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Say ‘no’ one time this week

#TipTuesday Today’s Tip: Say ‘no’ to one thing this week Here’s why: In one simple word…because…’stress’. When I talk to my clients about stress one of the biggest reasons they report increased stress levels is because they are, literally, trying to do it all. They say ‘yes’ to everything, and then find themselves in a…

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Add a probiotic to your plate

#TipTuesday   💡Today’s Tip: Add a prebiotic foods to your plate   Here’s why: I could write a whole blog post on the reasons why prebiotics are necessary for health, but Tip Tuesday is meant to be short and sweet and I hate writing blog posts…so here is the short version. Prebiotic, fibrous components of…

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Invest in a Reusable Glass or Stainless Water Bottle

Today’s Tip: Invest in a glass or stainless steel reusable water bottle  Here’s why: There are actually a few reasons why I recommend my clients make a small investment in a reusable glass or stainless still water bottle, but the main one is to reduce exposure to chemicals. Plastic bottles are a common source of…

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Refresh your Spice Cabinet

Today’s Tip: Refresh your spice cabinet Here’s why: Although technically spices and dried herbs don’t ‘expire’ for about 3-4 years, they do lose their potency and flavor, sometimes within 6 months. When you are cooking nutrient dense, real foods using spices and dried herbs flavor matters. So while you’re riding the Marie Kondo train and…

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Give Yourself 10 Minutes

💡Today’s Tip: Give yourself 10 minutes a day for self care Here’s why: Because you’re important. Isn’t that reason enough? No? Okay well here are a couple more reasons you should take ten for yourself. It can help you manage stress. To cultivate self love. Add a dose of enjoyment and a sense of fulfillment to…

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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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