Sometimes I forget that not everybody knows how to make a smoothie and that I was also pretty apprehensive about trying it for the first time.
'How do you mean I can just blend up vegetables?' 'How much is a cup of spinach?' and 'What if I do something wrong?' were some of my questions.
For the longest time, we were told that FAT is the culprit and makes us fat. Well, this myth has since been debunked (healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, grass-fed butter, salmon, sardines and herring are essential to good health), and science shows that we need to be paying attention to sugar instead.Read More
You might remember that I ran a 5 Day Whole Food Challenge for Women to Kickstart Weight Loss last week. It was an amazing week! Everybody who put in the work had awesome results, and there was such a supportive and motivating sense of community in our closed Facebook group which was very touching.
Take a look at these amazing results.Read More
We're in the first full week of January, and many people are busy pursuing new habits - often with the goal of living a healthier life and losing weight. But what does it take to start something new and actually stick with it?Read More
Our bodies are always communicating with us. All too often we see sluggishness, bloating, and skin issues as normal parts of life or of getting older. However, this is your body's way of communicating something to you. The key is to learn its language and find out what it means. In this post, I am listing the 5 most common signs that tell us our bodies need a little TLC.Read More
I love the holidays!! A time for parties and fun events, time with family and friends, and also a time for delicious and rich foods. However, let's be real, sometimes all that partying can leave us feeling not quite like our usual selfs. Whether it is a few extra pounds, digestive issues or hangovers, we've all been there.
The great news is that you can easily get back on track. Here are 6 simple steps you can take to bounce back.
We are one week out from Christmas. I know time flies but it still amazes me each year. 2018 has been an awesome year for me. Here is a little recap and a gift to you at the end.Read More
Looking for a quick, easy and nutritious breakfast you can make ahead of time? Try overnight oats!Read More
Chocolate is the only ingredient that is its very own food group. Well not really—but it seems as if it should be. Powerfully comforting, creamy, delicious—many people eat chocolate at least several times a week. Which begs the question… Is Chocolate Good for You?Read More
When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Roots like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate them.Read More
Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, processed foods can be extremely damaging to the body. That said, our bodies need fat for insulation, vitamin and mineral absorption, to protect our organs, for balanced hormone levels and to nourish our skin, hair, and nails.Read More
Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around. Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.Read More