How to Eat Healthy During A Pandemic

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Pandemic eating: how to get your core nutrients, support your immune system, strengthen your family bond over food, and overcome your fear of comfort eating. This post may contain affiliate links. Read full disclosure. You may have a LOT of thoughts about food during this coronavirus pandemic! From not having enough to eat, to being worried about eating too much, to wanting to strengthen your immune system to ward off an infection, there’s a lot you could be worrying about. Take a deep breath in, then exhale. I don’t have a magic wand to make everything better. But I can help … Read More

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 Stay Motivated when Making Lifestyle Changes [VIDEO]

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Learn how to stay motivated to eat healthy by asking yourself these two important questions! Video and transcript included. This post contains affiliate links. Have you ever jumped into a new plan for a healthy diet only to find your motivation gone like that? (snap) Watch this video to learn how to tap into motivation that sticks or keep reading the transcript below: VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: I recently saw this comic that said “My new years resolution this year…. Is to keep last year’s resolution!” It’s funny because it’s so true. According to Dr. Michelle Segar, a researcher who studies exercise … 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

MealEnders review – do they work?

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MealEnders Review - do they work?

Will popping a MealEnder make all your willpower dreams come true? Get a MealEnders review direct from a Dietitian. Years ago I heard about this candy-like treat that was supposed to help you avoid dessert. I wasn’t sure what to think of this concept at first, but I’ve now actually used them in my practice as a dietitian. So it’s high time I do a MealEnders review. It’s a bit more complex than you might think. In 2015 I got an email from a MealEnders representative offering to send me some samples and discuss the benefits of the product. She … Read More