What I Eat In A Day | February 27, 2018

Lately, I’ve been starting off most mornings with this combination: greens powder & supplements. The supplements that I take every day vary depending on how I’m feeling, or what I think I need more of. Most mornings I stick with these three supplements: astragalus (immune support), Vitamin D (winter months can often result in depleted vitamin D stores), and a vegan probiotic (for a happy tummy).

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I’ll be honest, I’ve yet to find a greens powder that doesn’t taste gnarly. This one by Barlean’s is packed with lots of goodness but the taste is definitely strong. I’ve found mixing a scoop of greens powder with some orange juice helps the “medicine” go down much better. I add about 1/3 cup of orange juice into a small jar, a scoop of greens powder and then shake until combined. It takes about three gulps and I’ve already gotten in a bunch of greens, antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients for the day.

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I prefer doing this rather than making a smoothie, because sometimes making a smoothie is too time consuming, and so mixing it with some juice is alot easier for me. Continue reading “What I Eat In A Day | February 27, 2018”

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Nutritionist vs. Dietitian: What’s The Difference?

Most people don’t see much of a difference between the title “nutritionist” and “dietitian,” but there is actually a huge difference between the two. Anyone that is interested in the health and nutrition world, needs to know the difference, and why titles matter in this field.

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Nutritionist:

Legally, anyone can call themselves a nutritionist. I am one, you are one, your mother is one, your father is one, all of your friends are nutritionist. There are no regulations when using that term or title. Someone that says they are a nutritionist may not have any schooling in nutrition, and are not regulated by any sort of organization or accreditation. This can be dangerous, because most “nutritionist” are self-taught and may not get their information, or “advice” rom reliable, evidence-based sources. Continue reading “Nutritionist vs. Dietitian: What’s The Difference?”

How-To: Buy in Bulk

I have recently discovered the “bulk” section at grocery stores. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to realize how great they are. Buying in bulk allows you to only get as much of a product as you need, and you only pay per pound. I love this way of shopping because often times I don’t need a fifteen dollar bag of quinoa for just myself, instead I can use the bulk section and only get a cup for a dollar or two. This way of shopping is very practical because you’re not wasting your money on the packaging, or brand name, instead you’re only buying the product.

Buying spices in bulk is also great, because if you only need a couple of tablespoons of an expensive spice or herb, you don’t have to pay for an entire bottle.

My favorite things to buy in bulk are nuts, seeds, grains, and dried fruit. Mostly because I know if I get an entire box of dried fruit, I’ll eat it all in one sitting. So by buying only a serving, I not only save money, but I keep myself from eating an entire box.

Buying in bulk may be confusing, so here’s some easy steps to walk you through it!

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iherb | Website Review

About a year ago, I discovered this website called iherb.com. It is basically an online store that sells healthy products that you can’t find at all grocery stores like Food Lion, or Lowes Foods.

At iherb.com you can buy things at the lowest price possible, and there are so many different brands it’s easy to buy it all in one place, and there is free shipping over 20 dollars, which is amazing when you’re buying heavy food items. Iherb.com gives you a discount on your first order, and often times they have sales going on which makes shopping/eating healthily a little cheaper.

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