Meal Planning Strategies and Solutions Based on Your Tendency and Situation

Meal planning and prepping take effort, skill and time, which makes it a bit challenging. The good news is that strategies and solutions exist to suit everyone’s needs. Let’s dive into your tendencies and your situation and how you could leverage them to your advantage. Below I make suggestions based on your tendency. If you don’t know…

Creating your own meal planning process

In March, we are delving into the subject of meal planning by breaking it down into a series of blog posts. Last week, you learned the significant differences between a done-for-you meal plan and the process of meal planning. Meal planning on your own terms will help you build a sustainable habit that supports Well…

Go Further with Food – National Nutrition Month

Every March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month. The focus of NNM 2018 is Go Further with Food, which emphasizes the importance of making wise choices for your individual needs and reducing food waste by planning ahead. Going further with food means meal planning, not meal plans. Lucy and I often…

The 5% Swap for Heart Health

If you are a regular reader or current client you know, fat is our friend. Although a little can go a long way, it absolutely deserves a spot on your plate. You also know that we want you to embrace more natural foods and limit processed foods. Keeping those things in mind, how do we include…

How do I control my blood sugars to prevent or manage diabetes?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 According to the latest research from the American Diabetes Association, 30.3 million Americans had diabetes in 2015 and they estimate that 7.2 million of those cases are undiagnosed. Additionally, the ADA reports that another 1.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year.  November is national diabetes awareness month. We are wrapping…

Riding the crave wave – a mindful eating strategy

Food cravings are tricky. Have you noticed that some just can’t be ignored? You know, when you crave something specific like a brownie, and you try to satisfy the craving with something else that’s a little healthier, let’s say yogurt or a granola bar because you are working so hard to stick to your goals.…

Got something to scream about?! | Healthy Stress Relief

What stresses you out? Is it traffic? Your to-do list that seems to be never-ending? Your kid’s messy room? Your project deadlines at work? Money concerns? Whatever it is, the American Heart Association has a brilliant tool for letting go of your stress. The scream booth is a stress reliever tool that first made an…

Should you go vegetarian?

That’s a fantastic question. If you feel compelled to go vegetarian, it likely means that you care about your health. We love that about you! You also may realize that eating more plants can help you live longer and fight off disease. We think it’s awesome that you want to eat healthier and that you…

What the heck is Well-Balanced eating anyway?

Kristen and I talk a lot about eating well-balanced, but unless you have sat down with us or heard the Well-Balanced Plate talk you may be wondering… what does that mean? Below you will find a picture of the well-balanced plate, which was created to visually represent a balanced meal or snack. After reading countless…

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…