Nutrition Blog — psychology and mindset

Mindful Eating

Julia Barber

Mindful eating is a practice that involves paying attention to the food you're eating, the way it tastes, and how it makes you feel. It's about being present and fully engaged in the experience of eating, rather than rushing through your meals or eating while distracted. 

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Spring Cleaning for Your Health and Wellness

Julia Barber

Spring is in the air, and it's the perfect time to give your health and wellness routine a little spring cleaning! Just like we declutter our homes and freshen up our living spaces, our bodies also need a little spring cleaning to help us feel our best.

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Move to Improve: The Power of Exercise

Julia Barber

Exercise is a crucial component of maintaining a healthy body. It's not just about looking good or losing weight - regular physical activity has numerous benefits for our overall health and well-being. 

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Why You Should Prioritize Self Care

Julia Barber

Self-care is an essential aspect of maintaining good health and well-being. In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to neglect our own needs in favor of work, family, or other responsibilities.

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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 SMART Way to Set Goals

Julia Barber

Smart goals are put in place to make sure that your goals are not only attainable but will be achieved within a specific time frame. Making your goals SMART is essential when trying to achieve them. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Let's break those down:

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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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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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Mitigate Seasonal Depression With These Tips

Julia Barber

While the Fall and Winter seasons bring happiness to some, it is not uncommon for others to feel down in the dumps. The shorter days and colder weather can trigger a chemical change in the brain leading to depression symptoms. This feeling is known as seasonal depression. 

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5 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

Julia Barber

What does the word “healthy” mean to you? Is it a better diet? More time for yourself? Successfully making it to the gym 5 days a week? Better mental health?The definition of healthy or what a healthy lifestyle means is going to vary from person to person, but overall, a healthy lifestyle makes you happy and makes you feel good. It puts you in a state of mental, physical, and social well being.

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Essentials to Men’s Health

Julia Barber

Happy National Men’s Health Week! Men’s Health Week is celebrated every year the week leading up to Father’s day. Men have been known to be notorious for putting their health and wellness on the back-burner, so we take this time to bring awareness to the importance of men’s health.

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5 Tips to Create a Healthy Environment

Julia Barber

What feelings come to mind when you walk past that growing pile of laundry or clutter in the corner? Anger? Guilt? Or do you just close your eyes and pretend not to see it? It has been scientifically proven that your environment has an effect on your mental and physical health.

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To Cheat Meal or Not To Cheat Meal

Julia Barber

This reward based strategy has always been pretty popular and it is gaining more and more popularity as it makes its way to mainstream diet culture. Some think that allowing yourself occasional periods of indulgence will make you more likely to stick to your diet after getting your “fix”. Others argue that getting off track of your diet for even one meal could ruin your dedication and progress. So, to cheat meal or not to cheat meal?

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What Happens When You Eat Quality Food

Jillian Tedesco

When I finally decided to “trust the process,” and give quality food a chance (rather than eating mountains of low-calorie, processed foods/drinks), I drastically improved my relationship with food, lost over 20lbs, and have sustained my results ever since.

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