This is a preview of a guest post that I wrote for All The Healthy Things! Scroll down to read the full post.
Tired? Can’t lose weight? Maybe you’re not eating enough!
In the Standard American Diet of calorie-dense, over-stimulating, processed foods, it is really easy to over-eat.
But when we enter the “healthy eating” world, things get trickier. If you aren’t careful, you may find yourself struggling with the opposite problem! Why does this happen?
Well, under-eating is sometimes done with purpose: a restrictive attitude around food (even healthy food) may be at play. But often, it’s accidental: maybe you’re eating a lot of fiber-rich plant foods that fill your stomach without delivering very many calories (like salads and smoothies). Or maybe you’re just SO BUSY that an afternoon flies by and you forget to eat lunch.
Yes, many people find it incredibly easy to under-eat. I’m one of them. Before I started paying attention to nutrient density and calorie consumption, this is what a typical day would look like: Read more
I’ve never had an eating disorder, but it’s a subject that was constantly inserted into my study of nutrition and health. I’ve known people who have had slightly disordered relationships with food and exercise, and people who have had full-blown, heart-breaking disorders.
No, I’ve never had an eating disorder, but I have been underweight. A few years ago, I had a body fat percentage that was MUCH too low for me (partially because I have “skinny genetics”, but also because of a tendency to accidentally under-eat). I realize now that it played a role in some of my health issues over the years, specifically with hormonal imbalance (for more on my story, read my feature on Primal Palate’s blog). Read more
This post is somewhat my labor of love for you, and somewhat self-indulgent because I LOVE BREAKFAST!
Seriously, breakfast is the best. And if you’re eating a Paleo/whole food diet, you know that cereal or low-fat yogurt for breakfast just won’t cut it.
That being said, here are some GREAT Paleo breakfast recipes from around the web! Some of them are definitely in the treat category, but I think it’s important to have Paleo treat options for special occasions.
For those with an egg or FODMAP sensitivity, I’ve noted which recipes are egg-free or low-FODMAP. I’ve also specified which recipes are AIP-friendly.
I hope you enjoy this list – let me know what you try! Read more
Ahhh…coffee. Our beloved warm drink of choice is such a gray area! It seems like every week I see some flashy news article stating that drinking 2+ cups a day will either make you live forever or make you die sooner. Is it any wonder that this topic makes people throw their hands up in frustration?
Because seeing those unscientific, click-bait articles drives me crazy, I decided to list both sides to the coffee debate for you here! Read more
Meet your new favorite cooking companion: The Bare Bones Broth Cookbook! Bone broth pioneers and entrepreneurs, Ryan and Katherine Harvey, have brought you their favorite recipes from the kitchen of the Bare Bones Broth Company. Ryan and Katherine were kind enough to let me peek at the not-yet-released book (and give you a sneak peak at a recipe!) – it really is one of a kind. Read more
When switching to a more natural, un-processed way of eating, many people also start striving to clean up their makeup, cleaning products, bathroom products, etc.
The thing is, many of the more “natural” products are REALLY expensive, or may not actually be so natural after all. I love learning about new products and DIY recipes that offer quality, convenience, and a chance to save some money! I decided to list my TOP 10 favorite (and most often used) products and DIY recipes here!