decoding hunger

Eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. Easy peasy, right? Wrong. Too often, people try to turn honoring hunger cues into another diet. No sir. None of that here! It’s true that part of being a normal eater is tuning into hunger + fullness cues to help guide our food choices, but it’s not […]

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breaking it down: gluten

wheat bread and grains

  Gluten seems to have become the newest four-letter word…even though it has six letters. But you get what I’m saying, right? It’s our newest addition to the clan of nutrition villains out to destroy our bodies! I sure hope you guys can tell when my sarcasm is coming through because ^^^ sarcasm. That video […]

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breaking it down: milk alternatives

milk cream coffee pour barista

Hello, friends! Today we’re back to discuss another staple in most kitchens — milk! But we’re going to focus on the non-dairy options / alternatives that have been flying off the shelves lately. Let’s start with the original: straight up cow’s milk. Most of us associate milk with calcium and vitamin D which are both […]

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joyful movement

Today’s topic is one of the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating [affiliate link] To read a little bit more about these principles check out this post, too! If you had asked me 10 years ago if I thought “joyful” and “movement” could be one and the same, I probably would have laughed. Because most of what we hear […]

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the dark side of diets

There’s often a feeling of excitement about starting a new diet, right? It almost feels like a whole new world of possibilities is within your grasp. It’s going to solve all your problems — boost your confidence, land you that dream job, find your prince charming. Except it doesn’t. We try out this diet for […]

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foods not to ruin your budget over

grocery shopping juices kombucha

There’s a good amount of talk out there about how eating “healthy” is so expensive. With all the marketing nowadays, there’s always a hot new item that we just have to have in order to be healthy + it just happens to be the most expensive option on the shelf. The thing is, we do […]

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breaking it down: fats + oils

Before I even get into the nitty gritty of this post, I just want to say: fat does not make us fat. Good to get that off my chest. 🙂 Fat is crucial for several reasons such as: major fuel for energy + storage protects internal organs cell membranes component absorption of fat soluble vitamins […]

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nutrition confusion

First, fat was evil. Wait, we can eat egg yolks now? What about cholesterol? Just kidding, let’s get rid of carbs instead. But sugar is also killing us now, right? Oh, and gluten, too. Confused, yet? Here’s the deal → Nutrition is a science, and a young one at that. It is still evolving so […]

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breaking it down: salt

To begin, this post is may not be 100% applicable to those with hypertension or fluid retention related to a medical condition. Personal dietary or medical management for those conditions need to be discussed with your healthcare provider.   what is it? Salt is a mineral made up of sodium + chloride. About 40% sodium […]

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gentle nutrition

  In the non-diet world, there are several books that are the books to read. One of the most popular being Intuitive Eating [affiliate link] by Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole. These two dietitians developed their philosophy with 10 principles to help us find food freedom. The principles are as follows: Reject the Diet Mentality Honor your Hunger […]

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