Health and Nutrition

The Continual Journey to Heal My Relationship with Food & Where I am Now

The Continual Journey to Heal My Relationship with Food & Where I am Now

I have been in the process of creating my new Mindful Macros Group Health Coaching Program and felt it was important to tell you how it all transpired and came into fruition. But I had to summon up all my courage to do it.

'Tis the Season for All Things Pumpkin

'Tis the Season for All Things Pumpkin

Eat more pumpkin!! There is good reason to incorporate more pumpkin into your diet. Both the flesh and the seeds are nutritional superstars and boast a pretty impressive nutritional profile. Here are five health-boosting benefits of eating pumpkin and some easy ways to use this seasonal fruit.

What is Juice Plus+? And How Will it Help You?

What is Juice Plus+? And How Will it Help You?

In my previous "Why You Should Kick Calorie Counting to the Curb" blog post, I shared the results of a new research study that offers strong support that we should move away from counting calories and limiting portion sizes and move toward focusing on adopting a high quality diet.

I would venture to say that you already know the importance of a high quality diet and would wholeheartedly agree that the right fuel makes your body run better. The problem is not the knowing. The problem is often the doing.

It can be really, really hard to consistently eat a high quality diet. After all, you go-go-go from sun up to sun down. You try so hard to fit it all in. To balance healthy eating with everything else on your plate (pun-intended, ha!). But there are only so many hours in a day and something has to give. And that something is often a healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

And this, my sweet friend, is precisely why I am so excited to introduce a simple and easy way to take healthy back. It's called Juice Plus+ and it makes doing what we know we should with our diet actually doable.

Find out more about Juice Plus+ and learn how making this one simple change can be a jump start to better health!

Why You Should Kick Calorie Counting to the Curb

Why You Should Kick Calorie Counting to the Curb

The diet and food industry has long sold us the idea that in order to lose weight, we should count calories, limit portions, and exercise more. That maintaining a healthy weight is all about discipline, willpower, and self-control. 

But listen up friends. We need to ditch this mentality. Like STAT. We need to stop counting calories (and carbs and fat grams and anything else for that matter!) and switch our focus to consuming whole, real food and to upgrading the QUALITY of our diets. I know counting and measuring can be hard to let go of but a new study that was reported on by the New York Times last week may help you change your mind. 

Your Magic Formula For Healthy Weight Loss And Vibrant Health

Your Magic Formula For Healthy Weight Loss And Vibrant Health

Understanding your food cravings will ultimately reveal the best way to lose weight for your unique body and will uncover your magic formula for living your healthiest and most vibrant life. Get ready to demystify common sources of food cravings and discover how to use your food cravings as a powerful guide to achieve your health and weight loss goals! 

5 Tips To Get You Into The Kitchen Even If You Aren't The Next Julia Child

5 Tips To Get You Into The Kitchen Even If You Aren't The Next Julia Child

I truly believe one of the best things we can do for our health is increase the number of home-cooked meals we eat and decrease the number of meals we eat out at restaurants, bring home in the form of take out, and that come from a box (entirely or partially). But what are you to do when you don't really like to cook, find it overwhelming to meal plan, and don't find joy in doing dishes? Well, my friend, I've gotcha covered.

Here are 5 things that have helped me increase the number of home-cooked meals I eat and decrease my reliance on the quick and the easy.

I am a Health Coach BUT I Don't Like to Cook

I am a Health Coach BUT I Don't Like to Cook

I have a confession. I am health coach but I don't really like to cook. Nothing in the kitchen comes naturally to me. The timing, the organization, the combining of flavors. None of it. I am messy and unorganized. I can easily use about 20 different utensils to prepare one simple meal. I have yet to figure out how all the spoons and forks are dirty by the time the dish is prepared and ready to eat. Now that I think about it, maybe this is one reason why I don't like the clean up process. Too many damn utensils to wash.