Congratulations! You have made a great decision to work with a nutrition coach and start a journey to improve your nutrition long term. You know that nutrition plays a big role with your progress and overall health. You know that without having a balanced diet you could be neutralizing all the hard work you are
What to Eat Before a Competition?
First thing what NOT to do is avoid eating! Food is your friend, especially when it comes to competition prep. Follow these simple tips! Fueling up the night before your competition is a great way to increase energy stores that you will utilize the next day. During this meal you want to load up on high
If you want to reach your goals, you must shrink the size of your but.
It’s time to review those long term goals that you set at the beginning of 2019. How is that long term goal for the end of 2019 looking? Are you feeling like this goal is attainable, or are you losing motivation? Let’s look at this a little deeper. If you had a weight loss
Is Sleep Affecting Your Weight?
Did you know that sleep affects your metabolism AND ability to lose weight? Sleep allows our bodies to recover from stressors such as work, working out, emotional stress, and so much more. Starting your day without enough recovery encourages a cycle of high-stress levels and bad behaviors, keeping you in a negative frame of mind
3 Considerations During the “Long Haul”
We are just about half way through 2019. Can you believe it? Many of us are focusing on taking a long-term approach to our health and fitness, as well as working on sustainable healthy habit formation. Awesome. Way to go!! Now, the second half of 2019, aka the “Long Haul” is coming. When
2 phases of nutrition coaching
Nutrition changes do not happen overnight. That is why at HSN, we break up nutrition coaching into two phases. When you first sign up for nutrition coaching, you start out in Phase 1. Phase 1 lasts for three months, and gives you a strong foundation to change your habits. Three months is enough time to
4 ways to keep summer simple
The summer can sometimes be a roll of the nutrition dice. You may have a summer full of travel, outdoor parties, and schedule inconsistencies. These types of summer are memorable but can make it hard to stay on track with nutrition. Or, you may have a summer with a lighter workload, no school commitments, and
Exercise your ‘no’ muscle
We talk a lot about building healthy habits like meal prep, drinking water, scheduling time for exercise and going to bed earlier to get at least 6 hours of sleep, and making these part of our daily routine. Many of us can stick to these healthy habits short term, and once progress starts to slow
What does it look like when you are ON?
That feeling when you have everything together and organized… How does this impact your self care, in particular, your nutrition and exercise patterns? When you feel ON, you may find it effortless to get to the gym regularly, grocery shop for healthy foods, do some meal prep and eat those healthy foods on a consistent
Why your significant other must be bought in
At the end of 2016, I turned to my husband and said, ‘We need to make a change.’ We had been going to a gym for about three years, and while I had grown so much during that time, we had both become complacent. My husband was hesitant to leave where we were, but he
How to Save Your Fruits and Veggies
We have all been there — you are super excited to start eating healthier so you go out and buy tons and tons of fruits and veggies. Then, before you know it, 75% of what you bought has gone bad before you can eat them! Important things to keep in mind are : 1) Don’t
Progress Is Not A Straight Line
There are two misconceptions about losing weight and eating healthy in the long term that can be mentally challenging to overcome. 1. It is only hard at the beginning 2. Progress is a straight line We usually focus on the start of the healthy eating process. You start with action steps, slowly learn how to
Healthy Substitutions Make Eating Right Easy
One of my least favorite questions from anyone is, “are you on a diet?” As much as I try to give a simple “no” or “just eating healthy,” I inevatably end up going into a long explanation about balanced eating, why its important, and how it is not a diet, but something that my family
Taking the long-term approach when it comes to nutrition
Taking a long-term approach to improving our nutrition means we have intent, objectives, goals and a mission to accomplish not only short-term goals, but also long-term goals. The big picture mission is simple, we want to be happy, healthy and strong – both mentally and physically. Being consistent with healthy habits like drinking water, meal
The Basics of Marinating
Do you find yourself cooking the same things over and over, with little variations to seasonings or flavors? A great way to add flavor, with the minimum amount of calories, to your favorite proteins is with marinates! Here are some starting points: How? Start with a large plastic zipper lock bag for easy clean-up, or