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Happy New Year

Wishing you all an amazing, healthy and happy New Year and all my best!

No matter if you are into ‘New Years Resolutions’ or if you think they are unnecessary – the New Year is always a good time to look back and assess what worked well and what did not – and look ahead and have some kind of a ‘fresh start’ into a few things, recommit or try something new.

And it certainly is a good time to clean up or re-start food and exercise routines, meditation practice, journaling practice, kindness and gratitude efforts, self love, all of these things that help us be and feel at our optimum.

I am starting a deep cleanse this Monday – cutting out a few food things that stress me over time and am shifting overall a bit more into not only gluten, but completely grain free. Workout wise, I have been super consistent – and am simply recommitting to my routine, trying to shift back to more yoga. Also working on my morning routine… so… lots to refine and recommit to.

As you know from, I am only taking on a very limited number of clients now. I have a few spots available and if YOU would like to clean up, re-commit, be held accountable, shift things a bit – reach out and let me know. I am here to support YOU.

xBarbara

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Fall is a beautiful season. It is nice to be more inward, and focused on oneself, the family, the home… cuddling up with the kids and a nice cup of tea, reading a book, and not feeling like you have to be all that active has its benefits and upsides. It also has a few downsides. One of the downsides is definitely that from here through the rest of the year, people usually start gaining weight. A recent study found that September is on average the point of ‘lowest weight’ in the year (in North America, Scandinavia and Germany – so applicable to all of us). From here through the holidays it goes up. And then it takes through next September to get rid off everything again. If we even do.

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goal setting for optimal health

Health is an interesting topic in regards to goal-setting. What’s the point at which you’ve achieved perfect health? What does it take to be perfectly healthy?

Interestingly in life we’re often driven by goals that are set in the future. We all know about “SMART” goals – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely. Well, that’s one way to look at it. Say you want to loose two pounds by the end of the month. What does that say about where you’re at in five months? Very little. Unless you change your habits along the way.

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Everything in moderation?

In our work, we are often confronted with this statement: ‘everything in moderation is the right way to go’. Is that really true?

That is a good and valid question – and as with many things and theories in the world of nutrition advice, there is no correct one answer. One size does not fit all with regards to a lot of dietary theory or belief. You are an individual. Your metabolism, your gut, your mindset, your sensitivities, your current stress level…. all of this will influence how you respond to different things.

So with regards to moderation, there are a few simple questions to help you decide which way to go with a certain food or food group: Continue reading