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Friday
Feb172017

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness When You Have No Time

People fall in and out of fitness all of the time.

I fell in love with fitness at a pretty young age. I have vivid memories of joining my mom as she’d do her at-home exercise videos or rollerblading alongside of her while she ran outdoors in a park close to home.

That frequency of exercise carried with me throughout high school and college as I prioritized time, almost every day, to lift weights or do some cardio.

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Friday
Dec302016

The Best (and Worst) Eating Trends of 2016

Every year has them: Food fads and trends that emerge (or re-emerge) into our social feeds, conversations with loved ones or friends or on the menu at our favorite diner or restaurant.

As a food and nutrition professional, I love food trends. They get me excited about eating and become great conversations with clients looking for help to navigate through them.

 

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Friday
Nov252016

How to Eat for Gut Healing

If you’ve been reading along this last month, you’ve noticed we’ve been talking a lot about gut health.  Some of the latest posts included:

 

 

Gut has become a new buzz-word in the world of nutrition and holistic health. More and more research continues to come out on how our gut health has a bigger impact than we once thought when it comes to our immune system, metabolism and overall health.

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Sunday
Oct302016

7 Healthy Ways to Prepare for the Holiday Season Now

It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year.  These next eight weeks often bring out the best in people through exchanges of gratitude, gift giving and upbeat and positive attitudes. But for anyone on a their own weight loss and transformation journey, it can also be the cause of deviation from our plans and create setbacks. If you’re the average American, this time of year has been estimated to bring on an additional 8-10 pounds due to all the extras that this time of year brings.

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Sunday
Oct022016

7 Carbohydrates for Weight Loss

When it comes to weight loss, chances are you’ve been told that carbs (at least the starchy ones) are a no when it comes to what you can eat to net the result you are looking for.

And if you’ve worked with a Life Time Coach, you may have been recommended to prioritize non-starchy vegetables and some fruit as your main source of carbohydrates at meal time.

This recommendation is a good one, as we live in world that prioritizes highly-processed foods for their convenience and tasty flavor profile – so it’s often really easy to overeat carbohydrates in comparison of our fat and protein needs.

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Sunday
Sep042016

Why Small Habit Changes Aren't Getting You To Your Goal

For as long as I can remember, the “one-behavior-at-a-time” approach has been deemed the gold standard when it comes to weight loss.

Habit change is hard and with the average American overstressed and overtired, the thought of changing too much of their current lifestyle can sound unbearable, no matter how motivated they are to lose weight. And for most people, there is a laundry list of healthy habits they’ll need to embark and practice over and over before their body decides it’s enough to burn and lose fat. 

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Sunday
Aug072016

5 Signs You Need A Vacation

I have to admit it: this article was written for me. Working in the health and fitness industry, work and downtime tend to severely overlap. When you enjoy what you do and have every desire to serve others with tools and information to live a healthy life, it’s easy to work too many hours and not take enough time off to do nothing.

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