What would it look like if it were simple?

What would it look like if it were simple? When was the last time you asked yourself that question about your health and nutrition? I don’t know about you, but when I first started thinking about making changes to my lifestyle all I could think about was all the things that I would have to give up. I loved snacking on chips, having ice cream once in awhile, and I didn’t want to think about not …

The Ultimate Guide to Dropping Those Last Stubborn Pounds

… Without going the gym or needing any fancy equipment! I wish I had a magic wand to wave over all of my clients who want to lose those stubborn pounds. It would be like … poof, they’re gone and your jeans fit more comfortably!  Wouldn’t that be awesome! Since that magic wand doesn’t really exist, we need to find other magical ways to address the issue. So let’s keep it simple!  I have a …

Why you should make the perfect Super Shake-Infographic

Why you should (and how to) make The Perfect Super Shake. [Infographic] Delicious meals that save time, nourish and satisfy you, in liquid form   Maybe you need a quick breakfast to start your day off right; a quick on-the-go energy-boosting lunch or a mid-afternoon snack as you finish work and gear up to take on the family life. Something you easily take with you in the car or a knapsack. No cutlery, napkins, or cooking …

10 Top Tips to Get Moving this Spring

Next, to New Year’s, I’d say that Spring is the next most popular time when people think about getting fit.  We start to think about being outdoors more and wearing shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits. To make your fitness regime more effective, I have Ten Tips covering what kind of goals to set, how to create an easy do-anywhere workout and how to fit it into your schedule. So many are looking to get …

Cheat Meals… to cheat or not to cheat?

At one time, I used to have cheat meals and I used to look forward to them! They were my opportunity to indulge and have those foods that I wouldn’t eat through the week.  Pizza, Chinese food, a burger and fries … oh, and don’t forget the dessert! After all it will be a whole week before I can have such delicious food, again. Does that sound familiar? Can you relate? For me, that was …

Think prevention instead of medicine

Love Yourself and Think Prevention Instead of Medicine

Here’s a fact to ponder:  “8 in 10 cases of premature heart disease & stroke is preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours.”  It’s true!  Many of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke are in YOUR control.  You probably know them all but let’s review:   Eat Well Make sure you get enough nutrient-dense foods.  It’s not that hard.  Be sure to include protein throughout the day, every day.  Stock your refrigerator and add vitamin …

Finding the right probiotic for your routine

Arguably one of the most popular trends in health and wellness is probiotics. Many of us have heard that probiotics are the next big thing in optimizing our health, but as it turns out, there’s much more to that than simply adding a supplement to your routine. Probiotics have actually been around for a long time, historically in dietary sources like kefir, sauerkraut, and tempeh. The idea is that our bodies are naturally full of …

Are Hormones Keeping You Awake

In my last post, I talked about different ways of creating a sleep ritual and why getting enough sleep is important. There are times when doing simple things isn’t quite so simple and you still aren’t able to get the rest your body so desperately needs. In this post I’m going to dive into a few other things that could be preventing you from getting enough rest. We have hormones that go through our body …

Be Kind to Yourself – Illness & Eating

Did illness hit your household? Maybe you’ve wondered what you should eat to recover faster. What’s that old saying? Starve a fever and feed the cold? Or is it the other way around? If you’ve had the flu, you know all about the fever, the chills, the aches and the pains. You could sleep for days. I am pretty sure that you didn’t feel like eating. But is that really the best way to have handled …

Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less than 8 hours sleep said that it is something that is ongoing. To me, that’s …

“KISS”ing Meal Prep Frustration Away

Meal preparation can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, frustrating – choose your adjective.  This topic is one that I cover often because it’s really easy to have a busy week or weekend and get completely off track.  I remember being flustered and lost when it came to meal prep. It should be easy enough but when you think of 7 days’ worth of meals and then blend a family into that, it’s not that easy! So …