Overcoming Emotional Eating

Have you ever felt like reaching for a bag of cookies after a stressful day at work, or celebrating an accomplishment by going out for ice cream? If so, you’ve experienced a form of emotional eating, and you’re certainly not alone. Now, don’t jump to conclusions, there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying food. Let’s face it--food is one of life’s greatest pleasures and it tastes amazing. Enjoying food and using it as a method to deal with emotions only becomes a problem if it’s your primary source of pleasure and comfort. In this blog, you’ll discover what emotional eating is, how it may be harmful, how to recognize when it’s happening, and steps to take to overcome it.

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Should I take Supplements?

If you’re like most people, you probably have a few questions about supplements. Which ones should you take? What is the best brand to buy? Are supplements even necessary? Read on to determine why they may be more important than you think and how to choose the best ones for you

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Is Your Food Making You Sick?

Have you been suffering from a stubborn health ailment that won’t go away no matter how hard you try? Maybe it’s frequent migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, joint pains, skin issues, or difficulty losing weight. You may have tried multiple treatments & medications yet are not getting much better and realize that only your symptoms are being masked. Fact- you could be suffering from food sensitivities.

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What makes a healthy smoothie? (Recipes inside)

What I love about smoothies is they are cold & refreshing (so perfect for hot days), and if made right they can be packed with essential fiber and nutrients. The nutrients get absorbed into the blood stream quicker than solid food, making them perfect post-workout fuel. But the key word with smoothies is making them RIGHT. Many popular pre-made smoothies can have more sugar than a candy bar, and with little fiber. NOT GOOD! So what are the key components of a healthy smoothie? 

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Meal Prep Tips (that will make you an expert in no time!)

I get it…the idea of meal prepping can sound like such a chore. What if I told you that it doesn’t have to be so daunting, or even take as much time as you may think? What if I guaranteed you that you CAN learn how to implement basic meal-prepping tips no matter how limited you are on time or resources? Read on to learn my top tips to make yourself into a meal prep expert in no time!

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Say NO to GMO...and hello to this! (delicious recipes inside)

GMO’s are risky & are associated with multiple health complications. Meet California Lavash…an authentic bakery that believes in creating REAL FOOD, just like I do! They use only simple, wholesome ingredients, and NEVER use GMO’s. This means that I can consume their flatbreads, pita, & naan without fear of exposure to genetically modified ingredients or chemicals that may cause my body harm. Here I will highlight some of my favorite recipes to use this delicious product!

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Top 5 Tips for Nutrition Success in 2019

How have your health goals for 2019 started out so far? I’ve been especially interacting with people this past week who are sadly so confused about what healthy eating looks like. I don’t blame them at all...the media makes it SO confusing

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Setting goals for the New Year: More than just a “resolution”

For some, the idea of creating a new set of goals for the coming year can create stress due to memories of previous attempts at keeping a goal that may have failed. Many people fall into the habit of creating goals that are unrealistic and unknowingly set them up for failure, causing a desire to give up and tell yourself you will try again next year. Sound familiar? But by following a few simple steps and viewing the goal from the right perspective, you can be sure to find success no matter what you are trying to achieve…

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Health benefits of Spices-More Than just a flavoring!

Spices are made from seeds, fruits, roots, flowers, bark, or other plant components. Herbs & spices serve as so much more than just flavoring to foods, but also offer a host of health benefits and can be included in endless ways in the diet…

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Spirulina: Why you should consider adding this algae to your diet

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows naturally in warm, fresh bodies of water around the world. It has become thought of as a “superfood” due to its high concentration of vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants as well as its natural ability to help aid in detoxification.

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Prebiotics: Why probiotics simply aren’t enough

By now most people are familiar with the term “probiotic”, yet many are less familiar with prebiotics, which are just as essential to intestinal health. While a probiotic is a type of live bacteria that promotes healthy gut functioning, a prebiotic is what is necessary for a probiotic to be able to work properly.

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Nutritional Yeast: The Next “Superfood”?

While many people are probably familiar with the type of yeast used to leaven bread, most have never heard of nutritional yeast, a type of inactivated yeast that has gained recent popularity for its nutritional benefits and unique taste. Sometimes referred to as “Nooch”, Nutritional yeast is considered to be a “nutrient powerhouse” by many Dietitians.

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Nutrition’s Role in Detoxification: Not just another “fad diet”

The word “detox” is one that has generated a lot of controversy over the years due to many scientifically unsound “fads” that have been promoted by the media. While these diets do succeed in eliminating processed “junk foods” and may induce short term weight loss, they often deprive the body of vital nutrients necessary for proper detoxification and are not recommended by most Registered Dietitians or other health professionals.

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