Wine, Cake and Willpower

emilygoughLifestyle, Mindset

I wanted to share a story with you about one weekend a couple months back, because it really highlighted for me how much my attitude towards food has shifted and evolved in the past few years.   We were hanging out with some close family members and having some drinks before going out for dinner.  I was drinking some red … Read More

How You Eat is Your Own Damn Business

emilygoughLifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition

I’ve gotten comments my entire life about how I eat. That’s not terribly unusual for many people, I don’t think.  We’re all super nosey, lol, and want to know how, what and why other people are eating a certain way.  Even long before I became a Holistic Nutritionist, I was always intrigued by what was on other people’s plates. Often … Read More

Stop Working Out on Mondays

emilygoughLifestyle, Mindset

NEVER MISS A MONDAY You may have heard the saying “never miss a Monday” tossed around the blogosphere and social media in some sort of an attempt to motivate you to drag yourself off the couch Monday morning and start the week off with a bang.  Normally this is used in the context of fitting in a workout, although it … 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

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

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

emilygoughMindset, 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 … Read More

Don’t Fall for Labels

emilygoughMindset, Nutrition

Quick note before we start: When I use the word diet in reference to the way in which one consumes food, I’m referring to the types of food that a person eats habitually, as opposed to the act of restricting food.  Additionally, I hold no judgment whatsoever in regards to the way anyone eats.  How one eats is no one’s … Read More

Consistency in 8 Steps

emilygoughLifestyle, 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 … Read More