Improving my nutrition

Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

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…
Healthy Eating on a Budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Ever thought that eating healthy meant it costs more? It doesn’t have to. In this post I share with some tips for healthy eating on budget with tips that won’t…
Find Yourself Suffering with IBS?

Find Yourself Suffering with IBS?

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…
Going Grain-Free

Going Grain-Free

I’m just going to come right out and say it. This week you should just say NO to bread.   You don’t have to do it forever but I strongly…
Online Personal Training

Online Personal Training

Are you looking to find out what online personal training is all about and whether it’s right for you? You’ve come to the right place! Online personal training is fast…
Are Hormones Keeping You Awake

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…
Proteins – Good or Bad?

Proteins – Good or Bad?

  How often have you seen headlines and articles that start something like this – WARNING: Do Not Use These … And you wonder: – Who else has read it?…
Use This 1-2-3 Approach to Meal Prep

Use This 1-2-3 Approach to Meal Prep

  Many things can improve your kitchen “coolness”.  Use this 1-2-3 approach: The right equipment. A regular preparation system or ritual. A “can-do” attitude and willingness to experiment.   1.…
Diets Don’t Work—Here’s Why

Diets Don’t Work—Here’s Why

Diets are so common. We see them advertised online and in commercials, and overhear our friends and colleagues talking about the latest and greatest way they’ve found to lose weight.
Probiotics Pros and Cons

Probiotics Pros and Cons

There’s a lot of chatter about probiotics and how they can help our bodies function properly. You’re probably familiar with the commercials for certain brands of yogurt that claim to…
Meal Planning for Beginners

Meal Planning for Beginners

Do you plan your meals, or do you just decide what you’ll be eating based upon what you toss in the cart as you’re strolling through the grocery store? Did…
Yes, Some Fats Are Good For You

Yes, Some Fats Are Good For You

Last week, I shared how there are good carbs and bad carbs, and the importance of consuming certain types of carbs to help achieve your health and fitness goals. If…
Get Carb Smart (Truth About Carbs)

Get Carb Smart (Truth About Carbs)

Isn’t all the information about carbs confusing? Carbs are good because they create energy; carbs are bad because they create fat. The truth about carbohydrates is that there are good…
Why Is Water So Important?

Why Is Water So Important?

You know you’re supposed to drink a lot of water to keep your body functioning properly – but do you ever wonder why is water so important and what it…
Switch it UP!

Switch it UP!

Believe it or not, there are some simple changes you can make in your diet to eliminate unhealthy choices and replace them with options that are healthier and just as…
Don’t Skip the Snacks!

Don’t Skip the Snacks!

It’s easy to avoid snacking. Maybe you don’t feel hungry. Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, so you think you need to cut calories, and snacking seems like the obvious…
Want to Get Fit? Get Fibre!

Want to Get Fit? Get Fibre!

Whether you’ve just started to eat a healthier diet or you’ve been eating clean for a while, you know it is a challenge. You need to make sure you get…
Stop Sabotaging Your Results!

Stop Sabotaging Your Results!

Even if you’re faithful with your workouts, do you ever give into those cravings for a particular food or drink? Once you’ve given in once, do you think you may…
The Benefits of Getting Enough Fats

The Benefits of Getting Enough Fats

When we’re trying eat healthier or lose weight, we think about reducing our intake of sugars and fats – things that cause weight gain and aren’t considered ‘healthy.’ We start…
Which Diet Should You Choose?

Which Diet Should You Choose?

Are you on a diet? How many have you tried? Paleo, Atkins, Vegetarian, South Beach, Vegan, The Zone, Mediterranean, Raw Food – there are so many different ones; how do…
Scrumptious Summer Smoothies

Scrumptious Summer Smoothies

Smoothies have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, and not just for their health benefits. These tasty treats can make a great breakfast and are the perfect snack…
Abs Are Made In the Kitchen

Abs Are Made In the Kitchen

Most people think abs are made on the floor by performing countless sit-ups. While doing all that crunching and squeezing are good exercises that create a strong and thick rectus…
Myths of Healthy Food Labels

Myths of Healthy Food Labels

Light. Calorie-wise. Less sugar. Low sodium. Fat-free. Many foods make these or other ‘healthy’ claims right on the packaging. While the claim itself may be true, does it actually mean…
7 Hacks to Skinny Jeans

7 Hacks to Skinny Jeans

The term ‘hack’ is being used a lot lately. While it used to have a negative connotation, these days to ‘hack’ is to find a quicker, easier and more effective…
Not all Calories are the Same

Not all Calories are the Same

Please stand up if you have ever been confused about the information thrown at you from commercials, the local news, or your co-worker who just started a new type of…
So You’re a Healthy Eater?

So You’re a Healthy Eater?

Being a healthy eater requires you to become both educated and smart about what healthy eating entails, and in its entirety. Being food smart isn’t about learning to calculate grams…