Hormonal Birth Control, Part II: Healing from The Pill

emilygough Lifestyle, 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 …

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 …

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 …

Consistency in 8 Steps

emilygough Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition

I think for the most part, people realize that better health doesn’t happen overnight.  Many of us may have already tried the various diets, cleanses and detoxes that claim to help us lose weight, but the road to being comfortable in our skin and in great health is not a magic pill. It’s about making consistently healthy choices most of …

3 Simple Success Strategies for Consistency

emilygough Lifestyle, Nutrition

Perfection is not a sustainable activity.  I would know, since I used to try and eat the “perfect” meals every day that left me with massive cravings and wanting to eat everything in sight, which I would end up giving in to within days (or sometimes hours) of starting the latest new fad diet or severely restricting calories. The all-or-nothing attitude …

6 Ways to Beat Cravings

emilygough Lifestyle, Nutrition

Have you ever had a seemingly uncontrollable urge to eat something you know isn’t the best for you and probably won’t make you feel great? Perhaps it’s that midafternoon slump around 3pm when cravings hit or all you want to do is grab the candy bars out of the vending machine at your office, the non-stop nighttime snacking, or munching …