Tuesday Ten: Put an End to Mindless Eating

Hey y’all! I’m back with another Tuesday Ten post. I enjoy writing these posts and think it’s a great way to pack a ton of really great information in without a lot of fluff. I know we all live busy lives and I want to make sure that I am providing you with what you need to hear!

This past week, I attended the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference where I was able to network with other Registered Dietitians (and RDs to be!)  and learn about emerging research in the field of nutrition and dietetics. Although it wasn’t new information, my favorite part of the conference was a talk on mindless eating and how our outrageous portion sizes are somewhat to blame for the obesity epidemic. The talk was based on a book written by Brian Wansink called Mindless EatingThis book is now on my must-reads list and can’t wait to start it!

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Tuesday Ten: Top Foods for Post-Workout Recovery

Post-workout nutrition is something I get asked about quite often. There always seems to be emerging research on the topic and of course there is a lot of “bro science” out there on what it means to refuel muscles properly after exercising. Post-workout nutrition is vitally important and helps replete carbohydrate stores, decrease muscle breakdown while repairing tissues, and increase protein synthesis, which allows muscles to grow.

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No-Bake Fig and Almond Bites

Indulge in these 3 ingredients bites made with unsweetened coconut flakes, dried Turkish figs, and almonds. Sweet and wholesome, these no-bake bites make the perfect healthy snack for any lifestyle including vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.

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8 Secrets to Effortless Healthy Living

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Living a healthy life shouldn’t be hard, right!? 

We all know that eating nothing but chicken nuggets is not going to lead to abundant health and that regular exercise is needed to prevent chronic disease, but just knowing this information is not enough at times.

Last week, we spent some time talking about why and how we are driven to eat certain things. We unpacked the science behind the different factors that go into making healthy choices and we learned that having an iron willpower is only one piece of the healthy living puzzle. If you missed that post, go take a look here.

While the science is important- what we do with the information is even more important! I don’t want you to get lost in the nitty-gritty details that we talked about last week. So let’s uncomplicate things this week and get back to some simple and practical tips that you can apply to your life.

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Friday Favorites.

Happy Friday!

You made it through the week! I hope you are looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend. J and I are getting ready to take a little road trip to Colorado for Spring Break and I could not be more thrilled to spend some time with my family before our big move.  It’s a 12 hour drive, so you can bet our car will be loaded with lots of healthy snacks!

I have to admit that I am so excited to be writing my very first Friday Favorites post! I love reading all of the Friday morning posts from other bloggers, so without further adieu, here are some things I have been loving lately.

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