COVIDating: Setting Up Your Online Dating Profile

Sep 22, 2020

Ever since I started sharing my dating journey I've been flooded with your questions! So I wanted to provide some tips and tricks on how to find love while we're in lockdown! Share this with your single friends or save this for when you're ready to start dating. 

Let's get started with setting up your online dating profile... 

1. Your first picture should be a good quality, SOLO picture! 

2. Use your quote cards to say something interesting about you... Something that would be a good conversation starter! (Ex. Two truths and a lie!) Make your quote cards easy to respond to, while also making it clear what you're looking for. As a ratio, two thirds of your quote cards should be about you and one third about what you're looking for.

3. Personal information is everything! This section of your profile shows people what you value and what's important to you. If you have a job, tell people what you do. If your religion is important to you, share that! 

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How to feel confident on a date!

Sep 22, 2020

I’ve been stood up. Twice actually! Two different guys... and a third one cancelled on me minutes before our date. When this happens our IMMEDIATE reaction is to think, “What’s wrong with me?”

So I’ll start by saying that getting stood up does NOT mean ANYTHING is wrong with you.

It also doesn’t mean…
That you’re ugly.
That you aren’t funny,.
That you're uninteresting.
That you’re too chunky.
That you’re unworthy of love.
That you came on too strong. 

It literally says nothing about you. I believe it has a lot to do with the other person.

If it says anything about you, it might be that you have some work to do when it comes to trusting your self-worth. This will raise your standards, help you follow your intuition to discern earlier if  a person is worth your time, and it will also change the energy & vibe you’re putting out there. 

This advice is for YOU whether...

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My secrets to meal prep & scheduling meal times!

Sep 22, 2020

If you want to be successful with nutrition, you need to be eating regularly... 

I recommend 5 meals per day! More frequent, smaller meals.

I recommend eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with two snacks in between meals. Try a snack in the late morning and mid-afternoon. (Pro snacking tip: Pair a carb source with a healthy fat, which will give you a boost in energy while keeping you satiated over a few hours. And loop in those fruits and veggies when you can!)

You need to eat before you feel like you are starving. Be in tune with the hunger cues of your body. It is important to stick to regular meal times and to schedule them like appointments. (Even set an alarm on your phone so that you get a reminder! Especially if you're someone who loses track of time...) Skipping meals and eating irregularly leads to cravings later on, a lack of mental clarity and focus, mood swings, and will sabotage your progress towards your health goals! So it is important to maintain that...

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Have you lost touch with friends during quarantine?

Sep 21, 2020

I haven’t talked about this publicly yet, but I lost touch with a really great friend of mine during quarantine. And the funny thing is, it felt like a break-up…

I expect the people I’m dating to come in and out of my life, to ghost me, or be "temporary;" but friends are supposed to be your ride or die, you know?! So when I lost this friend, it hurt worse than any break-up I ever had. 

At the start of quarantine I made a commitment to continuously ask myself, “If quarantine was a teacher, what would it be teaching me?” Or, "If this virus was a teacher, what would it be asking me to learn?" 

By doing this, I have been able to keep a positive mindset through so much uncertainty. I've been able to continue my journey to living a better life. So when I asked myself what this loss was teaching me, many things came up.

However, this lesson was the loudest... When you zoom in on the lack, you disregard the ABUNDANCE!


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Let's talk ghosting, y'all.

Sep 17, 2020

Dating is all about getting experience and gaining perspective. And if you're lucky, it's about making a really special connection... 

But what if the person you’re talking to isn't “the one,” and you know deep down you need to set a clear boundary that you're not interested in pursuing a relationship? To be blunt; what if you’re just not feeling them anymore?

This is going to come up a lot because there are more people that aren’t right for you in the world than right for you... 

Do you just stop responding and let things fizzle out...?
When people ghost you, doesn’t that leave you wondering what you did wrong or why they didn’t want to continue the connection? If you ghost people, do you do it because it’s just "easier" and you’re afraid to hurt the other person’s feelings?

Well, I am 100% anti-ghosting.

Maybe it’s because I view relationship experience as a means for personal growth or because I...

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My back to school survival guide!

Sep 03, 2020

It's September... Can you believe it?! That means it's time to head back to school! At Be About Being Better, we work with a lot students and consistently see incredible accomplishments from those who prioritize their healthy lifestyles along the way. 

So we've gathered a few of our fundamental tips and suggestions to share with anyone looking to head back to school and make this year their BEST ONE YET! 

  1. Pick 4-5 days to get movement in and schedule it like an appointment 

  2. Bring a reusable water bottle with you to stay hydrated 

  3. Prep healthy snacks to take with you on the go 

  4. Schedule consistent times to unplug, sleep, and wake up

  5. Start your day with a full breakfast with a carb, protein, and healthy fat (Ex. avocado toast with eggs or a peanut butter smoothie) 

  6. Set aside one night a week for your own self care 

  7. Pair school reading with 10 pages a day of a book you want to read 

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Why I don't recommend Beachbody!

Aug 28, 2020

Y’all I used to coach for Beachbody.


But I'm calling myself out with straight facts because it DID NOT work for me in the longterm...

Sure, I lost 10lbs in 3 weeks when I first started... But I WAS NOT able to maintain it! I gained it right back. 

Which is why I developed my own coaching programs and founded Be About Being Better.

Here are the primary reasons I DON'T RECOMMEND BEACHBODY: 

1. Their coaches are not licensed or certified professionals.

Anyone can become a Beachbody coach! Even worse, for a lot of people, it's a side hustle...

This is actually what prompted me to get certified as a Health Coach, start working on my Masters Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, and become a Registered Dietitian! 

2. Their meal plans tend to put people at TOO much of a caloric deficit. 

I strongly dislike this because it promotes the idea “work out more, eat less,” which can lead to...

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Listen up! Don't wait until you're thirsty!

Mar 05, 2020

People tend to underestimate the power water can have on our journey to hitting our health and weight loss goals... 

If you are not drinking enough water you can expect to feel bloated, constipated, fatigued, and you’ll hold onto weight. 

You start to feel thirsty at 2% dehydration… To put that in context, 15% dehydration of the body is fatal.

It is absolutely vital that we drink enough water! When we are dehydrated, our body holds onto everything to conserve its resources. Water is essential for almost every reaction in the body! So this retention of water and nutrients leads to us feeling more puffy and becoming bloated (and likely constipated as well). Because your body is holding onto everything, you’ll also hold onto weight as well. Hydration is necessary for weight loss.

Hitting your water goal each day will…

  • Give you energy
  • Decrease bloating
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Regulate digestion & bowel movements
  • Clear up skin
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase...
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Mar 05, 2020

When people start living a healthy lifestyle, it’s easy for them to follow through on their new commitments.

But for some reason, sleep and rest always tend to take a back seat...

Why? Because, let’s face it, we associate "working hard" with progress. 

Let's talk sleep.

If you’re tired in the morning, and you press snooze over and over, it's likely because you didn’t get enough sleep. And that’s likely due to having poor evening routines (or what I call poor “sleep hygiene”).

There are 3 reasons why you’re likely not getting the quality and quantity of sleep you need to feel your best in the morning:

  1. You’re eating and/or drinking too close to your planned bedtime. If you eat or drink too close to when you want to fall asleep, it impacts digestion and makes us uncomfortable lying down. Additionally, the intake of calories gives our body energy. So while you may not be consuming caffeine, the energy source from...
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How to find your independence after a break-up!

Mar 04, 2020

Establishing your independence after a breakup is honestly a roller coaster. After ending my 5 year relationship... one that I thought was going to last forever. I went through so many cycles. I went from feeling empowered, embracing the single life, and ready to make myself happy; to then feeling really lost and insecure for not knowing how to do that or how to be comfortable being alone without feeling lonely. 

In my last relationship, I was called “High Maintenance” and I may be high maintenance, but I’ve learned to maintain myself!

There are certain standards and preferences I have and things that I expect. And a shortcoming of mine was that I used to expect others to step up and meet those for me rather than doing so myself.

This was a huge realization for me when I moved to NYC after my breakup…

It was like life drop kicked me into Manhattan and said, “Welcome to the races!” It forced me to lean into the hard things, figure...

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