I often tell my clients that healthy living isn’t all or nothing. Sometimes making one or two healthy swaps can be what you to help you leap into a new lifestyle. Like choosing a salad dressing with less sugar. Or going to bed 30 minutes earlier to get more sleep. But you know what sucks? When your well-intentioned healthy swaps turn out to be not that healthy after-all. Wanna give up something … [Read more...] about 5 Healthy Swaps That Aren’t So Healthy
Salt! You just gotta love it. When I talk with my clients, they often complain about their salt addiction. It might be feasible to eat better at mealtime. But there’s an emptiness when they can’t enjoy their favorite salty snacks. But you can enjoy salty snacks while eating healthier. Wait, I’m being serious. There are many options in the grocery aisles that are much healthier. At least … [Read more...] about 8 Healthy Store Bought Salty Snacks
If you’ve hung around with me long enough, you know I heart coffee. I wake in the morning full of anticipation for my morning brew. And I go to sleep at night, dreaming of my coffee adventures for the next day. But what if I could make coffee healthier? Because coffee is great and all. It makes me feel real good. And the smell warms my heart. But I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a powerhouse … [Read more...] about Healthy Substitutes for Regular Coffee! (Caffeine/Decaf Options)
Let’s travel back to the later 1900s. A time when most kids still had gym class every day and where children didn’t have as many electronics so they'd go out and play. And where being unathletic meant you had to struggle daily to not look like a ridiculous fool. This is where my story begins The start of my unathletic journey But first a little history about me. So when I was four years old, I … [Read more...] about How A Childhood Illness That Left Me Weak, Made Me Strong
You can eat at a restaurant without blowing your clean eating You sure as hell don’t keep the foods that tempt you in your home. But eating in a restaurant is a different story. Temptation is abso-freakin-lutely everywhere! This is one of the biggest things that throws off my coaching clients. But take a deep breath before you start to panic about that big dinner out. You got this. Be social, … [Read more...] about Restaurant Temptation: Stay On Your Diet While Eating Out!
Most protein bars are marketed as healthy. But very few of them are. In fact, the average protein bar should be in a trick-or-treat bag rather than a gym bag. But these 5 protein bars break the mold. Now let’s get one thing straight.No protein bar is healthier than whole, real food. Better quality bars are still in the “treat” category. But these bars as better options. They have... Zero … [Read more...] about My Top Picks! On The Lookout For A Protein Bar That Isn’t Candy!
Here’s the conundrum I wrestle with daily. I shout to the moon about the value of a healthy lifestyle, all while knowing that clean living costs a pretty penny. And many people are forced to pick and choose the places they lay down their cool hard cash. And that’s why I’m super excited when I find something that makes healthy choices more affordable. So this brings me to Groupon Coupons. … [Read more...] about Groupon Coupons For Healthy Savings
Finding the desire to get healthy is easy. Finding affordable resources to help you reach your goals can be a bit more challenging. And while you might want a thin body, you certainly don't want a thin wallet. So what is a budget conscious, health aspiring person to do? Make the most of the many economical resources out there! There are a plethora of tools and resources that can help guide your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Get Healthy on a Tight Budget
Your Feelings Matter Sticks or stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I'm sure you said that at least once before you had completed elementary school. But it's not true. Words can be extremely damaging. And your feelings can have affect your body in a way that literally hurts. Anxiety, sadness and depression are something that most of us experience these at some point in our … [Read more...] about Stop Your Feelings From Feeding Your Waistline
I'm gonna let you in on a secret. I'm a complete carb addict. And by carb addict I mean I love those emotionally satisfying but not so healthy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, bagels, and muffins. Sure I'm a food and diet coach, but I'm only human. And carbohydrates are my vice. And this is precisely why I love zoodles. What are zoodles you ask? Good question! Zoodles are vegetables that have … [Read more...] about Zoodles: The Magical, Healthy Pasta