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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breaking it down: potatoes

  I figured it would be wrong to write a post about potatoes without including the above song. 😉  If they could be their own food group, my husband would be in heaven. Who am I kidding? I would probably be on board with that, too. White potatoes get such a bad rap. But in […]

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rediscovery

This past year has been a straight-up roller coaster. But throughout the ups and downs, it was also a bit of a rediscovery of myself. Emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, socially, and everything in between. Included in that in-between is my eating habits. Challenging disordered eating thoughts and replacing them with those of a normal eater […]

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breaking it down: oats

A few months ago, I was in the grocery store discussing oats with a stranger…you know, the usual. She explained that she was buying steel cuts oats because they were the “healthiest kind”, but she was frustrated how long they took to make. She also preferred the texture of instant oats over steel cut. I […]

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