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Eating Healthy on a Budget

I often hear that eating healthy is expensive. It could be, but it doesn't have to be. Just like buying clothes could be expensive, or grooming, school supplies, home improvement, traveling, you name it. Once you move "Healthy Eating" in your "priorities bin", you can research, investigate and plan to fit healthy eating into your… Continue reading Eating Healthy on a Budget

Mindful Eating · Personalized Nutrition · Self-Care · Uncategorized · Weight loss

“Eat This, Not That”

While the headline sounds familiar and somewhat overused, I am not going to write about specific foods, rather some food and eating concepts. My purpose is to bring awareness about some of our eating habits and food choices that do not support our health and wellbeing. Making your own meals: Preparing your own meals puts… Continue reading “Eat This, Not That”

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Structure your Time to Achieve Wellness Goals

What's the degree of organization we need to possess in order to achieve goals? Or is it all in organization?! What if the secret is in creating and applying structure to your time and activities, without having to keep EVERYTHING under control?! As a "recovering perfectionist" (yep, I do believe we must ditch this quality… Continue reading Structure your Time to Achieve Wellness Goals

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Do We Need Supplements?

Have you wondered, wandering through lengthy aisles of colorful bottles of supplements with some hard to even pronounce names - whether you should be taking any? It depends. When it comes to pretty much anything we put into or onto our bodies - one size does not fit all. We all have unique genetic, physiologic… Continue reading Do We Need Supplements?

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Farmer Cheesecake (Healthy-ish Style)

This traditional Russian delight is packed with flavor, protein and my childhood memories πŸ™‚ Farmer Cheese is similar to cottage cheese, though higher in protein, lower in carbs (hardly any carbs!), it has tangy flavor - similar to greek yogurt and the consistency of ricotta cheese. Here's the recipe (6 servings): 2 lbs Farmer Cheese… Continue reading Farmer Cheesecake (Healthy-ish Style)

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Ear Infection or Allergy? Food May Cause Many Ailments in Children

When our kids get sick, we tend to blame their classmates, the season or occasional wind draft. However research shows that many reoccurring conditions are caused by food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances. While food allergies are defined as immune reaction with histamine and IgE antibodies release in response to a particular food and can be… Continue reading Ear Infection or Allergy? Food May Cause Many Ailments in Children

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How to Start Exercising

I already wrote about far reaching benefits of exercise beyond just weight-loss or maintenance in my previous post. Now I'd like to make some suggestion as to how to actually start working out - we are moving from theory to practical application. The truth about exercise Some people cringe at the idea of exercise -… Continue reading How to Start Exercising

Mindful Eating · Self-Care · Uncategorized · Weight loss · Yumm! This food is healing.

Healthy Snacks Ideas

Snacks are essential for many of us. In our high-paced environment, sometimes finding time for a sit-down full meal is a challenge. Having healthy snacks on you will alleviate hunger, deliver nutrition and prevent overeating at mealtime. First - what should be the dietary composition of your snack? ProteinΒ - shoot for 10 g of PRO… Continue reading Healthy Snacks Ideas

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Bread-Lovers Dilemma & Solution

Dilemma Gluten-free diets have become very popular and many people jump on the band-wagon, sometimes without even realizing what gluten is and why they should avoid it. What is gluten? A dietary villain out to get you and make your life miserable? Not exactly so… Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and… Continue reading Bread-Lovers Dilemma & Solution