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Do you need more fiber? Or no?

This may be a surprise to hear but not everyone benefits from more fiber. If you already are eating a diet rich in minimally-processed foods,…

“I’m surrounded by temptation.”

Do you ever feel like life is a cruel obstacle course, designed to make you fall face first into a vat of birthday cakes, office…

How flexible are you?

You have established a healthy routine, everything is going amazing! And has been for months. Like seriously, this routine is solid. Until your car goes…

Feeling some heartburn?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 1 in 5 US adults. Some of the uncomfortable symptoms include: As a nutrition coach, I’m not licensed to…

Chocolate: good, bad, neutral?

You’ve probably heard everything about chocolate. It’s great for your heart (if it’s dark), it’s bad for your diet, it’s this, it’s that. Whatever it…

Are you actually addicted to food?

Addiction is a word people throw around a lot when it comes to food. Especially processed food, which is clearly created to trigger insatiable consumption. For food…

Timing your meals – does it really matter?

If you’re trying for a healthier lifestyle, you have probably heard one or all of these common claims: But are these actually TRUE? Let’s take a…

Let’s talk poop.

Or at least improving your poops. If you feel your bowel movements could use some improvement, keep reading for some tips. Here are some common…

It’s time for a clean slate.

Today, we’re going to follow up with another strategy you can use to help manage the busiest (most stressful) time of the year. Have a…

Exercise myth

Have you heard of fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles? They’re the two muscle types of the body. Apparently there’s a myth floating around the internet that…

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