The real cause of your cravings

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How did you sleep last night … have you gotten in any workouts this week … are you focusing on whole foods … and how is your mood? I’m asking because all of that is RELATED.  When just one of those things is out of whack, it can throw everything else out of whack right along with it! A bad night of sleep can throw your hunger hormones out of balance, making you feel hungry …

Want to Know What’s Scarier than Ghosts & Goblins of Halloween?

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You know what Halloween means: sugar, sugar, oh, and more sugar!  As early as late summer, stores began displaying festive treats conveniently packaged in small, easy-to-eat portions.  When the holiday finally arrives, we have already been gobbling up candy corn and “fun-sized” candy bars for weeks. I remember a time when I couldn’t wait for all those multi-packs chocolate bars and candies to hit the store shelves. I didn’t have to decide between two different …

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You Can’t Feed Emotional Hunger

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“You can’t feed emotional hunger.” That’s what a client sent to me in a message this past week and although it’s not something new, it finally clicked for her. Do you ever have moments like those? There are things that you have heard over and over again but it just doesn’t mean anything to you until all of a sudden it just clicks and you get it?   As a coach, I must say, those moments …

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes Your Kids Will Love

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They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day…and I say it can also be the yummiest! Today’s post is all about simple, deliciously fluffy pancakes. All kids love a bit of something sweet and all parents love a brekkie that’s healthy for their kiddos. Pancakes offer the best of both worlds, plus they’re super easy to whip up when you’re short on time.  Of course, a yummy alternative on really busy mornings …

Three Extremely Simple Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

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Being a parent involves plenty of responsibilities. Making sure your family eats well is one of the most significant.  It can also present some of your greatest daily challenges. If you already have a busy schedule, finding the time to regularly prepare tasty and nutritious meals for your family may not seem easy. That’s understandable. However, it doesn’t have to be the case. First of all, you have other options when you don’t have time …

7 Fermented Foods You Can Make at Home

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In another post, I shared how gut health is important for your overall health and weight loss goals.   Fermenting is one of the oldest ways of preserving food. Below there are 7 fermented foods that aren’t hard to make, and that your gut will thank you for… Check out these 7 fermented foods you can make at home… Sauerkraut – is made from cabbage and salt. When purchasing this in a store look for …

Improve Your Gut Health to Reach Your Goals Faster

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Digestive health says a lot about your overall health. If you’re always feeling sluggish or have low energy, if you’re having trouble losing weight or getting in shape your stools can give you some valuable insight. “Heal the gut and you heal yourself.” – Gerard E. Mullin, MD How do you know if you’re absorbing the nutrients from the food that you’re eating? Look to your stools. Your gut’s purpose is to allow the nutrients …

Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

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Do you ever find yourself craving sweet snacks? Like candy, cookies, donuts, or cake?  If you do, you’re not alone! I want to talk about sugar cravings, how they affect your brain, and ways you can start to wean yourself off of the sweet stuff! OK, so let’s talk about SUGAR!  Just to be clear, I’m talking about foods with ADDED sugar like sweet drinks, baked treats, prepared foods (like breakfast cereals), ice cream, and …

Keeping Food Fresh – Tips from the Experts

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A while ago, I shared a post about how you can eat healthy on a budget. I shared things to look for while grocery shopping – and tips on buying healthy food on a budget. A lot of people ask me, as they did after reading that blog post, how they can make the foods last. Ever bought a food, get excited to enjoy it, only to see it go bad before you can use …

Find Yourself Suffering with IBS?

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The other day I asked members of my Facebook group to see how many people suffer with IBS symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and cramps. A number of people put their hand up because unfortunately, IBS is very common. I put my hand up, as well, because I’ve been coping with IBS since I was a teenager. Over the years, I would have flare-ups that would prevent me from …