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As we all know, this past year has been very stressful, to say the least, and in these unprecedented times, actions we have taken in our daily lives have shaped who we are today. As a result, many of us took on some new routines and habits due to working from home, kids remotely learning, …

Pandemic Habits to Keep, and Those to Get Rid Of! Read More »

You’re sitting somewhere, it’s quiet, a waiting room, a work meeting, in class, and then it happens……the noise of the stomach growl! You try to fidget around to muffle the sound, but it’s too late. We’ve all been there, and as much as we may feel embarrassed, it’s more uncomfortable because the reason is you’re …

Why am I so Hungry? Read More »

Let’s talk about exercise for a few minutes. Most of you are currently engaged in some sort of workout routine…and that’s fantastic.  But here’s a big question: Are you keeping your fitness regime balanced?  Many people might be scratching their heads right now, so we will break it down to make things easier on everyone!  …

Three Components to Well Balanced Workouts Read More »

Have you ever had a friend, family member, or co-worker that always seems to interfere every time you try to focus on a healthy eating plan???  It may go something like this: “Come on, loosen up,” “It’s just one night. What’s the big deal?”, “Seriously, one bite won’t kill you,” “You didn’t finish your meal. You didn’t …

Food Pushers and Unsupportive Friends Read More »

A new study in the Journal of Obesity suggests that self-monitoring the foods you consume is the most effective way to lose weight. But tracking your food for weight loss isn’t the only positive this habit brings. So what are the benefits of tracking your food? Measuring your food intake is a crucial part of living …

6 Benefits of Tracking Your Food Read More »

There are plenty of calorie-packed, sugary drinks available at Starbucks. But here are some ways to hit those caffeine cravings without destroying your health goals! Coffee and tea are loaded with antioxidants which can help aid the prevention of chronic disease.  Both beverages are beneficial in moderation. Here are eight healthy options for your caffeine …

Healthy Starbucks Choices Read More »

Got a sweet tooth? You’re not alone. Sugar has become a fundamental part of the American diet. In fact, the average American eats approximately 20 teaspoons of sugar—every single day! Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, it can be nearly impossible to avoid sugar. It is found in everything from sweetened drinks to …

7 Natural Sugar Substitutes for a Healthy Diet Read More »

So here you are, moving headlong into your weight loss journey, and you’re suddenly running down all of the small changes you’ve been making to your diet and lifestyle…and realizing that these changes are allowing you to lose weight and improve your health! But have you thought about how you chew, or rather, how much …

Will chewing slowly cause you to lose weight? Read More »

If you have a vegetable and herb garden going in your backyard, this is an exciting time of year! You can finally start to see the fruits of your labor! If you haven’t planted any vegetables yet this year, it’s not too late to go buy some plants from your local nursery and have potted …

Caring For & Harvesting Your Veggie Garden Read More »

During this unique time of quarantining and social distancing, and also generally during times when you’re running low on food, it’s always important to have some back up items on hand. Keeping shelf-stable, healthy foods in your pantry is a key to sticking to a sound nutrition plan. We all have our moments when we …

Healthy, Shelf-Stable Foods to Keep In Your Pantry Read More »

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