Helpful Tips

Q&A: How Do I Gauge Portion Sizes (Especially When Eating Out)?

Portion Sizes

Members Only Video! Today's Question is from Kylie S. and she asked, “Hey Natalie!  Thank you so much for answering these questions in your vlogs it is really helpful.  My question is about portion sizes.  I struggle with knowing how big or small of portions I should be having on things like carbs, fats, and protein.  I get really confused when I am trying to go out to eat too.  Do you have any su ...[Read More]

How Do I Get My Spouse on Board with Eating Healthy??

Spouse Eating Healthy

Sarah asks, "I want to start eating healthier but my husband is totally not on board.  Do you have any suggestions on ways that I can get him to eat healthier too?  It's so much harder when he's not on board with me." Check out my response in this week's Tuesday Q&A vlog!   1)  Get at the root and core of WHY you want to change It is my experience that most people are not motivated by sha ...[Read More]

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (a 15-second video)

Spaghetti Squash2

    How to cook spaghetti squash! 1) Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds 2) Line a cookie sheet with foil and bake with the skin up at 375 for 40 minutes 3) Once baked, the inside will easily scoop out in strands similar to cooked spaghetti 4) Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce and enjoy! Share with a friend who would like this! Here is the link for my Easy 30 Minute Homemad ...[Read More]

What is the BEST Way to Lose Fat??

Best way to lose fat

Last week I told you I would pick one of your guys' questions from Facebook and answer it in a vlog. Here you go! Samantha J. asks, "I want to know the true best way to shed fat! Is it low carbs, no fat, no dairy, no meat?! All the different diets are overwhelming." In this short video, I tell you my top two tips for losing weight and keeping it off long term. Just so you know, members of my site ...[Read More]

Healthy Snack Trick

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      My kids wanted mandarin oranges for their morning snack and we were able to peel every single one keeping the peel in one piece! I got my kids to eat a bunch of the oranges because they kept wanting to see how many we could peel like this 😉   I posted this on Facebook and someone told me that these oranges are genetically designed so that kids can peel them easier. Did yo ...[Read More]

FREE cookbook with Treleafia!

Thai Peanut Turkey Lettuce Wraps 2

When I first started eating healthier after I had gained 65lbs during my first pregnancy, I knew that I needed to find a way to fix my sweet tooth.  I didn't know how to cook and I was terrible at baking, even when I was following recipes.  I knew that I had to learn to get creative in the kitchen, even if it meant a lot of bad experiments in the process.  It was during this time that I really lea ...[Read More]

Easy Portion Size Guide

Portion Guide Size

  NOTE: If you are on a mobile device, you must click this to see the guide: --->Easy Portion Size Guide From a computer it should show up without needing to click the link. I hope this guide is helpful. If you are looking for more easy and practical tips like these, consider becoming a Natalie Hodson Member at www.nataliehodson.com/become-a-member. ---------------------

90 Calorie Pumpkin Spice Latte

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

I posted this video two days ago on Facebook and I have been completely blown away at it's popularity!  As of 11pm tonight, the video has been viewed over 11 MILLION times and shared over 91,000 times in 48 hours.  Crazy! I didn't expect that video to go viral, but am so happy people are really loving my recipe.  You can watch the 15-second video here: I have been making it each morning. Instead o ...[Read More]

Giveaway! MRM Veggie Protein

Veggie Protein MRM Giveaway

Last week I did a blog post (you can read it here) letting you know why I use a plant-based protein on occasion and why I like it.  I had so many people let me know that you would be interested in trying it, so I reached out to MRM and they graciously agreed to do a giveaway! This blend of protein powder has a complete amino acid profile and is made using a combination of pea protein isolate, orga ...[Read More]

Veggie Protein: Why I Like It and Use It

MRM Veggie Protein Review

I've been asked a lot of questions lately about the MRM Veggie Protein that I like to use on occasion, why I like it, why I use it, and how it tastes. I use protein powder for the convenience factor.  Sure, you could eat whole food sources (chicken breasts, lean ground turkey, egg whites, etc etc) for each meal, but sometimes when I'm wrestling my 1-year old to get dressed and scooting my 4-year o ...[Read More]