So many of us live busy lives. We want to take advantage of every minute of sleep we can get! So when it comes to breakfast, we don't always have a ton of time to make healthy meals between jumping out of bed, brushing out teeth and running out the door. I'm Here to tell you there is always a solution to starting your day out right, with a boost if nutrients.
It’s coming. You can feel it. You’re trying desperately to will it away, but, inevitably the clock strikes 3:00pm. Suddenly, you are exhausted. The thought of striking the letters on the computer keyboard seems like a daunting task, not to mention you can barely keep your eyes open.
Here are three tips to help keep that energy flowing:
It is the small, manageable changes, made daily, that add up to BIG transformation stories. As a certified Holistic Health Coach, I see a lot of people reach their goals and feel amazing! But I also see people endure hardships along the way. The following is what I have learned while coaching people to find their optimal health.
Food has the power to change us on a cellular level. Food that is alive and from the earth will energize and invigorate you, while processed, pre-packaged food will leave you feeling lethargic and uninspired, like a light that has fizzled out. Makes sense doesn’t it?
There are many aspects of food that affect mood, but here are some simple steps:
If you suffer from poor digestion, bloating, stomach aches, constipation or diarrhea, odds are there’s one thing you’re not doing.
This is by far the simplest, most effective way to improve your digestion exponentially right away. You might be surprised by how incredibly improving your gut health really is.
Your body is a biocomputer. Your lungs breath without you thinking about it. You get a signal when you are thirsty. You maintain a temperature of 98.6 F (seriously impressive how precise you keep that, Body). You sleep when you are tired. Your body knows when it need something - and cravings are no different. Craving are a sign we NEED something.
For years, health experts preached that a low-fat diet was the gateway to health. They proclaimed fats as the enemy, linking them to cardiovascular and other diseases. The food industry jumped on this “theory” and bombarded us with fat-free and low-fat “food” options. A walk down the supermarket aisle will confirm our obsession with fat-free foods. To ensure that flavour was not compromised, sugars were added in increasing amounts. So, while our low-fat options exploded, so did obesity rates, as well as other related illnesses. Clearly, low-fat did not deliver the promised results. We now know that healthy fats DO NOT make us fat. In fact, they are one of the three macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and protein, that your body NEEDS to function at optimal levels. And, truth be told, fats help us stay slim!
I get asked what a health coach is all the time. It’s relatively new here in Vancouver, but is a growing career within the already booming health industry. As a Health Coach, I work with individuals find ways to help them make lifestyle changes to reach their health goals and feel the best the ever have.
Cravings happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Snacking can be a bad habit to get into, because the snacks we choose are often junky, un-nutritious, and high in sugar or fat.
The trick to snacking without piling on the pounds is to find healthy alternatives to the regular snacks you might normally reach for.