Make Exercise a Habit – 5 Crazy Tips You Haven’t Tried

Are you trying to get back to working out? Or maybe the gym was never your thing, but you’d like to make exercise a habit. Try these unconventional tips to make the gym a more convenient and enjoyable place to be! 1) Just plug the gym address into your GPS This has worked for me….

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…

Matcha green tea: what to buy

New to matcha? Trying to figure it out? Let’s talk about some the basic tools & ingredients you need to make a good matcha drink. Matcha Powder Whisk & Bowl Cold water or hot water Let’s start with… Matcha powder! You can buy matcha at many grocery stores… but I like to buy my matcha…

Vegetarian Egg One-Pan Dish

I love to make this recipe for #veggiesforbreakfast, but it’s a healthy meal (complete with protein, veggies, and whole grains) for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It’s my super quick & delicious rice + egg + veggie recipe. This recipe creates a delicious crispy rice bottom. When you add fermented chili paste to a crispy rice…

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…

Preventing Shoulder Injuries during Air Travel

Shoulder health & luggage. Chances are, you haven’t given a second thought to your shoulder health when it comes to preparing to travel. But you really should. I’ve seen too many shoulder injuries and discomfort from clients who have gone through years of business trips. Here’s why air travel is a likely culprit for many…

The Smart & Fit Air Travel Series

I work with a lot of clients who travel for work. Over the years, I’ve heard all their complaints about how their body feels after those flights and hotel stays. I’ve seen the repetitive use injuries, listened to stories about the GI discomfort, jet-lag, dehydration, swollen feet, lower back pain, unhealthy meals,  lack of sleep……

Nutrition Framework for Life

This is a general nutrition framework that I send to all my clients who want to talk nutrition with me. My goal is to provide an outline and some concepts to ensure that we are starting on the same page. A framework to live by for a balanced diet and a healthy relationship with food…