Self-Help Junkie

Who else is a Self-Help junkie?

I have been hooked since I was young. I was watching an Oprah show after school and it was centered around the topic and I just knew I wanted more.

The idea of "improving myself" like you would make updates to your home (weird analogy? ) was so fascinating to me.

I don't know when I bought my first self-help book was, but I now have a collection of them by my bed.

But for me, self-help isn't limited to that book collection. It shows up all over my life- like my obsessive journaling and my endless quest to be the healthiest I can be.

The one area of self-help I feel I have definitely mastered is meal prep.

This is also the area I have seen THE MOST impact on my life and my clients lives.

When it comes to losing weight, feeling confident, removing temptation, having freedom at meal times, having more time and saving money- learning to meal prep will instantly and seamlessly give you all of them.

It won't take years or months to see change in your life, it...

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Getting rid of your old identity to build a new one

Change can be scary, it can be hard.

Losing the weight or starting a new diet can feel like you are losing yourself and your identity.

And that is actually what is happening; you are getting rid of your old identity and building a new one!

You are brave for making a change, it is not easy!!

The faster you can believe in yourself to be that new person, the less painful that change will be.

Let’s get clear together on whom the new you is…..

What do you think and feel as a thinner, healthier you?
What tools do you need to become the new you?

Write all of that down and move forward from there and you will see how FAST and SIMPLE change is!

I would love to be a part of your journey and help you become the new you!! Join The Meal Prep Course and let’s do this together!

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What is the Meal Prep Course?

I've been getting a lot of questions about The Meal Prep Course, so here are some FAQ's for you:).

When is The Meal Prep Course scheduled for?

The Meal Prep Course can be accessed at any time! There is no ""live schedule"".

The videos inside are re-watchable, and the documents are all printable so you can hang them on the fridge or take them to the store with you.

When you sign up, you have lifetime access to the course, so you can always come back to it!

I have dietary restrictions, can I still take The Meal Prep Course?

The Meal Prep Course does not teach a specific diet, it is instead a process of planning so that you can get your home cooking done even faster and stress free.

In fact, if you are following a specific diet, the course will assist you in sticking with it and picking your specific foods and recipes! It is fantastic for anyone looking to make a healthy change, or stick with keto, paleo, vegan, or auto-immune diets.

I have picky eaters at home, will The Meal Prep...

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The US Health Crisis

Part of the reason I chose to graduate with a degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology was because of the health crisis the US is currently in.

I'm talking record deaths from heart disease, type II diabetes, obesity- diseases that did not exist 70 years ago.

I felt compelled to help people understand what eating better looked like. I just didn't know that it's not that most people don't know what to eat, they don't know how to get it on the table.

"Yes, I know I should be eating vegetables, but all I have time for is the drive-thru or anything that delivers".

It was a painful cycle to watch; a cycle so many Americans are locked into that has the power to kill.

Foods of convenience do not care about your health.

I felt scared for our nation, so I decided to do something.

I wanted to teach people that there is a simple way to get health on their table each night.

And no, it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg, you don't have to be Martha Stewart, and you don't have to the time to...

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What I Eat in a Day

I'm often asked what is it that I eat in a day, so here it is!

Pretty Typical:

 Bragg's apple cider vinegar with lemon first thing in the morning
Espresso...
Green smoothie with spinach, flax and collagen
Winter Glow Up salad from the Basically It Meals menu!
Dijon-Dill salmon also from the menu; so friggin good

I hope this helps you better understand what a healthy day can look like! 

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Eat the Rainbow

Did you know the colors in your food can give your skin a healthy and natural glow?!!

Yes, this time of year more than ever, load your diet up with richly colored fruits and vegetables:

Beets
Carrots
Berries
Kale

One of the many reasons why we are obsessed with our Winter Glow UP salad

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Diets don't work try this instead

I was interviewed on Fox 2 Now recently about New Year's resolutions.

Kim asked, "how do you make a New Years diet easy to stick to?"

I told her by not going on a diet! Seriously, you don't need another diet!

No one does. We've all tried one, and rarely do they work.

You need something practical and realistic, especially during this hectic time of year.

What is more practical and realistic than healthy balanced meals, designed by a nutritionist, ready to eat, and delivered to your door?

There really is no reason to get any more complicated than that...If you are in St. Louis, sign up HERE to receive weekly meals that are already prepared, delicious, and loaded with nutritional value!

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Potions & Powders

I'm sure you've heard of a few: maca, matcha, ashwaghanda, spirulina, dandelion root....to name a few. But what the heck are all of these and do you actually need to be eating them?

The answer is no, not necessarily! These potions and powders are a nutritionist hackers dream, but totally not necessary for a healthy life.

Maintaining a healthy regular diet is way more important, however if you are a smoothie junkie like me, you may want to try one or two of these out....they have some pretty cool benefits! 

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3 reasons Why You Should Say No to Sugar!

If you're thinking about cutting back on the sugar this year, here are three reasons why you should:

When sugar is a regular part of your diet, it makes it impossible for your body to break down fat! In fact, you're likely turning all of that sugar into fat.


Sugar accelerates aging, causing you to look older faster.


When you consume sugar, your blood sugar spikes and then plummets which leaves you feeling unnecessarily tired and cranky.

 

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3 Foods That Are Easy to Overdo It On!

1. Frozen yogurt: While this can be a slightly healthier alternative to ice cream, that is what makes it dangerous! We tend to eat more when we know its "healthy-er". Keep your portion small and limit your toppings to one favorite!


2. Popcorn: I too am a fan of all the delicious popcorn flavors you can find everywhere nowadays, and while popcorn is far better than chips or pretzels, it can still be overdone. While popcorn's nutritional stats are decent, it goes down easy and by the handful. Topped with some artificial butter or cheese powder, it can pack a punch of calories without you even realizing it.


3. Peanut butter: Yes, a wonderfully healthy source of fats, fiber and protein, it is also very calorically dense and the serving size can disappear alongside crackers or veggie sticks with two bites. Portion it out ahead of time to be sure you know how much you are eating.

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