Everyone is talking about quitting sugar, but what are they doing about it? Here are a few thoughts on how to break free and get sugar out of your life now – so you can live the sweet life for years to come.
Breakfast. When done right, it fires up your engines and fuels both body and brain until lunchtime. So why do you often find yourself ravenous by mid-morning? It’s not due to all that mental energy you’re burning but it’s got everything to do with the sugar and carbs lurking in your breakfast bowl.
Is it obvious that we’re huge fans of smoothies? Well, we are. They’re an everyday staple on the Be Well Cleanse, and even after the cleanse is over, we recommend having smoothies for breakfast. People are always asking me what are the best things to add to smoothies, so here’s a little overview of how to make delicious shakes that are sugar, gluten and dairy free…
There is a big reason why breakfast has long been referred to as the most important meal of the day—the food you eat in the morning will influence your energy levels, cravings, emotions, and clarity throughout your day and can even affect how you sleep that night!
Incorporating nutrient-dense foods for breakfast, such as healthy fats, good-quality proteins, and colorful vegetables, will provide a sense of balance and satiation, encouraging you to continue making healthy choices all day.
What if you could drink your way to glowing skin? When it comes to your body, especially your skin, you are what you eat. Eating a diet full of phytonutrients, vitamin C, and healthy fats can give you that glow. One of the most delicious and nutritious ways to do that is to whip up this Healthy Glow Smoothie.
For those allergic or sensitive to nuts–or if you just want to try something new–here’s a great smoothie recipe for you to give a morning boost.
Sunflower seed butter is high in healthy fats, thyroid supportive selenium, and trace minerals like magnesium that support all of the bodies functions. It’s a great alternative to nut butters and can be found in health food stores – be sure to read the label and make sure you get one that is unsweetened. Combine that with our new upgraded Cleanse Shake, antioxidant packed blueberries and phytonutrient rich spinach and you’ve got yourself a super nutritious breakfast or snack!
As a nutritionist and health coach, I spend my days helping people change their diet in order to change their health. It is deeply rewarding to witness the transformative effects that nutrition brings to health and well-being. In my efforts to understand and translate science-based research for the benefit of my clients, last month I joined the Oldways conference, Finding Common Ground, where diet and nutrition experts convened for two days to reach consensus on what Americans should be eating. It was thrilling to listen to the world’s top nutrition scientists debating the merits of competing dietary philosophies.
No matter what holiday you celebrate or even if you don’t, the month of December can still be a challenging one for most people. Too much to do in too little time is a recipe for ratcheted-up stress levels.
So how to beat holiday stress – or at least prevent it from gaining the upper hand? By making a healthy holiday habits list, and trying to do at least two or three of them from now thru New Years Day and beyond.
When we travel, our natural rhythms can get off schedule, and it’s common to experience constipation. Some people’s systems can tolerate going “off-track” while on vacation and still feel vibrant and fresh, while most of us just can’t handle it! I find that the closer we stick to our “normal” routine, the more normal our bowels can be. Here are six tips to follow if you find that staying regular while traveling is nearly impossible … because it is possible to feel great during your entire vacation!
Last week, Katrine shared her healthy snack swaps and this week, I’m giving you more with a focus on mealtime. Sugary and/or high starch foods are ubiquitous in our culture but that doesn’t make them good choices. It may seem difficult to give up our favorite foods, but, ultimately, making changes to your diet simply means creating new habits.