Happy Easter to those who celebrate Easter, Chag sameach to those who celebrate Passover (is that right?!), and happy weekend to everyone! And to anyone running Boston tomorrow, good luck! Tomorrow will unquestionably be a day full of emotion, struggle, memories, honor, gratitude, unity, and so much more. Above all else, I just hope and pray for the safety of everyone involved.
- Red Meat: Healthy or Harmful? I’m having a bunch of blog issues (ugh!), and you all know how tech-saavy I am (hint: negative), so those of you who subscribe to my email list did not receive Friday’s post. Issues aside, it was a good post, and one that sparked a lot of great opinions from readers, too … so head on over to check out my thoughts on whether red meat is healthy or harmful!
- Food Intolerances and Healing my Gut: Laura posted about her experience as a client of my food intolerance testing. She had just as overwhelming a list as I had (probably more so), but she approached it like a champ. It’s only been a week, but she’s already feeling much better!!
- 9 Ways to Tell You’re on the Wrong Diet: If you’ve ever felt like a ‘failure’ because you couldn’t stick to a traditional diet, this article is for you! I had one of my Spring Reset participants text me the other night saying “I can’t believe I’m getting these awesome results without being on a diet!” I explained to her that my approach is never to put clients on a traditional diet – I believe that restriction and very stringent elimination only sets people up for self-sabotage and is unsustainable, and I do everything I can to get results by making small, sustainable changes. That’s why I love this article, which agrees that the healthiest way of eating revolves around balance, moderation, and flexibility. Of course, there are some things (water! vegetables!) that I think are generally good for everyone, but for the most part, it’s all about customizing what works to each person. (picture source)
- 10 Snacking Mistakes that Cause Weight Gain: I don’t necessarily agree with the last one for everyone, but I definitely believe in focusing on real foods when it comes to snacking, and seeing snacks as an opportunity to fit in more fruits and vegetables! I’ve also talked about water, healthy snacks for work, the health halo, and more!
- Will We Ever Accept that Exercise Is Often the Best Medicine? Forgive me if I sound like a broken record here. Regardless, it is so, so, so important, and this particular version of the argument for exercise is very well written. The benefits of exercise are too numerous to name in any single study or blog post, and exercising can alleviate so many of the symptoms that people experience all the time. If you’re not exercising now, I challenge you to give it a go this week – start slowly, but just move your body for a few minutes each day. I know you’ll feel better if you do!
- Lifetime Cost of an Obese Child More than a Year of College: You’ve probably noticed that, despite not having any kids of my own, childhood obesity is something that really tugs at my heartstrings. It’s such a sad issue – and something that leaves both the child and the parents feeling helpless and lonely. Someday, I hope to figure out how I can make a difference in this area, but for now, all I can do is offer hope (we are learning more and more about nutrition as a society, and there are so many positive changes being made) and encouragement to parents (please, please, prioritize nutrition for your kids, and let me know if there is anything I can do to help!). (picture source – only because, while I love the Huffington Post in general, I never agree with putting pictures of kids online for the purpose of showing them as ‘obese’)
- 75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out for a Run: This one was just funny. It’s pretty amazing how much running makes your mind wander, right? As soon as I read #1-9, I felt like the author was reading my mind. If you’re a runner, I can almost guarantee this will make you laugh!
(All pictures are sourced from article linked in title, unless otherwise noted).
So tell me in the comments … Which article is your favorite? Are you running Boston? Does anyone known of a reliable but cheap resource that will just help you deal with blog problems (like Geek Squad, but for blogs?)