Hungry, Hungry Hormones: Cravings and Fat Loss

emilygoughLifestyle, Nutrition

Cravings have a number of sources that can be tied to little or poor quality sleep, stress, and emotional upset.  The single factor in common for all of those issues is your hormonal health. While other factors like nutritional deficiencies and dehydration can also play a big role in cravings, it’s often the hormonal factors that are left out of … Read More

Hormonal Birth Control, Part II: Healing from The Pill

emilygoughLifestyle, Nutrition

Are you on the Pill?  Coming off of it?  Been on it at any point, or struggling with any type of hormonal issue?  Learn the exact steps to rebalance hormones and feel comfortable in your own skin with the FREE Hormone Happy Handbook. Grab your copy here.   Earlier this month I posted all about my personal experience going off … Read More

Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Sweet Potato Packets


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 … Read More

When Overwhelm Hits

emilygoughLifestyle, 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 … Read More

Cheat Meals and Redefining Our Relationship with Food

emilygoughMindset, 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 … Read More

Top 8 Ways to Regulate Blood Sugar


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 … Read More

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

emilygoughLifestyle, 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 … Read More