Grocery Shopping for Success

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Whenever I begin working with a new nutritional client, there is inevitably a moment of hesitation or doubt surrounding grocery shopping.  Perhaps it’s a ritual the person is simply out of practice on – turning too often to alternative options such as takeout or delivery.  Or, maybe that person just needs a little extra help discerning between which food choices would fall more in line with his/her goals.  It’s easy to understand where an individual might step into a grocery store and feel completely overwhelmed by the multitude of available options.

Where to begin?  How much do I buy?  What to do? Continue reading

Whole30 Week 3 – The Workouts

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When I started this round of the Whole30, I didn’t really have a game plan in terms of workouts.  This detail is particularly odd for me because when I typically sign on for something, I have the tendency to “over-commit.”  This means, in the past, I normally wouldn’t just agree to embrace a massive nutritional shift, but instead I’d also sign up for an extended lifting program, kettlebell challenge, or 4-week exercise intensive.  More often than not, this action would result in me burning out and giving up by week 2 or 3.

I knew I didn’t want that to happen this time around. Continue reading

Whole30 Week 2 – The Food

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Whenever someone hears I’m on the Whole30, more often than not, the first question to come up is, “But what’s left for you to eat?”

I never judge this question.  I understand the place of fear and insecurity where it stems from because I have lived there countless times during my life.  Look – we place a lot of emphasis and meaning on food.  It’s been known to provide a celebration for when we succeed, a comfort for when we fail, and it even serves as cultural representation for a person’s own unique heritage. (#Italiangirlsgetatme) Continue reading