It’s a common misconception that “low-fat” or “fat-free” foods are better for you or will help you to lose weight. However, fats are an essential macronutrient needed for optimal hormone health and overall well-being!   So how can “fat free” processed foods actually cause you to gain weight?   Even if a food is “fat…

Reading nutrition labels can be tricky and tough to understand. But knowing what nutrition information to look for will make your healthy food shopping a whole lot easier. Read on for a quick guide to understanding nutrition labels! Check the serving size Remember the importance of serving sizes! If the serving size is 1 cup…

So many people make the mistake of thinking the only way to lose weight is by doing hours upon hours of mind-numbing cardio. But the truth is, lifting weights is proven to be much more beneficial to overall weight loss and toning. Read on for a couple of the many reasons you should ditch the…

Are you on a tight budget, but still want to keep your kitchen stocked with high quality and nutritious foods? Follow these tips for ways to shop smart and stay healthy! Buy in bulk or wholesale Big name stores like BJ’s, Costco, and Sam’s Club stock high-quality foods in bulk. You pay more up front…

If you focus only on the scale throughout your fitness journey, you’re only going to stress yourself out. But if the number on the scale isn’t changing, how do you know if you’re making progress? Here are 4 signs that you’re making progress despite what the scale says! Your clothes are fitting differently If your…

Change doesn’t happen overnight – but committing to a healthier lifestyle can. Read on for 3 tips on how to change your lifestyle for the better, starting now!   Set attainable goals Setting specific, realistic goals will help you see the progress you’re making and keep you motivated. Imagine your goals, write them down, and…

It’s a common misconception that if you’re exercising every day and sweating hard during your workouts, you can eat whatever you want…unfortunately that’s not the case. The truth: you can easily out-eat your exercising, which is why it’s essential to both work out AND eat right for successful weight loss (and overall good health!)

Are you struggling with your fitness routine? Whether it has to do with family, work, or your social life – these aspects of your life aren’t going anywhere. So how do you make fitness a part of your day-to-day lifestyle? Read on for 3 tips you can implement into your routine to reach your fitness…

If you’re suffering through the day feeling heavy and sluggish, you may be interested to learn that certain foods can cause bloating. Bloating is the result of gas or fluid accumulating in your GI tract, or when bacteria in your large intestine have a hard time breaking down food.   So what common foods might…

You’ve heard it before: “failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” It may sound harsh, but it is SO true – especially when it comes to meal prep. Without it, the busy demands of our day to day lives can take over, increasing the chance of eating junk and “convenience” foods instead of healthier or…

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