Why One Bite is Never Enough: Blame it on your Neurotransmitters and Conditioning

Why One Bite is Never Enough: Blame it on your Neurotransmitters and Conditioning

You and the sweets in your pantry have an enduring love affair. You’re seduced every night. You’d like to be monogamous, but chocolate chip cookies call you too. You know you shouldn’t be eating these foods in your anxious state, but once you’ve had a bite, you can’t stop. You would love…

Tahini Oatmeal Cookie Balls

Tahini Oatmeal Cookie Balls

Sometimes all we need at 3pm or for a pre workout snack is a quick boost of energy, void of excessive amounts of sugar. That’s where energy balls come into play. They are essentially a concentrated ball of energy-packed nutrients, made into a naturally sweetened, bite-size ball. And they’re extremely easy…

Carb Control: Zucchini Noodle Basil Pesto Pasta

Carb Control: Zucchini Noodle Basil Pesto Pasta

In my last post Why Carbs are Your Friend and How to Determine your Ideal Intake, I explained that often carb experimentation is key in determining your ideal intake by playing around with your carb consumption to determine the amount that you feel your best on. Your ideal intake could be…

Why Carbs are Your Friend and How to Determine your Ideal Intake

Why Carbs are Your Friend and How to Determine your Ideal Intake

Carbs have gotten a bad rap in the past. Why? Because all carbs, both complex and simple, are often times grouped in the same category. Simple carbs are composed of simple-to-digest, basic sugars with little real value for our bodies. The higher in sugar and lower in fiber, the worse…

Stress Control: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Stress Control: Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Remember that deep dive into the ice cream pint when you were stressed at work because of another fast approaching deadline? How about the incredible allure of chocolate when something went wrong in your day and it feels like your world is collapsing? It’s not your imagination. Your craving for…

Craving Control: Cooling Coconut Cream w/ Fresh Berries

Craving Control: Cooling Coconut Cream w/ Fresh Berries

Fresh berries are now full force in season and are absolutely irresistible. There’s nothing better than enjoying fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, especially when you are able to pick them yourself.  Berries are a great snack to enjoy and something that our bodies crave during the warm summer months. Often…