The Power of Tiny Habits

“If you plant the right seed in the right spot, it will grow without further coaxing. I believe this is the best metaphor for creating habits. The “right seed” is the tiny behavior that you choose. The “right spot” is the sequencing — what it comes after. The “coaxing” part is amping up motivation, which…

Exciting News!!

I have mentioned before about how much I love my membership to the site Dashing Dish. I have been a member since May of 2013! Katie’s site was one that inspired me to start my blog, and I am so excited to share that I have been working with Katie and the team at Dashing…

Reasons Why I Use A Kitchen Scale

Something I use all the time in the kitchen is my digital kitchen scale and I wanted to shed some light on why! 1/ It provides the most accurate means for meal tracking while losing (or maintaining) weight. Portions listed on labels can be measured by grams and ounces, and if you are seriously trying…

Willpower

  Willpower gets praised far more than I think it should. Why? Because it requires us to work against ourselves. Living a healthy lifestyle does not require you to be miserable. It does, however, require you to do a bit of investigative work and to persist through some trial and error in order to find…

The Benefits of Walking

Walking has so many benefits for those of every fitness level, but yet it is one of the most underrated forms of physical activity out there, IMO anyway. Most people do not recognize how much of an impact on their overall health it can have. Some people don’t think of walking when they think of…

Single-Serving Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Puppy Chow

 A classic treat made healthy, high protein, and single serving for portion control!   Classic Muddy Buddy recipes use melted chocolate, butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and cereal. While they are insanely delicious, when I looked up recipes, an average 1/2 cup serving size clocked in at around 220-250 calories, 10+ g of fat, 40+…

3 Mindset Keys to Happiness

Want to know the secret to happiness? Are you sure? You may not like my answer! OK…here it is: It’s on you. It is a choice. It is a way of living. And, it is most definitely an art, not a science.     Psychologists and scientists will tell you that the human instinct is…

12 Tips For Eating Healthy When Dining Out!

For many people, eating healthy when dining out can be challenging, simply because they aren’t comfortable with how to navigate the process. Here are some tips that will hopefully help you feel prepared and educated to stay on track, even in the most difficult of situations.   1/ Check the menu before you go and…

The Supplements I Take Every Day

I have made the rounds with supplements over the last few years. I’ve tried all kinds of things recommended by bodybuilding experts, my own nutritional background knowledge, and based on the recommendation of my personal medical providers. For those that don’t know, I have a B.S. in Dietetics / Food Nutrition Science and am certified in…

How to Make Salads That You Will Actually Enjoy {Plus TONS of Pics}

Salads get a bad rap for being bland and tasteless and for leaving us unsatisfied and hungry for more food. They’ve been labeled the ultimate diet food. This makes me incredibly sad. I feel as though salads are the ultimate health food, but that does not make them synonymous with boring, bland, and dreaded food….

Nourish Book {Recommend Read, Devotional, Recent Reads}

Just like anything else, the state of our spiritual and physical health end up being a reflection of our actions—mostly small choices we might not even be aware of. What a blessing to realize that it comes down to being faithful with our decisions in small things, rather than overwhelmingly big ones. Even more encouraging…