Tag: motivation

Why Expectations Suck

Every day there are expectations of us that we (typically) strive to live up to. There are simple ones that are fairly obvious. For example, it is pretty much expected that you will get out of bed and go to your job, or to class, or whatever is part of your normal routine on a

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Why I Still Don’t Count Calories

It has been exactly two months to the day since I decided to stop counting calories and tracking my food in My Fitness Pal. (Click here to read my previous post about Why I Stopped Counting Calories in the first place.) Two whole months of eating what I want, when I want, and having absolutely no idea

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Stress Less for Better Health 

I apologize that I have been MIA the past couple of weeks. Lots of stuff has been going on, and this blog post probably reflects that. It may be a little scatterbrained, but that’s pretty much how I’m feeling lately (not necessarily in a bad way), so prepare yourselves. I hope it resonates with you somehow, regardless

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The Ultimate Motivation

For as long as I am a practicing dietitian, there is one question that I don’t know if I will ever find the answer to: what motivates people? Seriously. Of course everyone is unique, so different people are motivated by a variety of different things, while other people seem to be permanently unmotivated. Others get really motivated

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A Closer Look at Low-Carb Diets

First, I just want to get something off my chest. I LOVE carbs. I honestly can’t imagine my life without them. What do you mean no English muffin and banana at breakfast every day? No protein pancakes for dinner? No brown rice alongside my veggie stir fry or big bowl of whole wheat pasta with broccoli &

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Make 2016 Your Healthiest Year Yet

How many of you have ever made a New Years resolution? (All of you raise your hands.) How many of you have stuck with those resolutions for the first week? (75% of you raise your hands.) How many of you continued to worked towards that goal for six more months? Well… this is awkward. Sadly, this

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How To: Make Early Morning Workouts Happen

You probably think I’m crazy for thinking I can convince you to set your alarm for 5 am to wake up and go to the gym. But just hear me out. I have started working out early in the morning at least 1 time a week, for one reason or the other. If I have

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7-Day Meal Plan

Failing to plan is planning to fail. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: one of the biggest keys to success in healthy eating is planning ahead. I thought it might be kinda fun to create a sample 7 day meal plan made up of some of the things that I normally eat. Yes,

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Blame Taylor Swift 

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a famous singer when I grew up. My mom can attest to this. I drew pictures of myself on stage with a microphone, under the spotlight, being a superstar, alongside my best friend Courtney. Courtney and I would lock ourselves in a room and create

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This Too Shall Pass

“This too shall pass…” I can’t count even begin to tell you how many times my mom has said that to me, and for many very different scenarios. I hate to admit it, but she has always been right. Moms are almost always right, unfortunately. Okay, so here’s my current situation. I got my wisdom

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