Blogs about Healthy Eating

Do Something That Scares You!

  In previous blogs, I discussed CHANGE and how to ADD to your days in order to better your lives. In this blog, I will continue the discussion of CHANGE and talk about pushing yourself past your comfort zone. 

The Pyramid People Keep Falling For

The first food pyramid was introduced in the 1970's, and it is supported by the USDA. The food pyramid calls for a diet high in carbohydrates, such as grains, cereals, rice, etc., and a diet low in fats. With that said, why are obesity rates and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's on the rise? Society is constantly told to exercise and follow proper nutrition guidelines.

#makeitorbreakit Challenge #1

Ok so the first habit we are going to try to break is NO CALORIES after dinner!

Are You Getting Enough Good Bacteria?

Are you getting fermented foods daily? Many cultures eat a little bit in every meal. These are packed full of good bacteria and probiotics. Some examples are apple cider vinegar with the mother, pickles, sour kraut, yogurt with live cultures, kimchi, kefir, kombucha tea, etc. These are particularly important if you have been on anti-biotics which deplete your immune system of good and bad bacteria.  Your digestive system will thank you.

Seven Summertime Healthy Fruits

Seven summertime healthy fruits is our topic for today. With summertime just around the corner, your palate might be watering for your favorite fruits just like mine!Although in general, all fruits are healthy, we have to be mindful of the ones that might not be best for our health goals. The fruits you’ll read about today are all good for your health and fitness goals!

Snacks, snacks and more snacks

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } I encourage you to eat snacks in between all of your meals. That means you eat every 2-3 hours, depending on the size of your snacks. YES IT IS OK to snack during the day, just pick the right foods. 

5 Mindset Shifts to Make Clean Eating a Healthy Habit

Functional medicine nutritionist Dana James shares how she helps her clients shift their mindset to create healthier eating patterns. Food is medicine, and your mind is the cure. As a functional medicine nutritionist and cognitive behavioral therapist, she is privy to the inner workings of a client’s mind and behavior around food. 

How many burpees will burn off the piece of cake I just ate?

  I know you’ve seen the memes that list some unhealthy food and its equivalent in terms of an exercise. And, I hear the questions all the time….how many calories will I burn doing this? How long do I have to work out to burn the calories of the hamburger I ate last night………in short, my answer is……..who cares?It really doesn’t matter!

Is Language Really That Important When It Comes To What You Eat?

                I have been getting a lot of questions about diet/nutrition and have been discussing my own diet/nutrition recently, so I decided to continue my theme of CHANGE and write a blog keeping the subject of nutrition in mind.

Why the Key to Happiness May Be Trying Things You Don't Like

I write, and talk about in my various positions as a fitness professional,  the praises of living a healthy lifestyle. But the truth is that even though smoothies and salads are delicious—and I hope you try it—I don’t want to eat this way.