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]

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]

Visit to MRM Headquarters (Video) – Day 1

MRM Visit

Today's blog post is going to be short and sweet.  I am in California right now visiting the MRM Headquarters in Oceanside, CA.   Tomorrow we will be filming recipes in the MRM kitchen, healthy grocery store trips, gym workouts, and no-equipment outdoor workouts.  I am going to film some behind the scenes clips each day and share them with you guys!  I hope you will follow along, I can't wait unti ...[Read More]

Outdoor Leg Workout with Kids (video)!

Outdoor Leg Workout with Kids!

Last week I randomly stumbled across this really cool National Park just about 20 minutes from my house.  I was so impressed with the park and our family will definitely be doing some camping here in the near future.  The visitor center they had was really impressive....apparently there are TEN ecosystems in the Big Thicket!  It was so cool because you would walk and see pine trees, you would walk ...[Read More]

4 Exercises to Get Bikini-Ready Abs

Bikini Ready Abs

In this video I show you four of my favorite ab exercises that you can do at home to get your abs ready for the beach.  If you try these let me know what you think! ------ Natalie is a mom of two showing how to balance family, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle.  www.nataliehodson.com

Grocery Store Secrets: How to Shop Healthy at Walmart


Here is a glimpse into how we make a healthy grocery store trip to Walmart while staying within our monthly grocery budget for our family of four. I'm still pretty new to vlogging and editing videos, so bear with me while I get the hang of editing, smooth transitions, voiceovers, etc.