Helpful Tips

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


      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]

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

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]