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Why the name change?

Hi everyone!Β 

You may have noticed the new website name & social media handles a couple weeks ago!Β I promise I am still the same black bean queen! #teamblackbeans4life

BUT it was time for a change. Especially since I will offically be a licensed and practicing Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in less than a year! I honestly cannot believe it! All that stands in my way is my required dietetic internship (where I gain ~1200 hours of practical experience) and then I have to sit for & pass my licensure exam. I’m nervous & excited for this new chapter in my life, so please send all the good vibes my way! And comment below or e-mail me if you want me to write about either the journey to becoming a RDN or my experience in my dietetic internship. It’s definitely going to be an interesting several months with the global coronavirus pandemic….

But now you’re probably wondering, why the name change?! Especially since I’ve been the Black Bean Queen for nearly 6 years and black beans are my favorite food. Seriously. πŸ˜›

The answer: I wanted my website and social media handles to better reflect my goals: to inspire other runners + athletes, show that you can be a successful athlete by eating vegetarian, vegan, or plant-based, & to give ideas on HOW to eat to be a successful veggie athlete!Β There are some exciting things in the works on my end, but that’s all I’m going to say for now.Β πŸ˜‰ Have a great evening, friends! πŸ™‚

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Do yourself a favor & vow to not diet in 2020!

I originally shared this on Instagram onΒ January 1st, but I wanted to share here too in the hopes of reaching more people! πŸ™‚

Happy 2020! Cheers to a new year & new decade!

Happy 2020! Cheers to a new year & a new decade!πŸ₯‚ Do yourself a favor & vow to NOT diet in 2020. There are so many better health goals to make this year! Plus, diets don’t work anyway. πŸ™ƒ Small, changes over time are more sustainable. β €And since we are three weeks into the new decade I am hoping if any of you start a diet you are reconsidering it.
How about trying the following this year instead of dieting: β €
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1. Drink 70 or more oz of water daily. πŸ’¦ β €
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2. Eat breakfast daily, even if it’s initially just something small like a piece of fruit. 🍌 β €
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3. Aim for at least one fruit 🍎 or vegetable πŸ₯¦ at every meal. β €
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4. Pack your lunch more days than you buy it each week. πŸ₯— β €
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5. Cook one homemade recipe per week. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³ β €
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6. Bring coffee from home or make at work/school more days than you buy it each week. Drink it plain or add your own creamer. β˜•οΈ β €
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7. Don’t do workouts you hate. Find one or two types you like & vow to move your body at least 5x /week for 30 minutes. πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ 🚲 πŸ‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ β €
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8. Make plans with friends at least twice a month. πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ Friendship is so important for overall health! Bonus points if you workout or cook with your friends. Helping each other develop healthy habits is rewarding. β˜ΊοΈβ €
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9. Start a new hobby this year or bring back an old one! Maybe it’s knitting 🧢, drawing ✍🏻, joining a local team ⚽️, or joining a book club. πŸ“š Hobbies are great for your mental health & can be another way to socialize! β €
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10. Get 7 or more hours of sleep each night. Adequate sleep will only help you be a better athlete, worker, student, spouse, parent, etc. 😴 β €
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What are some of your non-diet health goals for 2020?! πŸ‘‡πŸ»