Miscellaneous

I took a probiotic supplement every day for a month and this is what happened

Gut health. No one wants to talk about it, but it’s VERY important. In fact, if you have poor gut health you can be miserable for hours, days, or weeks at a time. Trust me.. I know. Over the past two years, I have been to my primary physician’s office a number of times complaining… Continue reading I took a probiotic supplement every day for a month and this is what happened

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Mindless eating: why it happens and how we can prevent it

Today I want to bring up mindless and mindful eating. Mindless eating is a big contributor to the large population of overweight and obese people today. A book called Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life says it perfectly. “Most of the time, we are eating on autopilot, eating on the run, eating our worries or anxieties… Continue reading Mindless eating: why it happens and how we can prevent it

Miscellaneous

Pros and cons of activity trackers

Fitness trackers have been growing in popularity over the past decade. Even in the 90s and early 2000’s people tracked their steps with basic pedometers. Like most things, technology improved our ability to track fitness, sleep, and food/water intake. I’ve had some sort of activity tracker stuck to my wrist almost every day for over… Continue reading Pros and cons of activity trackers

Tips & Tricks

How I reset after a weekend “off”

We’ve all been there. You have a long weekend at restaurants/bars and events around town. You don’t get quality sleep, you aren’t eating quality food, and you’ve had [a little] too much alcohol. By Sunday afternoon you feel awful and don’t even want to think about getting on the scale. What do you do?  … Continue reading How I reset after a weekend “off”

Tips & Tricks

How to sneak more veggies into your diet

If your mother is anything like mine, you’ve been told hundreds of time to eat your vegetables. When I was young I wasn’t allowed to get up from the table until all of my broccoli was gone. And yes, I have always been taught the various health benefits of “eating the rainbow”. Unfortunately, eating vegetables… Continue reading How to sneak more veggies into your diet