Sweet Temptation 

Because, let’s face it, some of us have a gnarly sweet tooth that needs satiating. 

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was gorgeous here in WNY, which was a wonderful change of pace. Unfortunately I worked all weekend so I didn’t get the chance to enjoy some sunshine and not-scorching-hot temperatures 😦 Oh the woes of a grad student. At least the it was nice for the golfers at the country club I work at!

Now how many of you have a sweet tooth? Don’t be shy to admit it, I’m certainly not. If I could be some childhood cartoon-puppet-thing (I guess Sesame St. characters are puppets?) I would be the Cookie Monster hands down. All of my friends know that if you want to make me happy, just give me a cookie and I’m set. I’m like a five year-old, I swear. Now this obsession also extends to chocolate-covered pretzels…whoops.

BUT let’s be honest, can I cave every time I want a chocolate chip cookie and buy one of the huge gourmet ones from Wegmans or Panera or Mrs. Fields? No, because not only is that expensive, but eating one every time I’m tempted would just be a recipe for disaster. So what do I do when that temptation strikes (it happens a lot, I’ll be honest)? Well today I’ve got some alternatives to satisfy your sweet tooth whether you’re craving that huge chocolate chip cookie or maybe it’s a slice of cake or something else!

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Why Should You Avoid Processed Foods?

Raise your hand if you’ve seen or heard avoid processed foods as much as possible from any one in the nutrition profession? 

Hello everybody! I hope you’ve had a great start to the week. I’ll bet you every single one of you raised your hand to that question. If you’ve read through enough of my posts you’ll have seen it quite a few times. So I thought today I’d devote a little time to explaining what processed foods are and what you should watch out for!

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15 Feelings That Make Me Happy (In the Nutrition World)

Hello everybody! I hope you’re having a smashing start to the week! So this post is inspired by Hank Green’s and EssieButton’s YouTube videos where they share 15 of their favorite feelings. I thought instead of covering a particular nutrition topic this week, I’d share a few personal bits. Instead of doing this in video form, of course (though YouTube is an option in my future!), I’ll be doing it in written form.

But, there’s another little twist. These 15 of my favorite feelings will have something to do in some way with nutrition, fitness, or wellness. So it’s not a total departure from my run-of-the-mill nutrition topics anyways 🙂

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Looking for some Healthy Baking Substitutions? Look no further!

Because who doesn’t love a delicious, gooey chocolate chip cookie to bite into?

Hello everybody! I hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday. I’m officially indoctrinated as a Wellness Coach at the YMCA – how exciting! I think what I’m looking forward to most is sitting down with members, who the Y calls “health seekers”, and helping them set up plans to achieve their fitness and health goals. While the main focus is fitness, I’ll be able to insert general nutritional information (but watching that scope of practice rule). It’ll be good practice for future clients when I’m actually working primarily with nutrition concerns, but it all falls under healthy lifestyles anyways!

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