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Sweet Spot

We’re friends, right? I’d like to create a judgement-free zone here. I must confess something. Ok, great, deep breath, here goes: I am a nutritionist and I love sugar. I’m well aware of the dangers, as I’m sure you are, of excessive sugar consumption. For quite some time, nutritionists, medical experts and publications (including this…

The Big Fat Dilemma

Fat has become a dirty word. We’re afraid to eat it, confused about how much we need, and especially don’t want to be it. Yet we need fat to live. In fact, how much fat you have and where you store it on your body plays a huge part in how long you live and…

Exercise and Mental Health

Exercise is beneficial to our bodies in so many ways. Have you ever considered how much you are training your brain as well when you exercise? There are many emotional and psychological bonuses from training that will show up in your relationships, home life, and work place success. Consider these points as another source of…

Build a Healthy Kitchen

The scaffolding that supports better decisions must be erected long before you’re faced with temptation. If you’ve been relying on your willpower to make you eat salad for lunch every day, you’re banking on a mental resource that’s bound to run out. Recent research shows that willpower comes in finite quantities. When you force yourself…

The Amazing Avocado

Few healthy foods are as rich, creamy and buttery as the avocado. The avocado is technically a fruit but usually classified as a vegetable in the culinary world. We’re always reading and hearing about how great they are. “What’s the big deal?” you ask? Well, as your friendly neighborhood nutritionist friend, I’m here to tell…

Happy Heart = Healthy Heart

You can achieve a tighter tummy! Washboard abs may seem like a far-away goal, but there are some healthy habits that you can start building right now to help you get those flat abs. Lifestyle changes are hugely beneficial, in addition to exercise, to minimize the amount of fat that creeps around our waistbands. Here…

Setting Intentions for 2016

Forget about resolutions. That’s so 2015! Instead, let’s set an intention for the year. It’s amazing how this can shape your experience and deliver lasting results. Pick one word that resonates with you and keep that word in mind as you brave your way through this next exciting year. To set your word, first pause…

Three Steps to a Healthy Family

Do you ever find yourself dedicating time and energy to keeping your loved ones happy and healthy while neglecting your own needs? Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your loved ones—when the entire family is happy and healthy, everyone wins! Following these three steps will give your whole family…