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Do I need to Quit Coffee? + copy cat coffee recipe

Do I need to Quit Coffee? + copy cat coffee recipe

I’ve mentioned recently here and on social media that I’m trying to scale back and change my coffee/caffeine consumption habits.

I’ve talked through this with clients and friends quite a bit (people get deliriously curious when you bring up dietary changes. Particularly when those dietary changes involve less coffee. Moms be like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!), so I thought I’d outline what was going on with me that forced my hand with this decision.

5 simple summer suppers to make when you don't feel like cooking

5 simple summer suppers to make when you don't feel like cooking

I've been in a food rut. Most evenings, the thought of preparing a meal both exhausts and annoys me. Back when I was a vegetarian, it was so easy to throw together a last minute meal. Cook up a pot of grains, sauté up some veggies...done. Now I eat a relatively grain-free diet, with far more animal protein. (With lots of personal experimentation, I've learned I feel better this way. This may or may not be appropriate for you. A great way to figure it out is by joining my Fueled+Fit program. This is basically the format I used to dial in my current ideal diet. I say current because since I'm a human, I will continue to change, and so will my diet.)

What I Ate in a Day

What I Ate in a Day

One of my more popular posts was when I revealed the foods in my kitchen. There's just something about seeing what other people eat. I, for one, have always loved to rummage through the fridges and cupboards of other people. Does this make me sound like a feral animal or a psychopath? Eh. I do it not with judgment, but with curiosity. I just love seeing what people eat! (And definitely for information gathering when working with clients. Did you know this is something I do?)

 

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad

So I don't know enough (anything) about exotic cuisine to determine whether or not the title of this recipe is accurate, but let's go with it. This salad is a tasty trifecta of sweet and savory and spicy.

I made it on a whim when we were grilling burgers and I realized that we had nothing to go with them because my 2 year old had eaten all the sweet potato fries I baked up. #parenthood

Are you making these workout fuel mistakes?

Are you making these workout fuel mistakes?

What should I eat before and after I exercise? Do I need specific snacks?

I get this one a lot. More so lately, for some reason.

My answer to this question is basically my answer to everything: you have to experiment and see. Just as there's no one diet that is appropriate for everyone (shock of all shocks), not every person will do well with the same fuel surrounding exercise.

It depends on the type of exercise you do, the intensity, the duration, your goals, your lifestyle, your health status, etc.

Natural Remedies for Headache Relief

Natural Remedies for Headache Relief

Isn't it funny that you don't realize how good you feel until you stop feeling good? I mean, we don't often walk around thinking about how great our teeth feel, right? But once we get a toothache, it's next to impossible to forget the pain. We long for the sweet relief of getting back to baseline!

This is me with headaches. I'm lucky in that I don't get headaches often. When I do get them, though, they're doozies. I'm willing to do anything to feel normal again...because I realize normal feels good!

My Thoughts on Calorie Counting, Food Portioning and Food Tracking

My Thoughts on Calorie Counting, Food Portioning and Food Tracking

Seeing as I’m a nutritionist, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I often get asked about diets. Under the “diet umbrella” comes inquiries about calorie counting, food portioning and food tracking.

Based on what I’ve seen with group nutrition participants, individual clients, and my own food transformation, I’ve formed a pretty strong opinion of the above topics. Today I will share them with you.