Are You a Desk or Dashboard Diner?

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Most Americans eat at least one meal a day in the car or at their desk. Our modern day busy, and technology-filled lives invite near constant multi-tasking.  According to a Harvard study done in 2013, eating while watching TV increased food intake by at least 50%. The same is likely true for eating while driving or working, surfing the internet or scrolling through social media.   In this state of distracted busyness, it becomes all too easy to ignore the body and its true hunger signals which then leads to low blood sugar. When we finally do eat, it’s from a place of depletion and distraction. Have you ever felt “hangry”?! Eating while distracted or on the run results in faster consumption, eating … KEEP READING…

Inspired Goal Setting to Begin Anew

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Whether it’s the beginning of a new year, new month or simply a Monday morning, the promise of personal or professional improvement is an exciting and hopeful time. Setting goals or making resolutions energize our intentions and jazz us up to create positive change in our lives. Our goals and resolutions are accomplished by creating habits that support us. Habits are actions consciously and repeatedly taken over and over until they become engrained in us by repetition. Positive habits keep us focused and lead to the success desired. Negative habits are actions we take that move us further away from our goals. For example, if the goal is to become stronger and more fit, but you find yourself spending every … KEEP READING…

Top Foods to Eat & Avoid for Healthy Hair

Lisa StoryConscious Eating

There are several factors that impact the health of your hair: age, hormones, genetics and daily diet.  The nourishment you receive from food each day will impact how you age, the balance of your hormones and can even keep genetic markers predisposing you to certain age-related or health challenges turned off. Each strand of hair is made up of cells containing protein. This protein is called keratin and the amino acids found in the keratin need plenty of vitamins and minerals along with healthy blood circulation to thrive.  If you want strong, shiny and healthy hair be sure to consume the following foods: Animal proteins such as: fish, chicken, turkey, eggs and vegetarian sources such as: legumes, tofu, nuts and … KEEP READING…

Should I stop drinking coffee?

Lisa StoryConscious Eating

This has been the most popular question I’ve received since the news that Starbuck’s (and other companies) in California were ordered to begin placing a cancer warning label on their coffee drinks. So, let’s get a little clarity and perspective on the matter! Knowledge is power. The concern with the coffee is that roasted coffee beans contain high levels of acrylamide in them (otherwise known as acrylic acid and a carcinogen…something that is toxic to the body). When it comes to coffee…lighter roasts have less acrylamide, certain types of beans may have less, and espresso-style may have more. If you suffer from energy issues, adrenal issues, sleep issues or anxiety you may want to stay off coffee for these reasons … KEEP READING…