How to Keep Your Eating on Track Over the Holidays [VIDEO]

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Holiday food and eating got you stressing? Read/watch to find out how to keep your eating on track this month! WATCH THE VIDEO: READ THE TRANSCRIPT: Do you feel a bit scared when the holidays roll around? From parties filled with appetizers, to the Christmas baking, to the big dinners, to the eggnog screaming at you from the fridge, how on earth are you supposed to keep to your healthy eating plan? How are you supposed to stay on track? My advice to you is simple. Find a new track. Yup. If you feel uneasy around food around the holidays … Read More

Processed Food: what you need to know

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Are you scared of processed food? Learn everything you need to know about processed food and what it means for your health. I’ve been saying it for years. In fact, it’s point #5 on my personal food and nutrition manifesto: “I believe that eating food close to the way it was grown is the most healthful.” Thus far we’ve only had limited evidence for promoting foods that are closer to how you would find them in nature. On a gut level, it seems like a good idea, right? We all like the idea of “natural food.” It feels safe and … Read More

Habits Build Freedom [VIDEO}

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Does the word habit scare and bore you? Are freedom and spontaneity what you want? Read about how habits actually build freedom. WATCH THE VIDEO: Does the idea of building habit and routine sound dull and lifeless? You might be thinking “I want to keep the fun and spontaneity in life! Don’t tie me down with habits!” The truth is that habits actually build freedom! I want to present you with the analogy of  attachment theory in children. Attachment Theory  explores how the bond children form with their parents effects their development into adulthood. In a good emotional bond, children … Read More

How to Control Your Weight (hint: you actually CAN’T!)

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A Dietitian explains how your weight is literally outside of your control and how knowing that can actually help you live the life you really want! WATCH THE VIDEO:   FOR THOSE WHO PREFER TO READ, HERE’S THE VIDEO TRANSCRIPT! I want to talk about something incredibly important today. I have so many people write to tell me the same thing. “Jessica, I lost the weight but it’s coming back on and I don’t know how to stop it!” “Jessica, I’m stuck at a weight loss plateau!” “Jessica, I NEED to lose weight.” And I tell everyone the same thing. … Read More

How to Eat Healthy – 5 things you need to know

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Healthy eating simplified! A Registered Dietitian tells you everything you need to know about the five parts of healthy eating and how they all fit together. As a Registered Dietitian I get a lot of questions about how to eat healthier. In this article I’m going to share all of my healthy eating philosophies based on scientific research from the fields of human nutrition, psychology, physiology, and sociology. In this article you’ll learn: why you overeat (it’s actually because you’ve lost touch with your eating instincts) why most people fail at dieting (it’s typically because of faulty mindsets) the four … Read More

A Veggie “Meal Prep” Plan: how to stock your kitchen to eat more veggies

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With this veggie meal prep plan you’ll have 5 different types of veggies in stock so that the easy choice is also the healthy choice! This post contains affiliate links. My foundational food recommendation across the board for anyone and everyone is to always include a fruit or a veggie at every meal or snack. Does that sound overwhelming to you? With a little bit of both planning and keeping your home stocked strategically, it can be very doable! (hint: you don’t HAVE to be eating fresh produce all the time!) A little planning, a little prepping can go a … Read More

Mediterranean Diet: 12 Easy Ways to Start Today!

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The Mediterrean Diet: 12 easy ways to get started today

The Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Here are 12 easy ways you can get started on adopting the Mediterranean Diet today! Working as a Dietitian, it’s no surprise that people often ask me about the healthiest way to eat. In the science of nutrition, there are very rarely any black and white answers. It surprises some, disappoints others, and yet delights others when they hear my answer: “The absolute BEST diet is one that you enjoy, one that meets your nutritional needs,  and one that you can envision yourself eating the rest of your life.” … Read More