5 Day Clean Eating Challenge

Who’s in for a 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge?

I recently completed a 5 day clean eating challenge and I absolutely loved it! I’d love to recreate the challenge with all of you. It is only 5 days, starting on Monday, August 24th. I will provide you with a shopping list so you can get everything you need ahead of time. There is a meal plan for each day, to make it super easy! And…the food was delicious!

I think it would be fun to do this next week, so we can all feel amazing for Labor Day Weekend!

Who’s with me? Join by clicking the link below:
Feel Awesome for Labor Day Weekend

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#DefineBrave Celebration

We want to celebrate you and the women that inspire, motivate and support you! I know you are all incredible women with your own #DefineBrave story. We want to hear from you! How do you #DefineBrave? And I know we all know women who are doing incredible things, overcoming challenges and obstacles large and small. I want to acknowledge and celebrate them too! Let’s start sharing our stories and recognize all the incredible women we know!

Here’s how to participate: Like Katie K Active on FacebookInstagram or Twitter. Then, post a picture of yourself and tell us how you #definebrave and tag 2 to 3 women you want to recognize because they #DefineBrave to you. If you are tagged, please share what #definebrave means to you and tag 2 to 3 people you feel deserve to be recognized. Let’s share, inspire, and support each other as we celebrate the amazing women in our lives!

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Educate Yourself! Tips for a Healthier You!

BY KATIE KOZLOFF-BANKS

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There’s so much access to everything nowadays. Between what you can find on the internet and what you see on social media, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not. This is especially true when it comes to the health and fitness industry.  Here are my tips to educating yourself while you navigate your fitness journey:

  1. There is no magic pill, really! There are so many products claiming they can give you a quick fix with little to no work. This is not true! While these pills make lots of fantastic claims, they are really just a waste of your money. I have actually seen before and after pictures stolen and used in advertisements from a few fitness professionals that I follow.
  2. You can spend a lot of time and money searching for the right supplements. These are to assist you with your health and fitness program, not be the quick fix. But you really need to do your research and learn about the different products. Take the time to learn about what you are taking, what is in the products, think about your reasons and your goals for taking them.
  3. Do not be fooled by before and after pictures! Recently, a few bloggers showed how just changing the angle of your body, the size of your clothes and how close you are to your camera can really effect the way you look in your pictures. So although those before and after pictures are always so enticing, remember how they can be easily manipulated. People who are proud of their transformations are excited to show the true before and afters, companies trying to get you to buy their products may use manipulations to get you to purchase.
  4. Be careful who you listen to for information. You can find many people giving out all sorts of health and fitness related advice on social media. It’s great to have access to info, but unless they are certified in their category, remember that they are not an expert. Yes of course there are experts who give bad advice, but there are also tons of people acting as experts who’ve never been trained in that area. I think it’s great that so many people share their health and fitness journeys, but remember, they are sharing their experience and advice based on that, not from being officially trained in that area.
  5. Be wary of fad diets. It seems there’s always some new, hot way to eat. I do feel each fad starts from some truth, but it gets blown up and promoted as an absolute. Try to educate yourself about nutrition and learn what works for you.

Think of all the money and time you could spend trying to get a quick fix. If you just put in the work and educated yourself, you’d be able to learn and make that change. Take the time to learn for yourself or find people you respect and trust.