Healthy Living

Food Journaling- And Why You Need To Try It

Food Journaling- And Why You Need To Try It

Food Journalling- And Why You Need To Try It

Writing down everything you eat throughout the day can unlock so many clues as to what foods work best for you, and what foods may be negatively affecting you without you even realizing. 

And it doesn’t have to be as hard as it may sound.

It can be as simple as carrying a small notebook around in your purse, or even as quick as downloading a Food Journaling app on your phone to keep track.  There are many great ones to choose from if you search for food journaling in your phone's app store.

TIP: If you read to the end of this post, you can grab the one I use with my clients for FREE! It comes with a short training so you know exactly how to use it and what to watch for.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting 101: What is it and will it help me lose weight?

This is such a common question I have been getting lately, so I thought I would put it all down in a blog. This should help answer your questions on intermittent fasting and if it’s right for you.

In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently.

It's limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It's more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat, and not so much what to eat. And that’s part of it’s appeal to people who don’t want to count calories or use their food log to track everything.

Some people would say that it's a more natural way to eat because humans evolved without refrigerators, drive-throughs, or 24-hour convenience stores. We now have access to food (including junk food) all day long, so eating several meals per day plus snacks may be less natural than fasting from time to time.  

What Are The Healthiest Oils And Fats To Cook With?

What Are The Healthiest Oils And Fats To Cook With?

What Are The Healthiest Oils And Fats To Cook With?

If you haven’t heard by now, fat is your friend!

Dietary fat provides energy, supports cell maintenance, enhances nutrient absorption, and is essential for producing some hormones. 

Dietary fat got a bad reputation a while back, it was blamed for increasing rates of obesity and heart disease. Now, thanks to science and the increasing popularity of fat-containing diets, like Paleo and Keto, we know fat is an essential nutrient and a critical component of a healthy diet.

However, not all fats are created equal. Some fats come with extra health benefits and some can be harmful to your health and should be avoided all together.

One of the best ways to include healthy fats in your diet is using high quality cooking oils. When it comes to cooking, the type of cooking and amount of heat matter when selecting which oil to cook with.

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

How To Lose Weight Without Giving Up Wine

It’s no lie that alcohol and weight loss goals generally don’t mix, and if we’re being honest, there really are many reasons to reduce or even give up alcohol from our diets and social habits.

On the other hand, having a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice may be, is also a cherished pastime, a way of connecting with friends and is infused into most of our social gatherings.

How alcohol influences metabolism

But, word on the street is that alcohol messes with your metabolism - big time! There’s a reason why they call is a “beer belly”. While that's true to some extent, according to some studies, we shouldn’t freak out about it just yet.

Here’s how the metabolic process basically goes when you’ve had a drink: