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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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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The most important thing about breakfast

I know you’ve heard it before…

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!!

But is it?

Yes and no.

What you eat for your first meal of the day is very important. What is less important is when you eat it.

Yes, I am telling you that you do not have to wake up first thing and start eating. You can actually wait, a while. This is totally fine! It’s called intermittent fasting and it is actually really good for you!

So, what should you eat, then?

Your meal should be balanced with plant foods (fruits and veggies)

Healthy fats because they are super satiating and full of nutrients; think avocado, nuts and seeds

Contain some protein. Some good ones are eggs, protein powder, salmon

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