FOODTRAINERS’ BLOG

What we read, watched, ate (this weekend 12/8/18)

Good Morning! Hopefully, you received our Foodtrainers’ Gift Guide. If you didn’t, you really should check it out. We’ve got CBD gumdrops, gorgeous healthy “Reeses” like chocolate and the tastiest tea. Sure, you can snag gifts for others but don’t forget to gift...

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It’s a holiday, eat whatever you want? Nope.

Thanksgiving Eve. Like many of you (and sorry if you’re not), I’m off today. Yesterday, Grace was busy sending out Shop Foodtrainers packages, I had two jam-packed client days. It always seems frenetic pre-holiday. Last night, I was relaxing, finishing up my first...

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What we read, cooked and watched, 11/9/18

Hopefully, you received our Thanksgiving newsletter today. We mentioned a post about I.F. (intermittent fasting) and we'll be posting that tomorrow. It's week 3 of our what we read/cooked/watched, so we didn't want to lose our Monday momentum. Lauren I read a memoir...

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5 ingredients to make salad exciting

  In most cases, when people say they don't like a certain food, it's because they haven't had a good version of that food. This is definitely the case with salad. If, in your mind, salad means a pile of ho-hum lettuce with bottled dressing, you haven't had delicious...

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What we cooked/watched/read (this weekend, Nov 2)

We’re back again with our weekend round up! As Lauren said last week, we love comparing notes on what we did over the weekend – although if we’re being honest, we’re usually in touch fri through sun too. So here is this weekend’s experimentation. What we Cooked:...

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Portions on food labels, can we discuss?

We receive a ton of food product samples. As we suggest to clients, we first look at the ingredients. If there are artificial dyes or artificial sweeteners, soy, too much sugar or other shady things listed, we’re giving it to the doormen (is this mean to give them our...

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What we read, watched, cooked (this weekend)

You may have noticed we’ve blogged more frequently lately. By “lately”, we mean the last week, that counts- right? We’re excited to put more energy into the Foodtrainers’ blog. With that, we have a new feature. For a while, we’ve toyed with doing some sort of a weekly...

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Some suggestions for this scary time

I have a new feature for Mondays, on the blog, but I’m going to save that for tomorrow. I know this is a nutrition blog but our focus, at Foodtrainers, is on wellness. And it’s hard to feel well with what’s going on. On Saturday, hibernating from the nor’easter that...

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Halloween candy for adults

Halloween is around the corner. And while you definitely want to steer clear of the standard "fun size" junk, it's natural to want a little something sweet. We didn't realize how popular our Natural Calm gummies were, until they tragically went out of stock.  If you...

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Solutions for Stress Eating

I had a session yesterday, with a client in the midst of a very busy stretch at work. For this post, I’ll call her “Busy”. Busy described being overscheduled, under rested and working around the clock. “At the end of the day, I feel I deserve a treat.” This is what...

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Why “small frequent meals” is bullshit

A lot of nutrition advice involves a kernel of truth and a lot of exaggeration. Let’s take “eat small, frequent meals.” The reasoning goes something like this, each time you eat, your metabolism is stoked. The scientific term is the thermic effect of food. The problem...

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Red Table Talk & Body Image

If you ask me what I did this weekend, I could say I saw my high school friends, went for a couple of brisk runs (brisk meaning chilly not fast) and went to the farmer’s market. But what I really did was binge-watch the first season of Red Table Talk. If you’re...

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Coffee Drinkers, check your milk

  If you’ve read our blog/social media posts you know that we are decidedly pro coffee and matcha. We can totally geek out with coffee recipes, there’s our Boss coffee, we recently posted our frozen tahini latte and  our blender bulletproof matcha is coming your way...

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The Squeeze Green Cauli Rice Recipe

This week at Foodtrainers is ALL SQUEEZE EVERYTHING! As Lauren mentioned earlier this week, we are busy cooking, mantra-ing, and hydrating with our official Foodtrainers Flasks. All Squeeze participants receive a package of “secret weapon” ingredients and a rulebook...

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September Squeeze Week

I have such a low threshold for being “selly”. I unfollow people who are constantly pushing their seminars and books and just repeating themselves. I think it has probably hurt my business that I cannot sell, sell, sell.  I have even realized that sometimes people...

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Sorry Karin Michels, Coconut Oil Isn’t Poison

  The first time I heard about the video claiming “Coconut Oil is Poison”, I dismissed it as attention seeking clickbait. As the video, because of the crazy headline, gained traction we decided to clarify our stance on coconut oil. Oh, and If you click on the link to...

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Starbucks new plant-based sugar bomb

My inbox was buzzing with Starbucks news. Starbucks, it seems, launched blended plant-based, protein, coffee drinks. I have yet to try these drinks, for reasons enumerated below, but I hear they are a blend of coffee, rice and pea proteins and nut milk. One flavor...

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If dinner is your largest meal, are you screwed?

Our tagline is “we’re not going to make you change your lifestyle to fit our food plans our food plans will fit your lifestyle” It’s on our homepage something I take seriously. After all, I have a lifestyle (travelstyle, cocktailstyle) too. With that being said, we...

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How many carbs is too many

I had the first follow-up session with a client yesterday. In our initial meeting, I learned that this client already exercised, took a nice assortment of supplements and was already going to great lengths, successfully, to be healthy. His problem was he wasn’t losing...

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Fake is real and real is fake

The world is fucked up. I’m not talking politics. Last night, we had dinner at Catch, here in LA. We’re traveling with 2 teens so some of the hip and cool scene-y places we’ve been to are not what Marc and I would choose on our own. Anyway, the entrance to this...

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How to Make the Perfect Smoothie

I have been a smoothie lover for a long time. My smoothie love started with Angel Food Cake at Smoothie King in New Orleans, when I was in college (don’t judge, it was better than froyo). It was a strawberry, banana mixture with a little vanilla. I’m not really sure...

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Foodtrainers’ Healthy Austin, TX Guide

Lauren and I hit Austin TX for the PaleoFX conference last month. We have gotten expert-level at exploring new(ish) cities together (or apart - see London, Nashville), and it doesn’t hurt that we both love all things tex-mex. Austin is the coolest – from avocado...

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We’re all fucked up and that’s ok

I love the book/ platform I Quit Sugar*. Sarah Wilson, who wrote the books, has built quite a brand. I don’t know Sarah personally (I guest posted for them when my book came out) but she always seemed like a badass with a great sense of humor. She bikes to work, in...

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Should I brag more?

Today is Day 1 of our pre-summer Squeeze week. Every day of the Squeeze participants receive a tip of the day. Today’s tip focused on affirmations. We asked everyone to complete the sentence I am __________. Our parameters were that it should be something positive but...

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How to avoid eating your feelings

I just had a session with a longtime client. She recapped a couple of weeks where her stress was unusually high, higher than the family/work juggle many of us attempt. After she summarized what had been happening, I agreed with her, “that’s a lot, I totally get it.”...

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Healthier in the Bedroom

It’s been almost a month in our new apartment. If you’re on Insta, you may recall the move was emotional for me. Our kids grew up in the old apartment and we had renovated every inch of it ourselves. What’s strange is that the second we moved, I was fine. It’s as...

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Top 10 tips from PaleoFx

Carolyn and I just got back from Austin where we checked out the Paleofx conference, for the first time. Carolyn had been before but I also checked out Austin for the first time. I can't say which was the bigger draw for me but we enjoyed both. While it’s fresh in my...

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Do I ignore the alcohol research?

Friday night, the sun was streaming in our windows. We just moved and this whole light-filled space thing is new for us. I asked Marc if he wanted me to make him a drink. “Sure” he said, as he always does. In the book I just finished, it talks about one partner...

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Your Healthy-ish Nashville Guide

A few weeks ago I went to Nashville for a friends birthday and was blown away by the good food, music (of course) and weather. I actually have a crush on Nash and have to share my hits with you. Of course, with only 2 days there, I cannot personally vouch for all of...

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Bobbi Brown just launched a new website called Just Bobbi. Here is a post I wrote for the site on my top 5 supplements to take. Can you guess the 5? Click link to find out why I'm anti multi vitamins as well. The site is great....

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What’s the deal with Oat Milk? And all our fave milks

Milk has become confusing. A few years ago, you'd be hard pressed to find anything besides soy for a nondairy milk option. Now, it's safe to say you will have choices to make, in the plant-based milk department, at any coffee shop. We are fielding a lot of questions...

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Is your mattress killing you and do you care

As we prepare to move (hard to even type those words, denial is real), I am trying to take the opportunity to upgrade household items to ecofriendly alternatives. For example, we need a new mattress. I have strong feelings on many topics but mattresses aren’t one of...

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