When we hear the word fat our brains automatically think it is bad or to avoid it, but actually not all fats are created equal. While some fats are not good for our health and can lead to many health issues down the road, there are other fats that are good for us and help to prevent health issues. Fats are extremely essential for our bodies to properly function. We need them as a source of energy, absorbent for vitamins, and protector for our vital organs. I am going to blurt out some science now, but don’t worry I will make it simple enough to understand. Continue reading →
Following a healthy lifestyle does not mean that your diet consists of organic, no sugar, low carb, etc foods. While some of these foods can be incorporated into a healthy diet, so can chocolate cupcakes. This is a common misconception to those who are new to eating healthy and trying to change their behaviors. Living a healthy lifestyle means that you nourish your body with a variety foods that contain nutrients to improve your overall wellness, but also allow yourself to have things that you enjoy, whether that being a glass of wine on Friday night, a piece of chocolate every day, or not thinking twice when going to taco Tuesday with your friends. Living a healthy lifestyle means something different to everyone because every single person is unique! 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 →
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 →