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Elizabeth Rider is a leading nutrition and whole living expert teaching women around the world not just how to live well, but how to become the absolute BEST version of themselves. As a certified health coach, blogger and successful entrepreneur, cultivating the ideal lifestyle isn't her passion; it's her religion. Find her free recipes, wellness tips and online nutrition programs at

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Fat Doesn't Necessarily Make You Fat, But This Does

(6) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 5:09 PM


If you haven't heard by now, eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat. But too much sugar does.

The notion that fat makes you fat has dominated our culture and public policy for over five decades, but as nutrition science has evolved we...

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How to Give the Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 12:12 PM

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Wedding season brings (bridal) shower season and it's time to break free from the norm and shower your bride with the best gift at the party.

One of my...

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How to Make Better Life-Changing Decisions

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 4:10 PM

It's time to shift our thinking from analysis-driven decision making and get at the heart of what we all actually want: happiness.

The corporate way to make decisions involve things like cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis, data analysis, plus a whole bunch of other analysis-driven exercises. Don't get me wrong, this...

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The Reason Vision Boards Work and How to Make One

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 9:19 AM


If you think vision boards are bogus, then the joke's on you. They work, and there's actually a really simple explanation of why they work so well.

Creating a sacred space that displays what you want actually does bring it to life. What...

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The Best Goal-Setting Advice I Ever Received

(4) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 6:18 PM

When I was 22 years young and working at a Big 4 Accounting Firm, my bright-eyed self was told it was time to formally set my annual goals, and my assigned mentor would review them with me and help me along in the process. I sat down with my mentor,...

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How to Prevent Holiday Overeating and Still Enjoy Your Food

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 4:39 PM

As the holiday season approaches and the cold begins to creep in, the healthful promises of summer can quickly become a distant memory. It's natural to crave heavier and warming foods this time of year. Combine letting loose at family gatherings with your body's inclination towards warming comfort foods and...

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Stay Warm and Healthy With Kale and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2014 | 5:34 PM


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Baby, it's cold outside! Stay warm and healthy with this equally delicious and satisfying soup.

One of the things I love teaching my clients the most is how to incorporate kale, quinoa and other superfoods...

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How to Actually Get Stuff Done

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 4:55 PM

If you have 20 sticky note reminders taped to your desk and 12 to-do lists in draft, this post is for you. In a world that never seems to stop moving, how do we actually accomplish what we want to get done?

A perfect solution doesn't exist, but I firmly...

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How To Peel, Cut & Roast Butternut Squash (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 3:23 PM

Fall is in the air and it's the perfect time to incorporate delicious and healthy fall flavors into our recipes.

One of my favorites is butternut squash for its smooth texture and perfectly sweet flavor. It's high in fiber, vitamin A (giving it that beautiful orange hue), potassium and many other...

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What Does It Mean to Live Big?

(2) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 4:47 PM

Lately I've been churning on the philosophies of what it means to live big.

I know that living big means something different to everyone. Some may want a booming business, some may want a state-of-the-art home and some may want to just live in a hut on the beach....

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32 Things I Know Are True on My 32nd Birthday

(5) Comments | Posted May 31, 2014 | 10:30 AM

So many emotions bubbled to the surface for me the week of my 32nd birthday while celebrating with the people who I love most.

My birthday week is always filled with tons of fun and celebratory gatherings because it coincides with my wedding anniversary and Memorial Day. This year...

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7 Fehler, die Sie bei Ihrer Ernährung unbedingt vermeiden sollten

(1) Comments | Posted May 17, 2014 | 9:43 AM

Mit all der Information und vor allem auch all der falschen Information, die heutzutage im Umlauf ist, kann es schwer sein, die richtige Ernährung für sich zu finden.

Ich habe schon Hunderten Leuten beigebracht, wie sie sich gesund und gut ernähren können. Jetzt möchte ich die größten Ernährungsfehler, die...

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7 Eating Mistakes That Sabotage Your Health

(83) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 9:33 AM

With so much information (and misinformation) available today, navigating the world of healthy eating can be difficult.

I've coached hundreds of people on clean and healthy eating. Today I want to share most common mistakes I've noticed that my clients make when it comes to eating well. These are things...

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How to Construct the Perfect Green Smoothie

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 4:48 PM


Green smoothies are all the rage these days for good reason. They're an excellent way to get your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, very filling, and can be fun to drink. The key to craving a green smoothie daily...

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Redefining Success: The Corporate Ladder No Longer Matters

(39) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 9:49 PM

In 2004, I was your typical college graduate who had done what society had expected of her. I went to college, earned good grades, developed lifelong friendships, and graduated with the ambition of climbing the ranks of Corporate America.

And climb I did. The beginning of my career in Big...

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