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I can't believe we're officially into the first week of 2021. 2020 was... quite a year and I know I can't just be speaking for myself when I say it will be nice to push the reset button and make the most of the brand new year. Maybe that means something different for each of us. It could mean resetting and and prioritizing our exercise, or making healthier eating choices, or getting to bed earlier, or taking care of our mental health. While I love the idea of setting resolutions for our health, sometimes they start really strong but get tossed out the window by February, so I prefer to focus on small goals and habits that I can realistically check off each day that will add up and really make me feel my best.
I think we're on day 130ish of quarantine life by now, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one who has gotten out of my healthy eating routine over the last few months. Most days start pretty solid for me with a workout during Noah's naptime and typically a smoothie afterwards, but by the time I get Noah down for the night, and dinner rolls around, and I'm exhausted, the wine starts flowing and I'm finishing the day with some ice cream because "mama needs it!". I can't complain because it's definitely been fun and I always believe there's room to treat yourself, but I also know how great I feel when I'm on my game with my meals and when my treats are more mindfully thought out than that 3rd scoop of ice cream on a random Tuesday night before bed. Who's with me!?
If you asked me the one thing I swear by to reset after an indulgent weekend or what I do to stay on track each day, I'd definitely say it's my morning smoothies. I start almost every day with a smoothie - it's a great way to get a big dose of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants in first thing in the morning, and I love that it keeps me full for hours (seriously!). There's also tons of different flavor combinations you can try out that will keep things interesting, delicious, and satisfying. So many that it inspired me to create my eBook, Start with a Smoothie, with all of my favorites to keep your smoothie game on point!
I can't believe my favorite holiday of the year is just a couple days away! It's such a happy day full of family, traditions, catching up with everyone I love, and let's be honest ... eating ALLLL the food! While the average American apparently consumes 3,000-4,000 calories at Thanksgiving dinner (doesn't this make you think of Joey wearing Phoebe's maternity pants to Thanksgiving!? ha!), I've got a few strategies to share so we can all feel totally happy and satisfied at Thanksgiving, rather than being uncomfortably stuffed like a turkey after our feasts. Here's my top 8 tips:
If you asked me the number one message I get in my instagram DMs on a weekly basis, it would be "I want to get into nutrition and am overwhelmed by the different programs out there. Where did you go to school and would you recommend it?" After writing out lengthy responses every week, I figured it was time for a full blog post on the subject. Because just a few years ago I was in that exact same place, knowing that I wanted to work in nutrition and having no idea how to get there. I did a ton of research, talked to friends and acquaintances who were in the nutrition / dietitian world, and finally found a program that made sense for me. I'll share my story with you and also some input from my nutritionist & RD friends about their programs, which will hopefully help you on your path!
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.