Starting a new nutrition program can sometimes be frustrating, challenging and confusing. We know – we’ve seen it with both our fitness retreat guests and our coaching clients. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, improve your health or achieve a sport performance goal, it’s likely you’ll need to make some changes to your diet. Change can be hard but there are some easy ways to avoid having difficulty with nutrition obstacles. Get on the right track from the start with these success tips.Read More
I decided to write this post because this is a common conversation that I have with retreat guests and lifestyle coaching clients. So many people are looking for a quick, easy yet healthy option to take as a snack. Whether you’re a busy mom or dad or you travel for work, protein bars can be an easy, convenient supplement to your daily food intake.
I also decided to write this post because I am always searching for the best protein bars that are healthy and don’t have a ton of junk in them. I like bars with just a few ingredients if possible, that are lower in sugar and have a good ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat.Read More
If you travel a lot for work or pleasure, you know that healthy food can sometimes be hard to come by. There aren’t to many healthy options even if you just need to stop quickly for a snack during a busy work day. There are so many unhealthy options and temptations lurking around every corner and every check out line. It’s not that there are zero healthy options but they seem to be few and far between. Eating healthy while traveling means taking things into your own hands most of the time.Read More
Paleo eating, in general, is pretty simple. It’s not that complicated to implement and is really a diet rich in whole foods. Eating paleo eliminates all processed foods, dairy, legumes and grains. There are a few other nuances to eating paleo but that’s for a whole different post. I’m assuming if you’re here reading this blog post, you probably already know how to eat paleo and you’re looking for solutions for snacks. Which is exactly why I’m writing this post!
While I’m not necessarily a paleo eater all of the time, I do adopt a whole food way of eating and many of the meals and snacks that I eat are considered paleo. Snacks aren’t always the easiest thing to grab – especially if you’ve gone paleo. It seems like most of the snacks out there are full of junk, loaded with carbs or laden with sugar. Everywhere you turn there’s a cookie or cracker but quality sources of protein, fat and good carbs are fairly hard to come by. I’ve searched high and low and been able to find some great paleo snacks that you don’t even have to make. They can be taken or toted anywhere with you – even on the go!Read More
Losing weight can be hard. It can be confusing and even frustrating. For some people, it seems to be a breeze. They eat some lean protein and colorful veggies paired with a few workouts and they’re down 10 lbs. For those of us who have a hard time with it, weight loss doesn’t have to be such a struggle. Luckily, there are a few core healthy habits that everyone can do to aid in their weight loss journey – 3 easy ways to lose weight.Read More
I love to get in the kitchen and cook. There’s nothing like a homemade meal for me. For me, it’s kind of therapeutic but I also love creating. Naturally, creating healthy food is actually fun for me. I didn’t start out as a very good cook in the kitchen though. I fumbled around for years. Healthy cooking was hard for me and my dishes never turned out like the pictures of the recipes I was trying to replicate. I didn’t have any skills which made it a tad bit difficult but what was even harder is that I didn’t have the right tools. Healthy cooking can be so much if you have the right gadgets to work with. Well, all cooking is probably a lot more fun with the right pieces of equipment. Once I broke down and bought a few solid tools, life in the kitchen got so much easier – and so much more enjoyable!Read More
So you’ve decided to eat gluten free – now what? Gluten free eating is definitely a “thing” right now and for good reason. Gluten can cause a whole host of problems in the body. Many people have issues with gluten for one reason or another. They might have a gluten intolerance, an allergy to gluten or have some type of autoimmune issue. All of these can wreak havoc on the body. Whatever the reason that you’ve decided to adopt a gluten free lifestyle, we’re breaking down gluten free eating for you. Plus, we’ve got some helpful tips that simplify how to eat gluten free.Read More
Do you love grocery shopping? If you’re like me, grocery shopping can be a task if you’re not prepared. I’m not the best grocery shopper and I’m fine admitting that. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into the grocery store without a plan and walked out with so many items that I didn’t need. And if you’re trying to eat healthy, walking out with items that you don’t need or want can be detrimental to your nutrition plan.Read More