You’ve heard the term, “drop it like a bad habit.” Well, why are so called bad habits so hard to break? Whether it’s the beginning of a new year, new season or new week – it’s all too common that we set intentions, make resolutions, declare goals, only to last a few weeks – or … Continue reading Breaking Bad: Drop Old Habits to Make Room for New Ones
Choose your habit. Give it 31 days. Get the support. And win with the august wellness challenge! Have you ever told yourself you were going to start doing more or less of something for your health? Maybe it was exercising more, eating sugar less, drinking water more, staying up late less. Maybe you told a … Continue reading Be Fall-Ready with the August Wellness Challenge!
The support, encouragement and accountability you need to KEEP GOING and finally crush your health goals. Your grocery haul’s on lock 🛒 Kitchen looks like a nutritionist lives there 👩🏻🍳 Workouts mapped out for the week 💪🏻 Headspace app downloaded 📲 Future looks bright! 😎 But then... Someone brings 🍩 to the office ... Or … Continue reading Wired for Wellness: 12-Week Health Transformation Program
Thinking about postponing your clean eating efforts until September or even January? Think again. Here's how you can enjoy summer's treats while still slimming down & having fun! July 4th has come & gone, leaving you feeling grateful for your time with family & friends, but also a tad bloated and ready to clean … Continue reading 5 Snack Habits Sabotaging Your Slim Down. PLUS 5-Day Summer Snack Challenge starts July 15!
July 4 is comin' in HOT! Follow these 3 steps to get back to your healthy yet balanced eating habits for the rest of the summer. Last week, we dug into the 4 Top Tips to PREP for a Healthy-ish July 4. This week, we're getting into how to reboot your eating habits AFTER … Continue reading Post-July 4th Eating: 3 Step Action Plan to Get Back to Healthy Choices
So you want to feel great... so you're trying to eat healthy. You heard "everything in moderation." So you tried that... But your results haven't changed much, if at all... Sound familiar? I get it. I've been there. My girls have been there. And for the most part, we've seen that in order to cross the … Continue reading 6 Ways to Get FREE Game-Changing Wellness Wisdom
Brownies and burgers and booze, oh my! Of course July 4 should be FUN! But does FUN always have to involve way overdoing it on junk and feeling below par mentally & physically for the next 2 to 3 days? ...if that's what fun is for you, that's cool! you can skip this post 😉 … Continue reading 4 Top Tips to Prep for a Healthy-ish July 4
Ever feel like a victim when you're trying to eat healthier? Use this one word to change the game. Let's say you made the decision to cut something out from your typical diet... Gluten? Added sugar? Booze? Dairy? So many options when it comes down to what's irritating you or bringing you down. Now, … Continue reading Make this 1 Specific Mindset Shift to Stick to Your Health Goals
Hey friends! If you subscribe to WholeHardy Health elsewhere, then you may have already heard about the Manage Mindless Eating eCourse + Group Coaching Program — woohoo! Either way, I wanted to formally introduce it to you all here on the blog. I’m really excited about this, y’all! Back when I was trying to decide what kind … Continue reading INTRODUCING MY NEW ECOURSE FOR HEALTH SEEKERS: MANAGE MINDLESS EATING METHOD!
Have you ever committed to a meal plan, but fell off track because of habits, temptation or victim mentality, then didn't know what to do next? Join the club. Here's how to SAVE your healthy lifestyle efforts. Many of us have been here: We find a meal plan, diet book or nutrition program. Start on … Continue reading How to Save a Diet Fail: What to Do When You Fall Off Your Chosen Meal Plan
Stalled in your health goals? Acknowledge the foods & drinks that take you off the rails. As a Duke-trained, professional Integrative Health & Wellness Coach with Functional Nutrition training, not only do I recommend becoming more mindful of WHAT you eat, but also HOW & WHY you eat. It's all part of my free … Continue reading Mindless Eating: Why You Can’t Stop Eating Sugar, Gluten, Salt and Other Addictive Foods
Maybe you plan your meals, but what's happening in between them? If you keep a mental or written note on what you plan to eat each day, well played! You're preparing your army in the Game of Health (GoT, anyone?) However ... life often throws us curveballs, like donuts, or dragons... All too often, we've trained ourselves to … Continue reading How to Practice Mindful Eating by Considering WHEN (Not What) You Eat
When it comes to nutrition, yes, WHAT you eat is key. But sometimes, going cold turkey & completely overhauling your food choices can downright cause insanity. In my trainings at Duke Integrative Medicine as a professional integrative health & wellness coach, and in my Functional Nutrition trainings as well, I've learned some key nuggets of intel … Continue reading Why science suggests spreading your meals 6 hours apart may be your key to weight loss & fat burn
The 7-Day Health Challenge gives you NEW mindset hacks to pinpoint your health & wellness Struggle Zones It's heeeere. The first day of spring has come & gone and APRIL is mere DAYS away!! Some of you have been on spring break, and while you may not have vacationed, you might still be in #VacationMode with your usual healthy … Continue reading 7-Day Spring Health Challenge: Get Science-Backed Tips to Pinpoint Your Health & Wellness Struggle Zones
This Harvard Study of nearly 80 years proves that joining & cultivating a supportive community helps us live longer & be happier. I'm gonna kick it off like this: “The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” said Robert Waldinger, director … Continue reading The Surprising Secret to Living Longer and Being Happier. Spoiler: It has Nothing to do with Nutrition, Exercise or Meditation.
Our thought patterns & emotions deeply impact nearly every illness we can get - from arthritis to headaches, from the common cold to cancer. What does this mean? That our mind, brain and body are all chattin' it up with each other all. the. time. What's more? You can help these major pieces of who … Continue reading How Stress Makes You Fat: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Mind-Body Connection and Slim Down in the Process