Susan’s journey from self-conscience to confident

I joined Well Balanced Nutrition because I had gained weight and my clothes were not fitting.  I wanted to lose weight and get back to my weight from a year ago. I am a very self-conscious person and always compared my body to other people and was not happy with who I was. I started…

How to actually follow through with your health goals

“I’m going to do better,” you say. “I need to lose this weight and I’m starting today.” “I’m so out of shape, I’m going to join the gym.” How many times have you said something like this to yourself without following through? Or maybe you did, but it only lasted a day, because things like this…

Tracking leads to progress

Revised: Monday, July 31, 2017 “You cannot manage that which you do not measure.” Peter Drucker As dietitians, Kristen and I are big advocates of food journals. I know, I know… Oh, here it comes.  This request is often scoffed at when brought up; however, a recent literature review suggests that self-monitoring is the cornerstone…

The exercise mistake you might be making and how to fix it

We all know we need to move our bodies, that sitting is killing us, and that we ought to get to the gym or go outside more. After all, our health depends on it. Right? BUT WAIT, we are thinking about it all wrong…. As it turns out “health is not an optimal way to make…

Easy Morning Egg, Potato and Zucchini Cups

Confession. Until recently, I have been eating upside down. No, not eating while standing on my head – that would be an interesting site. Ha. I mean that I was eating more calories at the end of the day than at the beginning. For a few weeks, I failed to give breakfast the attention it…

Is your fridge your friend or foe? 6 healthy fridge-hacks

Your food environment can set you up for success or it can make healthy living a struggle. Last week, we gave you a checklist for your countertops and your pantry. In part TWO of the spring cleaning series, we have a checklist for your FRIDGE. It’s all about visibility and convenience. The most visible foods are the…

Don’t make it up, make it back

Monday, January 30, 2017 Written by: Cathy Paessun “Motivational Mama” So after making through the holidays without gaining a pound (!) the next 2 weeks proved to be more challenging. I gained a couple pounds – which Lucy told me was actually very normal. But here’s the great part – I knew which of my…

Lucy’s Friday Favorites!

Friday, January 27, 2017 Favorite hiking trail in the triangle: Company Mill Loop at Umstead Park  If you’ve been following, you already know I’m addicted to walking, hiking, and playing in the woods! It’s probably my favorite pastime and often where I get inspired to write these lovely blog posts. About 7 years ago I was introduced…

One of the easiest things you can do for weight loss

One of the easiest things you can do for weight loss is simply to step on the scale every day. I know, I know… you would rather eat a frog than see that number on the scale but hear me out.  Once you own a scale it’s free to use, it takes just a second…

Why I broke up with sugar and made friends with fat

Monday, December 5, 2016 I have an awesome job. I get to sit and talk to healthy people every day, learn about their strategies and hear their success stories. What I’ve learned is each of us has our own system and strategies to be healthy and well-balanced. We’ve talked about different diets such as Paleo,…