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
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!
Ahh, summer. A time for sun, sand, and for many, getting bodies “swimsuit ready” by cutting calories, trying weird body fat wraps, downing expensive shakes or supplements, and making desperate attempts to work out for hours a week.
I’m all too familiar with the obsession surrounding diets and calorie-counting. Not because I have done it myself, but because I have studied it in depth through my nutrition courses. In the study of nutrition, we use different equations to figure out calorie levels. In fact, the answer to almost every weight issue is “decrease calories, increase physical activity”. Seems simple enough, but how far does it really get us? Read more
For most of us, starting a new health venture can be exciting. But making goals and daydreaming about achieving them is much easier than maintaining those changes. I mean, am I the only one who gets REALLY excited about doing a 30-day challenge for, oh, 2 out of the 30 days?
After the excitement wears off, or you feel like you’ve hit a plateau, it can be difficult to sustain a nutrition plan for normal, daily life.
Here are 7 tips for sustainability that I’ve been thinking about this week. I hope you find them helpful! Feel free to comment with any of your own tips – I’m always open to adding to my toolbox!Read more