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Episode 31: Should You Eat Dairy on Keto?

Today, Stevie and I explore the topic of dairy, and the all important question, should you eat dairy on a ketogenic diet? Notes and links are listed below! If you’ve got any questions you’d like us to answer in a future podcast, leave a comment, […]

Episode 30: Keto and Mental Health

Today, I’m joined by Stevie of IChooseSexy.com for a discussion on our experiences with mental health and ketogenic diets.

Healthy Hiking: Natural Bug Repellent 3 Ways

Healthy Hiking: Natural Bug Repellent 3 Ways

As some of you may know, I’m a huge fan of hiking. Not only does it allow you to enjoy nature, get fresh air, and raise that heart rate…but, it also allows you to elevate walking to a form of respected exercise. I’m kind of kidding about that last part, but not really. Anywho…

Because I love hiking so much, and I’ve actually gotten some hiking and camping related wellness questions recently, I thought I’d start a mini-series here about how I’ve been improving my hiking and camping experiences with some natural upgrades. For instance, abandoning the carb-rich dehydrated meals you can make on the trail, upgrading my sunscreen to a natural variety, and switching up my bug repellent to homemade natural insect repellents, using essential oils and ingredients that most people already have in their pantries! (more…)

Keto and Ayurveda: Metabolism Boosting Spices

Keto and Ayurveda: Metabolism Boosting Spices

Hey there! If you’ve been keeping up with the Keto and Ayurveda series here, you’re now familiar with the three doshas, as well as different tastes and their impact on the doshas. If you haven’t read either of those articles (or the one on seasonal […]

How to Keep a Food Journal

Whenever I start working with a new client, the first thing I have them do (before we even talk for the first time!), is keep a food journal. This is also something I recommend to anyone who is trying to get a handle on their […]

The Complete Guide to Healthy Vegan Fats and Oils

The Complete Guide to Healthy Vegan Fats and Oils

It can be challenging to figure out which vegan fats and oils to use in your cooking, especially with such a variety available on the market. This simple guide can help to de-mystify that process, so you can choose the best vegan fats and oils to use for any dish! (more…)

Can I Eat That on Keto?

Can I Eat That on Keto?

Hands down, one of the questions I receive the most is “Can I eat [insert food here] on keto?” This is a totally understandable question for a few reasons: Keto is often presented as a strict, rigid diet with a lot of rules, and even […]

Ep. 29: Self Care With Leanne of The Keto Diet Podcast

Ep. 29: Self Care With Leanne of The Keto Diet Podcast

Hey guys, today we have something so exciting – an interview with Leanne of HealthfulPursuit.com, and The Keto Diet Podcast! We talk about pretty much everything from self care to emotional eating and cravings, so it definitely touches on some important topics. We had an […]

How to Stick to Your Health Goals

We’re a little over halfway into January, a time when the goals we set for ourselves just a few weeks ago may have fallen by the wayside. Health goals can be especially tricky, as they typically involve a complete revamp of your routine. Whether you want to lose fat, gain muscle or improve your overall eating, fitness, or wellness habits, it’s important to stay on task! No need to give up if things aren’t going 100% as planned, though. These tips can help you turn things around and get back to being that goal-crushing machine. :)

Set Reasonable Goals (and re-evaluate as needed)

If you set out to lose 15 pounds this month, you’re probably going to end up disappointed. The same thingmight happen if you decide to start a raw vegan lifestyle, as a meat lover and pizza addict. Goals that are too much of a shock to the system can be difficult to maintain, which can lead to frustration, and eventually giving up.

While some people thrive on setting lofty goals to achieve, others can buckle under the pressure and ultimately crumble. It’s important to know which type of person you are while setting goals, to be sure that you’re setting yourself up for success. Think hard about whether the goal you’ve set for yourself is actually attainable, and if you’re a few weeks in and not seeing much success (or feeling very good), now might be a good time to re-evaluate what you initially came up with.

Stay Accountable

The best strategy I’ve found for keeping myself acountable is writing things down. Bullet Journaling is super popular right now for tracking to-do lists, goals, achievements and pretty much anything else you can imagine, but you can pretty much write down your progress in any way possible. Having a written (or digital) map of how you’re doing with a specific goal can be incredibly satisfying. Sometimes, just a simple visualization can add fuel to the fire. I set myself a goal of doing a 30 day yoga challenge, and have been putting a little pink dot in the corner of each calendar day to mark that I’ve done that day’s practice. As silly as it sounds, the thought of breaking that streak and not having the calendar filled in completely has been motivation enough to keep going.

Ticks on a calendar, entries in a tracking app or journal, and plotted points on a graph are all great ways to visually assess how you’re doing in order to stay motivated.

Be Positive & Don’t Stress

I say this a lot to clients – it’s not worth stressing over the little things. Did you go over your carbs today or eat a ton of ice cream? It’s not the end of the world! Stressing about these little perceived slip-ups only leads to more guilt and negative feelings, which could set you back even further. Instead, use the slip as motivation to double down on your goals, and as a learning experience. Even if the lesson is as simple as, “I’m not currently able to limit myself to one spoonful of ice cream,” at least it’s something you’ve learned! Turning these negative thoughts around into something positive can really add some motivational fuel to the fire!

The one caveat here is that letting go of too many things basically rolls you all the way back. You don’t have to beat yourself up over a few days of overindulging, or being lazy, or whatever it is you’re trying to avoid, but you may want to re-evaluate your strategy if it’s happening frequently.

Get Back on The Horse

If you do end up coming up short on your goal, or skipping things you promised yourself you’d do, there’s no need to abandon hope. It sounds silly, but there’s no reason you can’t start fresh the next day. If you feel like you’ve gotten really off-track, just take a deep breath, think about what you learned, and start with a fresh set of goals in mind (perhaps altered based on your experience the first go around). :)

Keto Christmas Dessert Roundup

Keto Christmas Dessert Roundup

    Hey there! Do you love holiday baking? Of course you do! I also love baking around the holidays, though I’m less crazy about the risk of consuming tons of sugar. So, I’ve created some recipes over the years to combat this dilemma!