According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety is a broad range of disorders defined by "an emotion categorized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes." These disorders trigger unwarranted fear, nervousness, apprehension, and feelings of unrest inside one's own body, an inability to focus, lack of sleep, appetite changes, feelings of wanting to… Continue reading Five Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety
Reading food labels is tricky business. There are two on the products you purchase: Nutrition Facts and Ingredients. Only one of these is worth your time and you may be surprised at which one it is! Let's talk useless first. The Nutrition Label. It is not even accurate! The FDA allows for up to 20%… Continue reading Clean Eating Basics: Food Labels 101
Start with gratitude. I know this sounds hippie-dippy. If that's not your style, stick with me here. There are a lot of days that you will simply need to appreciate your body for what it has done for you, is doing for you, and will do for you as your journey progresses. Have you healed… Continue reading 9 Steps to Starting Your Health and Fitness Journey
An "intuitive eater" is someone who makes food choices without experiencing a dilemma or guilt, honors their hunger, respects feeling full, and enjoys the pleasure of eating. Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole developed 10 principles of eating intuitively, in the 1990's, around the concept that we are born knowing how to eat. I heard about… Continue reading 10 Principles to Help You Break Up With Diet Culture and Make Peace With Your Food
Listen closely: the secret to wellness is really no secret at all. There is no magic pill or fountain of youth. We are all born with a sense of how to stay healthy. Somewhere along the line, we lose track of it through commercials, paper advertising, and other outside influences. Some of us live in… Continue reading What’s the secret to wellness?
If you read my previous blog post on why I stopped counting calories, you know that I am getting ready to start a new health & fitness program with my Challenge Group called 80 Day Obsession. This program's meal-plan piggy backs off of the 21 Day Fix and Portion Fix plans from years past. Don't get… Continue reading How A Diet Meal-plan Will Fail You
Hey there! 2018 already?!? Sheesh. I am getting ready to start a new program with Beachbody called 80 Day Obsession. It is led by Autumn Calabrese - one of my favorite trainers. I am super excited to have been accepted into her test group, and, a couple other Coaches and I are running a group… Continue reading Why I Stopped Calorie Counting
Wow! I haven't written in a long time! I have been working constantly, it seems, on getting things in line for Concierge Nutrition. I have been trying to get the word out, hone in on what my focus and goals will be in serving the community with nutrition education, and taking care of the details… Continue reading What do you do, Jessa?
Roughly 60 days ago, I decided to dive into this crazy MMA style program that scared the bejeezus out of me! In fact, I was not even sure I could do it. Check this out: video of 1st workout where I quit! That video clip is from the preview they gave us with Beachbody On Demand where I… Continue reading Core de Force Review & Results
Shakeology! Did you really think this was going to be about anything else? Well, there is the possibility it was about working out, personal development or internet memes, I suppose. No worries, I can tell you all about my obsession with those things some other time. If you follow me on any social media -… Continue reading I am obsessed with…