8 Tips to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eating fresh, healthy, organic, local foods sounds great! But if you’re on a budget it can seem impossible. But I promise, it’s not! But I feel your pain, because I used to think that too. And although boxed foods can (unfortunately) be less expensive, getting healthy food can still fit within your budget and not break the bank! There are plenty of ways to eat well and actually save money in the process. 1. Do NOT shop hungry! How many times do you go to the grocery store after work tired, hungry, and possibly grumpy? A Cornell study shows that people who shop while hungry are more inclined to not only purchase more food, but buy more high-calorie foods. Haven’t you noticed that you crave the cookies, breads and chips when you’re starving?…

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Dose of Body Love

Have you ever found yourself picking yourself apart in the mirror? From your butt, your stomach, your arms, your legs, your teeth, your laugh lines, your hair … shall I go on? Do you even do this daily? What’s sad, but true, is that most of us don’t consciously even realize the frequency of these negative messages we send ourselves daily. Most of us are so used to them, that we don’t even realize they’re subliminally messing with us our confidence. In short, we women see images that – despite recognizing them as unrealistic, unattainable, and often not even real – we often times aspire to meet them and then suffer when we fail to do so. Between our personal past and the pressure from the unrealistic media images we see constantly this can lead to a poor…

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Are you struggling with fitness and losing weight?

Struggling with Fitness I completely understand how frustrating it is to figure out a game plan for this whole fitness thing. You know what to do, when to do it, how often, etc. The following tips have really helped me during my fitness journey … especially during the times I felt frustrated, grumpy or tired. Whether you’re following a routine for the first time or refocusing your efforts, I hope these tips will also help you re-energize to get the results you’re seeking! 1) Finding Your Soulmate Workout! I used to SUCK at this whole fitness thing. Seriously. I would join the gym, flail and fail … and quit after a month. I hated working out, actually. But then I found a cardio kickboxing workout that soon became my “soulmate…

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Are You Struggling with Nutrition?

Are you struggling with nutrition? I COMPLETELY understand how frustrating it is to figure out the right foods to eat … and in the right portions! The following tips helped me the most when I was starting out on my health journey. If you’re just starting out – or have been struggling lately – hope they can inspire you and help you get on the right track! TOP 5 NUTRITION TIPS 1) Make a Commitment & Routine Your body is your one and only true home – treat it right. Okay, this isn’t necessarily about food directly, but it IS about setting priorities to keep YOU healthy and influencing your decision to eat healthy. So that’s why it’s #1. You have to first evaluate where you are on a scale 1-10 when it comes…

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8 Surprising Ways Your Friends Influence You to Gain Weight

How Your Friends & Family Influence Your Fitness Journey Operative word here is “influence.” No one can make you gain weight, you ultimately have control. However, we are all human are heavily influenced by those we spend the most time with. I have personally experienced this “influence” not only with working on my nutrition, but when I was trying to quit smoking 10+ years ago. (Can you believe I’m an ex-smoker?! Yuk!) But don’t just take my word for it. British researchers from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, say that social norms can strongly influence the type and amount of food we eat. In other words, if your friends and family think that fast food, processed foods or big bag of chips determines a meal, you’re less likely regularly eat…

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