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Make Smoothie Pouches

Today’s Tip: Make smoothie pouches Here’s why: Smoothies are one of the best ways to get a quick protein, fat and carb balanced meal or snack in 10 minutes or less. However, I find for some of my clients that’s just not quick enough. They need to be out of the door with breakfast in hand in 5…

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Double the veggies

💡Today’s Tip: Double the veggies in your recipe Here’s why: Even if you are eating veggies everyday you are probably not getting enough. Veggies really should be the star of our meal.They contain carbs, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals…basically all the good stuff our body needs to work well on a daily basis. Ideally, you…

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Buy Frozen Veggies

💡Today’s Tip: Buy frozen veggies Here’s why: It’s no secret that veggies are a powerhouse of nutrients and should be included in your eating pattern as much as possible. However, there seems to be confusion around how to get those veggies in. Fresh, canned, frozen, local, organic, dried? No wonder there is so much confusion.…

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Always Triple the Recipe

  💡Today’s Tip: Always Triple the Recipe Here’s why: When you start incorporating more ‘whole’ foods in your eating pattern you may find yourself cooking at home a lot more. For some this is a great way to experiment and find a new love for cooking; for others it’s a time suck that just doesn’t…

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Pair Your Carbs with Fat and Protein

Today’s Tip: Pair the carbs you eat with protein and fat Here’s why: When you eat carbohydrates alone they are being quickly converted to glucose (sugar) in the blood. This spike in blood glucose leads to a spike in insulin (to remove the excess sugar from your blood stream), followed by a drop in blood…

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Delay Your Caffeine Intake (just a little)

  💡Today’s Tip: Delay your caffeine intake (just a bit) Here’s why: Upon waking our bodies produce a natural stimulant, cortisol, that gives us the jolt we need to wake up. This is known as the cortisol awakening response. If you are consuming caffeine first thing in morning it is not giving you an additional…

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Swap Out Artificial Sweeteners

Today’s Tip: Swap out your artificial sweeteners Here’s why: If you ever feel that being able to consume something that tastes like sugar without all the negative benefits seems too good to be true, that’s because it is. Artificial sweeteners have been linked to glucose intolerance, increased food consumption (not healthy foods), hyperactivity, insomnia, slowed…

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Skip The Receipt

💡Today’s Tip: Skip the receipt at check out.  Here’s why: Receipts contain bisphenol-A (aka the dreaded chemical BPA). By now most of us know to avoid BPA due to its health implications. However, you may not have realized that an estimated 8 out of 10 receipts is coated with BPA. Skipping the receipt is just…

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Establish a Caffeine Cut Off Time

Today’s Tip: Create your caffeine cut off time. Establish a time each day that you will stop drinking caffeine. Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Do you wake up during the night? When you wake in the morning do you still feel tired? If you answered yes! to these questions and you drink…

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Express gratitude daily

Today’s Tip: Start each morning with some gratitude. The impact of gratitude on our health has been very well studied and the conclusion is clear. Gratitude helps improve our physical (cough, cough, weight loss) and mental health. Beyond that it fosters better relationships, improves sleep, increases self esteem, nurtures positivity and helps sharpen your mind.…

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