Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Book Review: Fit2Fat2Fit

I picked up this book on the clearance rack of my local book shop a few weeks ago. Once I got around to reading it, it only took me about 2 days to finish it. I’ve seen a number of mixed reviews online for it and figured I should put in my two cents.


Fit2Fat2Fit is a book about a trainer (Drew Manning,

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Book Review: “Shred:The Revolutionary Diet”

Recently, my sister won a copy of the new book “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet” by Ian K. Smith, MD.  I had seen copies of this at the bookstore and on my Amazon feed so I asked if I could borrow it before she read it.  What a quick read it was!

The Basics

The book is basically a 6 week quick weight loss plan.  The

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Starting April Right

First, how do you like the new layout/theme?? I think its good for now until I have time to work on a more customized one!

Today, I just want to do a quick recap for the week on how my goals are going. THis should keep me accountable. I want to do it before the weekend because that is when I slip up the most.

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Book Review: Practical Paleo

Finally! The book review is here! I bought this book a few weeks ago with the intention of using it solely as a cookbook. Boy was I mistaken. I started to just “peruse” and “skim” it but before I knew it, I was totally engulfed. I’ve read several Paleo Diet (PD from now on) books before, all different in their own way but this one

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Book Review: It Starts With Food

A couple of weeks ago, I received a copy of “It Starts with Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.  I was really excited, as this book has been on my wish list for a while now.  Of course, it arrived right before finals so I couldn’t get to reading it any faster but I’m finally done!  So on with the review!

The Basics: 

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A Paleo Yogi

Good morning!  I may be a little peppy this morning from my AM Yoga I did.  I have been really tight and sore lately and I think I need to incorporate more yoga.  I’m a week early though because next week on the Health Holidays challenge is relaxation/stretch it out week (oooh sneak peak!). 

This is on top of my Yoga X workout last

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Good Belly, Paleo Belly

So lots of random things today. Rob and I didn’t do anything note-worthy over the weekend. I got my haircut but I look the same as the photo I just posted here (like the pic? I just added it!) We hung out with friends watching football on Saturday. So I guess just some things going on this week…

On Saturday, I finally used my GoodBelly

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Book Review: Quantum Paleo

Just recently, I read the new book Quantum Paleo by Doug Willen on my Amazon Kindle app.  I had completely forgotten about it but finally got around to reading it.  I just finished it a few days ago and am still torn on it.  Let’s just get into the meat of the book.

Figuring Out the WhyThis book is heavy on the “why” to lose

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