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Monday, February 28, 2011

March Meal Plans

Every year March rolls around and MOST people have given up on their healthy new years resolutions. Their goals of eating better, losing weight, & exercising are put aside for many reasons. To encourage my clients, friends, family, & blog readers I am offering a March 10% off sale! 10% off of 4 week meal plans and a chance to try Shakeology for free!! I will give you samples of Shakeology and 4 weeks of personalized meal plans for 10% off!

Keep going on your journey to a healthier you!! Email me if you are interested in purchasing your 4 week meal plan. positivenutritionmom@gmail.com

Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Healthy "Dieting"

In our society we throw around the word "diet" for everything. Healthy diet, low-fat diet, clean diet, no-carb diet, cabbage diet, HCG diet, vegetarian diet, vegan diet, baby food diet and various others. Diet is the food that you eat, PERIOD. We are all on "diets" because it is the food that we eat. Now that we have established that, let's talk about healthy dieting and what it looks like and what it means.

Healthy dieting can mean that you are just eating healthy food, or you have a specific goal of losing weight, maintaining weight, or gaining lean muscle mass.

A healthy diet should consist of 5-6 small meals (200-300 calories depending on specific goals) that are spread out evenly throughout the day. A healthy diet is clean whole foods. Each meal should consist of complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fat. A healthy diet means making better choices with food. Choosing lean meats, beans, nuts, egg whites, whole grains, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits and avoiding simple carbs & refined sugars. Drink plenty of water during the day, and avoid empty calorie drinks.

Healthy dieting doesn't mean downing diet cokes, skipping meals, severely restricting calories or avoiding important essential food groups.

There are a lot of quick fixes out there, but remember if it sounds too good to be true then you can bet it is! Don't believe the promises of quick weight loss, boundless energy, and muscles without exercise... it's usually dangerous, costly, and ineffective in the long run.

Find support, eat clean, eat often & exercise.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Recently I have received a number of emails regarding Shakeology. I wanted to be able to answer a few of them on here.
When you order Shakeology on HD (home direct)you get free shipping every month. It is by far the ONLY protein shake that I recommend, and I believed in it and recommended it long before I was a Beachbody Coach. It's 140 calories a serving, and yes a serving is a meal. It's filling, nutrient DENSE and mixed with fruit &
milk an absolute perfect meal, especially for individuals on a clean diet or trying to lose excess unhealthy weight. For $119 a month you get OVER a 30 day supply. If you were able to use the whole bag in 30 days it would be a little less than $4 a serving, and personally I spend more than that at Starbucks for a latte, so it is worth it in my opinion. My kids love Shakeology, it's asked for everyday and I am more than happy to make one for them whenever they ask. It's like having 8 salads in one glass. My husband lost over 20 pounds in 2 months, and the only thing that changed in his life was the fact that I replaced his breakfast (which was healthy before) to Shakeology. It's an energy booster without caffeine. There are NO artificial sweeteners or refined sugars.

This product is for the healthy eater, the wanna be healthy eater, the person that is looking to lose weight... it's really a shake for everybody.

If you have been wanting to try, but have been on the fence, now is the time! There is a 30 day money back guarantee.

This stuff is by far the most amazing supplement that I have ever personally come across.

Go to myshakeology.com/nutritionmom to order your bag or to find out more.

Happy Monday!!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Question & Answer

I haven't been able to blog quite as much as I'd like to lately and I have missed the Q & A blogs. Here is a question that was emailed to me by Melissa B.

Q: What do you do if your kids just won't eat the healthy food that you prepare for them? Do you make them something else or let them just not eat?

A: I personally make a lot of different foods and my kids are now at the point where they USUALLY just eat it without much bargaining or complaining. However it wasn't always like this and we still do have the occasional thing that is just not welcome by any of them. Just recently I made homemade pizza and roasted some asparagus in the oven with some olive oil, sea salt & pepper. The kids happily bounced to the table in anticipation of pizza and the usually spinach salad and they were met by the dreaded and evil asparagus. I convinced my youngest that they were like tall trees but the others weren't buying it. For me a food has to be at least mostly eaten (not just tried) before I will excuse the kids from the table or if they make the choice not to eat it, then yes they do go without and they are not allowed to have their treat of choice at the end of the night. Now this doesn't work for everyone, but it has been quite successful in our house. I can remember when we switched from plain romaine lettuce salads to nutrient dense spinach salads, my kids thought I was crazy and didn't want anything to do with them. Now it is by far the favorite of the house. They look forward to the different toppings of fruit, nuts, seeds & dressings on their spinach salads.

Kids will almost automatically say they don't like something that they haven't tried, or that looks "unusual" to them. It's a matter of being a parent and setting an example, and leading your family to make better choices. If all I let my kids eat were chicken nuggets, french fries & corn, then I would bet that would be the only thing that they would like. If you make a choice NOT to buy these junk foods, not to cook or serve these junk foods then your kids will NOT have a choice to eat them. Limit their choices to only clean, healthy foods.

Send your questions to positivenutritionmom@gmail.com

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Big V-day. To Splurge or Not?

It's Valentine's day again, some dread this "commercial holiday" while others think it is a nice time to celebrate & remember the love they have for their significant other. Either way, Valentine's day is a day that can have many food temptations around it. Delicious dinners, rich chocolates and tempting wine is all around us on this day. Should you indulge or not on this day?

My simple response is, if this is a special day for you and you have been working hard and sticking to your clean diet, then by all means let this be your cheat day! Enjoy it!

Tomorrow you will get back to normal, no regrets, no second thoughts, no beating yourself up extra in the gym to make up for your splurge, just move on.

If this day is special and you want to celebrate it with your loved one, friends, yourself, or family, then do so!!

Happy Valentines day!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Back to Basics

I get several emails asking what is a "clean food". Clean food is not a mystery, it's simple and easy to define. Clean food is REAL food.

Food in it's most purest form. Food that doesn't come in a box, minimally processed and a natural whole food.
I know what kind of world we live in now. It's fast paced, easily accessible, quick, easy and convenient. I don't expect that absolutely nothing at all comes in a box, but I do think we have to be more aware of what exactly we put into our bodies.

Read the ingredient label (if there is one) and make sure you can pronounce and recognize all the ingredients in your food. The less ingredients, the better. The less processed the ingredients, the better.

Examples of clean foods; seeds, nuts, beans, vegetables, fruits, organic meats, and organic milk.

The cleaner the food, the better for your body.

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Time Management

The busier things get in our lives, the more out of control they seem. We are spouses, parents, daughters, sons, friends, aunts, uncles, employees, employers... and the list goes on.
We tend to let our health, fitness & diet goals slip to the bottom of our priority list. Stress keeps piling up, weight keeps piling on, and our health declines quickly.

That is where good goals setting & time management skills come in handy. Set specific health goals, write down what it will take to reach those goals, find support, schedule time for those goals, learn to say NO to things that do not fall in line with your life priorities including your specific health goals, and then get started. Lose excuses, they are wasted time, wasted breath, and overall they are counter productive to living a positive healthy life.

In order to properly take care of others, you MUST first take care of yourself! Manage YOUR time wisely. Keep a to-do list, a goal list and remember what is most important to you in your life.