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7 Tips For A Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

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Ah, the holidays. Such a magical time of year! Or, is it? The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration, connection, and comfort. They can also be a logistical nightmare. 

Juggling the holidays on top of everyday life can feel like a lot. The added stress of a full calendar, constant temptations, extra expenses, navigating family, making the most of vacation time, and trying to stay cheerful and merry while DOING IT ALL can be overwhelming. Here are 7 tips to help you stay healthy and sane thi…

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What You Really Need To Know About Fat

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If dietary fat had a theme song it would start out, “Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down…” Just like the Fresh Prince, dietary fat had an incident of getting into trouble with “a couple of guys (saturated fat and cholesterol) who were up to no good” leading to an over-reaction that impacted dietary fat’s reputation for the past 40 years. Notably, we never heard the story about what caused those “couple of guys” to be causing trouble in the first place. They w…

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Completing The Stress Cycle

Completing the Stress Response

 How is your stress management? There's a good chance that even if you think you're managing stress, you're not actually allowing your body to completely recover. Do you tend to get sick at the start of a vacation or have you noticed your fuse is shorter than normal lately? Feeling exhausted? Having trouble sleeping? Let's make sure you're giving your body a chance to complete the stress response frequently. 

 

Stress Used To Be My Default Setting

Lately, I’ve been feeling more stress. Lots…

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Friday Favorites: Staying Healthy When Traveling

Happy Friday! How are you doing? It has been a whirlwind of a week returning home from my trip to Maine and Vermont and starting a new veterinary job (for greater flexibility with health coaching!). My trip to New England was everything I hoped for. It felt so good connecting with family, breathing in the fresh air, and enjoying special treats like a lobster dinner and my dad’s amazing chili. Here are some of my other favorite things from the past couple of weeks:

 

Healthy Food Finds

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Micro-stressors: The Silent Stress Majorly Impacting Your Mental Health


I want you to love the way that you look and feel and to finally get the results that you want and that you deserve. That is why we are tackling stress today! Specifically, a sneaky kind of stress called micro-stress.

Stress is probably one of the factors preventing you from getting the results that you want. When you're stressed it's easy to feel like you don't have any extra time or energy in order to fit in a workout or to make healthy, nourishing food options. On top of that, st…

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Why You Don't Need More Discipline and Willpower

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I continue to hear a lack of discipline and willpower as the excuse for why people aren't able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here's the thing: You're not going to magically wake up one day with this new-found discipline and willpower. The good news is, you don't need to! That's not what you need to have a healthy lifestyle. It sounds pretty miserable if you have to resist everything you love in order to be healthy. That's not healthy!

Here's what you actually need instead of disc…

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Not Just For Diabetics!


Wohoo, I'm so excited about today's topic. We're talking about an amazingly powerful tool that the majority of Americans could be benefiting from and yet it's currently severely underutilized: continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)!


Right now continuous glucose monitoring is mainly used for diabetics, and that's a mistake. Waiting until you're a diabetic to use a CGM is like waiting until your house is on fire and then going out to buy a smoke detector and extinguisher. I'm going t…

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Skinny Watermelon Lime Margarita (or Mocktail)

The gorgeous warm weather in North Carolina is here! To celebrate, I'm sharing one of my favorite fun drink: a skinny watermelon lime margarita (or mocktail). This is the perfect beverage to enjoy this week for Cinco de Mayo.



Frozen margaritas are fun but they come with a whopping dose of sugar and can have more calories than your dinner. Not so fun fact: Did you know that triple sec contains 10.9 grams of sugar and 225 calories per serving?! And that's before the margarita mix is added. What …

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Why You're Stuck And The Transformation You Can Have!


Let's talk about why you're stuck in a cycle of wanting to make healthy changes, and yet you keep turning to pizza, packaged food, sweets, or out of control snacking. Then we'll focus on the amazing transformation that's possible for you and how to get there!


Right now, you want to make healthy changes. And you probably know that there's healthy food that you do enjoy. You also know it does feel really good when you're eating that food. So why do you keep turning to the options …

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What You Should Know About Intermittent Fasting Heath Claims

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I want you to get the results you want in your body without being confused about all of the options out there. Today we're talking about what's going on behind the amazing headlines and health claims of intermittent fasting (IF). I want you to be able to decide if IF is truly something you want to experiment with or if there are better options.


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There's a difference between what's statistically significant versus actually significant to you.


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