Nutrition Blog — psychology and mindset

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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How to Ditch Bad Habits (and Form Good Ones)

Julia Barber

Before fully committing and making progress towards ditching your bad habits, it’s important to understand what stage of behavior change you’re in. Theoretically, there are 4 stages of habit change: contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance.

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4 Tips to Practice Intuitive Eating

Allison Lesko RD LD

An intuitive eater is defined as a person who makes food choices without experiencing guilt. This is because their focus is on listening to the body and eating foods that satisfy and nourish it. This way of thinking is used to heal the mind and move away from the mentality that you have to be “on a diet” in order to be happy with your body.

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How to Build A Healthy Relationship With Food

Allison Lesko RD LD

Imagine ordering a big juicy cheeseburger at the restaurant you’ve been craving just to find yourself feeling guilty for that decision the rest of the day. If you’re reading this, you probably have a love for food - but we all can admit, it’s not always the easiest relationship to manage.

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How to Find Balance in Your Life

Jillian Tedesco

Do you ever hear people say I need balance, or on the other end of the spectrum, balance is not realistic? Think to yourself: what does balance even mean or look like to you? Why would you want balance in your life?

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How to Stop Emotional Eating

Allison Lesko RD LD

Have you ever felt down/stressed about a situation and found yourself turning to food… or even super excited and accomplished…and celebrated with food? If so, you have experienced emotional eating. This is extremely common and often is a large obstacle in implementing/maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Try Tracking Your Food

Allison Lesko RD LD

Did you know that 88% of people who track their intake on applications such as My Fitness Pal for (just) 7 days lose weight? Regardless of if you want to lose weight, tone up, or just get healthy, tracking your food provides priceless insight into your starting point, areas for improvement, and ensuring progress over time.

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