The Best Way to Lose Weight and Keep It Off
I get asked all the time, “How does one keep weight off?” or “How do you lose weight?” The answer is simple and often takes a lot of work + patience. You’re reading this because you’re interested in nutrition, weight loss, maybe fitness, maybe weight management. Success in all of these topics boils down to one very basic and boring feature: HABITS. The Right HABITS = SUCCESS If you’re still with me after that attention-grabbing introduction … here’s how we’re going to break down the process of choosing, developing, and finally automating habits that will lead you to weight loss, better fitness, <insert health or life goal here>. First, define…
8 Healthy Alternatives to Junk Food That Are Easy Swaps
Do you love to hate junk food and snacking? You’re in the right place if you’ve ever struggled with how to handle snacking situations and choose healthy alternatives to junk food. You show up to a party already hungry, and the snacks spread out before you like gold coins in Scrooge McDuck’s money vault. What to do? Strategy: How to Choose Alternatives to Junk Food No denying it – junk food is delectable. Once the sweet, salty goodness hits our taste buds, it’s really hard to stop! Whether you’re making your own snack at home or showing up at a party with a dozen of them, this is what works…
How Much Exercise Do I Need? How to Stay Fit Over the Holidays
How much exercise do you need, and should you even try to stay fit over the holidays? The answers are easier than you think.
10 Awesome Gift Ideas for Foodies
Looking for a gift idea for a foodie or home chef? These are 10 of my favorite food & drink-related things that make perfect gifts.
Healthy Delicious Paleo Thanksgiving Sides That Everyone Will Love
Five healthy delicious paleo Thanksgiving sides that everyone will love, including and app and dessert. Nut-free and vegan options, too.
How to Make Quick Gluten-free, Dairy-free Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Want some mac and cheese, but need a healthier option? Try this quick paleo (gluten-free, dairy-free) Cauliflower and Cheese recipe.
Don’t Like Turkey? Here Are 6 Alternatives For Thanksgiving
So you don't like turkey. Here are 6 holiday-worthy alternatives for Thanksgiving, including gluten-free and vegetarian ideas.
What Are Omega-3s? 4 Things You Need to Know About These Essential Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids explained! What they are, why they are important, how much you need, and how to get enough through food and supplements.
Pumpkin Power! Easy Gluten-Free Muffins to Energize Your Fall
It’s not quite fall, but I’m already seeing Pumpkin Spice everything. Advertised in coffee shops and stores, pumpkin spice is like a retail cue of the fall season. Have you seen the Pumpkin Spice ads yet? Lattes, coffee creamers, nail polish (not kidding). While some new pumpkin spice products are questionable, I know Pumpkin Muffins are a winner. Honestly, I think Pumpkin Spice Lattes (or “PSLs”)) are kind of disgusting-tasting, even though I love pumpkin. 😝 And, if you’re trying to reduce sugar intake, PSLs are something you might not want to drink. Pumpkin itself, spiced or not, is an amazing vegetable packed with nutrition and flavor. What I also…
Make Your Own Vinaigrette in 2 Minutes
One of my favorite things to make at home is salad dressing. You may have read my past post about my all-time favorite Magic Sauce dressing recipe. While I love Magic Sauce, it has a lot of ingredients, and I don’t always feel like getting the blender out to make it (no matter how much I love my blender). Thank goodness for vinaigrette. No matter what the situation, if you have oil, vinegar, and a bottle to put it in, you can make this tangy and delicious dressing or marinade. I’ll be the first to admit that store-bought bottled vinaigrettes are super convenient and come in all kinds of creative…