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Hello, welcome to Holistically Lizzie!

I am Health and Wellness Coach & Personal Trainer. I help busy women improve their energy, balance and health so that they can lose weight, lower stress and increase energy without feeling deprived. 

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HOW I FINALLY HEALED MY ENDOMETRIOSIS AND GOT PREGNANT NATURALLY…TWICE

HOW I FINALLY HEALED MY ENDOMETRIOSIS AND GOT PREGNANT NATURALLY….TWICE   Having endometriosis controlled nearly half my life.  1 in 10 women are affected with endometriosis and 30-50% of women with endometriosis are infertile. Thats approximately 176 million women in the world! It is difficult to imagine how so many women are affected daily by this debilitating disease. For some women there may be no symptoms of pain. For others (myself included) we experience excruciating pain each and ev

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ESSENTIAL VEGAN NUTRITION GUIDE:EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BE A HEALTHY VEGAN

Essential Vegan Nutrition Guide: Everything You Need To Be A Healthy Vegan   When I first went vegan I googled everything there was to know about veganism like a crazy woman!   As the only vegan (at the time ) in my family and with a solid background in nutrition, I wanted to make sure that I was fully prepped before my big “announcement”   I first went vegan because of the health benefits.   And after studying (and trying) SO MANY DIETS and ways to eat over the years I felt like I had

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25 HEALTHY & DELICIOUS NO BAKE VEGAN ENERGY BALLS

25 HEALTHY & DELICIOUS NO BAKE VEGAN ENERGY BALLS Do you crave something sweet after dinner? Feel like a lil summon summon at 3pm to give you a bit of an energy boost? For AGES I was trying out different ‘treats’ that would help combat my sugar cravings. (I used to be a serious sugar monster) But since removing nearly all refined sugar from my diet I wanted something that was going to satisfy my sweet tooth – without spiking my blood sugar.   Why is it important to keep your blood sugar

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30 BEGINNER FRIENDLY VEGAN GREEN SMOOTHIES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

30 Beginner-Friendly Vegan Green Smoothies For Weight Loss   Want to know how to have more energy, make your skin glow and get shiny bouncy hair? Err yes! via GIPHY Now I know you would have heard so many good things about green smoothies, I mean its a hot trend! But did you know that green smoothies are very alkalizing compared to regular smoothies? Heres what I mean.. The more alkaline your body, the better the cleansing & the better it is for your digestion and overall h

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14 EASY WAYS TO END EXHAUSTION AND HAVE MORE ENERGY AS A NEW MOM

14 Easy ways to end exhaustion & have more energy as a new mom   When I became a mum for the first time, I was stressed, overwhelmed & exhausted. My life was tuned upside down by this baby I loved more than life itself. But all I could think about was,   Slowly I began to incorporate these tips and over time started to feel more like ME again.  Being tired is the number one issue I feel new mums deal with. By using the practical suggestions below, you’ll have your energy back

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10 FREE YOGA FLOWS FOR DIGESTION & BELLY FAT

10 Free Yoga Flows For Digestion & Belly Fat   Do you suffer from a noisy gassy tummy? Do you wish you could ease constipation without taking strange colored medicine or eating bags of dried prunes?   There is an easier way, ladies.   Yoga, I believe, should be a part of everyone’s life and health plan. Yoga offers SO MANY BENEFITS. Improving digestion and getting a flatter belly are just a few reasons to start!   Yoga has helped me in my own healing journey, from back pain, anxiety

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25 VEGAN SOUP RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS THAT YOU CAN MAKE IN THE VITAMIX

25 VEGAN SOUP RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS THAT YOU CAN MAKE IN THE VITAMIX    Do you want delicious healthy soups that require minimal time to prepare?   One of my favorite things to eat is homemade soup. I absolutely love it. But as much as I’d love to eat it way more than I usually do, it’s because I often struggle to find HEALTHY soup recipes that are QUICK!   I can get lost on Pinterest looking at all the delicious recipes to try and before I know it its been an hour and I don’t even have

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THE ESSENTIAL AND REALISTIC HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST FOR MOM, DAD & BABY

THE ESSENTIAL AND REALISTIC HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST FOR MOM AND BABY   Do you wonder what you should pack in your hospital bag?   I mean what do you really need?     With my second baby due very soon, I thought I’d create a checklist with all the essentials that either I had with my first delivery and found super helpful, or wish Id had that I will be packing for baby no. 2.   There are SO MANY checklists on what to pack in your hospital bag for labor and delivery but ultimately we’r

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7 DAY REJUVENATING VEGAN MEAL PLAN TO DETOX & LOSE WEIGHT  

7 DAY REJUVENATING VEGAN MEAL PLAN TO DETOX & LOSE WEIGHT       Feeling down about your weight? Maybe bloating, cellulite and skin breakouts?    I hear ya, mama!   Detox can be the word that springs to mind.   So if you’re looking to:   lose weight  debloat  get clearer skin  stop cravings  reset taste buds Increase energy   Then you’ve come to the right place.   When I hear women saying they’re doing a detox, I suddenly think of a very low-calorie d

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HOW TO COPE WITH LABOUR PAIN: AN IN DEPTH GUIDE TO NATURAL PAIN RELIEF

HOW TO COPE WITH LABOUR PAIN: AN IN-DEPTH GUIDE TO NATURAL PAIN RELIEF   Labor can seem scary and if this is your first baby, it’s hard to know what to expect.   If this is your second pregnancy, it can be equally as daunting as you know what’s coming!   Maybe you’re wondering…   How can I ease the pain of natural birth?   What helps with labor pains at home?   How do you deal with labor pains without medication?   My first baby took a whoppin

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IS A VITAMIX WORTH THE COST? HONEST REVIEW & THE BEST ONE TO BUY

IS A VITAMIX WORTH THE COST? HONEST REVIEW & THE BEST BUY TO BUY   This post may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link.   Are you stuck for time but want healthy meals? Maybe you’ve recently gone vegan and you’re trying to get a repertoire of recipes that are quick and easy to make?   In case you didn’t already know, I LOVE food and when I started out on my vegan journey I was constantly coming

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THESE 30 HEALTHY VEGAN VALENTINES DAY DESSERTS ARE SUPER QUICK TO MAKE

30 EASY VEGAN TREATS & DESSERTS THAT ARE SECRETLY HEALTHY   Don’t you just love cake?   Do you want flavorful recipes that your special other won’t be able to tell its healthy and vegan?   Maybe you need something quick and easy to rustle up for your girlfriends?   I have such a sweet tooth but since changing my diet to a whole foods plant-based diet, I always try to eat as healthy as possible – including my desserts.   That may sound boring, but seriously, there are so many delici

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FEELING STRESSED & OVERWHELMED? STOP IT WITH THESE 10 POWERFUL TIPS

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link.   Feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Stop it with these 10 powerful tips   Stressful jobs, school pickups, and never-ending to-do lists can leave us frazzled, overwhelmed and burnt out. With such hectic lifestyles, there’s no wonder why stress and anxiety are on the rise.   I’ve had my own personal struggles too.   Twice in my life, I suffered fro

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TOP VEGAN MEALS TO PREP BEFORE BABY ARRIVES & TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY

TOP VEGAN MEALS TO PREP BEFORE BABY ARRIVES & TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY   I love cooking and making sure that me and my family eat healthy meals is a huge priority to me. I’m the type of person who will sacrifice sleep time to make sure theres lots of tasty snacks in to eat.    To say I love food and I love eating is an understatement.    That was before I had my first child.    Now don’t get me wrong, my families health is still my number 1 priority but I have seriously streamlined my ap

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TOP VEGAN MEALS TO PREP BEFORE BABY ARRIVES & TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY

TOP VEGAN MEALS TO PREP BEFORE BABY ARRIVES & TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY   I love cooking and making sure that me and my family eat healthy meals is a huge priority to me. I’m the type of person who will sacrifice sleep time to make sure theres lots of tasty snacks in to eat.    To say I love food and I love eating is an understatement.    That was before I had my first child.    Now don’t get me wrong, my families health is still my number 1 priority but I have seriously streamlined my ap

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50+ NEW YEARS RESOLUTION IDEAS & A SIMPLE TRICK TO ACCOMPLISH EACH ONE

50+ NEW YEARS RESOLUTION IDEAS & A SIMPLE TRICK TO ACCOMPLISH EACH ONE   I cannot believe its already 2019, where did the year go?   What were your highlights of 2018?   Do you have resolutions for 2019? Of course, you do   My 2018 Goals in Review: What worked, what didn’t and WHY   Every year I set out goals for the year ahead. I LOVE setting new goals this time of year. I think it’s a great opportunity to look back on the wins and fails of the previous year and find something ac

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5 STEPS TO REDISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE (AS A NEW MOM)

5 STEPS TO REDISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE (AS A NEW MOM)   You can never possibly prepare yourself for the transition that happens between pregnancy and motherhood. Understanding that this truly is the next chapter in your life, one in which you will be rediscovering who you are.   Having a baby is something we dream about for years. We picture what our kids will look like, we pick out their names, we envision the fun activities we will do, the cute selfies we will take, the precious bonding we

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HEALTHY VEGAN CHRISTMAS RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT

HEALTHY VEGAN CHRISTMAS RECIPES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT   I know I know, I’m suggesting healthy meals for Christmas day. Yes it should be the time when we can relax with our diets & have a big blow out. However, what about those of you (like me) who genuinely likes to eat healthy & feels pretty crappy when we eat unhealthy foods? Personally, I think we should eat without a restricted mindset all year long so that we don’t feel the need to have a big blow out Or maybe

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7 LOW EFFORT WAYS TO EAT (& FEED YOUR KIDS) HEALTHIER

The Challenge of Healthy Eating   Let’s face it, it’s hard enough trying to eat healthy as a fully-grown adult with a developed frontal lobe and a grown-up portion of self-control.     Getting a toddler (with their shocking lack of delayed gratification skills) or a teenager (with their crazy, hormone-fueled, junk food cravings) to eat healthy is nothing short of an olympic event.   Also, it’s not exactly something they teach you. (I don’t actually even know who “they” are.)  You go into t

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GREATEST HEALTH AND SELF CARE GIFTS TO IMPROVE HER WELL-BEING

The greatest health & self care gifts for her. Perfect for women who want to increase their wellbeing and get healthier! Greatest Health and Self-Care Gifts To Improve Her Wellbeing   Are you struggling to find a meaningful health and wellbeing gift for someone you know?   It’s the greatest gift to see loved ones face when we buy them something meaningful and thoughtful.   But with SO many products, gadgets, and presents on the market, you want to make sure that you get a present t

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10 BEST VEGAN & PLANT BASED NUTRITION BOOKS TO RADICALLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

TOP 10 BEST VEGAN & PLANT-BASED NUTRITION BOOKS TO RADICALLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH   Whether you have been on a vegan diet for a while or you are simply just curious, one of the MOST important things that I encourage you to do is to educate yourself as much as possible.   The books recommended are the best vegan nutrition books I have personally studied in depth and are based on WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED NUTRITION.   By sticking to a whole food plant based diet you can see results such as:

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HOW TO BREAK FREE FROM SUGAR ADDICTION & QUIT SUGAR FOR GOOD

How to break free from sugar addiction and quit sugar for good   I’m sure you’ve heard all about how bad sugar is for you. It seems to be all over the news and media these days.   Do we need sugar?   No, the sugar we need to fuel our cells is glucose. Sugar is made from a combination of glucose & fructose.   Glucose is needed by our cells but fructose has to be converted to glucose by the liver in order to access it. There is not one singular chemical process in the body that is need

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HOW TO MAKE QUICK HEALTHY MEALS WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE THE TIME

How to make healthy meals quickly when you don’t have time   You’ve just come home after a long day of work, maybe the kids need seeing too, maybe the house could do with a clean.    You have demands calling you from all directions.   “Mum, where’s my Lego?”   “Mum, I need help with my homework.”   “Mum, what’s of dinner?”    Ah yes, and then we have to cook a healthy meal for the family!   I know how you feel. I am lucky that I work from home but I also have a toddler to take car

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WHAT I ATE IN A DAY 20 WEEKS PREGNANT (VEGAN)

WHAT I ATE IN A DAY 20 WEEKS PREGNANT (HEALTHY & VEGAN)   I get asked SO many times what do I eat everyday. Although I am breastfeeding (yes still!) and I’m pregnant, I do not think it is an excuse to throw in the towel and start eating rubbish. I had a bad start with my eating habits in my first trimester as I had terrible nausea. Bit of a fancy way to say I ate crap All.the.time. Since the nausea passed I was able to return to my normal eating habits, although slightly modified for

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10 POWERFUL REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD START YOGA TODAY

10 Powerful Reasons Why Women Should Start Yoga Today   As a yoga teacher, I can’t recommend yoga enough. There are so many benefits that yoga can offer.    From a personal point of view, yoga has helped me through anxiety, chronic back pain,  childbirth and getting my pre-baby body back. No wonder I love it.    And if you’re after Madonna’s arms, yoga can help with that too!   What yoga can do for your body?   Yoga has SO many benefits including the ones listed below.   What’s s

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