If you came from our announcement post, then you will have seen that Mike and I are pregnant with our first babe. I wanted to document the experience for myself and also because I love reading pregnancy and birth stories so I thought someone else might, too. In this post I’m going to share all the details about my first trimester in this first trimester recap. It was surprisingly smooth, and I was fortunate to have had a lot of support during the tougher weeks. First Trimester … [Read more...] about First Trimester Recap – Weeks 1-13 [My Pregnancy Series]
I can't believe it has been SO LONG since I’ve actually posted on my site. In case you have followed along for a while, you’ll see a rebrand has taken place. With this rebrand I want to talk more about what I do in my life to find balance. That means the tone of many of my new posts will be more personal in nature. Which is even more important these days because I am pregnant! If you're following along on social media, you may already know this (I've been talking about it for just over a … [Read more...] about I’m Pregnant! [My Pregnancy Series]
It's not news that stress can have widespread, unexpected effects on your body. It's been linked to illness and increased inflammation, it can negatively affect gut health, and YUP - you guessed it - it can affect your hormones. Ladies, this may not matter to you right now if you're enjoying the child-free life... but if and when you decide you want to start a family, it can be a little bit of a problem. Many women don't run into this problem until they start trying to have kids and it's not … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Improve Fertility while Stressed
When I tell people that I'm a nutritionist, they automatically expect me to be a kale-worshiping, veggie-loving, anti-sugar professional who they need to defend their food choices to. That, or they are super curious about how and what I eat, if I "cheat", if I have pizza, and if sugar is part of my diet. This post is intended to dispel any of these myths and set the record straight: I might be a nutritionist, but I'm not perfect. Here's what a nutritionist eats in a day, Kelly-style. I might be … [Read more...] about What a Nutritionist Eats in a Day
When I was a kid, I'd put Nutella on everything. Toast, ice cream, s'mores, marshmallows, cookies, pancakes. If your stomach hurts reading that, so does mine. But it didn't back then! As a nutritionist, I have mostly said goodbye to Nutella. These days I prefer to fill my plate with nutrient-dense foods; however, sometimes I still have a craving for Nutella. Enter this delicious, healthy "Nutella" smoothie - without the Nutella! While Nutella isn't the worst thing in the world, it's largely … [Read more...] about Recipe: Healthy “Nutella” Smoothie (Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free)
Have you been feeling burnt out lately? Stressed? Overwhelmed? How about exhausted? Feeling burnt out is incredibly common Feeling burnt out has become all too common, especially among young adults. If you google "millennial burnout" you get so many hits you don't even know where to start! There are a few different reasons why it is believed that millennial are the "burnout generation", but not everyone believes that it's true. Many older adults believe that millennials are too sensitive, or … [Read more...] about Feeling Burnt Out? How millennials became the burnout generation.