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Perfect Bar Review

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Perfect Bar sent us some of their bars to review. We were not compensated for this par, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
Here is some info about Perfect Bar from their website: Perfect Bar is the perfect bar if you crave smooth, delicious, all natural, incredibly nutritious, freshly ground peanut or almond butter. We sweeten that to perfection with just enough organic honey, add high quality protein and 20 organic superfoods and use Mother Nature’s preservative, cold, to keep it tasting like we just made it.
NON-GMO - A NO-BRAINERWe use foods that have not been genetically modified and test our finished products for GMOs to ensure that all of our bars are non-GMO. COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES - NATURE'S NATURAL ENERGYSweetened with organic honey, a complex carbohydrate that will ensure your energy levels last. And our vegan flavor uses low glycemic organic dates as the sweetener. No refined sugar… ever. PROTEIN - THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFEAll of our bars are made with high qua…

The Cookie Department Review

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The Cookie Department sent us some cookies to review!
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. 
Here's a description about each of the cookies from their website:
Want to be great? Try our vegan sweet potato, cranberry and oatmeal cookie. Sweet potatoes are high in antioxidants while oatmeal satisfies and cranberries are just yummy! Rich in molasses and vanilla flavors, this cookie tastes just like a holiday. Give thanks for the Great Full cookie!
The Tough Cookie is designed to amplify the natural protein filled powers of peanut butter with an additional 10g of protein. We designed it to be the ideal post-workout treat, but it is equally well suited to a day of cubicle lockdown, when a little extra strength is an absolute necessity.
The Cookie Department's project to perfect the naturally caffeinated espresso cookie, code-named "AWAKEN BAKED," was declassified in September. Our dedicated staff worked 2…

Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil Review

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Skinny & Co. sent us some Coconut Oil to review! 
We were not compensated for this post, just sent product. All opinions are our own. Here's some info about the benefits of Skinny Coconut Oil from their website:

Health Benefits Of Skinny Coconut Oil MetabolismDue to its high concentration of MCFAs, Skinny speeds up metabolism. Because they are so easily digested, MCFAs are immediately converted to energy, helping maintain a healthy weight. When looking at cultures that eat a coconut-rich diet, we find they are lean and obesity is rare. Even using coconut oil instead of unsaturated oils, such as corn, soy, bean, and canola can help aid in weight loss. Brain ClarityCoconut oil provides an alternative fuel to glucose for the brain. This fuel, known as ketones, encourages the healthy execution of important cerebral tasks. Ketones are highly neuro-protective, which leads to improved memory, cognition and attention. Ketones may also help curb cognitive decline in o…

Naturally More Review

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Naturally More sent us some of their creamy peanut butter and almond butter to review on the blog. We were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own. 
Here's some info about Naturally More from their website: With 25 years of experience in the peanut and snack foods industry, Naturally More owner and founder Tim Petro knew exactly what he was doing when he founded his company. “When I created Naturally More™, it seemed that every label of peanut butter was exactly the same,” says Petro. “I wanted to develop a brand of peanut butter that brought more to the table with better taste and improved nutrition.” Combining his keen business acumen and years of experience owning the Peanut Depot, he sought to develop a product that was missing from the market. When Petro first purchased Peanut Depot, a 100-year-old Birmingham, AL institution, they were selling a hefty 150,000 pounds of peanuts from their Morris Avenue storefront alone. But always the innovator, Petro saw greater…

Powerful Yogurt Protein Drink Review

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Powerful Yogurt sent us their new Greek yogurt Protein drinks to review. We were not compensated for this post.  All opinions are our own. 
We reviewed their yogurt and bars on the blog before. We were excited to try the new protein drinks because we love their other products!  
********************************** Our review: After a hard workout, we gulped these puppies down! They were so tasty!! The blueberry acai was a very unique protein drink flavor and we loved it! The vanilla maple and chocolate were great too! It didn't have any chalky taste at all! 
We were sad when they were all gone!!! 
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Kill Cliff Review

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Kill Cliff sent us some of their bars and drinks to try and review! We were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.
Here's a little bit of info about Kill Cliff from their website: Kill Cliff is a functional recovery drink made up of B, C, and E vitamins, electrolytes, and plant extracts including ginger root, green tea extract, and ginseng root powder as well as a unique enzyme blend. Kill Cliff aids in recovery and helps you feel awesome again through micronutrient replenishment and is best taken before, after or during a strenuous workout, or when you need to fight that not-so-awesome feeling. Kill Cliff is an alternative to other everyday beverage choices; no sugar, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and only 15 calories! And it’s the perfect complement to macronutrient-based protein and carb recovery products. Kill Cliff also tastes AWESOME and just to be clear, it is NOT an energy drink. Kill Cliff comes in three flavors: Tasty (Blood Orange)Free Fall …

ED Recovery: Exercise and Food Guilt Caused by Others

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I've been wanting to write this post for a while, but have been nervous about how others would react. This topic is important enough that I just have to share. I have come a long long long way since my eating disorder took over my life in middle/high school. My parents helped me out TREMENDOUSLY, encouraging me all the time and seeking out help from a therapist. Luckily, I never had to be hospitalized. After I heard from a doctor that if I kept heading down that awful path that I might not have kids later on in life, with God's strength, I turned things around. Now, it was NOT an easy road, let me tell you. It was full of ups and downs and twists and turns, but fortunately, I can say that I am recovered. God brought this AMAZING man into my life and he has helped me sooooooo much! I have to brag on him for a minute first.

Jared is my BEST FRIEND. We can talk about anything and everything or be completely silent and have the best time just being next to each other. I have to …

BODYpeace E-book Review

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I was given the opportunity to review my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors, Kasey Arena & Heather Waxman's book, BODYPEACE! 
As a young girl, I went through a rough time with my body image and eating properly. You can read my story here if you haven't already. I am very grateful for the help my parents when I was younger, but ever since I met Jared, I have gotten ten million times better than I was back then!  I am SO THANKFUL that God brought him into my life, not only as my amazing husband, but also as my helpmate to totally conquer my negative body image. Do I still have some slip ups where I think I'm "too big or bloated"? YES! But, I am human after all. Thankfully, God tells Jared the EXACT words to say to help me get through those annoying and negative thoughts that swim through my head. 

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review Kasey and Heather's book called BODYpeace. It is a WONDERFUL tool for someone who is struggling with negative body …

Maisie Janes Review

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Maisie Jane's sent us a variety of nut butters and nuts to review! Here's some info about them from their website: Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top quality, almond products to people in all nations.  We strive everyday on educating the people about our healthy gourmet almond snack food product line which is processed in a very unique way; dry-roasting.  We are proud and strongly believe in our earth-friendly practices that start on our family owned and operated orchards using Organic farming practices and are continued in the processing by using all natural ingredients with no preservatives, GMO’s, or/and any irradiated products.  We honor and respect all business means, which we encounter.  We believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels.  Above all, we take pride in our every tasks encountered with Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. 
Maisi…

Neocell Beauty Infusion Review

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Neocell sent us some of their products to review! Here's some info about their newest addition, Beauty Infusion: Beauty Infusion is an all-natural powdered drink mix that delivers a potent blend of beauty-enhancing nutrients - simply and deliciously. Just a scoop mixed with water delivers: 6,000 grams of NeoCell collagen for firm, smooth skin, plus strong, shiny hair and nails50 mg of hyaluronic acid for skin hydration and renewal 3,000 mcg of biotin to support hair and nail growth Alpha Lipoic Acid, a potent antioxidant to protect from free radicals 200% of the RDA of vitamin C to help boost collagen production in the skin A serving of Beauty Infusion has only 40 calories and contains no soy, wheat, lactose, gluten or artificial ingredients. It's available nationally at CVS, Walgreens, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, health food stores, etc. and retails for $34.95 for a 15-ounce jar. ************************************************************
Our Review: The Cranberry Spl…