meal planning 101

Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101 When it comes to healthy eating, failing to plan is planning to fail. Knowing what to eat is one thing, but the execution is the most important part of the battle. Luckily, a little forward planning can go a very long way in ensuring that you are set up for a week…

Types of Carbohydrates

Types of Carbohydrates

Types of Carbohydrates Carbohydrates, or “carbs”, have a bad rap. For years they have been demonized, we’ve been told to limit them in our diets, and they’ve been labeled as the enemy. As it turns out, they are not the demons they have been made out to be, and learning about the various types of…

Causes of Sugar Cravings

4 Causes of Sugar Cravings

4 Causes of Sugar Cravings Despite the hundreds of articles, blog posts, podcasts, and books dedicated to encouraging people to cut back their sugar intake, it remains one of the most common nutrition concerns. The tips and tricks to helping people kick their sugar habits are plenty, however, these same tips and tricks are often…

32 Simple Healthy Snack Ideas

32 Easy Healthy Snack Ideas

Life can get a little hectic and schedules can get a little busy, but that is certainly not a reason to miss mealtime. Skipping meals can throw the body out of balance affecting blood sugar balance, which can lead to increase food cravings later on in the day. It’s at that moment, when your blood sugar is low, that you enter the temporary rage of wanting to eat whatever you can get your hands.Hello, hangry!Remembering to pack snacks, and keeping them simple, can help keep you out of that danger […]

Why Butter is Better

Why Butter is Better

There is so much confusion around dietary fat. Butter has been demonized for years; we’ve been told it’s a source of bad saturated fat, a source of cholesterol and to be limited in our diets. We’ve been taught to limit butter and replace it with “heart healthy” alternatives like margarine and aerosol cooking sprays because they are lower in calories.I write a lot about food, and provide a lot of suggestions, but when you truly break it all down I only recommend one thing: to eat real f […]

how to master your morning smoothie

Mastering Your Morning Smoothie

Smoothies are a great healthy on-the-go breakfast, but when not made correctly these blended breakfast are missing the nutrition mark. Below are the 5 most common mistakes people make when putting together their morning smoothie, and a simple formula to make sure you master your smoothie every time. 5 Most Common Smoothie Mistake:Adding Too Much Fruit: Adding too much fruit to your smoothie might make it sweet and delicious, but it is actually creating more of a milkshake than a h […]

How To Eat Well on a Budget

How To Eat Well on a Budget

When you are on a tight budget, grocery shopping can provide a lot of financial stress. In fact, this is one of the of the most common objections I hear from people about trying to eat healthy. However, there are some simple ideas and tips to consider to help ensure you are eating well while still living in financial freedom. The First Shop is the DeepestWhen you transition to a healthier diet, the first grocery shop is always the most expensive. If you’ve thrown out everything in your p […]

10 Plant-Based Protein Sources

10 Plant-Based Protein Sources

More and more, I’m finding my clients are looking to include more than plant-based foods in their diet. This is amazing, and ensuring that we are eating more foods made from a plant, and not foods made in a plant, is a great way to improve your health.Eating a well balanced diet can be achieved by a variety of different diet types, however one key factor remains – we must eat a balance of macronutrients. Whether you are vegetarian, paleo, flexitarian or simply looking to eat […]

How to Improve Digestion

How to Improve Digestion

Gas, bloating, and heartburn – oh my!The concept of ‘we are what we eat’ has never been more evident than with our digestive system.  However, when our digestive system is not working in harmony we become victim to a whole list of unpleasant digestive ‘uglies’.  Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, cramps, IBS, acid reflux, heartburn and so many more digestive issues have become so common we have begun to consider them “normal”. In fact, some have become so normal th […]