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In labelling and structure we find that frustration, that lack of patience, that restriction that doesn’t feel good. (But we are so used to it, that we think it does feel good.) So we decide to try to get out of the diet loop. What tends to happen when we first try to get out of it is we are so trained to think in terms of restriction rather than nourishment. Food is not viewed as nourishment, its viewed as the enemy in diets. So we may swing the pendulum so far the other way in order to attempt balance. Anarchy. Here’s how intuitive eating can bring your anarchy to a great balance.
Let’s make a new plan, Stan. Everyone knows diets don’t work. So here’s 50 (count ‘em.. fifty) reasons why you need to break up with the diet mindset. Read More
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. Read More
Sometimes, eating well is something you have to make work for you. Sometimes its glamorous, sometimes its seriously not. Sometimes, its just fun. The point of this post is to inspire you to get back in the kitchen and make some [Real Food]. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or how its put together. The point is that it is working for you. So I met with my friend Nikki to learn more about her technique with creating dinner" “troughs” (and of course, to eat one myself!) and to find out about how this portion works for her. Read More
Keto is the newest diet in the spotlight, and everyone on the band wagon is professing it’s incredible ability to take weight off. So why wouldn’t you want to try it? Because carb’s are great! I’m going to give you 7 reasons why you shouldn’t do keto - and give you a healthier and better solution instead. Read More
Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription. Read More
Values like balance, evolution and confidence are not nutrition problems. They are human problems. I love helping women evolve in their relationship with food & nutrition - from stress + shame to nourish & blossom. It takes work, time, dedication. But you can do it. Here are 7 ways…. Read More
Most of my clients come to me because they have very similar problems. Simply put, food stresses them out. It's wearing out their energy. A lot of time we waffle on our nutrition decisions, or we make a decision because "I've already really messed it all up today" or "I think I'll just exercise more tomorrow to make up for this" or some other crazy mind game. Learn the ways to get more confidence in your nutrition, easily.
Success for my clients has come in a deeper form over simple meal plans. In the understanding of which foods make you feel a certain way. In the understanding of basic nutrition education. In the responsibility we need to take to shift priorities in our life to make nutrition as important as we know it is (read: planning ahead instead of relying on drive thru's.) Success has come in the form of my clients doing the real work necessary to make changes. Here I’m giving you solutions to getting yourself out of the rut of believing that you need a meal plan in order to find success in nutrition. Read More
We all go through phases with our food. When you have that one (or 3) foods that you just can't get enough of at one time. Then you get sick of them. Move on. Here's a story about that time when I was 21... and became vegetarian. I am tying this story in with 'rules' (flexible ones!) about our food phases. This story is about vegetarianism, you can apply it to any food phase you have been through. Read More
With the Okanagan summer fires that often come our way, you may not have the awesome bonfire you crave. But this doesn't mean you have to skip out on the fun and experience of camping. Here’s how to eat clean while camping - it can so be done (and feels GREAT!) Read More
In our day and age of hunter-gatherers of information, we don't need more nutrition knowledge. Here’s your permission slip to cleanse the doors of perception that are holding you back from finding ease in nutrition, and relieving the stress around it. Read More
Today I'm talking about 2 different experiences/cultures - food TRENDS and DIETS. While trends are those often crazy creative (only sometimes healthy) and typically just downright wacky 'foods' and diets; well you know those popular styles of eating that we try and try but never seem to actually teach us how to keep weight off. The truth is, ignoring all of this simplifies your entire life. Read More
Trust me, I miss the summer as much as you. Although, winter has a lot going for it fresh produce is usually not high on that list. Check out below for the list of vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you need to stock up on right now. Read More
Food Planning eliminates a lot of stress for most people. It's just most people aren't taking advantage of it because they believe it's truly 'more' on their plate to do food planning. (Pro Insight: planning ahead is essential to saving time.) This is not the same as a meal plan, however, because Food Planning is when you list out what meals you'll make for the week. This is completely different from following a meal plan you receive from someone else and have the stress of creating new recipes with new-to-you ingredients. You create this meal plan before you shop so that you know exactly what you need to buy in order to make the meals. This saves you time and money as you aren't wandering the grocery store guessing as you go. Read More
We all deal with anxiety at times, but panic attacks are a whole other level of scary. Here are 7 tools & resources you can act on right away to deal with your anxiety. Read More
You already know how to eat well. You just aren't actually.... doing it. Maybe you’re searching for quick fixes all the time or are dealing with emotional eating. Guess what.......you CAN make changes. Make the commitment to STOP searching for the newest fix - and gain the skills needed to eat right and stick with it. Sharing tools for keeping your (life) plate clean and stop stress eating. Read More
With this amazing body as humans' we receive at birth comes a range of not-so-awesome complaints as we age. What about these stomach aches, how about this gas, there's pain in this area, I get headaches, I have anxiety and on and on. The list grows as we grow and change. And the worse we become at self-care, the worse our complaints get. Read about common nutrition problems I have found over and over again in clients through the course of my 6 years as a consultant and my life-changing offering to overcome them... Read More
When I first started eating a whole foods diet, when I was studying nutrition in Vancouver BC, I heard the term “whole foods” a lot, and that a whole foods diet is very health-promoting. But I felt a little silly that I didn’t know what “whole foods” meant, exactly.
And when I assume (you know what happens when you assume, don't you?) that my clients know this too, I am reminded that, well, no, not always is this the case. So I'm here to explain it. Read More
Instead of sour cream or cream cheese based dips, why not make a super healthy version full of calcium with no added "stuff" to clog you up? Make this delightful yogurt cheese and use in place of cream cheese or use as a base for a delicious party dip. Video instructions are in the blog. Read More