1. How to De-Stress

    What is YOUR stress about? Money? Work? Relationships? We all have it. We don't always realize how much stress impacts our health, eating habits and mood. A recent study showed women who were experiencing high levels of stress burned fewer calories after eating a fatty meal than their peers. YIKES! When we get worked up our flight or fight mode kicks in, changing our hormones and it can even slow …Read More

  2. Why You Should Try CrossFit (My Testimony)

    My testimony isn’t anything special. I was a D1 athlete, grew up, graduated and realized I didn’t have a coach or teammates making running bearable. I was entering a ton of 5ks and even marathons and it just wasn’t the same. I wasn’t pushing myself and I was doing the same activity over and over again. Mile after mile, I became desperate for a new challenge and some motivation. At first I …Read More

  3. Let’s Talk Macros

    Macros 101 Here are the basics. After you learn a little bit more about your individualized nutrition and calorie needs, building a balanced plate isn’t rocket science. It’s important to include different food groups to increase satiety, prevent deficiencies, and to make sure you’re obtaining optimal nutrition needed to fuel your lifestyle. Nutrients are required not only for growth but to f…Read More

  4. Is Sleep Impacting Your Diet?

    How to Improve Your Sleep Habits Poor sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, and many other health problems. Think about it, the more tired you are the more you try to make up for it with caffeine, sugary snacks, or food to keep you awake and functioning. Sleep is important for recovery, hormone secretion, and is also where memories are formed. You cannot adap…Read More

  5. Bloating 101

    Bloating 101 Do you ever struggle with feeling bloated, gassy, or have stomach discomfort? First of all, it’s okay to pass a little gas, that’s normal and what you ate may be responsible but let’s look at other factors before we go on a crazy elimination diet. Looking at the whole picture vs. strict diet changes right from the get go may be helpful. Ask yourself… Have you been exercising? …Read More

  6. Tips for Leftovers

    Let’s Talk Leftovers People stress me out when they try to prep everything for the week all on one day. I encourage prepping some of the ingredients, but you don't want to lose the quality of the meal and more importantly it can be unsafe. It’s important to remember food safety when meal prepping! Depending on the type of food, leftovers can usually be kept for three to four days in the refrig…Read More

  7. How To Be Healthyish When Eating Out

    First off, it’s important to eat the foods that you enjoy! However, this doesn’t mean going overboard and feeling crappy the next day. I’m not saying don’t ever get the fries or milkshake but if you eat out often or you have stomach issues, fatigue or remorse the next day, it can add up and impact your health goals. There are strategies and ways to be mindful to prevent these situations. A…Read More

  8. Healthy Ideas for Eating Out in Greeley

    Aunt Helen’s Bod Squad Menu, Breakfast Sandwich on English Muffin (Egg, Ham, Avocado), Salads with a Protein, Sandwiches with Veggies and Lean Protein, Protein Boxes, Smoothies with Fruits/Veggies, Drip Coffee/Plain Lattes, Teas Intajuice Smoothies & Acai Bowls: (ex. Choose Fruit, Veggies, Protein Source, Sub Sherbet for Greek yogurt) Veggie Juice: Blended with Protein Protein Boxes, Jerky, …Read More

  9. How to Make a Healthy Smoothie

    Is Your Smoothie Balanced? Smoothies are a great way to add in some extra whole foods and you can absolutely make it a healthy option. You're able to add in wholesome ingredients and keep the nutrients from your produce (unlike juicing where you lose the fiber).  A healthy balanced smoothie can be a meal if you know how to do it! 1.) Pick a Liquid I would suggest an unsweetened liquid to avoid a…Read More

  10. How to NOT Spend Hours at the Grocery Store Label Reading

    Why are labels not only confusing but so deceiving sometimes? I wish I had the answer to that BUT here’s some helpful tips: For starters: Serving Size: No matter if you are trying to follow keto, paleo, or just trying to reduce your calories, serving size is super important. Even though the generic serving size on the bag may not be perfect for you, the numbers below are all based off of that se…Read More