Nutrition Blog — lifestyle

The Power of a Mindset Shift

Jillian Tedesco

Have you ever found yourself stuck in the same unhealthy habits, no matter how hard you try to break them? It is really freaking frustrating. The truth is, making lasting changes to our lifestyle is difficult, because it requires a complete mindset shift. In order to transform our lives and create lasting change, we must first see ourselves in a new light and envision the future we want for ourselves.

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Eat Well, Work Well: The Connection Between Nutrition and Productivity

Jillian Tedesco

Research has long suggested that diet plays an important role in overall productivity. That’s because when we consume foods that are packed with nutrition, our bodies get the energy they need to stay energized throughout the day.

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Without Fear There Cannot Be Courage

Julia Barber

We asked Dave about some of the fears and doubts he had when he decided to make this commitment to hike 2000 miles through the application trail. 

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5 Tips to Keep the Holidays Healthy

Julia Barber

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But it can also be a challenging season for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. With all of the hustle and bustle, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed trying to juggle last-minute shopping with cooking big family dinners - not to mention having delicious treats seemingly everywhere you turn!

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How to make eating out less stressful

Jillian Tedesco

Eating out can be stressful when you are trying to follow a health journey. But it doesn’t have to be! Speaking from a healthy nut/foodie/chef/nutrition guru, I have broken those chains of fear and stress, and I love eating out. I want to walk you through how I got there.

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5 Tips For Better Sleep

Julia Barber

On average, how many hours of sleep do you get a night? 5, maybe 6 hours on a good night? If you struggle to get your 8 hours of sleep you are not alone. In fact, 50% of Americans say that they feel sleepy throughout the day, and 35% of adults in the US report getting less than 7 hours of sleep every night.

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The Fearsome Project

Julia Barber

The Fearsome Project consists of a 2,194 mile hike through the Appalachian Trail to bring awareness to Multiple Sclerosis and highlight resilience in the face of MS and other extreme challenges we face in life.

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Fall Produce: The Freshest and Tastiest This Season

Julia Barber

Not only do these seasonal foods taste better, but they're also cheaper and have higher nutritional value. Plus, eating what's in season is more environmentally friendly. 

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Why cooking at home is so important for a healthy lifestyle

Jillian Tedesco

Being able to cook or quickly prepare meals and snacks at home is important in building a long-term healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, you will be consuming processed foods or eating out for all your meals. You might think, "How will I make room for cooking with my schedule"? Or "I have enough money to spend on going out, it’s not that big of a deal."

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Why You Should Be Exercising

Julia Barber

Did you know that exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health? It's true! Exercise provides a multitude of health benefits. No matter what your age is, exercise is something you should be doing regularly to improve your overall health and well-being.

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5 Key Vitamins for Seniors

Julia Barber

As you age, your body begins to need fewer calories. This can sometimes lead to a lack of important vitamins in your diet. Seniors are especially prone to deficiencies in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, B Vitamins, Calcium, and Fiber. 

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5 Tips For Eating Healthy On a Budget

Julia Barber

There are plenty of reasons to eat healthy, even if you're on a budget. Eating healthy can help you maintain a healthy weight, feel more energetic, and avoid diseases. Eating healthy on a budget may seem impossible sometimes but it is totally possible and does not have to be hard. 

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Why Fast Food is Not Convenient

Julia Barber

Many fast food restaurants are focused more on producing a product quickly and less on producing a product with healthy quality ingredients. 

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How to Properly Store Your Produce

Julia Barber

Improper storage of fruits and vegetables is not only frustrating, but it is one of the top 3 reasons for the crazy amount of food waste in the US. Learning how to properly store your produce is a game changer because it can actually double the life of your fresh fruits and veggies. 

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Time, Variety, and Knowledge

Jillian Tedesco

There are probably 3 things you crave from your food…  Time (to make good food) Variety Knowledge (of what tastes good) Maybe you’ve never thought about it this way, but typically the biggest hurdle keeping you from consistently eating healthy are these three things. Maybe you’re a busy mom like me or maybe cooking intimidates you and you don’t have the desire to learn how to really cook.   When I’m creating a new menu for fit-flavors I’m always thinking about these 3 things (and a million others). I want to break them down a bit for you and give you that "behind...

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Algebra before Calculus in Nutrition

Jillian Tedesco

We all remember that school started with basic math, then algebra, then geometry, then algebra 2, then calculus. We needed the foundation before we could take our basics and apply them to complex math equations. Nutrition is exactly like that. 

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Food For Any Lifestyle

Julia Barber

Did you know that you can use fit-flavors as a tool for any nutrition plan that you are following?  We want to be your first resource in healthy eating no matter where you are in your journey to a healthy lifestyle.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Eat Breakfast

Julia Barber

What does breakfast look like for you? Eggs? A muffin or protein bar on the go? Or maybe non existent? While breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day, only about 44% of people eat breakfast every day.

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How to Stay on Top of Your Goals

Julia Barber

Happy New Year! New year, new goals! While any moment can be a fresh start, what better time to focus on new goals or refocus on old goals than the new year? 

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5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Julia Barber

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends, however, things have been a little different lately. Chances are you or someone you know has been sick this Winter, it’s spreading like wildfire! While cold and flu season is at an all time high right now, there are things you can do to try to protect yourself and others from getting sick.

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