Why can’t I stick to a diet?

Have you been on a diet, come close to your goal, and then found yourself going backward? You’re not alone This is a very common phenomenon for dieters. Going on a diet can sometimes feel a bit like a race. You have an end-goal in mind and you make changes to reach that goal, but…

One-Bowl Mini Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Flourless)

Hello Fall What better way to spend the first day of October than enjoying these warm and cozy Pumpkin Spice Muffins?! They taste like Fall and there are so many reasons why you will love them! Let me count the ways… One-Bowl Wonder I love playing in the kitchen, but I don’t love the cleanup.…

Coffee Lovers – this one is for you!

Can you boost your health with coffee? Is it a guilty pleasure or natural superfood?  We thought we would shed some light on the science behind coffee. If you are like me, coffee strikes an emotional cord  – you love starting your day with a warm comforting cup of coffee. Is this a guilty pleasure…

The Lazy Person’s Guide to Healthy Habits

If you’ve been thinking lately “I could be healthier if only I wasn’t so lazy,” we’ve got just the guide for you. Below you will find a relatable story and the 3 steps to transform you from a lazy person to someone with momentum and healthier habits.                 …

What You Need to Know About Detoxing

Detox is a popular word these days. It often comes along with the promise of weight loss, mental clarity, a clean system and increased energy. Is it all ligit or is it too good to be true? In this article, you’ll learn the basics of detox, how to support your body’s detox systems naturally, and…

Slow Cooker Smoky BBQ Chicken

When the weather is warm and the days are long, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or cook on the hot stove. Even in the colder months, it’s nice to have a simple go-to meal that requires little work. Slow cooker BBQ chicken to the rescue! Whisk up this…

Super Simple and Delicious Homemade Salsa

It’s that time of year again! The longer warm days mean more time to play outside and less desire to spend hours in the kitchen. That’s why we love this simple salsa recipe to round out a taco salad for an easy meal or simply enjoy a with whole grain corn (or lentil) chips as…

Can alcohol be a part of a healthy, happy lifestyle?

It is a warm Spring day in Durham, NC (or your hometown) and your friends, coworkers or honey has invited you to hang out at [fill in the blank], your favorite hip place to sit outside and enjoy a microbrew, glass of wine or signature cocktail. There is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy a…

How to eat well while traveling, Part 2

I’m usually pretty good at this but recently I fell apart. It was crazy at my house for a few weeks in a row as we scrambled to get our house ready to be put on the market. The stress in my home was palpable and the to-do lists were endless between work, home, and…

What is intuitive eating?

It is an evidenced-based, mind-body philosophy comprised of 10 Principles and created by two dietitians, Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch in 1995. In Evelyn Tribole’s words, “Essentially, Intuitive Eating is a personal process of honoring health by listening and responding to the direct messages of the body in order to meet your physical and psychological…