Intuitive Eating Tips – Your Guide to Making Peace with Food

My latest article written for HealthQuarters! Read on for intuitive eating tips to guide you in your journey to ditch the diet and develop a healthy relationship with food. We tend to think of diets and meal plans as the IKEA furniture instruction manuals to healthy eating: a little complicated, but worth the effort. But…

How to motivate yourself to workout at home during a pandemic

Finding the time, space, equipment, and mental capacity to workout at home is tough. It’s something I struggled with in the beginning of the pandemic. Let me walk you through some steps to get back your groove with your workouts, whether you are still working out at home, or if you are back in the…

Online Security: Stay Diligent

If all of this talk of online privacy, hacking, and social engineering is fascinating you, and you want to learn more… I have some great resources to start you off. Websites Pew Research Center Motherboard Hacking Podcasts: Hacking Humans Note to Self TV Shows Black Mirror (yes!) I love all the spy shows/movies: Jason Bourne…

Privacy on Social Media

Of course, the easiest way to stay private on social media is to not post anything. Or maybe you’re the kind of person that enjoys posting artistic photos of keyholes and blades of grass that could never give away your location? That’s cool, too. Post away. But for the rest of us that want to…

Protecting yourself on the Internet & IRL

Let’s talk about Internet security & privacy. I’ve been wanting to write this series of posts for a while, but I kept saying to myself, “Who are you to write this? Why should anyone listen to you?” Well, for one, I’ve been thinking and researching about this for my own benefit for the past two…

After a Night of Drinking… Try the 3 M’s

Did you drink last night? What’s your plan to get back to feeling your best today? My self-care routine after a night of drinking involves 3 M’s: Matcha, Movement, and Milk Thistle extract. Matcha tea I hope I don’t lose you with this one right off the bat! It’s probably not the best choice to…

Nutrition Counseling: Expectations vs. Reality

“Eat salad for every meal, and cut out carbs entirely” said no balanced nutritionist/dietitian ever. But I swear, that’s not much of an exaggeration of what people think I’m going to tell them when they ask me for diet advice. I think the general perception is that a nutritionist or dietitian will begin your nutrition…

7 Balanced Diet Principles

Let’s talk about the consistent concepts that can be identified in all diet trends from Whole 30 to Paleo to Weight Watchers to SlimFast. This will give us some variables to play with to figure out what works best for you. I have adapted the following framework from the “Five Food Instincts” from the book The…

The “Pick 3/4” Checklist for Balanced Meals & Snacks

Let’s face it, as much as you plan ahead, we can always expect some snacks and meals to happen on the fly. As you stare into your fridge, pace in front of your office snack stash, or zone out at the to-go foods at Starbucks… use these 4 bullets as the foundations when building your…