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A Quick & Simple Way to Eat Healthier More Consistently

Here’s something you LOVE to admit:

You actually like eating healthy! 

You enjoy how making healthy choices makes you feel.

Yes, you feel great physically.

But you also feel great mentally, because you’re proud of making a healthy decision. 

You show up as your best self when you start your day strong.

And when you feel your best, it has a ripple effect for the rest of the day.

You’re more open, more creative, more energetic, happier, more productive.

But something you DON’T like to admit:

You don’t eat healthy consistently

You hate to admit it, but your efforts to eat healthier and feel your best are sporadic.

The problem isn’t knowledge of what’s healthy.

You have a good understanding of what’s good for you and what’s not.

The real problem that keeps you from eating healthy consistently:

Time. 

You feel like there’s just not enough time in the day to plan, prep, and make it happen day in and day out.

But feeling your best and showing up as your best each day REQUIRES you to be consistent.

That’s where the rubber meets the road- consistency. 

Easier said than done, you might be thinking.

But I’ve got a super simple strategy to help you 😊

One of the best ways to be consistent:

Stocking your kitchen with healthy food.

Yes, it really is that simple.

When your kitchen is stocked with healthy food, you’ll eat healthy.

But I’m not suggesting you stock your kitchen with dozens and dozens of items that will overwhelm you and leave you thinking that grabbing takeout is so much easier (which would leave you feeling bloated and disappointed).

What you need are the must-have essentials that make healthy decisions effortless (or nearly effortless).

What you need are the healthful fundamentals that you can use to make meals and snacks in 15 minutes or less.

A stocked kitchen should contain items that make consistent healthy eating a no-brainer.

So, what are the 10 kitchen staples I always have at my fingertips?

The ones that nudge me to eat healthy consistently?

I created a free eBook for you to not only show you what I always have on hand, but to show you exactly what you can make using those 10 essentials!

Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks- it’s all in there 😊

I know from experience that having these staples on hand, and having a cache of super quick and simple recipes in my back pocket, helps me be consistent.

I hope you find that these kitchen staples and fast and healthy meal ideas help you be consistent too. 

The Surprising Truth About Travel Dehydration + Your 5-Step Plan to Fix It!

Have you ever wondered why you feel so hungry after a flight?

Or that you have a headache and feel weirdly foggy as you walk off the plane?

By the end of a flight, the cabin can be significantly drier than the Sahara Desert!

Yes, that’s exactly why your skin feels so dry, your eyes and throat are scratchy, and you feel like you’ve just woken up from a 20-hour nap- hello, grogginess!

In a nutshell, dehydration wreaks havoc on our bodies.

We feel:

·        Hungry

·        Tired

·        Foggy

·        Groggy

And have:

·        Dry skin

·        Irritated eyes, nose, and throat

·        Nausea

·        Headaches

The main reason for feeling like this?

The air we breathe on the plane as we fly through the sky is 50% outside air.

Which has almost no moisture…

So, as we fly, the relative humidity drops from about 50% to 10%.

Dehydration then compounds:

·        That low humidity in the plane draws water out of our bodies

·        Drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol on flights leads to even more dehydration

·        Not to mention, we’re given a measly cup of water every 3 hours on a typical flight

·        Salty foods (“pretzels or peanuts?”) can further dehydrate us

And if you’re traveling to a place with high altitude, you’ll have to fight altitude sickness and further dehydration with more water.

Will all of that said, there’s still good news :)

You can actively fight off dehydration using these 5 simple steps:

1.      Fill up on water before getting on plane

2.      Drink one cup of water per hour on the plane

3.      Drink an extra cup of water for every serving of alcohol

4.      Bring hydrating snacks (apples + mini cucumbers travel well)

5.      Bring a greens powder to add to your water (you’ll benefit from extra nutrients, too)

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