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Wellness Wednesday

4 Ways to Get Your Fresh Fruit on This Summer

Watermelon kabob

Before I tried TOPS 28-Day Meal Planner earlier this year, I was a little unsure how I would manage the suggested servings of fruit for each day. Prior to the plan, I’d typically have fruit as part of breakfast and … Continue reading

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Are You Standing In Your Own Way?

Making a decision

I finally did it. After a year and a half of thinking about it, overthinking about it, and teetering on the fence, I officially signed up for my first “Introduction to Improv” course. “Improv” is short for improvisational comedy and … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle, Motivation | 11 Comments

Be Kind to Yourself, Be Kind to Your Food

Dish with cutlery

I remember once telling someone at the gym that I liked edamame (a popular Japanese soybean snack), and she looked at me completely horrified. She explained that edamame is an “anti-nutrient.” As someone who works in the nutrition and wellness … Continue reading

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A Quick Break for Wellness Wednesday

Pinnacle Peak Park in Scottsdale

Wellness Wednesday is taking a short hiatus while the TOPS Wellness team attends continuing education at the Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium in Scottsdale. We’re so excited to share all that we learn! Check back here on June 5 for a … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Power Up with Cauliflower

Cauliflower

If you’ve been in a grocery store lately or searched for low-carb recipes, you’ve probably come across cauliflower pizza crust. It seems that this tasty and trendy food is enjoying its time in the spotlight. But before you shell out … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Weight-Loss Goals

We finally got our first real taste of spring here in the Midwest this week. Grills were fired up, windows were thrown open and winter boots were gleefully tucked away … and now we’re expecting snow. But, despite the weather, … Continue reading

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3 Snack Hacks That Can Help Save You Money

Have you ever left a grocery store wondering how your bill got to be so high? This has happened to me more than I care to admit but, ever since trying the 28-day meal plan, I’ve made much more of … Continue reading

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Meal Kit Delivery 101

stir fried vegetables

If you’ve read this blog before, you know I love writing about food. And with March being National Nutrition Month®, I have another reason to talk about one of my favorite topics. This week, I’m excited to have TOPS Outreach … Continue reading

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Ways to Stay Active in Winter

As I write this, the flakes continue to fly here in Wisconsin. They’re pretty, I’ll give them that. But all I can think about is scraping my windshield at the end of the workday, the slippery ride home and the … Continue reading

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