Nourishing Bites

Why You MUST Learn to Fish

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There is something that may surprise you about the work I do as a health coach: I very intentionally DO NOT give people food plans to follow because I don’t believe that is how you foster confidence and self-reliance when it comes to health.   To take radical responsibility for your health once and for all, you need to learn how to fish (make educated decisions about the foods you choose to eat, rather than have someone plan your food for you).   You know the…

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Meal Planning Made Easy

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Far too often, when I start coaching a client on improving their food choices, they will say to me, “Just tell me what to eat.”   Let me be clear, I don’t ever tell clients exactly what they should eat on any given day.  That is not what I do, that is what diets do.   I don’t do diets and neither should you. (More on that in a later post)   The work I do teaches you how to nourish your best life and, of course, what you…

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Kitchen Health 101

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Healthy people spend time in their kitchen, period.   If you really want to improve the quality of your health, you must set the stage for your success.  And center of the health stage is YOUR KITCHEN.   Your kitchen is a sacred space that has the power to either nourish or deplete your life.   It is imperative that you enjoy being in your kitchen and that it is stocked with the food and equipment you will need to make healthy living possible. It…

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12 Tips for Getting Better Sleep, More Often

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When it comes to optimizing your health, sleep is a really big deal.   You can eat a clean diet and move your body daily, but if you are neglecting your recovery and dream time, your body will struggle to absorb and deliver the nutrition you are feeding it and your muscles will be unable to repair and rebuild. Your immune system will be compromised and your cognitive function will go out the window.  And this is just a short list of negative consequences you…

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Seed Sensation Recipe

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This is one of my all time favorite and most used recipes.  I use it to make a healthy version of “cereal” or add eggs to make a hearty and delicious pancake!     Ingredient List: 1 TBS                                    Chia Seed 2 TBS                                    Buckwheat Groats 1 TBS                                    Hempseeds 2 TBS                                    Dried Fruit of Your Choice 2 TBS                                    Chopped Nuts of Your Choice Cinnamon to Taste…

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The Simplest and Most Effective Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great

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Restoring your health is actually quite simple.   The secret? Doing better than yesterday.   If you sit at a desk all day, walking 15 minutes outside tomorrow is doing better.   If your diet is entirely made up of processed foods, adding a serving of vegetables tomorrow is doing better.   If you are stressed to the hilt, taking one thing out of your schedule tomorrow is doing better.   If you only sleep 5 hours a night, adding 10 minutes tomorrow is doing…

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Decision Free Living and Why You Should Master It

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Last summer I had the amazing priviledge of  traveling to Singapore for a 7-day Movement Camp with Ido Portal and his team (you can read about the trip here). As you can imagine, there were A LOT of details to work out in order for that trip to take place.   I had to apply and be accepted to the training I had to notify clients and reschedule my workload I had to produce the funds to get me there I had to organize my…

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Gardening Gone Wrong and Fat Loss Done Right

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10 years ago, when we moved to Montana, my husband and I built a killer vegetable garden complete with raised beds, a drip hose system and 6-foot tall fences to keep the deer out.   We brought in rich soil and everything we could think of to fertilize it with.  Our planting technique was meticulous and I am pretty sure we planted just about every vegetable that could possibly grow in the climate of Northwest Montana. Then reality set it….   Tending to the garden proved…

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7 Easy Ways to Invest in Your Health at the Grocery Store

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Improving your health, means bettering your habits: how you move, how you handle stress, how you eat, and even how you SHOP!   You have heard it a million times…you ARE what you eat!  Your cells, the building blocks of life, are made-up of whatever you are putting in your mouth.  Literally, the integrity of your biology depends on the quality of your food.  What you eat is a really big deal.   Listen, I get it…   You’re busy and tired and stressed AND…

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