It's no secret that diets are hard to follow. If you've ever felt the effects of "yo-yo dieting" and the cycle of weight loss/weight regain I don't have to tell you that. And it's no secret there isn't wide agreement on what the best "diet" is; it takes one quick Google search for "best diet" to return over 53 million hits. The only clear thing is nutrition research is really confusing (read previous post about why that is).Read More
I've been on the road a lot this summer: to the farm, to the mountains, to conferences. In trains, planes, and automobiles (but not that many trains).
I want you to guess how healthy my eating habits have been on the road. Spoiler alert: less than healthy. And my gut knows it.
Nonetheless, I've been working hard on my healthy strategies this summer since I've had so many opportunities, and I'm very happy to share a few of the knowledge nuggets I've gained.Read More
Fun facts about me:
- My birthday is Cinco de Mayo (and I love my birthday!)
- I speak Spanish fluently (es una lengua muy bonita)
- I *heart* Mexican food (everything about it)
In honor of the celebration that will take place tomorrow, I'd like to offer a few simple suggestions for how you can cut calories without missing out on this tasty holiday.Read More
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Haven't you heard? It's definitely my favorite. Almost every day I wake up Hungry (with a capital "H").
However, for most people I know this isn't the case. Breakfast is an after thought.
If you want to step into the "in" club (yeah, breakfast is cool, ya'll), here are three easy tips to make breakfast YOUR fave meal, too:Read More
Every day I talk with people about food. How to balance healthy eating vs. living in the real world. And it's hard.
Believe me, I know - I also live in a world obsessed with both junk food and weight. I don't always want to cook dinner when I get home at 7:00pm after a long day at work. I, too, have many excuses for not exercising.
Sometimes I think it's hard for people to imagine balancing life with the healthy lifestyle choices they know they should be pursuing. So, today I'm sharing with you a glimpse into my own life to give you an example of how one person tries to balance all of these things.Read More
I don't know about you, but lately I feel like I've been racing from one event to the next. Work, rehearsal, cooking class, exercise, sleep (?), dinner with friends, hike in the mountains, fly to Kansas City, sleep, work, repeat.
Whew. I'm exhausted. And it's all great stuff - I really have no room to complain. It's just busy, you know? Hats off to all of those teachers out there who are really feeling the busy-ness of the season (looking at you, Meredith!).
In all of the chaos, eating healthy is still really important to me. As such, I've developed some strategies to stay on track even when life is a blur.Read More