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Change Your Mindset: Cooking

Elizabeth Picardi

Change Your Mindset: Cooking

It's 8pm, you've been on your feet for over thirteen hours and you're exhausted. First thing when you get home is to figure out how to feed yourself; however, when you open the fridge you have some limited ingredients and you're not quite in the mood to cook -- yet again you open up your favorite online order app and order delivery. What should it be this night? A pizza sounds good.Particularly in the United States we have lost our ability to cook and take care of ourselves. We preach that self care is ordering take out, getting facial masks,...


Is A Meal Prep Delivery Service Worth It?

Elizabeth Picardi

Is A Meal Prep Delivery Service Worth It?

I work every single day of the week and when I'm not working I'm usually out walking my dogs, attending to neglected chores, or hustling for more work. It is rare that I actually have the time to sit down and relax and when I do have that time the last thing I usually want to do is cook more food and make more dishes and work for me to do.  For many of us - including myself - ordering delivery or picking up take out is a way of life. It's easy, it tastes good, and it makes us happy....


How To Remain Body Positive With Aesthetic Goals

Elizabeth Picardi

How To Remain Body Positive With Aesthetic Goals

One of the things that always prevented me from prepping for a Figure Show was the message that it sent to my clients, followers, and peers about realistic expectations and goals from diet and exercise. It raises some questions. Am I really happy with myself? Are self love and training for body composition mutually exclusive?  Can I preach loving your body and at the same time, prep for a competition that forces me to be judged based on my body?I think I can. You CAN love yourself - and change at the same time.  There's nothing inherently wrong about wanted to...