A Complete Guide to Understanding Calories

A Complete Guide to Understanding Calories

When people talk about dieting, they often talk about cutting calories. But what are calories exactly? Read my complete guide to understanding calories to find out. Who knows, you may not be consuming enough!

You've probably seen various diet plans that promise success as long as you follow their suggested calorie limit.

Calorie-based diets are founded on a simple transfer of energy. You measure how much energy goes into your body, then compare that to how much energy you burn.

While this seems like a sensible plan to get in better shape, many people still struggle when counting calories. Read my complete guide to understanding what calories are and how they affect your health to stay informed about the characteristics of calories so that you can utilize them properly. 

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5 Actionable Steps to Balancing Your Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

5 Actionable Steps to Balancing Your Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

Do you get tired and have no energy after a meal?    

Do you experience a mid-afternoon energy slump?

Do you have difficulty focusing, get irritable or cranky for no reason?

Have you been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes?

Do you want to prevent such a diagnosis in the future?

If so, read on to discover what a blood sugar imbalance looks and feels like, the problems associated with blood sugar imbalances, and why you should care.

I will also provide practical steps you can begin today, to help control your blood sugar levels naturally.

 

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Very Veggie-ish Meatloaf

Very Veggie-ish Meatloaf

 Don't like your vegetables much? You will in this version of my meatloaf recipe!

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Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad 

 Please, please do not use a farmed salmon variety. It is environmentally destructive, the taste is abhorrent as is the overall nutritional content.

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Wild Salmon Cucumber Bites 

Salmon Cucumber Bites 

Please, please do not use a farmed salmon variety. It is environmentally destructive, the taste is abhorrent as is the overall nutritional content.

 

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Cardamom Pear Baked Oatmeal

Cardamom Pear Baked Oatmeal Deliciousness!

I hope you enjoy this dessert as much as we do. If you have any leftovers it can easily be refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 3-5 days. Freeze if longer. 

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The Application of Mindfulness in Daily Eating

The Application of Mindfulness in Daily Eating

Present day life has stressful demands, and so to keep up we multitask, aided by ubiquitous technology, we're always ready to tweet, text and email. While our devices have encouraged people to do more tasks simultaneously research paints a different picture and it's that multitasking is actually less productive, reduces performance and devastates the brain and body. If you consider multitasking a buzzword for a state of constant interruption then this shouldn’t land as a surprise.

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The Gluten-Free Controversy PART 2 - Why is Everyone Suddenly Allergic to Gluten?

The Gluten-Free Controversy PART 2 - Why is Everyone Suddenly Allergic to Gluten?

Have you noticed increasingly more people are trying to avoid gluten? Have you ever wondered why?

  • Does it seem like everyone around you is suddenly allergic to gluten?
  • Do you wonder if you should give up gluten? 
  • How do you know if going gluten-free is right for you?
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The Gluten-Free Controversy: Does Gluten-Free Mean “Healthy”?

The Gluten-Free Controversy: Does Gluten-Free Mean “Healthy”? 

Have you noticed that increasingly more and more people are trying to avoid gluten?

Have you wondered if gluten-free products are healthy?

Have you given up gluten or been wondering if you should? 

 

Read this week’s blog post to discover the real truth behind gluten-free products and what you should look for when shopping gluten-free. 

If you are trying to live a life without gluten, it may be exciting to see more gluten-free options available to you every day. But be aware that not all gluten-free products are created equal. Please be mindful that many of them are still processed and contain unhealthy ingredients, making them not such a “healthy” alternative. Read on to find out more!

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Benefits of Seeing a Nutritionist

7 Benefits of Seeing a Nutritionist

If you're having trouble kickstarting healthy habits this new year, it may be time to see a certified nutrition specialist. Read on to discover the benefits of seeing one today.

 

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Health Over Indulgence

Health Over Indulgence: It's Time to Choose Health

It's one thing to indulge occasionally. It's quite another to eat a nutrient poor diet every day. Together, let's choose health over indulgence. 

Are you ready to finally feel confident by choosing health over indulgence? Are you ready to live better and feel better? Find out how to choose health first!

 

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Meal Planning Services Now Available!

Test drive a one-day meal plan for free!

Get your downloadable free meal plan here. Choose either an Anti-inflammatory meal plan, one for Diabetes, or one for optimal Cognitive Function.

 

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How to Hack a Cold Naturally

3 Simple Ingredients that Can Stop a Cold in its Tracks

Learn 3 easy steps to hack your way through cold and flu season this winter.

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Choose THIS Over THAT

Choose THIS Over THAT: Healthy Food Swaps

Whether you have chosen to follow more of a Paleo, ketogenic, plant-based, or low-carb high-fat eating plan or if you are simply looking to improve your overall diet for general health benefits, the healthy food swap guide below should provide plenty of healthier options for you.

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Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls

The recipe for my Chocolate Vegan Bliss Balls have made me the best friend of many! They are so decadent, delicious, and purely sinful. But at the same time, they are made with wholesome nutritious ingredients and are gluten-free, nut-free and vegan!

 

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