Monthly Archives: February 2018

Why a Healthy Diet May Not Be Enough to Cure Constipation In Kids

Constipation in kids is a major problem, but all the kale in the world may not be enough to fix it. Here’s why–and what to do! Constipation is a big problem among children and can lead to bedwetting, daytime accidents, and urinary tract infections. I’m happy to have another guest post by Steve Hodges, M.D., a pediatric urologist at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the coauthor of STOP Bedwetting Forever With M.O.P. (get more info at the bottom of the post plus a discount code). Here, Dr. […]

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Am I Healthy? 6 Signs of Good Nutrition That Aren’t Weight

Whether you are visiting the doctor soon or not, “am I healthy?” is a question that you probably ask yourself from time to time. Sure, your weight is often a pretty good indicator that you’re consuming the right amount of calories and eating nutritious meals. But your dietary habits can effect more than the numbers on the scale. The next time you ask yourself, “am I healthy,” the answer lies in these six signs of good nutrition: 1. Your skin is aging well. The hard-to-hear truth: Aging […]

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Sweet Potato Healthy Dessert Bowl

Sweet Potato Healthy Dessert Bowl Make this yummy sweet potato healthy dessert bowl to cure that sweet tooth OR you can pair it with a side of protein for a dessert inspired breakfast! Click to Pin It! Ingredients: 1 cook sweet potato 2 tbsp almond butter 1/2 can full fat coconut milk blueberries cinnamon Directions: First puncture your sweet potato. Bake at 400 degrees F for 35 mins. Cut open and let cool. Add 1/2 coconut milk, 2 tbsp almond butter, and cooked sweet potato to your blender. […]

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Matcha Mango Smoothie

Coming right up! An antioxidant-rich matcha morning smoothie that can be made in 10 minutes for a quick breakfast on the go. Matcha is still the cool kid in the tea world for good reason; it’s high in antioxidants, it’s delicious, and everyone who loves taking a good Instagram photo love it because of the stunning green color. We talk about matcha a lot on Nutrition Stripped from brewing and blending the fine green powder into a Matcha Latte to fuel your morning sans coffee or giving it […]

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Is Fruit a Problem on My Diet?

Fruit has lots of fiber and nutrients, but it’s not always the best choice for weight loss. In this video, I explain what you need to know about the natural sugar found in fruit. Fruit sugar or fructose must be processed by your liver before your body can use it. A healthy liver has no problem dealing with the natural fructose in a piece of fruit. Unfortunately, there is an unnatural form of fructose that is found in many of our modern day foods. High fructose corn […]

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7 Morning To-Dos to Help You Lose Weight All Day

Wake up on the healthy side of bed with these seven morning habits that will help keep you losing weight all day: 1. Don’t Skip Breakfast to Lose WeightIt’s tempting if you’re in a hurry (or think sparing yourself the calories will help), but meal-skipping is a major no-no if you’re trying to lose weight. It just backfires on you, boosting your appetite and inviting bingeing later on. In one study at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, people who skipped breakfast or other meals […]

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INSANE Weightless Arms Workout | At Home No Equipment Upper Body Exercises

Ever wanna get a solid arm workout in but you don’t have any weights or dumbbells? Yea me too – so that’s why I LOVE these weightless arm workouts that require zero equipment…so you can easily do them at home, in your apartment, in your living room, in your hotel room, or in your bedroom! We will be targeting your shoulders, chest, biceps, and upper back with the following POP Pilates exercises: – Pinky Propellers – Walnut Crushers – Elbow Pushbacks – Golf Balls – Triangle Pushes […]

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Want to Shrink Your Belly? Stop Doing These 6 Things

Losing weight can change your whole self-image, helping you feel better about yourself and your appearance. But even when you stick to your weight loss plan and steadily shed excess pounds, belly bloat can spoil your results. How can you get the flat belly you want? Battle the bloat and shrink that belly by avoiding these common causes: 1. Eating Fast When you’re feeling very hungry, you may be so eager to satisfy your appetite that you wolf down your food. But when you eat fast, you […]

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Why You Gain Weight in Winter: 5 Science-Backed Reasons

Winter is coming and you know what that means: Shorter days, colder temperatures and the dreaded winter weight gain. No, it’s not an urban myth. Studies indicate a very real, but small shift in weight in the cold weather, anywhere from one to five-and-a-half pounds. That may not sound like a lot, but it can (and it does) add up over the years. Here are some of the reasons why you gain weight in the winter… and some tips for surviving the season slim-down style: 1. You’re […]

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Foods That Cause the Most Bloat

  It is rare that I meet with friends or clients who say that they never feel bloated after eating. In fact, feeling bloated is probably the number one reason people are confused as to what they should be eating. Not everyone reacts the same way after a meal. The question to ask is what is the body expressing when the stomach is bloated and why does this happen.   The number one cause of a bloated belly is poor digestion. Digestion is a big job for […]

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