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Stress and Comfort Eating Strategies

It is not uncommon to use food as a mechanism for comfort when you are upset or to turn to food for a moment of stress relief. You may have learned at an early age that food can help you relax or that it can make you feel better.  You may even feel that you deserve to eat whatever you want when you are stressed or upset.   Stress often comes when we have constraints on our time. We rationalize unhealthy eating by thinking we don’t have the time to eat healthy or that we are too tired to eat anything but easy-access, unhealthy food. When we are feeling emotionally upset, we often try to make ourselves feel better by “rewarding” ourselves with our favorite unhealthy foods....


Understanding Sugar

Sugar is one of the most widely consumed foods in the world and comes in many different forms including sucrose, caloric sweeteners, artificial sweeteners, and sugar alcohols. The American Heart Association recommends that individuals consume a maximum of: ● 9 teaspoons or 37.5 grams or 150 calories of sugar for males ● 6 teaspoons or 25 grams or 100 calories of sugar for females To put that amount of sugar in perspective, a 12 ounce can of soda contains 140 calories of sugar. Sucrose/Table Sugar Granulated sugar from beets or sugarcane. High in calories and devoid of vitamins and minerals. Caloric Sweeteners Any sweetener that is high in calories: sucrose, agave, coconut sugar, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), honey, maple syrup, etc. Most commonly found in processed foods. Artificial Sweeteners Any sweetener that is not...


Summer Nutrition Coaching

We know your summer will include lots of barbecues, parties, campouts, vacations, keeping the kids busy and so much more! We also know you still care about your health and want to feel great! MoreEnergy can help you focus on your goals, while working around all those plans. We will give you lots of tools and guidance to have your most energized summer! 100% Online! What does it include? Institute of Functional Medicine (includes recommended food list and daily servings) Caloric & Macro prescription *for most accurate prescription see Evaluation add ons* 7 day meal plan Weekly Check-Ins with certified health and well-being coaches (real people, not robots) Nutrition Guidance Flexible communication done via text and email (to work around your busy summer schedule) Weekly Challenges (nutrition...


Most Of Your Calories Are Burned Outside The Gym

After clients have completed their Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) test, they are eager to see how their metabolism ranks. Most are surprised to see their metabolism is much higher than anticipated while others may get discouraged it isn’t as high as they had hoped. Soon after seeing their results, they ask “is there a way to boost my metabolism?” Boost sounds gimmicky — like an ad for Skinny Tea or the promised benefits of a juice detox. Can you increase your metabolism? Most definitely. Let us tell you how.    Your metabolism is the number of calories your body burns each day. It has four components.   Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) or Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) is the amount of calories you burn doing absolutely nothing. If...


Thai Curry with Vegetables

  Thai Curry with Vegetables This Thai curry is so versatile and easy to make at home! Feel free to change up the curry paste, vegetables and grains you serve it with! This recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free for all to enjoy! Double the recipe as it makes great left overs! 1.5 cups brown jasmine rice or basmati (rice is traditional but try quinoa, farro or barley)1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)1 small white or yellow onion (chopped, about 1 cup)3 cloves garlic (pressed or minced)1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated)2 tablespoons Thai curry paste (massaman used here, red and yellow are also favorites )1 white sweet potato (orange or purple also work )3 carrots (peeled and sliced on...


Pantry Essentials

Having the right foods available in your home is an effective way to manipulate your environment. When all the ingredients for healthy meals are right at your fingertips, you easily eat those healthy things. This list, paired with seasonal fresh produce, will help you create delicious healthy meals and snacks with ease. Don't feel the need to go buy everything on this list the next time you are at the grocery store, but rather choose a few items you feel will most impact your daily routine and go from there. Here is a list of things to keep in your pantry. Whole Grains: Brown Rice Steel Cut Oatmeal Farro Quinoa Buckwheat Muesli Dairy and Alternatives: Milk (whole or nut) Plain Greek yogurt or Icelandic Skyr Cheese (one...


The Hungry Brain

Why is it so hard to change the way we eat? The drive to eat is one of the most powerful human urges. We also live in an environment that is loaded with tempting food. The result of this combination is a constant battle between your brain and your willpower. Here are a few more reasons it is so hard to resist tempting foods.   Your brain is hardwired for pleasure. Our thoughts cannot eliminate the urge to feel good. Positive feelings drive the desires of the human heart. We want to feel good and be happy! Tempting foods are engineered to play on these desires. They taste good, they are readily available, they are socially acceptable and they are affordable. They cause food cravings, food addictions,...


Diets Don’t Stick

Most of the time, diets don’t work. Traditionally, diets are straightforward prescriptions. Eat this exact thing, in this exact amount, at this exact time. No matter how enthusiastic you are, diets are impossible to execute perfectly. This is normal. Life gets busy. Kids get sick. You are expected to work late. It’s a birthday or special holiday. Or if you do in fact follow your plan too well for too long, you could have disordered eating patterns or lasting health consequences as a result. Or if you follow it perfectly and it sucks, you get turned off by the process and quit altogether.  While sometimes a rigid prescription is necessary, for the most part we don’t need that surgical precision. You just need to think...


Restart Utah + Ribbon Cutting

Thank you for all the love and support at our Ribbon Cutting! We are beyond excited about our new space in Pleasant Grove, Utah! More space = more faces, more classes, more evaluations, more sharing what we love and MoreEnergy! We are so grateful to all the individuals and companies who have been instrumental in helping us get where we are! Big shout out to the Tribehouse for putting together Restart Utah 2021 and the ongoing relationships and friendships cultivated here. As a team, we would like to send some big THANK YOUS to: The PG Lindon Chamber for welcoming our business to the community and making our ribbon cutting possible. We are so excited for our new Utah Valley location! Brent Hirshi and his amazing company Green Me...