Be Your Best Self Health Chats

Kristin Longacre

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Ep. 80 - You Don't Need A Detox After A Holiday Weekend, Here's How To Enjoy Your Food & Still Hit Your Health Goals
Sep 5 2023
Ep. 80 - You Don't Need A Detox After A Holiday Weekend, Here's How To Enjoy Your Food & Still Hit Your Health Goals
In this episode, we're diving into a topic that's sure to spark some interest - detoxes. It's a subject that often stirs mixed emotions, and we're here to help you navigate the complexities surrounding it. We'll be discussing why you might want to reconsider the idea of detoxing, especially those online detoxes you can purchase without a doctor's prescription or recommendation. I dive into a marketing ploy that made me mad this Summer with a wellness company she discovered on Instagram. It all started with my love for matcha and a craving for a new kind to try... This story does NOT turn out like you would expect it to. While detoxes recommended by medical professionals have their time and place, these off-the-shelf solutions, often marketed aggressively before and after holidays, might not be as beneficial as they seem. At Be Your Best Self Coaching, we firmly believes that one-size-fits-all detoxes can leave you feeling worse, not better, despite the alluring marketing promises. With the holiday season around the corner, the pressure to detox after indulgent celebrations can be overwhelming. However, our host is here to tell you that you don't need to go down that path. Holidays are meant to be enjoyed, and food is an integral part of these celebrations. Rather than depriving yourself, focus on finding a balance that works for you. This week we share some tips to help you maintain your health and wellness goals while still enjoying holiday gatherings. Remember, one day or one event doesn't define your overall health. The Best Self Method encourages you to understand your body's needs and support it accordingly. So, let's make this holiday season about creating wonderful memories with loved ones, rather than stressing over detox plans. If you're looking for practical advice to navigate the holiday season without the unnecessary pressure of detoxing, you've come to the right place. Tune in to learn how to enjoy the festivities while staying on track with your health and wellness goals. The Best Self Method: The three steps you need to reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle without the diets, juice cleanses and fancy shakes. This 10-minute mini-course will teach you: What the Best Self Method is and how to use it in your every day life.How to define healthy for yourself.What to do when things don't go your way.How to apply The Best Self Method to each step of your journey. ⁠⁠Access it HERE for free.⁠⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 79 - 5 Habits You Can Implement Right Now To Start Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Aug 29 2023
Ep. 79 - 5 Habits You Can Implement Right Now To Start Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Welcome to "Be Your Best Self Help Chats," a weekly podcast that delves into the world of health and well-being through candid conversations hosted by Kristin Longacre, a health and nutrition coach. In a world dominated by quick-fix solutions, this podcast focuses on the importance of building lasting, healthy habits. Kristin discusses the reality of health journeys, debunking the notion of instant results and instead emphasizing the power of consistent, gradual changes. In this episode, Kristin introduces five transformative habits that can be implemented right away to pave the way for a sustainable healthy lifestyle. First, she underscores the significance of staying hydrated and offers practical tips to help you drink more water daily. Next, she addresses the common issue of inadequate vegetable consumption, providing simple strategies to incorporate more veggies into your meals. The episode also emphasizes the importance of daily movement, highlighting how dedicating just 30 minutes to physical activity can yield remarkable benefits. Building a bedtime routine, a crucial aspect of overall health is the fourth habit discussed. Kristin shares practical advice to create a consistent nighttime routine that promotes quality sleep. Lastly, she advocates for tuning in to your body's signals and urges listeners to download the "Best Self Method," a resource designed to foster a deeper connection with their bodies. Tune in to discover how these five habits can lead to transformative, lasting changes in your health and lifestyle. Don't forget to rate, review, and share to help others embark on their journey to becoming their best selves. The Best Self Method: The three steps you need to reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle without the diets, juice cleanses and fancy shakes. This 10-minute mini-course will teach you: What the Best Self Method is and how to use it in your every day life.How to define healthy for yourself.What to do when things don't go your way.How to apply The Best Self Method to each step of your journey. ⁠Access it HERE for free.⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 78 - The Weight Loss Rollercoaster: Navigating The Ups And Downs Of A Weight Loss Journey
Aug 22 2023
Ep. 78 - The Weight Loss Rollercoaster: Navigating The Ups And Downs Of A Weight Loss Journey
Losing weight can feel like riding a roller coaster, and hitting that weight loss plateau can feel like the biggest hill to climb. The journey is filled with crazy ups, challenging downs, unexpected twists, and many turns. Just as a roller coaster offers a mix of excitement and uncertainty, so does the process of dropping those extra pounds. As a nutrition coach working closely with clients on their weight loss goals, I often find that the path to success resembles a roller coaster ride more than a straightforward, linear journey. Picture this: the exhilarating rush of the first drop, the anticipation of the uphill climb, the adrenaline of the curves and loops—these are all experiences that mirror the weight loss journey. It’s essential to understand that weight loss isn’t a fixed path. It’s more like a roller coaster ride with its hills and drops. Join us now on this episode of Be Your Best Self Health Chats, to talk about the dreaded weight loss plateau and now to get past it. The Best Self Method: The three steps you need to reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle without the diets, juice cleanses and fancy shakes. This 10-minute mini-course will teach you: What the Best Self Method is and how to use it in your every day life. How to define healthy for yourself. What to do when things don't go your way. How to apply The Best Self Method to each step of your journey. Access it HERE for free. About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 77 - Adding Vegetables Into Your Daily Routine Using The Best Self Method
Aug 8 2023
Ep. 77 - Adding Vegetables Into Your Daily Routine Using The Best Self Method
By definition, habit means "a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up." There are many theories out there that habits take 21 days to solidify, however, according to research on average, habits take 66 days to build. Some take as few as 18 days and some may take 200+ days.  Why is that?  Training yourself to build new habits isn’t always as simple as “I’m just going to do this every single day”. It would be nice if it was that easy, wouldn’t it?  There are many different ways to add that habit into your day-to-day routine depending on what that habit is.  For those habits that are not as easy to rotate in (for example: building new eating habits) I encourage my clients to use my Best Self Method.  ResearchAdjustHeal Today I’m going to take you through each step of the method as it can apply to building new eating habits, specifically, we’re going to work through the best self method to build the habit of adding a vegetable to each meal and the steps that come with it. Are You Ready For A Meal Plan Without The Stress? The answer to your family's dinnertime questions is The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning. This 26-page guide will take you step-by-step in: defining healthy for your familyfinding new recipes (in places you might not expect)planning meals around your week (not your week around meals) andhaving a plan at the grocery store so you don’t end up with more than you need. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 76 - Abs Aren't [Just] Made In the Kitchen: The Cycle of Nutrition On and Off Your Plate
Aug 1 2023
Ep. 76 - Abs Aren't [Just] Made In the Kitchen: The Cycle of Nutrition On and Off Your Plate
There is a cycle of nutrition, and it isn't just about food. As a nutrition coach, I often find that when someone comes to me to “eat healthier” they are surprised to find that I won't just write up a meal plan. To be fair, I’m not a registered dietician so I can’t legally write meal plans… but that’s beside the point. As a nutrition coach, I work with people on the nutrition ON their plate and their habits OFF their plate. There’s a saying “Abs are made in the kitchen” and I'm going to call BS on that this week on the podcast. Are You Ready For A Meal Plan Without The Stress? The answer to your family's dinnertime questions is The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning. This 26-page guide will take you step-by-step in: defining healthy for your familyfinding new recipes (in places you might not expect)planning meals around your week (not your week around meals) andhaving a plan at the grocery store so you don’t end up with more than you need. ⁠⁠⁠⁠Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 75 - You Won't Undo 12 Months of Work With One Week's Vacation, But You Can Support Your Health While Enjoying Yourself
Jul 18 2023
Ep. 75 - You Won't Undo 12 Months of Work With One Week's Vacation, But You Can Support Your Health While Enjoying Yourself
Following a healthy lifestyle and getting into a routine is not always the easiest at home, but you’re able to do it, right? What do you do when you’re shaking it up for a week of vacation?  I have a secret…. It won’t surprise you… the secret to not overdoing it on vacation? It’s all about HABITS.  On this week's episode of the podcast, we talk about making decisions on vacation that best support your body. Are You Ready For A Meal Plan Without The Stress? The answer to your family's dinnertime questions is The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning. This 26-page guide will take you step-by-step in: defining healthy for your familyfinding new recipes (in places you might not expect)planning meals around your week (not your week around meals) andhaving a plan at the grocery store so you don’t end up with more than you need. ⁠⁠⁠Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 74 - Getting To Know Inflammatory Foods - What are they and how do they affect your overall health?
Jun 27 2023
Ep. 74 - Getting To Know Inflammatory Foods - What are they and how do they affect your overall health?
Maybe you’ve heard the words “inflammatory foods” before, maybe you haven’t.  Maybe it resonates with you and maybe you are thinking “What in the world is she talking about”  Either way, this will be a good episode. More so than normal lately, I’m hearing the words “gut health, inflammation, heal your gut, etc” It’s not a bad thing. We all should be doing it. However, if you aren’t planning on making healthier nutrition choices, no amount of shakes, juices, drinks, or supplements is going to solve your problems.  Inflammatory foods are everywhere today. Chances are you ate one for breakfast…. If you ate breakfast. While we won’t get rid of them in our daily diet (they’re too convenient) it’s important to be aware of what they are and what they are doing to our bodies.  Disclaimer: I AM NOT a doctor and am NOT diagnosing you with inflammation, what I’m offering is information about inflammation. In order to work SPECIFICALLY on your issues, depending on the level of problems, I highly recommend a nutrition coach (hi that's me), registered dietician, or medical professional.  Are You Ready For A Meal Plan Without The Stress? The answer to your family's dinnertime questions is The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning. This 26-page guide will take you step-by-step in: defining healthy for your familyfinding new recipes (in places you might not expect)planning meals around your week (not your week around meals) andhaving a plan at the grocery store so you don’t end up with more than you need. ⁠⁠Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep 73 - The Difference Between a Diet & A Lifestyle... And Why You Need to Consider Both
Jun 13 2023
Ep 73 - The Difference Between a Diet & A Lifestyle... And Why You Need to Consider Both
Today’s podcast is going to be a little different than what we normally do. Usually, I record by myself and upload it later. However, I recently started a new community called Healthy Mom Lifestyle, where we are ditching the “hot girl” trend and focusing on building a healthy lifestyle for ourselves and our families.  As part of the community, I will also be providing bi-weekly live training. To give you a glimpse into what the community will be getting, I’m going to invite you to this week’s live training, where we are going to talk about diet vs. lifestyle.  Let’s talk about diet vs. lifestyle.  It felt like an appropriate topic for our first live training as this is the Healthy Mom Lifestyle community. I also feel like both can sometimes get a bad reputation, so I think it’s an important topic to talk about.  There is this phrase, “It’s a lifestyle, not a diet,” that I see EVERYWHERE.  It’s used to shame people; it’s used to encourage people; it’s in gyms; it’s on social media, etc.  It’s true health should be a lifestyle. It should have no end date; your health doesn’t suddenly stop mattering after your best friend's wedding.  But a diet can be PART of that lifestyle.  Are You Ready For A Meal Plan Without The Stress? The answer to your family's dinnertime questions is The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning. This 26-page guide will take you step-by-step in: defining healthy for your familyfinding new recipes (in places you might not expect)planning meals around your week (not your week around meals) andhaving a plan at the grocery store so you don’t end up with more than you need. ⁠Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠⁠⁠⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep 72 - Everything You Need To Know To Have a Healthy Summer
May 30 2023
Ep 72 - Everything You Need To Know To Have a Healthy Summer
It's time for a healthy Summer. Summer break is here (or coming soon) in most of the US. Fun in the sun, graduation parties, family cookouts, golf outings, beach trips, sporting events, tailgating, and more. Personally, it’s my favorite time of the year. It also can be the most chaotic. Those parties, cookouts, sporting events, and times in the sun also mean a lack of routine, more food (often not healthy), and less opportunity to hit the gym. I will start this by saying THIS IS NOT A BAD THING. Sometimes we NEED to loosen our routine, ditch the structure and give our bodies freedom. But not to the point of destroying our bodies. Join me in episode 72 to make our plans for a healthy summer. Are You Ready For A Meal Plan Without The Stress? The answer to your family's dinnertime questions is The Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Planning. This 26-page guide will take you step-by-step in: defining healthy for your familyfinding new recipes (in places you might not expect)planning meals around your week (not your week around meals) andhaving a plan at the grocery store so you don’t end up with more than you need. Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠⁠⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working
May 23 2023
Ep 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working
A diet shouldn’t be about a meal plan, a type of eating style, or limiting yourself from certain foods… it’s about building long-term healthy habits that work for you. In Episode 71 of Be Your Best Self Health Chats, we are going to talk about the number one reason your diet is failing... it's not custom to you. We will talk about: Why you are uniqueQuestions to ask yourselfPlanning a diet in your current season of life Listen to the episode for all of the details. Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠⁠ Don't forget to catch up on our other ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠10 reasons your diet isn't working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep 70 - Building Long-Term Healthy Habits Through Moving Your Body
May 9 2023
Ep 70 - Building Long-Term Healthy Habits Through Moving Your Body
Moving your body doesn’t have to be complicated. Instead of telling you what type of workouts to do and how to move your body, we will talk about different movement options based on your goals and your current season of life.  Before deciding what kind of movement you should add to your day, it’s essential to look at where you are, then at your immediate and long-term goals.  If you are starting new to moving your body, you won’t want to jump in and start weight training and running every day.  If you are looking for a toned body, you’re movement requirement is going to be different than someone just looking to be a healthier version of themselves.  If you have your favorite forms of movement but want to see a different change, how should you change it? In this episode, I share a bit of my journey through movement over ten years; maybe it will inspire you to try something new. Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95!⁠ Don't forget to catch up on our other ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠10 reasons your diet isn't working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Every Day Life
Apr 25 2023
Ep 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Every Day Life
A recent study showed that Americans eat ON AVERAGE 23 tsp per day of sugar. Now think about that amount of sugar lined up on a table. Today we’re going to continue our conversation of “10 Reasons Your Diet Isn’t Working,” and we’re going to talk about sugar specifically. We're not here to demonize sugar and we're not here to remove it entirely. Join us for Episode 69 where we talk about: Why sugar can be addictingWhat sugar is actually okay for youHow to reduce sugar Download the Busy Mom's Guide To Meal Planning for only $9.95! Don't forget to catch up on our other ⁠⁠⁠⁠10 reasons your diet isn't working⁠⁠⁠⁠: ⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠E⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep 68 - Improving Your Quality of Sleep With Small Habit Changes
Apr 18 2023
Ep 68 - Improving Your Quality of Sleep With Small Habit Changes
True or false, the quality of sleep you get affects the quality of food on your plate.  Listen to episode 68 where we will answer this question and more. Sleep is so important as it helps your body rest, rebuild and regenerate. If you aren’t getting quality sleep, your body won’t be functioning at its highest and if your body isn’t functioning at its highest, you won’t be able to make proper decisions about the food on your plate, recover from a workout, think straight at work or overall be the healthiest version of you.  The pandemic taught us that it’s not about the grind anymore, but as we enter the 3-year mark… the mentality of the grind is coming back… and so are late nights, lack of sleep, and poor habits.  Let’s flip that script and start working on our sleep some more. Don't forget to catch up on our other ⁠⁠⁠10 reasons your diet isn't working⁠⁠⁠: ⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep 67 - The Purpose of Protein | Knowing When To Increase Your Protein & How To Do So
Apr 4 2023
Ep 67 - The Purpose of Protein | Knowing When To Increase Your Protein & How To Do So
I could give you a long definition of what proteins are and what they do, but we don't need to get that detailed around here. The most important thing to know is that our body requires protein during periods of growth and development. While we may not be children, we are still growing, believe it or not. Today On The Podcast We Talk About: - The Purpose of Protein - How Much Protein Should You Eat? - How To Increase Protein - Foods That Have Protein Don't forget to catch up on our other ⁠⁠10 reasons your diet isn't working⁠⁠: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 66 - Can Fast Food Be Healthy?
Mar 21 2023
Ep. 66 - Can Fast Food Be Healthy?
I could start and end this episode with one sentence, “fast food is still fast food” but that also wouldn’t be fair to those who truly want to learn. While I get the convenience, we are relying TOO much on fast food these days and often deem it a “healthy option” as a good substitute for a homecooked meal. I’m not saying we shouldn’t rely on fast food. However, it’s important to know what the trade-off is. There are ways to make your fast food meal a healthier option but there are things to consider before pulling up to the drive-up window. Today let's talk about: Is fast food healthyIngredients of fast foodHow to make the best of it when eating fast food Don't forget to catch up on our other ⁠10 reasons your diet isn't working⁠: ⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a ⁠holistic nutrition coach⁠ helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 65 - Are You Being Honest With Yourself About Your Health Goals?
Mar 14 2023
Ep. 65 - Are You Being Honest With Yourself About Your Health Goals?
Let’s continue our discussion of 10 reasons your diet isn’t working. This week we move on to number three… are you REALLY sticking to your diet like you say you are. Now before you hit pause. Hang with me. This episode might be a bit of a gut punch, but I think it’s an important conversation to have. When I chat with my one on one clients, oftentimes there is this conversation of “I wrote down everything, but it’s not making sense. I still don’t fit into my clothes but I’m doing all of the things” But when we dig in a little further, things start to make sense. Hang with me as I’m going to give you some questions to ask yourself when it comes to your diet working... including getting honest with your goals in your current season of life.  Don't forget to catch up on our other 10 reasons your diet isn't working: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a holistic nutrition coach helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non Organic
Mar 7 2023
Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non Organic
No, I’m not going to tell you that you have to eat all organic all the time, but I do want to talk about the benefits of organic food this week. Depending on where you are on your health (and life) journey, there is a balance that needs to be had. We have a few more things to chat about first so let's dive in. This week we are talking about:  How food is measured. The breakdown of calories and macros. 100-calorie packs and processed foods vs. whole foodsOrganic vs. non-organic meat & produceWhen should you buy organic?  Don't forget to catch up on our other 10 reasons your diet isn't working:  ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a holistic nutrition coach helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working
Feb 28 2023
Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working
Last week we talked all about ten reasons your diet isn’t working. The topic hit a few buttons and brought up several questions. Instead of moving on, I decided we’re going to take it a step further and spend a few weeks breaking down each reason more in-depth. As the song says, let’s start at the very beginning… I hear it’s a great place to start. The first reason you're diet isn't working is because you’re dehydrated [maybe]. You’re probably saying; please don’t make me drink a gallon of water a day. I’m not here to do that… except maybe I am. We’ll get to that too. As usual with me, this is where I start talking about listening to your body. Our body has a way of telling us things and it’s up to us to start listening. There are so many ways our body is trying to tell us it's dehydrated, but we often don't listen. On today's podcast, we talk about:  How to tell if you're dehydrated or need to drink more waterHow much water should you drinkHow to actually drink more water, especially if you hate water.  Come join me.  Don't forget to catch up on our other 10 reasons your diet isn't working: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-Organic⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 65 - Are you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 66 - Fast food is still junk food⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 67 - You’re not eating enough protein⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 68 - You’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a night⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ep. 69 - Reducing Sugar In Your Everyday Life⁠⁠⁠Ep. 70 - Building Long-Term Habits Through Everyday Life (Movement & Cardio)⁠⁠Ep. 71 - The Number One Reason Your Diet Isn't Working⁠ About Me I'm Kristin, a holistic nutrition coach helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.
Ep. 62 - 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working & What To Do About It
Feb 21 2023
Ep. 62 - 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working & What To Do About It
Maybe this sounds familiar: you’ve tried the diets, shakes, free meal plans, and maybe even some paid ones from influencers. Nothing is working and you’re frustrated. At the end of the day, you just want to get your energy back or maybe lose that 10 lbs that have been hanging on as long as you can remember. I get it, I’ve been in your shoes before. Believe it or not, my friend there is an answer to your problems. I can’t tell you the specific answer (you’ll understand why later) but I can tell you there are a number of reasons that it’s not working. In fact, I pulled together 10 reasons that diet isn’t working. Let’s start there on today's podcast.  Don't forget to catch up on our other 10 reasons your diet isn't working: Ep. 63 - Psst. You're Dehydrated - Breaking Down The 10 Reasons Your Diet Isn't WorkingEp. 64 - Quality vs. Quantity - Paying Attention To Your Food Choices & The Benefits of Organic vs. Non-OrganicAre you really sticking to your diet like you say you are?Fast food is still junk foodYou’re not eating enough proteinYou’re averaging less than 6 hours of quality sleep a nightYou’re eating too much sugarYou’re not moving your bodyYou’re only focusing on cardioIt’s not custom to you About Me I'm Kristin, a holistic nutrition coach helping busy moms simplify healthy eating to increase their energy levels and rebuild confidence in themselves. With two boys of my own, I have been on my health journey through the chaos they call life. I'm a certified nutrition coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition and look forward to sharing my tips and tricks to help you take your health into your own hands. Join us back here every Tuesday for a new episode.