How to Be Detailed in Your Meal Plans

How to Be Detailed in Your Meal Plans Once you’ve started noting down some meals you would like to make during the week, try to be as detailed as possible. If you think you will have leftovers from a chicken dinner in order to have lunch for 2-3 days, note that in the plan! Let’s talk about how to be detailed in your meal plans. This will help you reduce how many lunches you need to create from scratch, which … Continue reading

Lifelong Journey to Health and Wellness

Lifelong Journey to Health and Wellness This is a guest post from Connie Ragen Green on the topic of her journey of learning to eat to be well. Be sure to check out all she has to offer…books, training and so much more at https://ConnieRagenGreen.com Life is a journey that takes many twists and turns along the way. What may start as a single step can take you in a direction that makes all the difference in the world. My … Continue reading

Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In

Foundation for Nutritional Health Before Disease Sets In When you’re ready to adopt a lifestyle change where you’re using food to fuel and heal your body instead of to comfort you and fill emotional needs, it means you want to look at what’s going into your body, what needs to be eliminated from your diet, and what you can add going forward for better health. You’ll be focusing on nutritional health! There are really two steps to this process. First, … Continue reading

Premeditated Eating…how much do you think about what you eat?

Premeditated Eating Just as I love classic cars, I love classic TV.  One of my favorites is Perry Mason. His job was, more often than not, to prove premeditated murder committed by one of the suspects.  The planning and execution of the crime reminds me of how I eat and how I counsel my clients to plan their eating regimen…but in a good way… I call it “premeditated eating” and it truly is just that. I always make it my … Continue reading

Eat to Beat the Blues

Eat to Beat the Blues Is it possible to change your mood by changing your food? Can you eat to beat the blues?  I mean can you really affect a significant change? My answer would be a resounding “yes” as I am living proof that you can absolutely do this! That is why I teach and write and now have a membership website devoted to guiding and helping people do what I did more than six years ago. I “disappeared” … Continue reading

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Your Body It’s important to understand how artificial sweeteners affect your body. They have several undesirable effects, so let’s discuss what they are and what they do.  Artificial sweeteners are additives to food and drinks that make them taste sweet without adding to the sugar or calorie content. From diet soda to protein bars, you can find these sweeteners in just about anything labeled “sugar free”, “diet” or even “low carb”. For people who consume products … Continue reading

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet

How I Removed Processed Foods From My Diet Today, I was asked if I had written a post addressing how I removed processed foods from my diet.  I hadn’t, so it seemed like a good topic for a few hundred words. The complete answer is longer than I can write in one post, which is why I am constantly creating content to help you do what I did along this journey, but I’ll give you the “Reader’s Digest condensed version” … Continue reading

Healthy Energy Bars – Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Nutrition Bars With so many nutrition bars claiming wholesomeness, how do you know which ones are good choices and which ones are basically junk food in a pretty wrapper? With so many choices, how do you know which are the healthy energy bars? Continue reading to learn more about which protein bars you should buy and which you are best to avoid. What to Look for in Protein Bars Most protein bars have about … Continue reading

3 Ways to Get High Energy in the Morning to Maximize Productivity

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3 Ways to Get High Energy in the Morning to Maximize Productivity We’ve all experienced it – we set our alarm for 6 AM with the best of intentions to maximize productivity, but when the time comes, we hit the “snooze” button repeatedly, and our day starts much more slowly than we had hoped. Starting the day sluggishly sets a disappointing tone for the rest of the day.  It’s hard to feel motivated and upbeat when you start your day … Continue reading

8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods

What is Processed Food?

Here are 8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods Most of us know that a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains is our best choice. But, many of us don’t know exactly why we should be cutting processed foods. I want to share with you the top 8 reasons for avoiding processed foods. Monosodium glutamate MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a form of salt which has been chemically changed and is used to enhance the flavor of … Continue reading