Isobag mini packed with healthy food for work

I totally understand when people tell me that they have no time to workout because of their full-time job. I get it. I also have a full-time job that usually turns into more than 40 hours a week. I realize just how easy it is it fall off track. Especially when my days can be booked full with appointments with hardly any breaks in between! However all of my crazy hours have just helped me get better at planning. Meal prep is now more important than ever. Before I used to get away with making 2-3 meals at a time. But now I’m cooking 7-9 mealsRead More →

girl looking at products in a health supplement aisle

2016 is coming to an end, and that means it’s almost time to make those New Year resolutions! After the month long “holiday season” most people end up feeling like crap. They’re stressed, exhausted, and don’t even get me started on their diet! So naturally most people’s resolution is centered around their health. Maybe you want to finally lost that 15lbs, or maybe you want to cut sugar out of your diet, or maybe you just want to start focusing on yourself again. Whatever your resolution is, improving your health will help! As a certified Health Coach, I’m not big on supplements. I would muchRead More →

health and fitness supplements

The supplement world is booming. There are hundreds of supplements out there claiming to do everything from burn fat all the way to increase muscle mass. Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are one of the most widely used supplements in the fitness industry. So before you go spending lots of money on BCAAs, let’s look at the research to see if it’s even worth the effort. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are nine essential amino acids, meaning that they are crucial to our survival, and without them we would die. Out of these nine essential amino acids, three of them makeRead More →

A variety of fresh bread on a wooden table

I’m sure at some point in your life you heard somebody say that you should go on a low carb diet if you want to lose weight. You might have even had a friend who tried it themselves and lost weight! But let me tell you a little secret. Your friend might have lost weight, but they really didn’t lose much body fat, if any at all. The weight that you lose is really just water weight. The human body holds 2.4 grams of water for every 1 gram of carbohydrate consumed. So naturally when you decrease your carbohydrate intake, you end up holding lessRead More →

Polar A360 watch

When Fitbits first became popular, I jumped on the band wagon so fast. I’m all about health and fitness, so why not track it on my wrist? I loved my Fitbit. I was obsessed with getting 10,000 steps every single day. I tracked my workouts daily, and always looked at my sleeping patterns. I didn’t think it could get much better than that. But then all of a sudden I started having issues with my Fitbit. My workouts wouldn’t sync to the app. The estimated calories burned seemed extremely low. And it literally starting falling apart by the screen. Customer service was great and sentRead More →

Do you feel tired all the time? Are you prone to muscle cramps and headaches? Do you constantly feel bloated? Believe it or not, but these are all signs that you aren’t drinking enough water! I bet it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to hear that water is super important for you health. The human body is about 70% water, so why not give it what it wants?? I get it…water might not be the most appealing drink of choice. However, it’s important to get into the habit of making it your most consumed beverage. There are so many different studies and websites out there allRead More →

a woman holding a cellphone and coffee

Cell phones have become something that never leaves our side. Going out to dinner? Bring your cell phone. Sitting down to read a book? Bring your cell phone. Going to the bathroom? Bring your cell phone. I know there are tons of articles out there about the importance of unplugging yourself from technology. I realize that there is a time and a place for that. Like when you are super stressed and keep checking your work emails on your phone every 5 seconds. Or when you can’t even study one chapter of your textbook without taking a Facebook break every 10 minutes? But there areRead More →

It can be hard to stick to your goals when you’re constantly running around and don’t have time to cook healthy meals. But this is not an excuse to hit the nearest fast food chain! Drive past that McDonalds and realize that everything will be okay. All you need to do is a little planning. This is where meal prep comes in! Since I work fulltime Monday through Friday, but with varying hours, I need to prep 9 meals each week (5 lunches and 4 dinners).  So I’m definitely used to cooking in large batches! I’m going to reveal with you four simple steps to make mealRead More →

fresh produce at an outdoor market

By now almost everyone has heard some sort of scary news article about GMOs and pesticides that are slowly killing us. But just in case you live under a rock, let me give you a quick rundown of the basics: The term “organic” refers to how produce is grown. According to Organic.org, “organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.” Organic produce don’t contain any pesticides and they are GMO-free. One of the most commonRead More →