I started counting calories in college. I was trying to lose weight, as women are instructed to do by every magazine, every TV show, every ad in between the TV shows, in movies, in diet books, in real life. Funny thing about women is that many of us can rattle off the calorie counts of certain foods like we were taught to memorize the presidents in elementary school. It’s not behavior you can unlearn easily.Continue reading
Blood sugar was never something I really thought about until I had to, which is the case for most people. We assume our bodies are humming along fine, doing what it needs to process the food we eat, and that our other ailments are unrelated. It wasn’t until I learned how many ways imbalanced blood sugar can affect other areas of our health that I put two and two together and decided I needed to make big changes.
Everyone seems to be losing their minds over the ongoing Oatly shortage so I thought I’d show you how easy and cheap it is to just make it yourself. All you need is oats, a neutral oil, salt, and water.
One of my clients introduced me to the concept of dessert hummus, which I thought sounded pretty gross, but then I started experimenting with my own recipe and now I’m looking back at my whole life wondering how I survived this long without it.
What’s on your mind right now?
Is it your lunch even though you just had breakfast? Leftover cookies staring you down on the counter? How you just want to nap because you never feel fully rested?
Or maybe you’re just sick and tired of constantly thinking about food and all the choices you have to make, because the weight never stays off, and you never have more energy.
If any of these ring true, it’s likely that your blood sugar is in need of stabilization (and you’re not alone––almost all of my clients need to work on this).Continue reading
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… or is it? For a lot of us, the holidays are a test of willpower, and just the thought of all the opportunities there are to get off track from your goals can be really stressful. I have had clients tell me they’re feeling nervous about the next couple weeks, with all of the holiday parties and celebrations on our calendars filled with tons of sugar and alcohol and all the food you could want. I tell them my biggest tip:
Keeping your skin in good shape is a priority in the summer sun. Luckily, a lot of the produce we enjoy in the warmer seasons naturally contain nutrients that support our skin health, and even protect against damage from the sun (thank you, Mother Nature!). Watermelon, in particular, is one of the top foods on this list.
I never understood smoothie bowls… because apparently I was doing it wrong this whole time. Apparently, you don’t just make a normal smoothie then dump it in a bowl. I remember being like, “This is stupid. Why am I eating this like soup when I could just use a straw?!”
How much fiber are you actually getting a day? It’s recommended that we get between 25-35 grams, but most Americans are consuming half that amount. I thought I was doing pretty well until I tracked my meals for a few days and realized I was coming up a bit short. Even I have to take a moment once in a while to re-evaluate my choices when I’ve slipped into the same daily routine. So to kickstart our day, I came up with a breakfast that provides a major boost first thing in the morning.