Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating is a nutrition philosophy that incorporates self-awareness and encourages individuals to make peace with food and to respect their body. Mindfulness, the state of being present in the moment, is the cornerstone of this lifestyle approach. 

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Marathon Training Before Marathon Training

Most people start training for a marathon about 4 months out from the race. If you’re thinking of running Chicago’s marathon in October, or any marathon in the future, the winter is the perfect time to begin your training. Use these cold months to prep your body to make it through those long runs of summer injury free!

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Winter Produce

As seasons change, so do the items that fill the produce sections of markets. Eating seasonally is a sure way to eat produce at its peak flavor. Additionally, you’ll benefit from increased variety of produce and the different nutrients that seasonal fruits and vegetables offer.

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Setting Goals for Your Fitness in the New Year

So here we are again, reviewing our year and ready to make some changes! When it comes to our fitness, we know that it should be a priority, but for many, it doesn’t make the top of the list. In my experience with setting and accomplishing (or failing to accomplish) goals, there are certain things I can see that produce results, or don’t. Here are a few tips to think about in the New Year.

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New Year, New Goals

Every year at this time people begin to set New Year’s Resolutions around eating healthy and exercising more. Goals are the foundation of habit change, but must be carefully thought out in order to be successful. Here is a quick guide for setting goals in the New Year, which can apply to diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.

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How to Crush Your New Year Goal

I get it, the start of the year is thought of as a blank slate. Instead of going into the new year armed with inspiration from a few motivational quotes from Pinterest, how about going in with a plan. Here are a few tips to help you create a goal, create a process for achieving that goal, and then crushing that goal.

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New Year, Improved You

For this New Year’s resolution, instead of simply “eating better,” make your resolution more specific and you will be more likely to achieve it. The reason many resolutions fail is because they are vague and there is no plan of action. Focus on incorporating healthier foods, which in turn will leave less room for the unhealthy ones. Take a look at your current eating plan and assess where you can improve!

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Holiday Hustle

Remember, not every workout has to be your best workout.This workout should be enough to get your through the holidays; It’s quick and doesn’t require very much equipment or space. Whether you’re traveling or tight on time, this workout can be done anywhere!

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Now that the holidays are in full swing it’s important to focus on healthy habits that will help you maintain your weight throughout the busy season.  Instead of throwing in the towel until January, these healthy habits can give you a head start on New Year’s resolutions.

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Fall Indoor Workout

It’s cold again! It’s not very easy to get out to the lakefront and have a nice view with a cool breeze on your face, without taking the time to get all bundled up. Here’s a great workout where you only need 20 minutes of your time, a rower, a curve or treadmill, and some dumb bells.

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Eat the Season

Fall and winter are upon us and there is no better way to embrace the season than to eat it! With many of the squash varietals in season it’s time to eat healthy and enjoy the comfort of seasonal food.

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Thanksgiving Swaps

Thanksgiving is known as the holiday where we stuff ourselves until we feel sick. There are endless amounts of food, and not all of them are healthy options. When preparing for Thanksgiving, or cooking in general, here are some cooking substitutions to create a healthier dish.

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