The power of positivity is real. That's pretty much how the phrase, "fake it till you make it" came into being. Treating yourself well, believing in yourself, and respecting your journey are all great ways to foster the confidence to live a life you love! If you can take the time and energy to do that, chances are healthy eating habits are not far behind. I travel the globe, attend Pilates classes, and create my own work schedule to stay true to myself. AND I eat healthy meals and snacks.
Going somewhere fun this summer? Choosing the healthier route doesn't have to be boring or difficult, and it could help you avoid tummy troubles! Eating out is one of my favorite things to do when I visit a new destination. But I also like to hit the local grocery store for healthy eats and pack my own nutritious snacks to fill in the gaps. This way I'm never too hungry for the next adventure. Want to know the best ways to fuel your body on the go?
Where and how you live can have a big impact on your health. So is it time to give your home a wellness makeover? Everything from chemicals to added sugars could make it harder to lose weight. But cutting back on the white stuff doesn't mean you have to give up sweets altogether. Many of my favorite desserts are sweetened only with natural fruits like bananas and blueberries! Want to hear more ways to create a healthy-living sanctuary?
Raise your hand if you love summer! One of my favorite things about warm weather is cooling off with a refreshing treat, like this super simple fruit-based "ice cream" made with cantaloupe, banana, and pistachios.
I love dessert, so I'm always looking for healthy ways to add it to my day. One of my favorite ways is a quickie banana ice cream, so I thought about what other flavor combos would work well. It turns out cantaloupe, banana, and lemon make a delicious frozen dessert treat!
I always seem to have at least a few brown bananas on my countertop. Are you with me? There's no need to let them go to waste. The fruit is packed with fiber and naturally sweet flavors that are delicious for breakfast or dessert. Don't forget to add edible flowers (one of 2018's hottest food trends) for the ultimate springtime treat! Looking for more healthy-cooking inspiration?
Love dessert but don't want to eat something sugary every night? Here's a fruit-based ice cream (aka nice cream) that's completely fruit based and is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It features the Pantone color of the year, ultra violet. You're sure to love it, especially the pretty edible flower topping!
If you've met a big or small weight-loss goal, you might be wondering how to keep those pounds off for good. Making smart food choices—like filling up on fiber-packed fruits and veggies, and cutting back on added sugars—is important. But motivation helps, too, like treating yourself to a new workout class or a spa day when you've logged your meals for three days in a row, met a five-pound weight-loss goal, or simply are feeling really great about your lifestyle choices. These little rewards help
Are you skipping meals or eating way too little in hopes of losing weight? Extreme diet strategies may be commonplace, but many studies show they don't actually work. As a registered dietitian, I can think of more than a few things I wish you knew about weight loss. Wondering what they are?
Even as a registered dietitian, I love treating myself to pizza, ice cream, and candy on occasion. I don't feel guilty after I eat these foods because I know they're a completely normal part of living. If you're currently setting aside a 'cheat day' for eating the indulgent foods you love, you may want to consider switching up your strategy—and your mindset. I use a few simple strategies, like adding in more physical activity, to stay healthy while indulging without any guilt!