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.
I was never a big traveller as a kid, but over the past few years I've been on enough flights and overnight trips that I know exactly which health & wellness essentials to pack for travel. I'm currently packing for a trip to Vegas (this time for work, not for fun!) and I am in the process of creating my travel checklist. As such, this post is super easy to write. So let's get to it - my travel checklist: Kelly's top 8 wellness essentials for travel! Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness … [Read more...] about Travel Checklist: Top 8 Wellness Essentials for Travel
Chances are you've heard of mindful eating, but you may not really understand what it means or what it's referring to. The whole idea of "Mindfulness" is such a popular topic these days. Being mindful about something is bringing awareness to it. We tend to be distracted in our day-to-day lives because we're doing too many things at once. We miss things, ignore things, and forget to appreciate things. Yes, this can even include our food. When was the last time you ate at the dinner … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating 101: 8 Tips for Beginners