Why We Binge & Why That’s Okay

We all have our vices. The key is to see our vices as either medicine or poison. Is the vice helping you heal, or is it further burying the root problem? Sometimes our medicines swing the pendulum over to poison. But here’s the ticket. Even when you’re “in” the poison - if you’re conscious about it - you’re learning. Here’s a permission slip to do so. You are human. You can do all the binge, cheat days, diet plays and nightmare games in your head until you reach that real answer.

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On Death & Dying (Finding the Positives of Change)

Changing the way you eat is hard. Changing anything is hard. No one ever said that upgrading your life was going to be easy. As we change our diet, we need to allow for space to grow. As we evolve, things fall away and new things enter our horizons. We need to allow space for death.

In this blog I share the keys that you may need to let go of in order to get to the next level of wellness.

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How I Got Happy & Lost 40 Lbs [and the Cycle You Need to Understand]

At 28 years of age I was classified as obese. Here’s my story of how happiness contributed to my weight loss, how I loved my body into a healthier weight instead of painstakingly dieting to get back to happy.

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50 Ways to Leave Your … Diet

Let’s make a new plan, Stan. Everyone knows diets don’t work. So here’s 50 specific reasons why you need to break up with the diet mindset.

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Stairway to Heaven: 7 Steps to Healing

When we talk about ‘healing’ we are talking about moving away from certain symptoms in our body or life we are experiencing. I have seen this healing process with clients for nutrition, and have dealt with it myself with food and other issues. From my personal experiences and those in my clients, here are the 7 steps of healing the way I have seen and experienced them.

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That Time I Prescribed Something Powerful

As a Holistic Nutritionist, I work with what I know which is food and how it works for your body. I'm not legally (morally, ethically, common knowledge-y?) allowed to diagnose or prescribe anything. But recently talking to a client, I realized something I could ethically and legally prescribe. Permission.

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5 Self-Care Rituals You Need in Your Life

Pro Insight: When 'practice what you preach' slaps you in the face (really hard) it might get awkward. I'm open to owning my mistakes and taking responsibility (as per the nutrition culture here) and so: I here openly admit, I hated self-care. Here are 5 ways I turned self-care ideas into daily/weekly rituals that supported my anxiety and lessened my panic attacks.

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How Elizabeth Stopped Panicking About Food (Client Case)

Elizabeth came to me as many of my female clients do: wanting to lose a bit of weight, but mainly wanting to feel healthier and stop stressing about food so much. She felt that food had started playing out in her 'perfectionist' mindset, and instead of enjoying cooking like she used to, she was spending way too much time stressing about what to eat. Read how one of Lutz Nutritions’ best client success stories from 2017….

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Are ORGANIC Packaged Foods Healthier?

Truth Time. That's me right there and I'm not scared to admit it: I love Annie's organic macaroni.

But after a week of broccoli, cabbage, brown or wild rice, peppers, swiss chard  and other veggie favourites, sometimes a good bowl of hot macaroni really balances things out. The Marketing Trickery: Even though packaged foods can have labels on them like "natural" or "organic" and use organic ingredients in them, can we still trust that they are good for us? How do they compare to real food? Suddenly, we come into the truth of eating. You always have a choice.

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Why You Don't Have to Finish Your Plate

You don't have to finish your plate. The post-war generations taught us to 'finish your plate' because back then there really was fears of shortages of food and rations. It was vital to finish your plate because you were lucky to get a plate at all. Almost all of my clients have said to me at one point or another, that they are 'trained to finish the plate, whether I'm hungry or not.' We don't actually think of it as a choice. Here's why you NO longer need to do this.

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Next-Gen Hippies & the Food Movement

“There’s got to be more than this.” What about the obligation to our health and our bodies?

The popularity of friendly places such as the weekend’s farmer’s markets in towns everywhere, food classes and workshops, school gardens, clean holistic make up boutiques, yoga centers, mom and pop coffee shops are signs that we are actively looking for alternatives... we are the next gen hippies.. and so the movement grows...

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The Death + Revival of Real Food

The death of real food is among us. We can see it everywhere we go. We are losing the generation where home cooked meals with real ingredients were used, and gaining more and more packaged and processed ready-to-go meals. According to Mark Hyman, MD: "The slow insidious displacement of home cooked and communally shared family meals by the industrial food system has fattened our nation and weakened our family ties. More meals are eaten in the minivan than the kitchen." Here's how you can help us revive the death of the #realfood movement....

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How to Cleanse Your Doors of Perception

Something that frustrates me is seeing people questioning their own common sense over something that someone told them was the best way to eat, or the best diet to follow. (Diets don't work!) and its hard to reverse decades of believing one thing. That can get in the way of making changes or our success. Here's how to cleanse your doors of perception...

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Cheerleader for Holistic Nutrition

I am beyond excited to be nominated by my peers for the Julie Daniluk Award in 2016! "This award is given to the Holistic Nutritionist who has demonstrated outstanding presence via print, social media and live presentations and can be considered a cheerleader for and within the Holistic Nutrition Industry."

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7 Steps To Get Out of Supplement Addiction

Find the Root cause of your issues using FOOD so you can stop with the luggage of supplements.  REAL FOOD is the path to health, and not expensive pills, shakes or supplements. You won't always find 100% healing at the bottom of a pill bottle.

 

These products sell because they sell us a promise. They sell us a quick fix.

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Real-World Food Waste Solutions

They talked about all the food wastage that households' produce. The statistics they had were mind-boggling. Learning about the landfills should always motivate us to continue to do our part in recycling, since it is so hard on the environment when our landfills grow with things that cannot be broken down......

I spoke with a friend who attended the event, who commented "the film left me feeling really inspired - but also really guilty"

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A Surprising Weight Loss Strategy

... is no longer a secret. I am sharing this with you today in hopes that you not only see how rushed our experience of food is, but that you begin incorporating this amazing tip into your life. This calming technique is SO important for getting your weight back to a healthy one and a powerful way to bring change to your life....

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