The non-diet approach to health & wellness that allows you to feel like your true (healthiest) self again.

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Intuitive eating is probably the part of health & nutrition that I am the most passionate about. Before studying Dietetics in Undergrad, I had never really heard of intuitive eating. For a good chunk of my life, I believed in the diet industry & restriction when it comes to food. This led to an overall really unhealthy mindset on health before I switched over to intuitive eating. Since I started living an intuitive eating lifestyle, my life has completely changed for the better.

Why Start an Intuitive Eating Lifestyle?

If you’re here for a new fad diet to lose 10 lbs in a week, you’re in the wrong place. Intuitive eating is not a fad diet and should not be used as one. It is a lifestyle choice and truly is the definition of how to live a holistically healthy lifestyle. …

How to break the cycle of constant FOMO, the comparison trap, and ramped up anxiety, to live a truly fulfilling & happy life.

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I just posted on Instagram about an hour ago and didn’t immediately receive any likes/comments/social gratification. I feel ridiculously bummed out and my self worth is in the toilet. Immediately, I am thinking “Everyone hates what I just posted”, “What a terrible/boring post”, “Should I just delete it and forget it ever existed?”.

In reality, no one probably even saw the post yet.

Or, people saw it, looked at it for half a second, and scrolled on.

Maybe they didn’t like it. Maybe they just weren’t paying attention. Either way, I’ll never know.

Regardless of the reason, it doesn’t really impact my life at all. …

A healthy, cozy & simple holiday recipe. This is a healthier & much less expensive version of what you’d buy at a coffee shop.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! Just kidding, it’s still in the 80’s here in good ol’ Florida. But even with the heat here, I’m still getting into the holiday spirit. One of my favorite ways to make things feel more Christmas-y is to whip up delicious holiday beverages! Like this dairy-free peppermint mocha. It’s so easy to make and I guarantee you’ll be singing jingle bells after you drink one.

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An Easy Holiday Drink: The Dairy-Free Peppermint Mocha

I’m not vegan, but I prefer oat milk & almond milk over dairy. It tastes better (to me) and my stomach feels much better afterward. If you want to make a dairy version of this drink, you can easily swap out the oat milk for dairy milk & the non-dairy whip for regular. …

For when you’re super busy, but also want to eat healthy, but also are sick of salads — you know what I mean?

I’m sick of salads and sandwiches.

Eating healthy is important to me, but honestly, lunch is (in my humble opinion) the most boring meal of the day. I’m never motivated to cook, but am also tired of eating salads, sandwiches, and frozen “health” meals every day. I know, first world problems. So I decided to spice things up and come up with a few other healthy lunch options — and of course, share them with you all!

Why is it Important to have Easy Lunches at Home?

I eat these lunches on the regular and hope that you guys enjoy them too. With a full-time 9–5 job, it’s easy to fall into the trap of grabbing fast food or ordering UberEats, etc. …

When it comes to creative endeavors — there’s no growth without highs & lows. But that doesn’t mean we can’t expedite the lows a bit…

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I originally titled this article “I’m Starting to Feel Like I Don’t Have What it Takes.” Then after typing out most of the self-deprecating “woe is me” nonsense about why I’m not good enough for this — I chose to figure out how to overcome the negativity instead of letting it consume me.

Why Do I Frequently Feel Like I’m Not Good Enough?

If I’m feeling these highs & lows when it comes to my writing — I know I’m not alone. So let’s share a little back story first, for those of you *most of you* who don’t know me.

I started my blog earlier this year (April 2020) after years of obsessively reading & loving other people’s health/lifestyle blogs. In the past (most of my teenage & young adult years), I always wanted to start my own blog, but never actually went through with it. I was scared to start because I would be nowhere near the point these more experienced bloggers (who had been blogging for 8–10+ years) were at. …

I love reading and have been wanting to join a book club forever. So I figured — why not start my own & invite all of you guys?

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Every month, my blogging business partner, Mary, & I are going to each pick a book to read & review, then share our reviews with you on the blog. If you’ve ever been a part of Book of the Month, you know that you get to choose between 5 book selections each month. So Mary & I may pick the same book or we may choose different books, depending on our options & personal preferences for the month.

This month, we both chose the same book, but Mary’s came in much later than mine, so she didn’t have time to read it this month. I’ll be taking over the Book of the Month review this month, but we will both be here to share our thoughts in the future. …

Here’s how eating gluten-free impacted my physical and mental health — energy levels, focus, digestion, bloating, and much more

I’ve been wondering about the best way to approach this topic because I am such a huge advocate of intuitive eating. At first, part of me felt like I was straying from my intuitive eating background by going gluten-free. But the more I thought about it, I started to realize that doing what feels best for my body (even if it means restricting a certain food/food group) is what intuitive eating is all about. So I’m here to share my story on what happened when I tried a gluten-free diet for the past month. :)

Why Did I Decide to go on a Gluten-Free Diet for 30 Days?

I started this challenge mid-September for a few…

I’ve been a huge intuitive eating supporter for years and think the non-diet mentality is the healthiest way to eat. But can it ever be unhealthy?

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Even though intuitive eating is a pretty simple concept in itself, it still can cause a lot of confusion and speculation. The whole idea behind intuitive eating is to eat what you want (what you’re body’s craving) when you’re hungry. Sounds easy, right? But when you try to start practicing this lifestyle choice (especially after years of dieting), it’s not always that simple.

Is Intuitive Eating the Healthiest Option?

I’m a firm believer in intuitive eating and truly think it’s the healthiest option for everyone. Think of it this way: when you were a little kid, did you spend any time at all thinking about food? …

I drank 3+ liters of water a day for the past month— here’s what happened

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I like to think I’m typically pretty good about drinking enough water, but I don’t actually track my water intake on the reg. Based on the times in the past I have tracked it, I know I’m not getting 3 liters of water a day. So I wanted to try out a 30-day challenge to drink 3 L of water every single day, just to see what happens!

My 30-Day *3 Liters of Water a Day* Challenge

I started things off by downloading a water tracking app on my phone. (I used Water Reminder for iPhone). …

The benefits of simply walking. A daily walk can massively improve your health

Lately, I’ve been turning to walking for exercise more often than anything else. With our apartment gym still being basically closed (and not having a regular gym membership at the moment), walking has been my go-to.

To be honest, though, I hadn’t done much research on if walking is actually that great for your health, before this. So I wanted to see if my efforts to walk more were actually benefiting my physical and mental health as much as I felt they were.

Based on my research, there are even more benefits of walking for exercise than I could have expected! …


Erin Notz

Health & wellness writer. B.S. Dietetics. Covering: personal development, mental health, food, fitness & healthy living. Read more at ✨

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