In a world that is all about “less” it is somewhat foreign to think about adding more of something in our lives. We are told to eat less, weigh less, own less…the list continues. But there are many healthy lifestyle habits that are positively powerful and could and should be increased in our daily lives. And believe it or not, they are easy!
These lifestyle changes can reduce our stress, add value to our daily experiences, or even help improve our overall health and wellness. Developing a healthy lifestyle is essential to leading a happy, productive and enjoyable life daily.
The other benefit to adopting, practicing and improving these 5 healthy lifestyle habits? Beginning with one or many of these changes will make it that much easier to have other incredibly healthy lifestyle practices stick, too!
Check out these amazing 5 healthy habits you should add MORE of in your life NOW…
This week we are in the Fitlandia Kitchen with Lizz Hampton, CEO of GOODNUSS, a ground breaking milk-innovation company. Today, Lizz is going to show us step-by-step how to make our own nut milk. (Watch here).
The commercial nut milk we buy in stores is typically watered down and pumped with fillers. Instead of getting the nutrients that are naturally derived, synthetic vitamins and preservatives are added by the nut milk manufacturers. While these additives help keep the price down, it is at the higher cost of a product with little to no nutritional value. The only way to guarantee we’re getting all the nutrients out of nut milk is to cold press it ourselves.
In stores, many nut milks have carrageenan, which has been linked to ulcerative colitis and connective tissue disorders....
UPDATED to include the best low-carb, keto-friendly veggies!
I had a friend reach out to me the other day asking for the best vegan foods that offer complex carbs and can be good to look for in restaurants and airports as she’s on-the-go, traveling frequently.
I immediately started to think about low glycemic load options that will keep blood sugar spikes at bay. Excessive cravings, weight gain, insulin resistance (leading to type 2 diabetes), and a host of other health issues can be blamed on refined carbs and sugar. I offered to make her a list of the best vegan foods to look for when cooking or eating out. Nuts, legumes, and whole grains are outlined here because I’m focusing on protein replacements in the vegan diet.
I found the best explanation of the glycemic load (v. glycemic index) on Wikipedia. It’s important to know the main difference between the glycemic load and index is that the load accounts for the...
Today Christa welcomes expert practitioner Dr. Jerome Craig to discuss nutritional Ketosis. Before jumping into the topic Dr. Craig discusses his profession and what it means to be a functional medicine practitioner. He explains functional medicine as getting to the root cause of something. Instead of treating a condition, he looks for the root cause which can range from nutrition, lifestyle, genetics, and more.
Dr. Jerome Craig defines Nutritional Ketosis as switching yourself from being a sugar burner (which most of us are) to a fat burner. He says many people misunderstand this as being low-carb or high-fat, (and while those are true to some extent) he says nutritional ketosis is more about switching to a state where you’re burning fat as your primary fuel and creating ketones that will fuel the brain and the body.
Many of us lean on carbs as a primary fuel because they’re accessible and fast, but nutritional ketosis is about switching our body...
This week Christa meets with Certified Health and Nutrition Coach, Monica Metz, to discuss how to get more vegetables onto your plate while making them taste great. They’ll be providing some helpful tips and tricks about how to prep your produce and make healthy eating easy for anyone.
As most people would attest to, a plate full of steamed broccoli doesn’t quite get the mouth watering and doesn’t seem to satisfy most. No different than the rest of us, Monica was an occasional salad eater and wasn’t thrilled by filling up her plate with mostly vegetables. After years of struggling with migraines, high cholesterol and a pre-diabetes scare, she started to look into ways to make a change for her and her son.
Monica became curious and starting looking through blogs online. This is when she became mesmerized by raw foods. Not only are raw foods extremely appealing to look at (color is key), but she was also able to follow how...
Detoxing has become very popular in recent years. There are now probably as many detox diets as there are Gumbo recipes. Almost as important as how to detox is when to detox as there is often a lot of confusion about when to do this. After the holidays is a very popular time for detox diets. This is understandable because at no other time of the year do we feel so ready for a change as after the holidays. All that heavy eating, meat, pie, pastries galore leave many of us feeling the need to lighten the load. A cleaner eating diet is not a bad idea after the holidays but a detox diet is actually out of sync with our body’s natural rhythms. Clean eating can mean different things but after the holidays it really is nothing more than consuming whatever whole foods make you feel bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
In the winter months we move less, spend less time outdoors and although we do not actually hibernate I like to think of this time of year as our period of...
Looking for veggies with less than 3g of carbs per serving? Check out our list of low-carb, keto-friendly vegetables here!
Recently, I started a ketogenic diet with my good friend and long-time Fitlandia supporter, Dr. Jerome Craig. (Listen to our podcast episode here). He’s one of our Expert Practitioners contributing to our website, but he’s also my personal doctor, helping me with sleep and hormonal issues over the last few years.
When he invited me to join his 7-week Ketogenic Intermittent Fasting Group Program, I jumped at the chance. After all, I love experimenting with new dietary programs out of shear fascination with how my body will be impacted by them. And, because I’m still battling my sleep issues I thought, “It couldn’t hurt.”
What shocked me was that for someone as knowledgeable about macros (fats, carbs and proteins) and a die-hard food-journaler (yes, I made that word up!), I knew very...
Fitlandia continues its global reach as Christa sits down with Caroline from the U.K. What makes Caroline’s story compelling is how she finds the resolve to prepare healthy meals to combat a heinous commute.
While her intense work schedule would leave anyone worthy of “excuse-making,” Caroline shares her drive to focus on being well-prepared to keep her on track with a healthy lifestyle.
Listen today and get all of her tips!
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Folks new to detoxing come up with many negative responses when they hear about their friends “detoxing." It’s human nature. We’re still programmed in the old dieting ways to think it’s about starvation or that it’s so hard. In fact, here are the most common comments I see. Do these resonate with you?
The list goes on and on, but the common response always elicits a sense of fear and negativity. But these statements just aren’t true! These are mental programs our mind has learned over time and recalls to keep the status quo. You see, your...
Fitlandia being the anti-dieting site and really honing in on the power of the mind to transform the body, we also want to talk about how to bring in the heart and soul into a living a truly healthy lifestyle. So today, Christa King and Fitlandia Expert Practitioner & Certified Hypnotherapist Kelli von Heydekampfget together again to talk about the ways we can holistically nourish ourselves. It’s not just about what we eat! Hang on to the end where Kelli provides a Mind Zoning® you can enjoy right now.
The show opens with Kelli sharing the wall in her office that features clients’ transformations they’ve experienced after a session with her. Check out the YouTube video to watch the interview.
As a culture we’re overstressed and under nourished in our heart and soul.
It starts with harnessing the...