Moderation > Restriction

When I first started this blog back in 2014, I created it to be a paleo diet blog. I first discovered the paleo diet in 2012, and upon implementation, I thought it was THE WAY everyone needed to eat. I was completely obsessed and completely dogmatic about all things paleo. I truly believed that if it wasn’t paleo, it wasn’t healthy. In reality, paleo is a very restrictive diet. When I got certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2015,…

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Stop Skipping Breakfast!

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and it really is! With the rise in popularity of intermittent fasting, people being pressed for time in the morning or people who aren’t hungry in the morning, more and more people are opting to skip breakfast. This is not without consequences. Not being hungry in the morning is actually a sign of hormone imbalance and that you are running on stress hormones constantly. You…

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Protein Isn’t Just For Bodybuilders

You may think of big male bodybuilders when you think about protein, but eating enough protein is important for women too (as is strength training!). Eating sufficient protein may be the missing link for you in your health/nutrition journey. For many years, when I was eating paleo, I didn’t even consider protein. I just ate whatever I wanted as long as it was considered paleo. After I developed chronic health issues, and I began working on healing my metabolism, I…

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Eat Fat, Balance Your Hormones

Fat has been feared since the 1970s, when the low fat diet craze first came on the scene. It was blamed for heart attacks, high cholesterol and for making people fat. In the last decade or so, people have been coming around to the fact that this is simply not true. How can foods that we’ve eaten throughout all of human history suddenly be causing heart attacks? You’ll still find people today afraid of butter because they think it’ll clog…

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Should You Be Avoiding Sugar?

Sugar and carbohydrates get a lot of hate in the wellness and diet world. We’re constantly being bombarded with messages like “don’t eat sugar,” “sugar causes diabetes, “carbs make you fat,” and “your body doesn’t need carbs.” We’ve moved from villainizing fat to villainizing sugar. Keto, low carb and carnivore diets are becoming more and more popular. Is there actually merit to this or are we just looking for something else to demonize and blame for our health problems? If…

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Hey you! My name is Jill and I'm a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Since discovering paleo back in 2012, nutrition/wellness/fitness have become my passions. I used to be a cigarette smoker, fast food eater, and completely sedentary party girl. So, trust me, I've been there. I get it. I know change is hard. That's what I'm here for- to help you change your lifestyle & feel the best you possibly can!
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