Are you taking care of your gut?

Uncategorized Jul 11, 2023

Raise your hand if you had a Tamagotchi. Remember how you had to care for it, or it would make weird noises, beep and then get sick? Turns out our guts are like those little egg-shaped digital pets. Our tummies need care and attention too. I am not talking about toning and working on the washboard abs; no, I want to focus on what is inside, your gut. Gut health is critical to overall health, and today I want to tell you about one of my FAVORITE products. Now, I blab a lot about how the diet and wellness industry isn't always honest, so before I ever recommend any product, I do my research. I want to let you guys know about Seed Prebiotic/Probiotic. Hands down, this is the best! 

 

Backed By Science

Okay, let's be real; we millennials love some science-backed facts. It's not just your regular probiotic; it's a synbiotic that brings prebiotics and probiotics together for the ultimate benefit. The potent strains in Seed were handpicked by scientists (cue...

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Strength Train Your Way to Middle-Aged Awesomeness: Breaking Free from Cardio Conundrum!

strength training Jul 05, 2023

Picture this: A group of middle-aged women diligently pounding the pavement, drenched in sweat, as they power through their cardio workouts. While there's no denying the benefits of cardiovascular exercise, it's time to break free from the cardio chains and embrace the iron! Yes, ladies, it's time to discover the wonders of strength training. Get ready to sculpt your body and boost your confidence. The best part? You'll feel great!

Here's why you need to ditch the endless cardio and embrace strength training!

 

Buh-Bye, Flabby Arms! Hello, Toned Guns!

Let's face it—those flabby arms that flap around like windsocks when you wave goodbye are less than desirable. Cardio alone won't give you the toned, sculpted arms you dream of. By incorporating resistance exercises like bicep curls, tricep dips, and push-ups into your routine, you'll notice those "bye-bye" arms tone right up.

 

Bone Health: Stay Solid Like a Rock!

Middle age brings a new set of concerns,...

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How To Get Happy Vibes Without Food and Alcohol

mental health Jun 28, 2023

Pretty sure you know by now that I love food, making food, eating food, talking about food. 

But let's talk about the importance of finding joy and pleasure beyond just what we eat and drink. I know, I know. That's not as much fun. 

 A tasty meal can definitely make us happy at the moment, that instant gratification, but relying solely on food for ALL our pleasure can lead to unhealthy habits like overeating or emotional eating. This is the same with binge drinking. It is a cycle that leaves you feeling way worse.  

So, here's the deal: dopamine, the "feel-good" neurotransmitter, isn't only triggered by food and alcohol. That's so dope (haha, see what I did there?)

 

What To Do Instead

 We get those happy vibes from: 

1. Engaging in activities that bring excitement, happiness, and a sense of accomplishment.

2. Spending time with friends and being part of a community. Socializing, laughing, and having meaningful...

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Free Yourself from Calorie Counting

calories Jun 14, 2023

Calorie counting... *sigh* It's like a never-ending math class that just won't let you have fun with food. But fear not, my friends. We're breaking up with calorie counting and embracing a healthier, more intuitive way of eating. 

It's time for liberation from diet culture indoctrination. Here's how:

 

Fill half your plate with non-starchy veggies (pretend you're Picasso)

Let's turn your plate into a canvas of vibrant colors and nutritious goodness! Load up on non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens, broccoli, and bell peppers. Create a masterpiece with your fork. Trust me, when your plate looks like a veggie rainbow, you'll feel like a culinary artist. Look, one more thing you can add to your Instagram bio. 

 

Promote Your Proteins

Proteins deserve a promotion for their muscle-building powers. Whether it's grilled chicken, fish, or plant-based protein options, give them the hype. You'll feel satisfied, nourished, and ready to conquer the world. Your...

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Exposing the Truth: Escape the Diet Industry's Deception

ebook Jun 07, 2023

Ditch the Sham, Make a Shift, and Share Your Journey!

You've probably heard this from me before, but let's face it—diet culture can be like that flashy friend or dapper date who promises the world but leaves you high and dry. Discover the truth behind the diet industry's deceptive tactics in my guide: "5 Secrets to Weight Loss, Ditching Diet Culture's Lies". From calories to carbs, the industry has been lying to you for the last 40 years. It is time to stop listening. 

 

 Long-Term Success Through Healthy Habits

Long-term weight loss isn't about hopping on the latest diet bandwagon or trying out the trendy "superfood" of the month. It's about adopting practical, enjoyable, and sustainable healthy habits. Tiny habits are so powerful!

 

Shifting Your Mindset for Real Change

For each lie, I have got you covered with a reality check and a shift to help you get off the rollercoaster. It's crucial to change our mindset to achieve true and lasting results....

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5 Minute (protein filled) Tomato Soup

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

I love tomato soup and of course I love Ina Garten's version where you slow roast the tomatoes and blend them together with heavy cream. Yes.

But, on a Sunday night when I didn't have time to go to the store and we need soup NOW, and we need soup that has some nutritional density to it as well, this is my go to.

 

1 jar or organic marinara

(with no funky oils like soy or canola or sugar added) I love Thrive Market's Marinara and Costco's Kirkland Marinara too

1 small box of chicken bone broth (2 cups)

1/2 to 1 can or white beans (cannelini beans)

Directions:

In a blender, blend together marinara, 1 cup of chicken broth, and beans. Pour that mixture into a soup pot to warm. If it needs more liquid, add more broth until it's the consistency you'd like. The end.

Serve with toasted real, whole grain, sourdough bread.

 

 
 

Jenny is a Holistic Nutritionist known for her Busy is Bullsh*t approach to health, where she shows how bite-sized shifts...

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We Need A Staggering Amount Of Fiber To Stay Healthy. Hereโ€™s Exactly How To Get It.

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

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by Jenny Jiles

When I say fiber, what do you think of?  

Poop, right?

You definitely thought of poop.

Especially if you’re of the generation that spent any quality time on the floor watching The Price Is Right. We saw our fair share of Metamucil commercials, and that poor mom was right, she wasn’t getting enough fiber (like 95% of us) and there is nothing fun about being clogged up. Nothing.

 
 

The average American gets 57.9% of their daily calories from “ultra-processed foods,” which are made from refined ingredients that are low in natural fiber. When your diet is almost 60% processed foods, your body can’t properly digest and eliminate everything.

So, if you feel bloated, uncomfortable, sluggish and tired, you probably need more fiber. A lot more fiber.

This is why you NEED more fiber.

If it feels like we can’t stop talking about the importance of pooping, well, sorry. But ideally, you want to be...

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4 Life Changing Salad Hacks You Haven't Tried and Must

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

by Jenny Jiles

Are you more likely to Postmates your favorite chopped salad, or throw together a lame salad and then Postmates a burger 30 minutes later?  Maybe you’re thinking that a healthy, homemade salad can only give you drool-worthy satisfaction if it has bacon and blue cheese on it. But I’m here to tell you, you don’t need it.  I can feel your eye roll, but just hear me out. 

 

Your homemade salad sucks because of these reasons:

  1. Your salad is basic. It’s basic and bland because you’re buying some basic-ass romaine and out of season tomatoes you’ve been grabbing since your health kick sophomore year in college.

  2. You won’t chop your vegetables. It’s a chore to finely chop several different vegetables and you know your knife skills don’t come close to that famous chopped salad you get with your lady friends. 

  3. Your dressing is no good. It’s a store bought, poor quality oil, sugar...

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9 Items You Can Decant Right Now To Make You And Your Kitchen Happier

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

by Jenny Jiles

What if I told you I was coming over in 5 minutes to take photos of your pantry and fridge? Are you beaming with pride of your Pinterest worthy kitchen or are you embarrassed because you know that Marie Kondo would love to tear it down to the studs?

As a cooking coach (yes, that’s a thing), I’ve looked into plenty of pantries and most of the kitchens have the same, common issues: a chaotic mess of expired items, overstocked shelves, and an excess of everything.

I detoxed and restocked my kitchen over a decade ago, and it helped change the way I cook and eat. It’s not an overstatement to say that an incredibly organized kitchen can change your health; when you actually enjoy using your kitchen (and can see where things are), you’re more inspired to cook and more likely to use every ingredient in your line-of-sight.  With decanting, we can dramatically change not just the way our kitchens look and feel, but also change our lives.  

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A Magical Hack If Packing Your Kids' Lunchbox Makes You Want To Weep

Uncategorized Oct 04, 2021

by Jenny Jiles

Making and packing the lunchbox. This chore is on the top of most parent’s hate list. That everyday task that’s cutting into your precious (hot) coffee drinking time, with the looming pressure that this lunchbox has to hit all the “supermom” marks. And by marks I mean, it has to be in cute shapes and cut outs that get them excited to eat, packed in a sustainable container, include a vegetable or two, be nut free, maybe even dairy free, oh and foods your kid might actually eat while sitting through a highly distracted, 20 minute lunch rush.  It’s amazing they get any food down without choking, to be honest. So I hacked it:

I. Make. Them. Pack. Their. Own. Lunchboxes.

 

But they aren’t old enough!

Look, I don’t know your kid’s age, but most of us underestimate what our kids can actually do, and handle, in the kitchen. I’ve been teaching kids about food and cooking for almost 10...

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