Overcoming Food Temptation

Nov 12, 2018

Temptation is defined as; “Something that causes a strong urge or desire to have or do; especially something that is bad, wrong, or unwise.” (1)

 How many times have you felt temptation when it comes to food? You want the dessert but “Know you shouldn’t.” I’m going to assume there have been many instances. Sitting down to write this blog for you, my goal is to equip you with the tools to feel confident in a situation of temptation. Before we can get there, however, it’s weighing on my heart that food has the ability to make you feel as though you’ve done something wrong by eating it. That is temptation after all, isn’t it?

This is the dieting mentality showing up. We have been conditioned to label foods as “Good,” or “Bad.” Using phrases as “Don’t eat that, that’s bad for you.” What if however, we took the labels away? What if a food was neutral? Here is the thing, it’s...

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Is ORGANIC healthier?

Oct 24, 2018

 

Organic is a little bit of a BUZZ word right now, would you agree?

When it comes to organic foods a common misconception is we're talking about nutrient density, and that organic food is more nutritious than conventional when in fact this is about toxicity and pesticides.  “The differences between organic and conventional foods stem directly from the farming methods that were used during the food’s production. (2)

According to FreshConnect here are some key differences between Organic Farming Vs: Conventional Farming

Organic Farming

  • Organic farming minimizes chemical usage
  • Organic farming promotes biodiversity
  • Soil health is improved with organic farming practices
  • Only natural methods are used in organic farming

Conventional Farming

  • Conventional farming makes use of chemicals, synthetics, and other materials to manage weeds and pests
  • Conventional farming uses unnatural farming methods
  • Conventional farming use of pesticides has garnered attention...
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Clean Eating on a Budget

Aug 22, 2018

Under the impression that eating well means forking over more money? Trust me when I say it's expensive in the long run not to prioritize your health! Medical bills, hospital visits, etc.  It is very possible to eat well while on a budget, here are a few tips on how to do just that:

 

  1. Plan your grocery haul before you get to the store! This ensures you can avoid that random bag of cookies that always makes it home. PRO TIP: Be sure to also avoid shopping on an empty stomach when temptation is most likely to strike.
  2. Choose foods you can utilize in a variety of ways!  Eggs, nuts, beans, veggies, etc. Items that give you a big bang for your buck, quality nutrition and are versatile!
  3. Bring before buy! Whether it is lunches at work/school or even snacks for the car ride! Prepping your meals at the beginning of the week will not only save money but time as well.
  4. Cook more at home. It is no surprise limiting the frequency you are dining out will help ease a tight...
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