Welcome to March, otherwise known as National Nutrition Month®! While proper nutrition and healthy habits are always important, this month they’re in the spotlight. This post will follow this year’s NNM the theme of “Go Further With Food” and will leave you with helpful tips on how to go further with your own food choices right at home! Continue reading →
Guest blog post by Natalie A. Asayag, MSW, LSW, founder of Renew Wellness Psychotherapy
We’ve all been there. With a quick glance in the mirror, an automatic thought will flash through the mind harshly pronouncing, “ugh – you look fat” or, “you’re not thin enough to wear this.” How about the perpetual, “I’ll wear that outfit after I lose five pounds” or “I’ll ‘treat’ myself to [insert food here] when I have a ‘good’ day of eating.” Continue reading →
This Valentine’s Day show love to the most important person in your life- you! Be your own Valentine with the help of these self-love and self-care tips.
Considering this post is Valentine’s day themed, you may get the idea that self-care involves spa days, fancy resorts and facials. While those things are totally a way of treating yourself, self-care is about so much more than that! Self care is about giving you and your body love and respect. It’s about getting back to the basics and being kind and gentle with YOU- and it’s not always easy! Here are some things to help guide you on your self-love journey. Continue reading →
Clean up your breakfast routine this New Year with simple, affordable and balanced recipes! Here are 5 breakfast recipes that are super easy and super clean, making it easy to start off 2018 with your health and wellness in mind.
Since breakfast is breaking the fast from your hopefully long and restful night of sleep, it’s an incredibly important meal of the day! It is the meal that you choose to refuel your glucose stores with, the meal that jumpstarts your metabolism, the first nutrients of the day you give your body. Those who eat a balanced breakfast are proven to have a lower Body Mass Index, have better academic success, better focus and attention, improved moods and behaviors, and fewer illnesses and absences from work or school. Even though we know that breakfast is so important, with how hectic life can be it can be a challenge to stay on top of your breakfast game. So to start the New Year off right here are five simple, affordable and balanced breakfast recipes that will help keep you on track with one of the most important meals of the day- breakfast! Continue reading →
This New Year vow to skip the dieting
and focus on you and your beautiful self!
If you’re interested in changing your diet you should try to practice positive habits that will make you feel good. You will soon see that you are able to learn and grow with these new practices! In order to “stick with it” and feel success, it is important that you create routines and healthy habits which are centered on your life and schedule. You will most likely end up bringing yourself success this way versus with a rigid diet plan. This New Year set goals to create positive habits like walking 10,000 steps or drinking 64 ounces of water per day. Use a daily planner or mark off on a calendar the days that you reach your goal to help track your progress and keep you motivated. Continue reading →
Independence Day is this Tuesday and it’s time to celebrate! I hope this recipe roundup helps provide some inspiration. Whether you’re firing up the grill at home or bringing a dish to a friend’s, the following 15 festive red, white and blue recipes are sure to impress!
1. Patriotic Parfait
Have you stopped making New Year’s Resolution because you feel like “they always fail”? Or do you make one knowing deep down that you likely won’t accomplish it, or are you recycling the same resolution year after year?
We enter the New Year with good intentions, but once we realize change takes sustained effort, we give up all to easily and fall back into old habits. By knowing the reasons why new year’s resolution may fail, you can help create a smart goal and make your new year’s resolution happen. Continue reading →
A smart and simple way to prepare your food in a healthier way is to use basic cooking techniques such as baking, braising, grilling, roasting, broiling, poaching, sautéing, stir-frying and steaming. Some of these terms might seem daunting, but they are all fairly simple to use once you learn more about the cooking method.
Healthy cooking techniques can cut fat and calories. For instance, when frying one tablespoon of oil adds 14 grams of fat and more than 100 calories. By choosing to roast instead of fry, the oil is eliminated which substantially lowers the fat and calorie content of the food. Continue reading →
Lately I have been loving a glass of chocolate milk as a nice sweet snack! Since I am lactose intolerant I have been trying different chocolate almond and soy milks. I also recently realized how amazingly tasty chocolate almond milk is in coffee! As a result of my current affinity for chocolate non-dairy milk, this #FoodLabelFriday I will be comparing two brands of chocolate almond milk.