General Health Tips

4 Benefits of Meal Planning

  Meal planning and food prep photos are popping up all over social media lately (don’t miss mine on Facebook or Instagram!), and people are constantly asking me why I feel so strongly about meal planning and food prep.  The benefits of meal planning are huge, and in today’s post, I’ll share my top 4. …

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#1 (and #2 and #3!) Steps to Achieve Your Health Goals

steps to achieve your health goals

The beginning of January brings excitement for our health, determination to feel our best and turn over a new leaf, and willingness to make change.  I LOVE all of these things, and celebrate welcoming them into our lives next week.  However, the New Year also brings an onslaught of fad diets, unrealistic expectations, negative self-talk,…

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Don’t Be Tricked by Hidden Added Sugar!

hidden added sugar

It’s not breaking nutrition news that sugar is detrimental to our health.  Excess sugar consumption has been linked to weight gain and obesity, uncontrollable cravings, cavities, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, premature aging, mood swings and irritability, and so much more.  Even though we know that it is harmful, however, our consumption continues to…

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Should I Go Vegan? A Response to “What The Health”

My “What The Health” Experience “What The Health” was released on my birthday this year (March 7, 2017), but as much as I love health and nutrition, I don’t love movies, so I didn’t think twice about skipping it.  Over the past few weeks, though, so many of my family, friends, and clients have asked me…

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What’s NOT In Your Breakfast May Be Holding You Back

high carb breakfast

Refined vs. unrefined carbohydrates Most traditional American breakfast options center around the wrong type of carbohydrates. Donuts, pancakes, waffles, muffins, toast, and bagels are mainstays of any continental breakfast, coffee shop, and most family breakfast tables. Not only are they filled with added sugar, but they are primarily composed of refined carbohydrates. More and more…

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