The Simple Equation to a Well Balanced Diet

As humans, we require certain vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to function at our highest. But, how do we know if we’re getting those nutrients? For many of us, it seems unrealistic to count and measure every portion of food we eat, so is there a way around that? Whether you’re looking to lose weight, bulkContinue reading “The Simple Equation to a Well Balanced Diet”

Isn’t That Ironic? My Personal Story of Depression.

I started writing this over a month ago, but I’ve been struggling to find the words I want to say because I feel so many emotions when thinking about the past year. It was a year filled with a great deal of pain, questioning, and desperation, but also one that I had to go throughContinue reading “Isn’t That Ironic? My Personal Story of Depression.”

Are Your Perceptions Sabotaging Your Life?

Approximately 80% of U.S women have battled with their body image at some point in their life. Beginning as early as 6 years old, girls are influenced by social factors that can contribute to body dissatisfaction. Our society is obsessed with beauty and youth, and it drives people to chase after a form of perfectionContinue reading “Are Your Perceptions Sabotaging Your Life?”

What’s Gluten & Who Should Avoid It?

Today the word gluten is BUZZING. Gluten free (GF) is often equated to healthy living, and is largely trending in the market place. So what is it, and why are so many people avoiding it? Gluten refers to the proteins glutenin and gliadin found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and other forms, such as triticaleContinue reading “What’s Gluten & Who Should Avoid It?”

Imagine a Time When You Felt Your Best

If you’ve done a session with me, you know that one of the questions I ask is, “at what point in your life did you feel your best?” Many of you may wonder why this is relevant to your health now, but knowing this information actually tells a lot. I want to give you aContinue reading “Imagine a Time When You Felt Your Best”

Is Emotional Baggage Literally Weighing You Down?

Today I want to share something that isn’t typically discussed in our culture: disordered eating. When thinking about eating disorders (EDs), anorexia nervosa (AN), bulimia nervosa (BN), and binge-eating disorder (BED) usually come to mind. But, in reality, much of the population suffers from some form of disordered eating. Why do I say this? IContinue reading “Is Emotional Baggage Literally Weighing You Down?”

Could You Benefit From an Elimination Diet?

Are you experiencing adverse reactions such as acne, eczema, or digestive issues? An elimination diet may be a great way to discover the root cause of your problems. During an elimination diet, the most common allergen foods are removed from your diet for 3-6 weeks. The body makes antibodies when it is reacting negatively toContinue reading “Could You Benefit From an Elimination Diet?”

Weight, Bloat, & Skin Problems? I Have a Solution.

As I sit here in my new favorite coffee shop, I am thinking a lot about my goals as a health coach. I explained in my last post what a health coach is, but while I am trained in all of those areas of coaching, my main focus is elimination diets and women’s nutrition. IContinue reading “Weight, Bloat, & Skin Problems? I Have a Solution.”

What the Heck Should I Eat!?

We are the only species on this earth that makes eating so complicated. All other life forms have a specific diet that they follow without ever getting together to talk about. Generally speaking, birds eat nuts and seeds, insects eat plants, and many animals eat plants and/or other animals. So what happened to us? OurContinue reading “What the Heck Should I Eat!?”

Open for Business!

Hello there, sweet friend! I have an announcement to make. I just completed my mid-certificate at IIN™, which means my (metaphorical) doors are officially open to start my health coaching practice. I am going to be honest with you. The idea of making myself known is terrifying and the little self doubting mean girl inContinue reading “Open for Business!”