HEALTHY living does NOT mean you're on a DIET!!

Do you feel that being healthy and eating healthy means you’re on a diet and you have to restrict yourself from the things you love? I am here to tell you that eating more vegetables, drinking more water, and moving your body doesn’t mean you’re on a DIET!


In my opinion, being healthy means focusing on incorporating all the macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) into every meal. And to have the things that you want in moderation! So for instance, if you want to have pizza for dinner, have the pizza but include a big salad with tons of veggies and some nuts or avocado. Then you’ll actually be less tempted to stuff your face with pizza!

NOT dieting doesn’t mean you’re having a free for all junk food fest. It means you don’t have to restrict foods from your diet. It’s learning to listen to your body and it’s signals and to eat in a way that feels good to you! Pay attention to the way you feel after eating certain foods. Do you have “brain drain,” like you’re walking around in a fog and need a nap? Do you feel cranky and scouring the kitchen for something more to satisfy you? If so, this may be a sign that you may not be eating enough foods that “fuel” your body.

How to FOCUS on Health and NOT DIETING:

  1. Drink lots of water - at least 1/2 of your weight in ounces each day

  2. Eat more veggies - find a few that you LOVE and keep them on hand for snacks (maybe even to dip in guacamole or hummus)

  3. 3 at each meal - Protein, veggies and healthy fat

  4. Move your body daily - this doesn’t have to be strenuous exercise. Just do something to elevate your heart rate for at least 20 - 30 minutes.

  5. Don’t DEPRIVE yourself! If you’re having cravings for foods you know are not health promoting, stop and ask yourself why - are you stressed or lonely? No need to deprive yourself – if you really want something, have it! That doesn’t mean you’ve fallen off the health train! Just plan to get back on track at the next meal!

So tell me, what does healthy living mean to you?


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Have you ever tried a new diet fad, maybe a 1000 calorie, low carb or sugar-free diet, only to be taken over by cravings? You feel totally restricted, deprived and exhausted?

I have fallen into this trap many times in the past. Can you relate to this scenario that I have experienced:

I committed to EAT CLEAN, stop eating all sugar (even artificial) and processed goods. I would stick to it for a few days, then the weekend would come! WEEKEND = FUN so I was left feeling deprived. Maybe I would have a cocktail or glass of wine (which I also tried to give up) and then it all goes out the door! Pretty soon I am standing in the kitchen bingeing. When I’m done with the food fest, I feel like crap physically & emotionally and go to bed.

The next morning I wake up in a food coma with feelings of guilt and shame. Why can’t I get stick to the plan? Well, I guess I can go workout and work off the calories I have eaten. This was a vicious cycle for me until I learned to FUEL my body proper nutrients.

Have you ever experienced this for yourself, or know someone that has? If so, I would love to talk with you and share my past struggles with you and how I overcame them.

I will be dishing out my story along with the foods that I now incorporate in my daily life to fuel my body in my 12 Day Spring Reset starting April 8th! I am partnering with another health coach for 12 Days of FUN and ACCOUNTABILITY!

We will teach you how to fuel your body with healthy fats, veggies, lean organic protein, and how to crowd out the bad things in your diet and lifestyle. This is NOT about dieting or restrictions but about learning how to fuel your body for optimal health, energy and longevity!

We start on April 8th and I would love for you to join! Sign up

Or if you know someone else that can benefit from this program, I would love for you to share!