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, imagine … 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 a … 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 Manage … 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 going cold turkey & completely overhauling your food choices DOESN'T GUARANTEE FAT BURN AND WEIGHT LOSS. 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 … Continue reading Science suggests spreading meals 6 hours apart is key to fat burn and weight loss
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
So you've probably heard the news: Mindfulness and Meditation are the new "it" couple They do ok on their own, but together, they make life oh so sweet ... for both themselves, and everyone around them. Maybe you've tried to be more "mindful" but it only lasted a few seconds and then you stubbed your … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation and What Are the Benefits?
We've all been there. We're tired, busy, cozy, hungover and just don't feel like working out. Of course, you don't have to workout every single day of your life, but when you're striving for a thriving healthy lifestyle, you gotta be consistent about your fitness routine, sis. And if & when life gets in the … Continue reading 8 Tricks to Workout Even When You’re Not Motivated
You know the basics: A forkful of salad is healthier than a mouthful pizza. Get your hand out of the late night Doritos bag and onto a warm mug of herbal tea instead. Blah Blah Blah, right? But what if you just don't care about the repercussions in that moment? What if you're sick of … Continue reading 8 Tricks to Eat Healthy Even When You’re Not Motivated
Defeat that villain inside you that's killing your healthy vibe! Here's how to slay it & thrive in health for the long haul. Tight on time? Tap here to watch the video instead of reading the blog & tap here for your free download of the 5 Step Blueprint! If you’re sick of starting a new nutrition or fitness … Continue reading Overcome Your Most Frustrating Health Challenges with this 5 Step Blueprint to Reaching Your Biggest, Boldest Health Goals
Whether you're new to the Whole30, or this is your third attempt, you may have some fears around the strict guidelines for a full 30 days. That's where a modified Whole30 may be your best bet. All grains, dairy, sugar, beans, lentils, soy, peanuts, alcohol and certain additives are off limits for an entire MONTH?! … Continue reading How to Modify the Whole30 and Still Have Success: 3 Ways to Make Your Whole30 More Flexible, with Sample Days