Positive Dieting Mindset During Quarantine

The folks at Eat This Not That put out a great article, 7 Ways to Keep a Positive Dieting Mindset During Quarantine.  I love how the cornerstone of these tips are wellness, self-awareness, and self-compassion.  Prioritizing “health” during these uncertain times does not just mean social distancing and good hand hygiene to avoid sickness, but…

SPF from Food?

One of my favorite sites, Eat This, Not That, sends me regular emails with great nutrition and weight-loss secrets.  They have some awesome lists and are very informative, but this one article is a really new concept to me: you can get SPF benefits from food!  The idea never crossed my mind before.  And not…

Getting Into Fitness: 10 Tips

Today is a day for turning over a new leaf; like so many Americans, I struggle to maintain a healthy weight.  While exercise is super-important, nutrition is the key to making an impact and living healthfully, so for the next 21 days I’m going to make some drastic changes to the way I eat.  Coupled…

“The Best Turkey Chili You’ll Ever Taste”

I love the recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny, but I’ve adapted it slightly with my own twist.  Enjoy! Prep time: 10 min. | Cook time: 1 hour 10 min. | Total: 1 hour 20 min. Ingredients: 1 lb turkey, 99% lean 1 TBSP cooking oil (lately I use coconut, but EVOO or another type is…

Creating Healthy Habits

With my recent work as an addictions counselor intern, as well as a research assistant in a university social and affective neuroscience lab, I was intrigued to find this Harvard Business Review article, Why You Need to Make Your Life More Automatic.  The main point of the article is “the more of our key behaviors…