Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Sweet Potato Packets

emilygough Nutrition

Grilling season has officially arrived! I’ll be honest, I’ve always enjoying BBQ’d food, but it’s normally been prepared…by others.  I’ve been barbeque-adjacent for several years, after getting a little to close while starting it up and singing the tips of my eyelashes, ha!  Ever since it has been a bit of a house rule that I refrain from going near …

When Overwhelm Hits

emilygough Lifestyle, Mindset

We live in a fast-paced world where stress is considered the norm, and being “busy” is often considered a badge of honour. Unfortunately, neither our bodies nor our minds respond well to this constant and sometimes self-induced stress.  Moreover when we are under a great deal of stress, it’s easy to let any form of self-care fall by the wayside …

Cheat Meals and Redefining Our Relationship with Food

emilygough Mindset, Nutrition

I cringe when I hear people talking about cheat meals or days. For some, it might be a great starting point to starting to eat a bit healthier the rest of the time if having that reward system keeps you in check. However, in my opinion cheat meals are a short term solution to a long term goal.  What it …

Top 8 Ways to Regulate Blood Sugar

emilygough Nutrition

Why Regulate Blood Sugar  Regulating our blood sugar is important for all of us.  Blood glucose levels reflect our diet and the way we treat our bodies, and impact our mood, mental health, physical capabilities, and are found to correlate with a large number of diseases. Here are the foods to avoid, and the top 7 ways to regulate your …

We Are What We Eat: Food, Mood and Mental Health

emilygough Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard this saying before, and when I sat down to write this I was curious about the origin of the saying.  It turns out it was written in 1826 by a French physician who strongly believed that what we consume affects our state of mind and our overall health.  In fact, there is evidence …

A Nutritionist Tells All: Meal Plans Set Us Up for Failure

emilygough Mindset, Nutrition

I think as a Holistic Nutritionist it can be surprising that I don’t offer meal plans, even as part of a package. Here’s the thing: I don’t believe that meal plans work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for having a general idea as to what you’re going to eat, especially if you cook most of your meals at home …