Blogs about Healthy Eating

Forget About Calories

Recently a spin instructor told me how a couple mentioned to her that they burn the most calories during her class compared to the other instructors.

Avoid these ingredients lurking in your food

The central message of healthy eating in its true nuts and bolts is about choosing minimally processed wholefood. The concept of whole food takes a central message at the Fearless Nutrition Clinic. It’s about choosing food as it was grown in nature, without industrial manufacturing and without packages dressed in lengthy ingredients lists. It’s about choosing food and cooking as your grandmother would recognise.

15-16 weeks Trying. Good Stress.

16-17 Weeks Pregnant Tomorrow Crystal

What does optimally healthy mean to you? Terms defined...

Optimal is a term I use a lot as a fitness coach. However, I have found that within in the health and fitness industry, it can mean 3 different things. 1-    It can mean everything looks normal so we’re good here (avoid deficiency/fall within normal ranges/average/survive/status quo). 2-    It can mean everything looks normal, but some known healthy behaviors would be better (additional benefits/above average/thriving/stronger living). 

MINDFUL CONSUMPTION

March is here.  Today I continue to be focused on the nutritional needs of our body.  Our food intake is not only about energy balance.  Recently a new field of study has emerged called “nutritional psychiatry”.  In an observational review of the data, Jacka (2017) notes that mood is not only effected by what we do eat especially during our emotional binges which are those times when we consume to excess (for both sad and happy occasions).  Our mood is also found to be effected by what you do NOT eat.   Once again, we are looking for a balance

A Woman’s Value (No matter her age!)

From the time we are young girls, we are taught that our looks determine our worth. If you are lucky, you learn early on that this is simply not true. Unfortunately, I have found that many of us suffer from equating our worth with our looks well into our golden years - which to me, is really, really sad.

Be careful, that cereal bowl holds more than one serving size

The first place to start is “Serving Size.”  I know many of us have heard about using your fist or your palm and that is all well and good when it comes to meat.  The serving size I want to discuss involves packaged food, any kind of packaged food.  Let us start with breakfast.  This is an easy one and it makes my point very clear.  The serving size is on the nutrition label.  And note that changes are forthcoming on these labels.

Choose Quality Over Quantity

  

Should I Eliminate ALL Carbs?

  I always find it interesting to browse the online forums of health and fitness websites. It gives me an idea of what kind of questions are on people’s minds. Typically on these forums you’ll have someone new to fitness ask a question and the forum members give their feedback. One particular discussion I saw recently peaked my interest.  The question posed to the group was “I’m having trouble meeting my daily carb recommendations.