When I first started in 2015 to make the transition to a healthy diet, I am not ashamed to say that I didn't know the first thing about healthy eating. After years of hopping from one fad diet to another to maintain what I thought was a "healthy weight" in my mind, healthy eating meant eating foods that promoted weight loss.
What didn't occur to me at the time was that my ability to make healthy food choices for my body had NOTHING to do with the weight that was on the scale.
In fact, for years I maintained a "healthy weight," but my eating habits were crap. Most of my daily diet consisted of fast food, microwave meals, candy, and energy drinks. Very little of my daily diet included real, whole, minimally processed foods.
So, no shade if your daily diet is looking like mine used to be.
When we KNOW better, we...
In this episode, you'll learn how I spent less than $50 this week on groceries and how you can do the same! Click through to watch it on the A Spoonful of Soul Live Cooking Show now!
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Well, you must meet Samantha Meniette-McConnell!
Samantha Meniette-McConnell's passion for health started in her teens when she saw first hand the effects of how illness can wreak havoc in a family. She grew up with both of her parents experiencing serious health issues. She also struggled with food and weight issues that led to her developing an eating disorder that she was able to heal by educating herself on healthier habits. These experiences & challenges fueled her passion to be a life long student in pursuit of learning how to create healthier lifestyles where one can thrive in easy ways while enjoying the journey and achieving success.
Her health coaching focuses on baby steps she calls ‘Health Bites’ that are simple tips and ways that you can implement healthy living throughout your busy day that are easy...
How to eat healthy on a budget is one of the most common questions I get asked, so I figured it was time to share my tips for making healthy eating work for your wallet!
I was 17 years old when I stepped foot into Whole Foods for the first time. This seemingly mythical place with its brick building and high ceilings felt like a brand new world for me.
As a Jersey Girl from East Orange, places like Whole Foods seemingly felt outside my financial reach. Either it was the confidence of landing an internship in Washington, D.C. at the Department of State, or the pure curiosity of wanting to know what all the hype was about I stepped into those doors of Whole Foods and was changed forever.
Don't get me wrong, years later now that I'm based in Boston, I'm the first person to shop at the local farmers market or Market Basket.
Stepping into that Whole Foods that day transformed the way I thought about eating healthy on a budget. For years, I thought it simply wasn't...
As a nutrition coach that specializes in women's fatigue, the one challenge I hear often from women looking to restore their energy is not knowing how to prepare healthy meals. Before I became a nutrition coach, I have to confess that I too was in that same boat. I wanted to eat healthily, but I struggled with how to get started with meal prepping.
Through trial (and a whole lot of error) I figured it. I learned that preparing healthy meals that would keep me fueled for the entire week started with creating a healthy meal plan.
That's why in this episode I show you how to create a simple healthy eating plan that will keep you full and energized for the entire week!
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In this episode I shared my three simple steps to creating a healthy eating plan: