#63 Simplifying Healthy Eating to Manage Stress


Simplifying when you eat is one of the easiest (and most underused) ways to manage stress.  I wanted to reboot an old episode (#22) in case you had missed it because it's so freakin important.

Basically - when you are fed consistently, you are a less stressed and nicer human being - you make better decisions, you yell at your kids less, you are more productive- all because you aren't hungry. 

My simple action step - have lunch at the same time everyday.  A large healthy satisfying lunch.  Don't skip it for a meeting or to get more done.  Book it onto your calendar.  And watch how it changes your life (and reduces your stress). 


Today we are going to get to learn about a simple way to approach eating healthy.  Usually, when you think about eating healthy it’s all about what you are eating.  Eat more kale!  Eat less ice cream!  But there are lots of other things that can be a part of how you eat...

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#51 4 Ways to Reduce Added Sugars You are Consuming TODAY


Sugar is so sneaky, and a lot of times we’re consuming WAY more than we think.   Added sugars are in a bunch of things you might have overlooked - from pasta sauce to our favorite drinks.  

I’ve been wanting to take a break from added sugars, because my cravings have gotten out of control.  Also, my energy is not as even as I would like. Sometimes I get that afternoon lull.  And I wanted to share some information to get you started in case you had been wanting to work on your sugar intake too.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. What do you mean by "added sugars"?
  2. Why do I care about how much sugar I eat and drink?
  3. How much sugar am I supposed to eat?
  4. 4 steps you can take today to eat less added sugars

There are 50 g of sugar in my beloved pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks.  In a grande.  And the American Heart Association says that Women should eat no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar a day.   I suspect most of the...

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#26 4 Tips to Simplify Eating Veggies as a Family with Michal Sach


Today we HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST!  Michal Sach is a mom of 3 girls from Melbourne, Australia, and a plant-based child nutritionist. She is passionate about teaching mums how to nourish their kids with ease and confidence, bringing back the love of cooking from scratch and educating kids about the connection between food, their health and wellbeing.  I know you will love this conversation as much as I do.  Even though I don’t have kids, as soon as we got done recording I was in my kitchen implementing all the awesome tips we discussed. 

In this episode you will learn:

  1. That eating more plants is easier than you think.
  2. 4 strategies to simplify cooking and eating more veggies
  3. Ways to invite your family into healthy eating

How Michal became so passionate about eating a plant based diet:

"And as the moms that are listening now it is overwhelming as a mom. And even more overwhelming as a nutritionist because you get so many diets, so many research papers,...

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#23 Strategies to Build a Healthy Morning Routine for You, Your Family, and Your Business


A morning routine could be a key building block in creating your healthy life! I hope you will check out the podcast, which goes more in depth than these show notes.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. Why I love morning routines
  2. 4 strategies to build your morning routine
  3. My top 3 healthy ways to start your day.


Why I love morning routines (and routines in general)

So why do I love morning routines so friggin much?  I love them because they are an amazing way to set myself up for all-day health.  This is especially important when I'm thinking about creating a sustainable healthy lifestyle- meaning health that lasts and is not just a quick fix; something that supports me each and every day.

Doing a morning routine is one of the most important things that I can do to be healthy, all day long and throughout my life. It's about more than being productive, it's more than getting things done, it's more than doing what somebody else is doing- it's figuring out how...

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#22 A Simple Way to Eat Healthy

healthy eating Jun 09, 2020

Today we are going to get to learn about a simple way to approach eating healthy.  Usually, when you think about eating healthy it’s all about what you are eating.  Eat more kale!  Eat less ice cream!  But there are lots of other things that can be a part of how you eat healthy.  Including when you eat. 

Think of how many things in your life have been impacted by being hungry:

  • Have you ever yelled at someone you love because you were hungry?  
  • Have you ever tried to throw your computer out the window because you forgot to eat breakfast?  
  • Have you ever responded to an email in a way you wish you could take back because you skipped lunch?  
  • Have you ever eaten something unhealthy because you were staring?  Like an entire block of cheese? Or an entire box of Girl Scout Cookies?

I’ve got some ideas to help you reconsider how you approach meal timing.  And of course this episode will include...

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#21 Ways to Eat Healthy without Rules and Restrictions with Ariel Boyle

healthy eating Jun 02, 2020

Today’s guest is Ariel Boyle.  She is a certified Life Coach and Weight Coach, as well as a certified Health Coach. She teaches women how to lose the weight for the last time without the restriction and deprivation that typically comes with traditional dieting.  (OMG, right? Where has she been hiding from us??!!) Her weekly podcast Lose It & Leave It provides tips and strategies for losing the weight and leaving it behind for good.  I love episode #3 where she talks about keeping promises to myself as being a practice -something that we have to keep doing it over and over until it becomes a habit - LOVE IT!


In this episode you will learn

  1. How to shift your mindset about your relationship with food.
  2. How to stop stress eating without using willpower
  3. How punishing yourself for eating comfort foods is actually increasing your stress and not helping you to eat healthier

 Be sure to listen to the podcast for more in depth explanations - and...

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#20 - 3 Steps to Help You Meal Prep


Today we are going to get to explore why and how to meal prep.  What is meal prepping and how can it help you?   And of course this will include action you can take today.  That’s right, you can get started transforming your life right now.  


In this episode you will learn:

  1. What is meal prepping?
  2. Why and how it can be valuable to you.
  3. A 3 step process to help you start meal prepping


What is meal prepping?

Well, lots of people say that it’s this thing or the other thing.  Here’s how I think about it:  it’s a way to prepare food that helps you achieve a goal.  Maybe you are wanting to eat healthier overall, but find it challenging in the hustle of day to day life to cook and eat healthy.  Maybe cooking is getting in the way of you being as productive as you would like.  Maybe you hate cooking and want to get it done.  Meal prepping is a way to create several meals at once - the idea...

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#19 The 3 Cookbooks I’m Using Right Now to Help Me Stay Healthy and Sane

healthy eating May 19, 2020

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Today I’m going to share with you the three cookbooks that I’m using right now to help me stay healthy and sane. I know how hard it is to figure out how to eat healthy and then integrate those foods into your life.  Soooo many rules and so much kale.  I have a simple approach to healthy eating and three cookbooks to support you to do it.


In this episode you will learn:

  1. How I approach eating healthy 
  2. Why Pinterest and online cooking apps do NOT work for me.
  3. The three cookbooks that I’m using right now to support me


How I approach healthy eating

It's so hard to eat healthy consistently, especially when you are stressed.  I have two simple things that I do to help me keep prioritizing eating healthy.

1. Planning

I plan out my meals to support me.  Sometimes I...

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