Control Stress Before It Controls You

May 13, 2019 Written by

Most of us spend our days putting out fires and trying to control stress. Whether it’s handling household tasks, responding to work demands or wiping little noses, our lives are full of stress. Here’s the thing… Many of us thrive on those demands. We’re wired to put other people first and tackle epic to-do lists. That is, until our energy runs out and we realize we don’t have anything left to help ourselves. One day we find ourselves mentally... Read More

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Mindful Eating

May 12, 2019 Written by

Mindful Eating: Slow Down for a Moment Why do you eat when you eat? Are you hungry, bored, stressed? Today, we’re going to review some simple ways to recognize these habits (you may not even realize you’re doing it), and talk about ways to navigate around them for more mindful eating. Eat With Your Brain Most of us are guilty of aimlessly walking into the fridge after just eating a meal, opening it up and searching for something else to eat. Are... Read More

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Changing Habits

May 8, 2019 Written by

Changing Habits With Success Changing habits, like changing a training program, comes with a natural ebb and flow. One day you’re making tremendous progress and the next day you feel like you’ve regressed. It’s an normal (and important) part of the process. It’s normal, but it’s not easy. I get it, finding a steady rhythm of consistency to change your habits and food choices can be challenging. But thankfully there are a couple proven ways... Read More

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Refreshing Goals

May 5, 2019 Written by

Setting New Goals Have you ever set a lofty goal for yourself (with the best intentions in mind, of course) only to eventually get frustrated and quit? This is all too common. Setting goals is a very important component to success. They can give us something to aim for and help provide direction, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed if not approached strategically. When we create SMART goals and celebrate the new habits we cultivate along the way,... Read More

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Macronutrients for Energy Balance

February 28, 2019 Written by

Balancing Macronutrients for Energy Macronutrients, you probably know them as “macros,” include carbohydrates, protein and fat. Each one plays a significant role our health, affecting our energy levels and body composition, our ability to do work and recover from exercise as well as our fight against chronic disease. Today, we’re going to touch on energy balance and how the kind of macronutrients you choose (for example, minimally processed... Read More

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Life After the Nutrition Challenge

February 1, 2019 Written by

Life After the Nutrition Challenge You made it! After weeks of clean eating, being mindful of your portions, staying hydrated, exercising, mobilizing, sleeping like a baby, working toward your goals and motivating everyone around you! But, now what? What happens after the nutrition challenge? Preparing for life after a nutrition challenge is not a huge topic many nutrition challenges address (resulting in a lot of those notorious ups and downs).... Read More

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Strive for Progress Not Perfection

January 5, 2019 Written by

I challenge you to strive for progress not perfection. Focus on making an improvement, growing, learning, understanding more about your body, but allow room for imperfection. Just a little wiggle room. In other words, set the bar high, but be nice to YOU. Foundation Nutrition is about building a new awareness of how certain habits can directly impact your energy, mood, performance, sleep and more. I also want to help you improve your relationship... Read More

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Accountability: Do You Have a Plan?

September 29, 2018 Written by

Accountability Within A Strong Support Group One of the things we love most about this challenge is our awesome community. Our members are incredible at sharing their own advice, recipes, tips and tricks to help others succeed.  And what it all boils down to is having accountability within a strong support group. As we near the end of our nutrition challenge, it’s the perfect time to start thinking of this very thing. Stay on Course with Accountability Any... Read More

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Taking Time for Yourself: Why It’s SO Important

September 20, 2018 Written by

Do you ever feel guilty taking time for yourself? You shouldn’t. Here’s why you don’t have to “earn” me-time or feel guilty about taking it. Taking Time for Yourself: Put Your Oxygen Mask On First It’s so easy to make [fill in the blank] your whole life. Whether it’s work, kids, caring for others or home improvement projects, it can be hard to disconnect and take a step back. If we’re not putting our energy into something, we feel... Read More

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Endocrine Disruptors: What Are They? How Do I Avoid Them?

June 18, 2018 Written by

So, you’re drinking all your water, awesome! But now it’s time to step it up a notch and ditch the plastic bottles…and the endocrine disruptors that come along with them. What Are Endocrine Disruptors? Endocrine disruptors can be natural or man-made substances that interfere with our body’s endocrine system (hormone and cell signaling) and can lead to harmful developmental, neurological, immune and reproductive effects. Maybe you’ve... Read More

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