on you and choke your progress. […]

October 18th, 2017|
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Clutter + Noise : DA’ INTER WEBS

I believe Positive K’s lyrics “I’m not tryin’ to hear that see” may apply well here (of course – entirely out of context)! Not familure with 90’s hip-hop?! Let me explain. Disconnect to reconnect online. I don’t know about you, but I get to this point with my Social Media accounts and email, where it’s all consuming. My first morsel of advice would be to disconnect completely, but typically thats not a real option, since many of us need this for work. So here are some tips I use to lessen the madness!! […]

October 13th, 2017|
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My Two Cents…

Lets cut through that macro chatter!! Counting “macros” means you’re counting macronutrients… it’s basically “fancy” calorie counting. Some quick science: Carbohydrates = 4 calories Protein = 4 calories Fat = 9 calories Here’s why Carr Eats doesn’t provide a macro count for meals. Short answer = Because if we did it would NOT be very accurate. Food companies need to have their food analyzed in a lab to have the nutritional facts correct. Then they need to make that product the exact same way every time… using the same proportions and the same nutritionally dense product (down to the fraction of an ounce/gram). Unless there is a machine manufacturing this product, accuracy is doubtful. I find it amusing [...]

October 4th, 2017|
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“Your Weekly Check-In is Due”

I promised to journal my experience with WAG (Working Against Gravity) throughout the 12 week journey… So here we go. Today will mark my 4th weekly check-in, so I’m about a month in. What does a check-in mean? Well today I have to send my nutrition coach a weeks worth of macronutrients (what I ate daily), my weight (I log this daily as well), measurements and progress pictures (left/right/back/front). I also do a sleep, mood, stress and energy check-in and provide a journal of my week; accomplishments, problems, etc. […]

September 27th, 2017|