I remember when I was first getting started as a business owner. I couldn’t wait to get through the problems I was experiencing to the other side where they would no longer burden me.
Some of those issues took me over a year to work through: fear of getting started, worry over quitting my job, anxiety that no one would like my product.
When I got to the other side of those issues though, there was only momentary relief, and then....more problems to work through! More fear, worry, anxiety, doubt.
The grass is never greener my friends! Do things in your life because they are important to you, not because you think they will magically make your life better.
This is something I’m carrying with me as I lose weight, too. I’m not doing it because I think a thinner body will magically give me confidence or make me happier. I’m doing it for me; because it’s a challenge I want to work through, because it will make me grow and evolve in ways that sitting on the...
To have health in your life, you have to be proactive. You have to take control and make changes.
One of the most powerful changes you can make is having healthy homemade food in your fridge every day.
This could mean you need to learn to cook. If you already cook, it means empowering yourself to learn how to do it quickly, efficiently, without spending extra money. Learning how to break it down into a process, instead of a haphazard thing you are forced to do each week in order to eat.
Healthy doesn’t have to be a challenge, it really can be simple and easy when you learn from a pro!
I am so excited to announce the launch of my Meal Prep Course: the course that breaks everything down to a science, so you can get your shopping, cooking and prep done quickly and for the least amount of money!
I am offering the first 100 people who sign up a massive discount: click HERE to get on the wait list and be the first to get offered the discounted course!! See you inside!
You have been such a supportive community for this small business, and we are SO grateful!! Thank you for all you have done.
When I first graduated, I knew I wanted to change the health of the nation. I saw that being huge. I also saw that the job I was doing that was intended to make an impact just wasn't helping people.
When I discovered that I could truly make an impact by making healthy meals for people and delivering them to their homes, I was hooked! Now, me and my company are honored to make a healthier St. Louis for YOU!
My weight loss journey continues!! At the beginning of 2020 I committed to losing 10lbs without "going on a diet". I wanted to lose it by eating real food (thank you, Basically It Meals), living my life and changing my relationship with food in a real way.
Week 1 - I dropped almost 5 pounds, which meant I was halfway to my goal in only 7 days. I was so freaking excited and thought "that was easy!".
Week 2 - Reality set in. During week 1 motivation was high, but week 2 it waned and life returned to normal, I realized I was eating a lot of times that weren't lunch and dinner, and for a lot of reasons that weren't hunger.
I had to figure out how to stop eating for all the emotional reasons. This is where most of us get stuck. Forever! It is really difficult to get beyond this.
Self-awareness is the first step. You have to be able to recognize what emotion you are experiencing when you're eating off plan. For most (and for me) it is stress, anxiety, worry and boredom.
Who has time to get a healthy meal when you're busier than ever?
What usually happens is we're forced to get a convenient meal, not a healthy one. This looks like a fast food meal, something from the gas station, a delivery meal, or something you can quickly eat in the car.
Health usually doesn't come into play for these meals! If you look at the decline in our nations health in the last 70 years, you can see exactly how well these types of foods serve your health....not well!
It is so important to take the time to meal prep, or source healthy and convenient meals.
Basically It Meals helps to fill this gap. You pick your meals for the week from our delicious menu that's changes weekly, and we'll deliver them right to your front door, it' doesn't get much more convenient than that! They're all extremely nutritious, each recipe is created with your health in mind.
If you are in St. Louis give us a try with 20% off your first purchase! Click here to order your nutritious AND...
"What do I do about my late-night eating?"
I was asked this the other day, and I actually did a whole Facebook Live on cravings, click HERE to watch!
The long and short of it is that changing your actions in the evening when you have cravings is never going to work long-term. Taking a walk or a bubble bath when your brain tells you Netflix and ice cream my work right then, but the craving will still be there....and it will still come back night after night.
Nighttime cravings are caused by the emotion you are feeling at the time; perhaps you're stressing over your day, feeling bored, resenting your pile of laundry. Whatever it is, you must solve for that emotion before you can solve for the cravings.
What do I even put in a green smoothie?
Any smoothie can be green if you simply add a little spinach, which does not affect taste. Smoothies are an amazing way to get your daily nutrients and promote weight loss!
I recommend trying one of my favorite green smoothie recipes:
1 cup spinach
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup water and ice
Blend and enjoy!
The little changes you make every day end up creating a big impact on your health! For instance, try eating a sweet potato instead of a white potato and you're already getting a ton more nutrients just by making that one simple choice.
Check out the nutritional differences between the two potatoes!
Question: "Are vegetarian lentil burgers lower in calories than beef burgers?" -Kelsey
Answer: While calories are a popular measure of healthy-or-not, I encourage you to explore how well the food keeps you satiated as opposed to just looking at calories! Every body reacts differently to foods; some bodies enjoy more protein, some do better with less protein and more complex carbs. That is up to you and your body to find out!
To figure this out: eat both foods in question slowly and on totally separate days. See how the foods feel as you eat; how quickly are you filling up, do you feel energized, sated, queezy, tired? 30 minutes later check in again; tired, nauseous, light, energized? Two hours later; hungry, sleepy, sick, bloated? This simple check in can tell you exactly what foods work well for your body and you can use it as a measure to determine how to eat in general.
I love answering your questions for Ask the Nutritionist! If you have a question you would like answered,...
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!