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With the changing of the seasons, now is the time to prepare your Wellness Kit. The idea behind a wellness kit is to provide you with all the tools to help you feel better when exhausted or you are feeling burned out. We all need support during busy times, so prepare now for when November and December arrive (next week, eek!). This wellness kit can also be used throughout the year during a busy or stressful time in your life. Some of these items you may already be practicing (extra sleep or self care routines), either way it is a good guide to get you feeling balanced and rested.

  1. Matcha Tea | Did you ever notice that when you feel stressed out that drinking a pot of tea can be relaxing. Yes, part of it is the routine and sitting down with a warm mug. But Matcha tea, in particular, is high in antioxidants, amino acids, and chlorophyll, which is responsible for it’s beautiful bright green color. Of the amino acids contained in matcha tea, L-theanine is the most prevalent and is known...

January 11, 2017

Among my clients, I have noticed some common chatter- stress eating. This is something that a lot of us struggle with. However, in order to figure out how to combat stress eating, we first must understand the science of stress and how it affects our body.

When we experience stress, no matter the reason, our body reacts in a certain way. Cortisol is released to give you extra energy. It releases blood sugar and puts your immune system into overdrive, which is a good thing - until it becomes chronic. When you are chronically stressed, your body is in a state of low-level inflammation. Cortisol affects your hunger cues and makes you crave those quick energy carbs. Cortisol isn’t a bad guy, per se, it tells you to eat more because it is focused on survival not deadlines. However, chronic stress leads something I call “stress weight gain” and tends to show up in the abdominal region. Excess abdominal weight is more metabolically active- meaning, it puts you at higher risk for type II diabete...

We  all have those experiences where we feel like we have slipped up on healthful habits. I too, have those times where I just want to reboot and reset from the inside out. I sometimes like to reset during the changing of the seasons, when everything in nature is going through its own transition. Or maybe we reset after a holiday and/or vacation. Whatever the reason - be kind and show yourself some compassion.

Why reset? The idea of a reset is a complete body reboot from processed foods and stress. It focuses on supporting your body’s natural detoxification system (i.e. digestion, elimination, breathing, and mindset). It also encourages sleep, light exercise and stress management. A reset does not have to be radical or challenging - it’s all about nourishing your body with foods that are easy to digest and help beat the bloat naturally.  Below are some digestion tips that will help you feel your best and kick start your healthful habits.  

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Start your morning drinking...

Let’s take practical, sustainable, and realistic steps toward a healthier and active lifestyle. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that what you eat before and after your workout is extremely important. Fueling your fitness with the proper nutrition will help to maximize the benefits of all your hard work whether it is at the gym, barre class, or running. As an integrative and functional nutritionist, below are the top tips I give my clients.

But first, let’s start with some inspiration…..

Write a wellness mission | Think: I need to practice balance or finally make self-care a priority. 

Remember…perfection isn’t a goal | Let’s absolve ourselves from seeking perfection. Instead, create an intention each morning when you get up.

Stay calm & centered | Practice mindfulness and meditation. It calms the nervous system and helps with our mind- body connection.  

Practice self-compassion | We all have difficult moments. It is part of growing and changing. Accept those difficulties and be kind to yo...

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Founder of Silver Spoons Nutrition, Margot holds a master's of science in nutrition and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.

Currently, Margot is in training with IFNA for board certification for Integrative and Functional Nutrition. With over 10 years experience, Margot gets to the "root cause" of systems imbalance.  She uses science based evidence along with the art of healthy living.

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