Holidays, Conversations, Family, Food, Stress & More

Holidays, Conversations, Family, Food, Stress & More

Holidays, Conversations, Family, Food, Stress & More

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A holiday involving food inevitably brings up the conversation around diets, weight loss, and what’s “healthy.”

You know the conversations I’m talking about… “you’ve lost weight, what are you doing? My brothers sisters best friends neighbors did xyz diet, you should try it, etc”

As part of this list, chances are at some point you have been in a season of life where you are focusing on your eating habits. Whether you are in that season or not right now, you do not have to join in these conversations.

Nutrition should be custom to your needs, not someone else’s.

Let’s talk today on the podcast about handling these situations.

The beauty of the human body is that we all respond to food differently.

Instead of joining in the discussion of what diet to do in January… spend your day eating the food on your plate, knowing that you are working towards what is best for you and your body.

Just because that family member encourages you to try a diet, does not mean you have to join in the conversation.

How To Respond When Asked About Your Food Choices:

  • “I’m glad you’re seeing results; I’m currently focusing on what is best for my body.”
  • “I appreciate the conversation, but I’m not on a diet; I’m focused on the long term.”
  • “Great for you! I’ll be here to cheer you on as you continue on your health journey.”

TLDR, you do not need to engage in the diet talk with family if you don’t want to. Just because you’re looking out for yourself, doesn’t mean you need to give those quick fixes the time of day.

I have an important question for you: What food are you most excited to eat this week?

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Hey There, I’m Kristin! I coach women to make small changes in their daily nutrition to become the best version of themselves.

A Healthy Lifestyle Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

Holidays, Conversations, Family, Food, Stress & More

An Honest Conversation About Gut Health

An Honest Conversation About Gut Health

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Gut health is something that virtually everyone should be working on. However, many of us don’t even realize how messed up our gut truly is.

As someone who has spent the better part of three years researching and learning about gut health, you would think I know what the signs are when something is off.

LOL.

It turns out I chose to ignore some of them after having COVID earlier this year Fall. Today on the podcast, I’m sharing a little bit about what I’ve been going through over the last month and how it relates to you.

COVID and Gut Health

At this point, research is starting to show how COVID affects your gut. I was lucky in January to escape the gut piece but it wrecked my hormones. It took almost 5 months for my hormones to settle back in.

My little guy and I got COVID in September, and my head immediately went to my hormones. Not my gut. I ignored the signs that were popping up.

It took a trip to urgent care to make me connect all of the dots. Thankfully we ruled out the serious stuff, and they sent me home with a diagnosis of inflammation in my intestines.

What I’m Doing For My Gut Health

With everything going on, I’ve gone back to a strict diet after talking to my doctor. We’ve eliminated gluten and dairy (two strong triggers for me, not necessarily everyone). Through this, I’m trying to get my vegetable intake back up to what it was in the Summer.

I’ve increased my water intake to help keep things moving, IYKYK.

Supplement-wise, I’ve also added in turmeric as it can help with inflammation.

What Can You Do For Your Gut Health?

Start to learn about your body. I will forever preach food journaling because it can help you learn so much about your body.

Start paying attention more. Start listening.

What is your body trying to tell you?

 

ABOUT ME

Hey There, I’m Kristin! I coach women to make small changes in their daily nutrition to become the best version of themselves.

A Healthy Lifestyle Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

Holidays, Conversations, Family, Food, Stress & More

How To Eat More Vegetables & Fruits

How To Eat More Vegetables & Fruits

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1 in 10 Americans eats enough fruits in vegetables in their daily lives. It’s an often overlooked yet easy piece of our health. Increasing your fruits and vegetables can increase the number of vitamins and minerals you eat daily.

Today on the podcast, we will:

  • Bust some sugar myths about fruit and vegetables.
  • Talk about how to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet.
  • Break some news about greens & red powders.

Tell me in the comments, where do you think you fall with your fruit and vegetable intake?

ABOUT ME

Hey There, I’m Kristin! I coach women to make small changes in their daily nutrition to become the best version of themselves.

A Healthy Lifestyle Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

Holidays, Conversations, Family, Food, Stress & More

Your Health Shouldn’t Wait Until January

Your Health Shouldn’t Wait Until January

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“I’ll start in January” is one of the most common phrases I hear these days.

This week I am sharing my story of eating 16-20 cookies on December 16th and weighing in for a fitness contest on December 17, 2013. While it might seem crazy, this moment changed everything for my long-term health journey.

It started with little changes and little habits to add up to significant results. It wasn’t a matter of going all in the first 10 days, or even the first two weeks. Part of me waited until January to truly go all in.

However, for the month of December I made small changes such as replacing a pack of cookies for snacks with a smoothie, eating over night oats instead of poptarts for breakfast.

2013-2022

When I look back at the changes over the last 9 years, it didn’t stop with the weight loss. I went from losing 40lbs to another pregnancy, getting my anxiety under control and learning to truly listen to my body. There was a half marathon, learning to love lifting weights, gut issues, and setting a healthy foundation for my family.

Each step of the way is a learning process but the learning process doesn’t start unless you start.

Do you still think it’s not a good time to put your health first? Listen to this episode and let me know what you think.

Don’t wait until January, your health is more important than that. Come join our free Kick Start a Healthy Holidays Community and join us for November to focus on those little habits.

ABOUT ME

Hey There, I’m Kristin! I coach women to make small changes in their daily nutrition to become the best version of themselves.

A Healthy Lifestyle Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

Holidays, Conversations, Family, Food, Stress & More

Building a Healthy Lifestyle Shouldn’t be Complicated

Building a Healthy Lifestyle Shouldn’t be Complicated

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Building a long-term healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming. Take one look at Pinterest, and you can see 1000 different rules about how you should eat, move, etc.

The truth is, most of those come back to 3 core habits:

  • Movement
  • Hydration
  • Whole Foods

Ultimately, these three core habits will build the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, no matter your goal. A goal, such as having more energy, could result in weight loss. A goal to reduce cholesterol could result in more energy.

Today, on the podcast, we’re digging into each of these habits and how they can contribute to your overall health

It Takes On Average 66 Days To Form A Healthy Lifestyle Habit

Time to bust some myths. While many people like to declare that it takes 21 days to form a habit, research suggests habits take an average of 66 days to become actual habits. What you do now will play a part in how your 2022 wraps up and 2023 kicks off.

Starting now with 70ish days left in the year can make a big difference in having a healthy holiday season.

Come Kick Start A Healthy Holiday Season With Us

If you are ready to focus on these three core habits, come to Kick Start a Healthy Holiday Season with the Be Your Best Self Community. Starting on November 1st, we will focus on THREE core daily habits: drinking your water, moving for 30 minutes a day & eating a vegetable. 😉.

All for free, you get recipes, motivation, tips in the kitchen, and two awesome giveaways (hint: one is a free month of nutrition coaching).

 

ABOUT ME

Hey There, I’m Kristin! I coach women to make small changes in their daily nutrition to become the best version of themselves.

A Healthy Lifestyle Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

Finding an Accountability Partner For Your Health Goals

Finding an Accountability Partner For Your Health Goals

Finding an Accountability Partner For Your Health Goals

Did you know you are 65% more likely to hit your goals if you have an accountability partner?

Today I shared my story of having an accountability partner and the difference it made in my health journey nine years ago.

I also shared three ways you can find your accountability partner that doesn’t involve begging 😜

Why Does Having An Accountability Partner Matter?

How many times have you declared to your social media that you will lose weight… only to give up shortly after?

The most common conversation with potential clients is, “I know what to do; I just can’t make it happen.”

Do you know what the missing piece is?

Accountability.

My Story With Accountability

Nine years ago, I entered a weight loss competition at my office. My best friend and I spent the next four months competing against each other for that first-place spot.

Technically speaking, she beat me, but in reality, we both won.

Without her by my side, I most likely would’ve given up. Almost every day, we chatted about what we were eating, what we were doing to move our bodies, and most importantly, pushing each other to be a better version of ourselves.

Research suggests that you are 65% more likely to succeed at your goals if you have an accountability partner.

65% more likely to succeed without an accountability partner. Think about that. 

I recognize how lucky I am to have her by my side during that contest; I know for certain I wouldn’t have kept going without her.

Where To Get An Accountability Partner

That’s EXACTLY why Nutrition Confidence comes with a community…. that group of people to chat about food, push you through the bad days and encourage you on the good days.

What if this time it was different? What if this was the last time you restarted your health journey? The doors for Nutrition Confidence are only open until Sunday. We start as a group on Monday, October 3rd.  

ABOUT ME

Hey There, I’m Kristin! I coach women to make small changes in their daily nutrition to become the best version of themselves.

Finding An Accountability Partner