How To Become A Runner (Even If You Hate It)
It's easy to think that those crazy people who just bound out the door for a run at 5 in the morning were born with that kind of enthusiasm. But that's typically not true! I fell in love with running after high school when I realized you don't actually have to feel like you are dying the entire time. Today I'm sharing my journey and some tips to help you get jumpstarted.
My Top Tips To Start Running
Seriously! You can slow down. You don't hav…
Why Our Society and Food System Are Messed Up
Our society has a messed up relationship with food and it's setting you up to fail. Let's talk about why you're stuck in this cycle of having low energy, not loving the way you feel in your body, and feeling like the only way out is to have a ton of self-discipline and willpower. Okay? (For the video version, scroll to the end of this post.)
Right now, you are constantly bombarded with two contradicting messages:
- Food is a reward, enjoyment, and how we connect with others. …
Is Intermittent Fasting Right For You?
It's time to tackle intermittent fasting (IF). I know you've been eyeing it in all of it's appealing glory. Google says you can lose weight, burn fat, cure cancer, and live forever (among a laundry list of other amazing things). The best part? You don't even have to change what you're eating! I completely understand the appeal. But is intermittent fasting really the key to getting you the sustainable results you want? That's what I'm going to help you decide today.
This is the f…
How Meditating Changed My Life (Even Though I Hated It)
Don't think meditating is for you? I get you! I was like that for 30+ years. :-) If you're like me, you have either completely dismissed it as something you're not even interested in OR you tried it but "couldn't do it" because your mind was racing.
But it turns out you don't need to have a calm, clear mind to experience the benefits of meditating. In fact, if you're having a tough time clearing your mind, that's a sign meditating is exactly what you need right now! Today I'm sh…
This is Healthy?! Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Are you feeling torn between wanting to start fresh and eat super healthy but also just wanting to eat all the warm, cheesy comfort food? I see you. How about we accomplish both? I've been keeping this cheesy spaghetti squash casserole recipe from you guys for a little while now. I think you'll find it worth the wait.
Really, you're getting a 2-for-1 today. You're getting a crowd-pleasing casserole recipe that makes amazing leftovers and even freezes well. You're also getting a …
Are Smoothies Derailing Your Health Goals?
Let's talk about smoothies! Starting your day with a smoothie seems like an uber healthy way to start your day, right? Maybe... But it also might be one of the factors preventing you from achieving your health goals. Today I'm sharing 2 reasons why your smoothie is hurting your health goals and 3 ways to use smoothies to fuel your day for success.
The Top 2 Reasons Smoothies Might Be Derailing Your Health Efforts:
1. You're missing out on chewing.
Think I Always Ate Super Healthy? Guess Again!
So many people assume that I’ve always loved eating super healthy and that I could eat whatever I want and still be small. That’s actually not true! I know exactly what it’s like being used to foods like Eggos and Pop Tarts for breakfast, Cheez-its for snacks, and chicken fingers and french fries for dinner out. I also remember the first time I actually started looking at food labels - yikes.
It’s easy to assume that people who look like they effortlessly maintain a healthy life…
10 Minute Dinners When You've Done Zero Prep
One common misconception and excuse I hear a lot is that eating healthy takes more time. Likely that comes from the idea that you have to be spending hours meal prepping in order to turn to healthy options, but that’s totally not true. If meal prepping is something you enjoy, fantastic! But for a lot of my clients, they’re busy and need fast nourishing options to turn to without spending a ton of time in the kitchen. I completely get that!
I’m balancing two careers that I love, but that…
The Simple But Powerful Exercise For Finding Balance
Balance (n): a condition in which elements are equal or in the correct proportions. Balance is that elusive thing we're always aiming for to help us stay afloat and steady in the craziness of life. But the thing about finding balance is that it's a journey not a destination. Even if you stand still, new waves will challenge you. And just like walking on a tight rope, with each new step we take through life we need to work to find a new balance. That's why balance in our lives is someth…
Why The U.S. Dietary Guidelines Are Messed Up
This is the kind of news I wish I didn't have to share, but I do. I wish that dietary guidelines were simple and created with the sole purpose of making it easier for you to be healthy. Unfortunately, it's a lot more complicated than that. I'm giving you a glimpse of how the U.S. Dietary Guidelines are created. This is just one example of why you may be trying to follow all the rules and recommendations and yet you're still not getting the results you want.
I can't emphasize thi…