• Do These 5 Things Now to NOT Gain Weight Before New Year’s Day

    Did you know the average person gains 8 pounds in the 6 weeks before Christmas? When you combine high-calorie party food, many drinks, and less time for exercise it becomes a perfect situation to gain weight. So many people get sick and stressed out in the 6 weeks before Christmas because their self-care falls to the bottom of the priority list. Taking care of yourself first is the BEST way to not gain weight this year. Here are five things you can do today to maintain your health this holiday season.   Don’t ‘save’ your calories Skipping lunch the day of the company Christmas party might seem like a good…

  • Six Questions to Ask Before A Diet Change

    Do you eat to live or live to eat? Either way, you’ve definitely thought of changing the way you eat. Every day is an assault of so much information about what, why, and how we eat and it’s impossible to avoid. There are 3 main reasons why people decide on a diet change; weight loss, health issues, or athletic performance. Sometimes it’s all three. We’re not going to discuss any diet specifics today. I do want you to consider these six questions when you’re researching a diet change. They will help you identify potential problems, and help you figure out which ones are realistic for you. Why are you changing…

  • 5 Strategies to Help You Conquer the Grocery Store

    Grocery shopping is my least favourite chore.  It sucks up so much time, especially with little kids in tow. I dislike it so much that I’ve come up with 5 strategies that I use regularly to make the grocery store a little easier.  I can’t bring it home and put it away for you, but I can help you get in and out of the store without tearing your hair out or running someone over with a shopping cart. Plan your meals Hands-down, this is 100% my best strategy for grocery shopping. I have spent many a trip to the grocery store wandering each aisle, tossing random things in my…

  • My Daily Wellness Rituals

    Self-care is so important.  When life gets tough and my cup is feeling empty, I turn to these daily wellness rituals to help me fill it back up again. Water It’s easy for me to know when I haven’t had enough water.  I feel tired, cranky, and like I can’t get up off the couch. I bought a 24oz tumbler that I fill up every morning and sip from whenever it catches my eye.  When I’m feeling good I’m drinking about 100oz of water every day, and when I start to feel like a raisin I know its time to get sipping. There are a lot of ‘rules’ for drinking…

  • Confused about what to feed your baby? Break these rules to make your life easier.

    6 baby feeding rules that are making your life harder

    Babies are stressful. Worrying about how they sleep, eat, and feel is a full-time job, above and beyond actually caring for your wee one. Here are six baby feeding rules that you should break with zero guilt. My baby is ready for food if He reaches for my plate False.  Babies are ready for food when they can sit upright, hold their head upright, open their mouths when you offer food, grasp food and bring it to their mouths. The generally accepted age is 6 months old, give or take a few weeks. Feeding your baby (even cereal!) before they’re ready does not help them with their development or sleep,…

  • Say so long to these three nutrition and wellness trends for 2018!

    2017 wellness trends that won’t be sticking around

    2017 was a big year in nutrition and wellness. The big hits of the year were unicorn frappes, exercise apps, and drinks on tap.  Take a look at which of the 2017 wellness trends will stand the test of time and which will be tossed out with yesterday’s trash before the year is over. [bctt tweet=”Say goodbye to these 2017 nutrition trends and embrace new ones for 2018″ username=”sarahwwrites”] Solo exercise Say goodbye to solo apps and lone jaunts on the treadmill.  Fun runs, group classes, and exercise socials are on their way in.  Due to having so little free time people are yearning for a face-to-face connection and to…