Posts in Healthy Living
Motivation vs. Discipline

Happy Tuesday, friends! With summer vacation coming to a close, I challenge you to take a look at the last few months. Did you achieve the goals you set for yourself? If so, what kept you going? Chances are it was your discipline that kept you moving forward over motivation. If you have found that you’ve fallen short, lack of motivation and discipline most likely won.

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Five Tips for Navigating Restaurants

If you’re like me you love to go out to eat, try new restaurants, and spend some time outside of the house with family and friends. However when it comes to staying on track with nutrition, this may seem like a sacrifice that has to be made. Friends, I’m here to tell you that is NOT true! Today I’d like to share my top tips that help me survive the restaurant scene - leaving me in a place where I can spend time with my friends and family, but also enjoy the food! 

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Micronutrients: They're Important Too!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I track my macronutrients to ensure my body is getting enough protein, carbs, and fat. These are the nutrients our bodies need for energy and to build and repair muscle. I like to think that I’m pretty consistent in reaching these macro goals, but a couple of days ago I took a look at my food diary and was amazed at how little iron I was getting in my diet! Though I had been doing well in hitting my macro goals, as I looked deeper I noticed I was struggling to meet many of my micronutrient goals - another important aspect to consider when striving to fuel my body well!

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Wear that Bikini!

Have you ever seen the image floating around social media that says, “How to have a bikini body: wear one”? This is such a powerful thought, and it is one that seems so simple to take into action. However, that is often not the case. A few weeks ago while I was at the pool with my girls, I noticed myself getting wrapped up into thoughts of things I needed to “work on” to feel more confident in my swimsuit while I hung out at the pool. Then I stopped and thought: WHY? Why am I picking myself apart? I am so much more than this.

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Leading a Healthy Lifestyle with Kids

Common excuses I hear day to day about why it is too hard to lead a healthy lifestyle is that clients have little ones running around. Friends, here is the honest truth: your kids should be the reason why you live a healthy lifestyle! Finding time to exercise and eat right is the best example you can set forth for them. Today, I’d like to share a few tips of how to do exactly so.

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Eating with Company - How to Say No

Have you ever been at a get together where you try to avoid eating the dessert on the table knowing it doesn’t fit your goals, but also worrying about offending your hosts by not indulging in it? Have you ever just eaten the cake and been bummed you did later in order to avoid the latter? If you’re like me, you’ve been in this place many times.

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Setting Lifestyle Habits in the Summer Months

As we head into the summer months, life gets busy. There are BBQs on the weekends, vacations, and other events that make it easy to steer away from the path of a healthy lifestyle. I often hear from my clients that they’ll jump back in “after the summer is over” or “when things slow down”. However if this is you, it may be time to stop and think: Does it have to be that way? Do we have to work hard January through May of each year, only to lose sight of our goals until after summer when we all know how quickly the holidays approach from there?

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Protein for Women

Hi, friends! Do you eat enough protein day to day? Take a look at your diet. As women, we need at least 100 grams of protein each day.  If you’re not reaching this target, it may be time to take a look at your diet and add in a few extra servings here and there! Protein is the main building block of our bodies. It is used to build muscles and enzymes, regulate hormones, and it keeps us full! Without protein, a body cannot function efficiently.

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Intermittent Fasting and Autoimmune Disorders

Intermittent fasting is one of my favorite parts of the lifestyle I choose to live. It gives me the flexibility to eat within a certain time frame that works for my schedule, allow my body to heal and thrive, and I am able to focus upon hydration first and foremost during the day. However, starting out with a 16/8 intermittent fasting protocol  may not be for everyone - especially if you have an autoimmune disease.

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Mindset Around Fasting

In the health and wellness industry, fasting has become a popular term in which many are trying out for themselves. In my previous blog post, I discussed some of the benefits and when (and when not) to do it. However, it is SO important to address mindset before implementing a fast into your routine. Fasting is not meant to punish or to be a quick fix. It is meant to reward your body with time to heal and repair itself.

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Get Those Greens In

It’s no secret that greens are good for you. However, how often do we make sure we are getting enough of them each day? If you’re like me they always end up in the grocery cart, but the real challenge begins when you arrive home and have to remind yourself to incorporate them into your meals! Today, I’d like to share a few tips of how to get those greens into your diet.

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Tips to Stay Focused on Your Nutrition

You’ll hear me say it time and time again: nutrition is key! When we are fueling our bodies efficiently, they are more likely to work efficiency. It’s a balancing act. Around this time of year with Spring Break and warmer weather it can be difficult to think about focusing in on our nutrition and sticking to it, but trust me - your bodies will thank you if you do! Today I’d like to share some tips that help me stay focused on my nutrition.

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The Truth About Processed Foods

We’ve all heard it again and again - avoid processed foods. When we’re on the go, it can be difficult to do so. After all, it’s much easier to grab a granola bar out of the pantry than it is to cut up fruit and veggies before running out of the door. Trust me, I get it! However, you should know the truth about the processed foods you are ingesting and the effects that they have on your body. Today, I’d like to dive into a few of them that became evident when I began really looking at the food labels in my kitchen.

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Balancing Your Macros

Whether you’re just starting your health and fitness journey or you’ve been living a healthy lifestyle for some time, you know how important it is to ensure you are getting a balanced diet of the appropriate macronutrients. Our bodies need protein, fat, and carbs to thrive - and making sure you’re finding the correct balance daily is detrimental to energy levels, fitness, and day to day tasks. Today I’d like to share five tips that you can try today and increase your success!

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Gym Anxiety? Top Tips For Overcoming Your Fear Of The Gym

Gym anxiety can be a real thing- one that hinders even the most well intentioned person to stay away.  It is never a fun to feel ill-equipped for success and the gym is no exception. Most of us overthink it and create more anxiety than necessary when it comes to working out at the gym.  That said here are some tips to help ease those tensions and to encourage you to drop those anxieties and start getting your sweat on with confidence

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