It is a great misconception that healthy eating requires extra spending and drains your wallet. This is simply not true. Healthy eating requires a bit of extra time and energy but your health is worth those expenses.
What exactly makes a meal healthy? A healthy meal will look different for different people in different seasons. Consider the varied nutrient needs, time restraints, and wellness goals for a pregnant mama, a marathoner set on a PR, and a busy CEO. Though all three meals will look different, they do share some qualities that make them healthy.
Have you heard of the Five Love Languages? They are: Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, and Physical Touch. I propose a sixth - Nutrition.
Nutrition as a love language is two-fold: An act of self-care and a source of joy. Self-care is a way to show love to yourself and we enjoy (and maybe even love - I'm looking at you, dark chocolate) nutrition.
Salads seem like a healthy option for lunch...until they leave you ravished an hour later.
It's not that having a salad for lunch is a poor choice, it's often that there is little substance to the salad itself. A robust salad is a great way to get in a variety of veggies at lunch along with tons of flavor and energy to keep you going all afternoon.
Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything… lattes, muffins, cereals, etc. I’m all about the pumpkin spice craze and fully jump on board with all of the fall delights. The smell of cinnamon and nutmeg make my nose happy and my stomach growl. It’s good to know that, with all the hype, there are some definite health benefits to pumpkin. Unfortunately, there are also some things we need to watch out for. Let's look into it...
For some, exercising outside in the winter may be their preference. But for others, winter-like conditions can become a huge barrier. Stay tuned for a few tips on how to stay motivated to exercise in the cold, but for now let’s look at how the cold impacts our NUTRITION!