The Mentality That's Keeping You from Being the Healthiest and Best Version of Yourself

The Mentality That's Keeping You from Being the Healthiest and Best Version of Yourself

Why do we tend to approach our health from a place of STOP/START?  When you approach your health (or nutrition, or fitness) as an "all or nothing" endeavor, you WILL fail. Every time. So what's the alternative?...

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Quick and Easy Meals Part II: Cheat-Cooking; Plus a Giveaway!

Quick and Easy Meals Part II: Cheat-Cooking; Plus a Giveaway!

...the fact of the matter is, if you want to be healthy long term, you're going to have to spend some time prepping meals at home (unless of course you can afford a live-in chef). Assuming that is not the case for most of you, in this post I'm going to give you a glimpse into my world of "cheat-cooking".  

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No Planning Required: Set Your Kitchen Up for Quick and Easy Meals with My Two Step Plan

No Planning Required: Set Your Kitchen Up for Quick and Easy Meals with My Two Step Plan

...In this post I'm going to reframe the way you approach your weekly shopping trip (yes weekly, it can be done!). With my two simple steps below, you can eliminate needless trips to the store, hours of planning and prepping, and precious brain-wave expenditure every week. This solution is for anyone who wants to cook healthy meals at home, but is sick of planning and/or making countless trips to the store.

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Strawberry Summer Salad PLUS Get Healthier this Summer with One Simple Change

Strawberry Summer Salad PLUS Get Healthier this Summer with One Simple Change

It's strawberry season! in case you hadn't realized, one of the best fruits of summer is ripe again and ready for the picking... I've been making a TON of salads these past two weeks in particular because our local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) garden just started producing shares, and that has meant lots of fresh salad greens, herbs, and spinach - perfect for making all kinds of salads!

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3 Simple Things I Do to Avoid the Holiday Binge-then-Feel-Remorseful Curse

3 Simple Things I Do to Avoid the Holiday Binge-then-Feel-Remorseful Curse

November and December...are, for even the best and most nutritionally holy of us, a veritable minefield of scrumptious sweets, fat-ladened dishes, and spirits of all kinds.  They are designed (I'm convinced) to make us weak, break us down, and then fill us up with sugar, trans fat, and a whole heaping helping of remorse...Just take a look at the below three holiday-routine adjustments I commit to every year, and do your best to add them to yours.

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How to Use Superfoods to Up Your Nutrient Intake and Fight Disease

How to Use Superfoods to Up Your Nutrient Intake and Fight Disease

So I'll skip right to the good stuff.  Below is a short list of some of the superfoods I incorporate into my diet.  This is by no means an exhaustive list of superfoods! But I wanted to share just a few of my favorites, and let you know why they are so...well, super!

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What I Did to Get "Wedding-Dress Ready", and Why It Didn't Include Extreme Diets or Fasting

What I Did to Get "Wedding-Dress Ready", and Why It Didn't Include Extreme Diets or Fasting

There are so many expectations that surround a wedding day in this day in age: built on years and years of tradition, a long list of proper etiquette, should-dos and should-not-dos.  One of these engrained expectations... is that the bride should be at her most beautiful on her wedding day.  The skinniest and most radiant she's ever been. 

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Top 5 Realistic Tips for Actually Losing Weight on Your Summer Vacay: #3 Is a MUST-HAVE Technology for Traveling Healthy!

Top 5 Realistic Tips for Actually Losing Weight on Your Summer Vacay: #3 Is a MUST-HAVE Technology for Traveling Healthy!

While on vacation, most of us go out to eat for every meal, tend to imbibe a bit more, and maybe have that extra dessert.  For lunch.  I mean, that's the definition of "vacation", right?...But I have some sneaky, waist-whittling tips to share with you that I have used to vacation healthily for over 8 years.  Before I divulge my secrets, let me share with you my one major healthy traveling mentality that...

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