My secrets to meal prep & scheduling meal times!

Sep 22, 2020

If you want to be successful with nutrition, you need to be eating regularly... 

I recommend 5 meals per day! More frequent, smaller meals.

I recommend eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner with two snacks in between meals. Try a snack in the late morning and mid-afternoon. (Pro snacking tip: Pair a carb source with a healthy fat, which will give you a boost in energy while keeping you satiated over a few hours. And loop in those fruits and veggies when you can!)

You need to eat before you feel like you are starving. Be in tune with the hunger cues of your body. It is important to stick to regular meal times and to schedule them like appointments. (Even set an alarm on your phone so that you get a reminder! Especially if you're someone who loses track of time...) Skipping meals and eating irregularly leads to cravings later on, a lack of mental clarity and focus, mood swings, and will sabotage your progress towards your health goals! So it is important to maintain that...

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Have you lost touch with friends during quarantine?

Sep 21, 2020

I haven’t talked about this publicly yet, but I lost touch with a really great friend of mine during quarantine. And the funny thing is, it felt like a break-up…

I expect the people I’m dating to come in and out of my life, to ghost me, or be "temporary;" but friends are supposed to be your ride or die, you know?! So when I lost this friend, it hurt worse than any break-up I ever had. 

At the start of quarantine I made a commitment to continuously ask myself, “If quarantine was a teacher, what would it be teaching me?” Or, "If this virus was a teacher, what would it be asking me to learn?" 

By doing this, I have been able to keep a positive mindset through so much uncertainty. I've been able to continue my journey to living a better life. So when I asked myself what this loss was teaching me, many things came up.

However, this lesson was the loudest... When you zoom in on the lack, you disregard the ABUNDANCE!

The...

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Let's talk ghosting, y'all.

Sep 17, 2020

Dating is all about getting experience and gaining perspective. And if you're lucky, it's about making a really special connection... 

But what if the person you’re talking to isn't “the one,” and you know deep down you need to set a clear boundary that you're not interested in pursuing a relationship? To be blunt; what if you’re just not feeling them anymore?

This is going to come up a lot because there are more people that aren’t right for you in the world than right for you... 

Do you just stop responding and let things fizzle out...?
When people ghost you, doesn’t that leave you wondering what you did wrong or why they didn’t want to continue the connection? If you ghost people, do you do it because it’s just "easier" and you’re afraid to hurt the other person’s feelings?

Well, I am 100% anti-ghosting.

Maybe it’s because I view relationship experience as a means for personal growth or because I...

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My back to school survival guide!

Sep 03, 2020

It's September... Can you believe it?! That means it's time to head back to school! At Be About Being Better, we work with a lot students and consistently see incredible accomplishments from those who prioritize their healthy lifestyles along the way. 

So we've gathered a few of our fundamental tips and suggestions to share with anyone looking to head back to school and make this year their BEST ONE YET! 

  1. Pick 4-5 days to get movement in and schedule it like an appointment 

  2. Bring a reusable water bottle with you to stay hydrated 

  3. Prep healthy snacks to take with you on the go 

  4. Schedule consistent times to unplug, sleep, and wake up

  5. Start your day with a full breakfast with a carb, protein, and healthy fat (Ex. avocado toast with eggs or a peanut butter smoothie) 

  6. Set aside one night a week for your own self care 

  7. Pair school reading with 10 pages a day of a book you want to read 

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Why I don't recommend Beachbody!

Aug 28, 2020

Y’all I used to coach for Beachbody.

For YEARS!

But I'm calling myself out with straight facts because it DID NOT work for me in the longterm...

Sure, I lost 10lbs in 3 weeks when I first started... But I WAS NOT able to maintain it! I gained it right back. 

Which is why I developed my own coaching programs and founded Be About Being Better.

Here are the primary reasons I DON'T RECOMMEND BEACHBODY: 

1. Their coaches are not licensed or certified professionals.

Anyone can become a Beachbody coach! Even worse, for a lot of people, it's a side hustle...

This is actually what prompted me to get certified as a Health Coach, start working on my Masters Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, and become a Registered Dietitian! 

2. Their meal plans tend to put people at TOO much of a caloric deficit. 

I strongly dislike this because it promotes the idea “work out more, eat less,” which can lead to...

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Listen up! Don't wait until you're thirsty!

Mar 05, 2020

People tend to underestimate the power water can have on our journey to hitting our health and weight loss goals... 

If you are not drinking enough water you can expect to feel bloated, constipated, fatigued, and you’ll hold onto weight. 

You start to feel thirsty at 2% dehydration… To put that in context, 15% dehydration of the body is fatal.

It is absolutely vital that we drink enough water! When we are dehydrated, our body holds onto everything to conserve its resources. Water is essential for almost every reaction in the body! So this retention of water and nutrients leads to us feeling more puffy and becoming bloated (and likely constipated as well). Because your body is holding onto everything, you’ll also hold onto weight as well. Hydration is necessary for weight loss.

Hitting your water goal each day will…

  • Give you energy
  • Decrease bloating
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Regulate digestion & bowel movements
  • Clear up skin
  • Improve sleep
  • Increase...
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Y'all, REST & SLEEP is your SUPERPOWER!

Mar 05, 2020

When people start living a healthy lifestyle, it’s easy for them to follow through on their new commitments.

But for some reason, sleep and rest always tend to take a back seat...

Why? Because, let’s face it, we associate "working hard" with progress. 

Let's talk sleep.

If you’re tired in the morning, and you press snooze over and over, it's likely because you didn’t get enough sleep. And that’s likely due to having poor evening routines (or what I call poor “sleep hygiene”).

There are 3 reasons why you’re likely not getting the quality and quantity of sleep you need to feel your best in the morning:

  1. You’re eating and/or drinking too close to your planned bedtime. If you eat or drink too close to when you want to fall asleep, it impacts digestion and makes us uncomfortable lying down. Additionally, the intake of calories gives our body energy. So while you may not be consuming caffeine, the energy source from...
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How to find your independence after a break-up!

Mar 04, 2020

Establishing your independence after a breakup is honestly a roller coaster. After ending my 5 year relationship... one that I thought was going to last forever. I went through so many cycles. I went from feeling empowered, embracing the single life, and ready to make myself happy; to then feeling really lost and insecure for not knowing how to do that or how to be comfortable being alone without feeling lonely. 

In my last relationship, I was called “High Maintenance” and I may be high maintenance, but I’ve learned to maintain myself!

There are certain standards and preferences I have and things that I expect. And a shortcoming of mine was that I used to expect others to step up and meet those for me rather than doing so myself.

This was a huge realization for me when I moved to NYC after my breakup…

It was like life drop kicked me into Manhattan and said, “Welcome to the races!” It forced me to lean into the hard things, figure...

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How to construct your perfect morning & evening routine!

Sep 12, 2019

Morning routines are E S S E N T I A L to the success of your day. In a world where we can’t control traffic, how long we wait in line, or any of life’s inconveniences, we CAN control how we start our day! If you start your day on a positive and energized note, you’ll be able to carry that energy with you throughout the day. 

 Now let's say you miss your alarm and thus have a rushed morning… That doesn’t mean the rest of your day has to be crappy. It’s all about perspective and bouncing back; and it's easier to bounce back on the bad days when you have a solid routine developed. 

If you start your morning by doing things that make you feel in alignment, it’ll be easier for you to deal with the “inconveniences” of life. Morning routines are essential because it is Y O U R time! It’s your time to do whatever you need to do so that you feel however you want to feel throughout your day. It's your...

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How to go out to eat, without going ALL out!

Jun 17, 2019

Do you find that you dread going out to dinner when you're on a new health kick?!

Does it always seems to derail your progress?!

Do you find yourself having to “get back on the wagon” at the start of each week because you over-indulged on the weekend?! 

I feel you. Going to restaurants has a way of derailing progress for so many people...

Here are some tips I’ve picked up over time to enjoy dining out, without all the guilt! 

It seemed that every time I wanted to treat myself, have a delicious meal, try a new restaurant, or have a romantic date night, I would end up over-indulging, feeling bloated, sluggish, and most of all, guilty the next day.

When this happens, we naturally jump into detox mode — Workout more, eat super clean or restrict calories and swear off restaurant invites.

Sometimes, even a "respectable" amount of time would go by... I would be consistent with my healthy habits, work out, and eat well; so I would ...
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