Posts in Real Food Tips & Tricks
The Secret to This Summer's Bikini Bod (RELAX - It's not what you think!)

‘Tis the season in North America for the annual barrage of messages about getting our bodies “beach ready,” or reminding us that, “bikini season is just around the corner!” There’s a reason this messaging is so common: it resonates with consumers. Gyms, diets, coaches—there is no fitness niche that is immune, because so many people want to look better and feel better in their bodies!

I tell my clients that it is one thing to have fitness and performance goals, and it is another thing to connect your body image and weight to your self-worth. I support fitness goals, but I work diligently with clients to loosen the death grip of body shame and judgment.

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How to Make the Transition to Better Eating Habits

The transition to healthier eating can feel paralyzing, overwhelming, and even uninspiring. We know what we prefer, what comforts us, and what we crave. The mere thought that we may have to take such foods out of our lives seems plain awful. Well, I have life-changing news for you! Eating healthy does not equal eating rabbit food and, thus, giving up all satisfaction in dining. Read on to learn more!

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Spring Clean Your Shopping Routine

The pursuit of a simpler, healthier lifestyle often has as much to do with what we choose to leave out as it does with adding new routines and habits. Whether it’s stressscreen timeinflammation, or problematic foods, there are plenty of things we can stand a little less of while we’re working toward our healthiest selves. Consider taking a look at your pantry while you’re tackling spring cleaning. One way that I cut back on unnecessary extras in my life is paying attention to the list of ingredients in my food, cleaning products, and stuff I slather on my body. Read more to learn about my tips.

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Use Food to Clean Up Your Mood

We know that when we eat well, we feel better. And yet we don’t always appreciate the link between the food we eat and our mood and behavior. Did you know that 95% of our body's supply of the neurotransmitter serotonin is manufactured in the digestive tract? In fact, our digestive system is often referred to as the body’s "second brain." If we can improve imbalances in our gut, we can clear the way for a healthier, happier frame of mind. HERE are some tips to help improve your mood, starting with an important foundation for health—the food we eat.

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