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

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

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

6 Reasons You Feel Hungry Even Though You Just Ate!

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6 reasons you feel hungry even though you just ate

Have you ever eaten a meal and then felt hungry again just an hour later? If so, what was your reaction? You may have felt confused, upset, frustrated, or simply annoyed that you felt the need to eat again! If you’re trying to lose weight, or following a specific meal plan, you’re probably tempted to ignore that hunger. You might even feel betrayed by your body that it’s not satisfied with the food you just recently fed it. But there are a number of legitimate reasons why you might be hungry, even though you just ate! They’re all physiologically NORMAL … Read More

12 Healthy Convenience Foods

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In an ideal world, we’d all have time to prepare and cook three meals a day, seven days a week, eating happily and healthfully ever after. But in reality, sometimes life is busy. We need healthy convenience foods! Convenience often means that sacrificing something else. You pay extra for convenience. But the good news is that just because you want convenient food, doesn’t mean you necessarily have to sacrifice nutrition! There are several healthy gems that can be easily picked up at your local grocery store! I asked my Dietitian friends what they personally keep on hand for quick and … Read More