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 …

Be Kind to Yourself – Illness & Exercise

And so it starts – a little tickle in your nose, the need for a tissue, and you know what comes next!  What should you be doing when life throws you a sniffle or more? Our system (aka body) is compromised by a foreign attack. Our immune system is going into overtime to protect it. When that happens, our bodies need MORE energy (calories) to fight off the invasion. Now, that doesn’t mean you can …

Fitness When You’re on the Go

You exercise regularly for months … but then you go on vacation, need to travel on a business trip, or just get caught up in the general insanity of life and those great routines you built go out the window. Sound familiar? Staying in shape when you’re busy is faster and easier than you think!   Two of the most common patterns I see as a fitness and nutrition coach are: Working hard to get …

Are You Spending Too Much Time Counting Your Calories?

Not all calories are created equal. There is more to ‘calories in – calories out’ than what you read on a label or calculate on an app.  Let me explain why:   Calories IN Most people who count calories to lose weight or manage weight assume they are calculating down to the last 5 calories! Unfortunately, it’s not an exact science. In fact, counting calories for weight loss is flawed in many ways.   As …

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. The Right Equipment Kitchen essentials make meal prep easier. Here are some must-have’s for your kitchen: Slow Cooker – Set it and forget it! You can easily make enough food for several meals in one batch, with only minimal prep time. Blender – Helps you …

How to Create the Ultimate Super Shake

Smoothies, super shakes, protein drinks, ever wonder why they are so popular? It is such an easy way to get a complete meals worth of nutrients without having to cook. Talk about convenient! How many times have you been so busy and by the time you realize it, it’s been 6-8 hours since your last meal? We are so busy running from one task to another trying to squeeze as many activities into a day …