Helpful Tips

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 ---------------------

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]

True Lemon Giveaway

True Lemon Giveaway

I wrote a blog post a few weeks back about a healthier alternative to Crystal Light (click HERE to read that full post). It was completely unsolicited and I just wrote it because it is something I use myself and wanted to share. Somehow True Lemon caught wind of the article, and emailed me and told me they wanted to send me some samples to thank me for such a nice article. I was shocked and surpri ...[Read More]

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

I put up a video last week with tips for getting in your daily water intake. Another tip that I didn't include in the video is to flavor your water. For those of you who love Crystal Light, I would encourage you to consider switching to True Lemon or True Lemonade. It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners and tastes just as good as Crystal Light. Most of the time I just add a little bit of lemon ...[Read More]

An Update to My Thoughts on IIFYM

IIFYM Update

A while back I wrote a blog with my thoughts on IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), which is kind of the new craze in the fitness industry right now.  You can read the full article by clicking HERE. In short, I talked about how I have been following IIFYM the past few months and that it has really worked and helped me lose a lot of the baby weight I gained (note: I was 218 lbs when I delivered Phoenix ...[Read More]

How to Handle Sugar Cravings


A while ago I shared this video talking about what I like to do when I get cravings, so for today's blog post in my 30 Days of Blogging Challenge I wanted to re-share this video with you and share some of my favorite teas also.  The holiday season is coming up on us and I like to stock up on some of my favorites that are only available during this time of year! Random side note: I am actually wear ...[Read More]