How to Stay Fit While Eating Out or Traveling

May 27, 2021

 

One of the biggest questions that keeps coming up with my private clients right now is how to get back into the world while still maintaining their healthy habits. It's "easy" to control your eating and your workout routine while you have no social or travel plans, but what happens when your weeks start to fill up with dinners with friends, weekend barbeques, and summer vacations?

 

While there are definitely challenges that come along with these social events, it doesn't have to completely derail your health. Personally, I've been traveling for 7 months now, but I've actually gotten leaner during this time. I've lost 6 pounds and 3 inches around my waist. A lot for my petite 5'1" frame.

 

Here's how....

 
 

My Personal Hacks for Eating Out and Traveling

 

Stick to protein-forward meals.

If you've taken my Fat Loss 101 courseyou know my thoughts on the importance of protein. This is my number one tip for you, both when eating out and...

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4 Unexpected Things Impacted by Gut Health

Feb 20, 2021

Ever feel a little bloated after a meal? Think it’s completely normal? Well, it’s not. While it might be extremely common, it’s definitely not normal. Bloating after meals can signal that your body is not properly digesting food, which can lead to nutrient deficiencies and many other health issues down the line, including autoimmune issues, hormone issues, acne, or brain fog.

 

A healthy gut is one of the most important keys to your overall health. If you’re having an issue with bloating, acne, low energy, or fatigue, chances are this could be stemming from your impaired gut health.

 

So many health conditions can result in a digestive system that is less than optimal.  Here are a few systems of the body where your gut health plays a massive role:

 

Your Skin Health.

Inflammation of the skin can be a huge sign that your gut health is imbalanced. Having intestinal dysbiosis can lead to inflammation, causing acne, psoriasis, or eczema. Skin...

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Should You Be Drinking Bone Broth?

Nov 03, 2020

 

With the weather changing and temperatures cooling down, there’s one superfood you should start incorporating into your diet if you haven’t already - and that is bone broth. Bone broth is overflowing with health benefits and should definitely be a staple in your diet (unless you have histamine issues, which is a blog post for another time!).

 

What exactly is bone broth?

Bone broth is an extremely nutritious stock that is typically used in soups or stews, or can be consumed on its own. It’s made by simmering the bones and connective tissue of different types of meat anywhere from 10-48 hours. You can also easily make this in the Instant Pot.

Here are just some of the benefits of bone broth:

  1. It’s rich in mineral and nutrient content. Bone broth is extremely high in vitamins and minerals, which come from the bones themselves. It’s especially high in calcium, iron, vitamin A and K, fatty acids, selenium, zinc, magnesium, and phosphorus. Not...
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The #1 Food You Should Be Avoiding

Oct 28, 2020

Long gone are days where low-fat diets are the key to health and weight loss. While we now know that healthy fats are not only beneficial, but crucial to a healthy diet, there is still a lot of misinformation on what types of fats we should - and shouldn’t, be eating.

 

If there is any food you should completely cut from your diet - it’s polyunsaturated fats!

 

Polyunsaturated fats are found in vegetable and seed oils, like canola oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, grapeseed oil and corn oil. If you are cooking with any of these oils, toss them immediately!

 

Polyunsaturated fats are also found in nuts and seeds, commercially-raised meat, poultry, and eggs, and animals fed diets of corn and soy.

 

There are many reasons to avoid polyunsaturated fats, but one of the biggest is the chemical instability. The oxidation temperature of polyunsaturated fats is extremely low. This means that if they are exposed to heat, light, or...

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How to Achieve Sustainable Fat Loss

Sep 27, 2020

More often than not, fat loss looks like a bumpy rollercoaster. After dramatic and quick weight loss, the weight reappears as quickly as it disappeared. But, what if there was a way to effectively and sustainably lose fat? Imagine ditching the yo-yo diet and weight loss rollercoaster ride.

This is why I created the Fat Loss 101 Training. In the training, I teach the same simple strategies I use with my private coaching clients to get them results that last. My goal is to help you effortlessly lose fat by optimizing your health from a foundational level.

When trying to lose fat, most people will:

  • Cut down on portion sizes and leave every meal hungry for more
  • Hit the gym religiously and spend hours on the treadmill
  • Stop eating carbs, fat, and/or meat
  • Adopt a keto, carnivore, or vegan diet

I hate to say it, but these people have it all wrong. Please, don't kill the messenger!

 

The 4 Fat Loss Mistakes You're Probably Making

Eating healthy and doing all the...

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The #1 Fat Loss Mistake You’re Making

Sep 19, 2020

Losing excess fat in a healthy and sustainable way is easier said than done. It requires patience, consistency, and a little bit of science. However, there is one fat loss mistake that almost every weight-loss-hopeful makes during their weight loss journey and it might just catch you by surprise.

If you’ve ever tried to lose fat, your story might sound something like this:

You’ve decided to get healthy and drop the weight you’ve gained over the last couple of years.

To start, you eat “healthy” foods, cut down on portion sizes, and hit the gym almost every day.

After weeks of working so hard, you’re still not seeing results. Or, maybe you saw results almost immediately, but now… nothing! At this point, your progress has plateaued and you feel beyond frustrated. Eventually,  you just say “F*&$ IT!”

Now, your diet goes out the window and you opt for the couch over the gym.

If this sounds too familiar, know...

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4 Nutrition Books to Help You Live Healthier

Aug 31, 2020

Pursuing a healthy lifestyle can be confusing enough without all the conflicting information about fad diets and nutrition myths. To help clear any confusion and set you on a straight path to health, I’ve compiled and am sharing my favorite nutrition books. These books cover all bases, from what to eat, what not to eat, effective fat loss methods, and more.

 

“Food: What the Heck Should I Eat” by Mark Hyman

They typically say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat” is just what it seems. It takes the guesswork out of nutrition confusion by sharing exactly what to eat. Even if you aren’t keen on reading, this well-organized and easy-to-read nutrition book is for you.

“Food: What the Heck Should I Eat” provides a clear, yet extensive layout of each primary food group (protein, carbohydrates, fats, etc). Hyman covers which foods we should be eating more of and those we should ...

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Digestion

Jun 17, 2020

In today’s busy and stressful world, our digestion is often less than optimal. Luckily, there are simple ways to improve your digestion on a foundational level.

Your digestion needs improvement if you frequently experience: bloating, heartburn, gas, indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea. However, poor digestion doesn’t end there.  Poor digestion can also result in environmental or food allergies, brain fog, eczema, weight gain, and more.

So, how can you support your digestive system?  Here are several tactical tips you can use to improve your digestion right now:

 

1. Reduce Fiber

While fiber can sometimes boost digestion, it’s important to remember that too much of a good thing can turn bad. In regards to digestion, too much fiber can actually inhibit digestive function. If you eat a high fiber diet and experience digestive distress, consider reducing your fiber intake. 

Additionally, fermentable carbohydrates can cause...

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Gut Health 101: Nutrition Tips

May 27, 2020

Our gut health is impacted by every part of our daily lives, including diet, sleep, exercise, toxins, and more. However, the foods we eat are arguably the most influential factor.

Every aspect of life affects our gut health, just as the gut affects every other aspect of our health. It’s a two-way street. The health of our gut impacts everything from our skin to our immune system to our digestion.  While it’s essential to recognize the importance of a healthy gut, be wary of quick fixes, trendy products, and fad diets. As you know, the wellness world is full of these promising magic pills, that at best don’t deliver, and at worst, can be dangerous to your overall health.

At the end of the day, the best way to optimize your gut health is to get back to the basics. And let me tell you, the basics are very effective!

 

Signs of an Impaired Gut

Is your gut health in tip top shape or could it use some help?  Let’s take inventory!  Here are some...

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Gut Healing Marshmallows

May 18, 2020
 

These gut-healing marshmallows (unlike the store-bought ones) are free of artificial sweeteners, chemicals, and common allergens. They’re fluffy, delicious, and surprisingly good-for-you!

 

These gut-healing marshmallows have been my go-to, guilt-free treat for the last several weeks. I’ve practically made them every day since I first created the recipe. They’re just too good to pass up!

 

Not only are these marshmallows delicious and gut-healing, they’re also so easy and quick to make. Seriously, my little nephew could make them without any help! So, if you typically stick to tossing cereal in a bowl or cooking boxed mac ‘n cheese, you’re in luck. These gut-healing marshmallows are fail-proof, even for the rookie chef!

 

This paleo-approved and SIBO-friendly recipe is tasty way to add some extra gut-healing gelatin into your diet, which I’m all about and we all could use!  Gelatin, is the gut-healing MVP...

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