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…
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…
What is a Plant Based Diet? The Fundamentals and How to Know if it’s Achievable For You
Have you thought about trying a plant-based diet? If you answered “yes”, you’re in good company. Plant-based diets are on the rise – around 10 million Americans say they follow a “plant-based” diet. That’s up from 290k in 2004! Interestingly, the number of self-identifying “vegans” hasn’t changed much. Are you asking yourself, “what’s the difference between vegan and plant-based?” In this post, we’ll get clear on just what a plant-based diet is (and is not). At the end, you’ll have the information you need to decide if you want to try plant-based yourself. What You Need to Know About Plant-Based Diets Let’s first define a plant-based diet and distinguish it…
15 Red, White, & Blue Food Ideas
Even if you’re not at the park watching fireworks or gathered in a backyard with 50 of your closest friends, there are still ways to get festive with food! Favorite 4th of July Festivities We all want something to look forward to. In the summer, I always look forward to the 4th of July. Independence Day brings parades, fireworks, swimming pools, and barbeques – all good stuff! My family usually attends our city’s “Pet Parade”, then we walk to the town park for an old-fashioned festival – complete with funnel cakes and three-legged races. In the evening, we cook-out with friends and try to stay awake long enough to watch…