Mindless or Mindful Eating: What are you doing?

Have you ever thought about what it means to eat mindfully? For many people, eating involves watching television, talking on the phone, or working on the computer. Before you know it you’ve finished watching your show and noticed you have also eaten the entire bag of chips you were snacking on. Or maybe you are out to eat with a group of friends at a new restaurant and are chatting away about all the new happenings in your life and by the time the check comes you realize you are uncomfortably full Read more [...]

Can Fats be a part of a Healthy Diet?

There are three macro-nutrients that our body needs to function. Can you guess what they are? If you said carbohydrates, protein, and fat (YES I said FAT) then you were right! The body needs carbohydrates because they provide the main energy source for the body. Proteins are essential for growth and repairs of cells. Fats are a part of cell membranes and are vital for the absorption of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Fat also serves as an energy source and protects our organs. There is more Read more [...]

Dictionary Ditch

Cleanse Detox Clean Eating Cheat Day “Bad Food” It is time we take some time to ditch some unhealthy words from our vocabulary. I can bet that most of you have used one of these at one point or another without even thinking twice about it. You may ask, “What’s the big deal?” Well the big deal is that by using these words we may be setting ourselves up for failure. These words can suggest that we don’t trust our body or what it is telling us when it comes to eating. Cleanse Read more [...]