Amanda Watson

Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS BLOG

Take the guesswork out of your nutrition and wellness…

Serving you the best, most current research and advanced nutritional science. Let’s address diet and lifestyle factors to help you achieve your goals and fit your busy lifestyle.

Are Plant-Based Milks Healthy?

Are Plant-Based Milks Healthy?

Plant-based milks are all the rage these days, but are they healthier than traditional dairy? Here I’ll discuss the nutritional content of diary and plant-based milks, and how to select the best quality plant-based milks.

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Optimizing Fat Burning

Optimizing Fat Burning

In a recent post I shared how burned body fat is released from the body (hint: it’s not through the stool or urine!). Today I share how you can optimize fat burning to improve body composition.

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Most Women Aren’t Eating Enough

Most Women Aren’t Eating Enough

Are you a woman in your 30′, 40’s or 50’s who feels like you are doing all the right things but still struggling with stubborn belly fat and an inability to lose weight? Read on to learn what I find to be a common culprit in the women I work with.

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Keeping Your Bones Strong as You Age

Keeping Your Bones Strong as You Age

Keeping your bones strong and preventing osteoporosis comes down to more than just your calcium intake. Here I discuss the multiple nutrients and lifestyle factors that can help prevent bone loss.

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Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Do you tend to overeat at holiday gatherings and parties? When there’s lots of delicious food around we tend to eat quickly and overfill our stomachs. This can lead to indigestion, heartburn, and bloating. Read on to learn tips on how to slow down, savor your food, and banish the bloat.

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Healthier Hot Cacao Recipe

Healthier Hot Cacao Recipe

There’s something about curling up under a cozy blanket on a cold winter day with a good cup of hot cocoa. Here is my favorite homemade hot cocoa recipe that uses 5 (healthy!) ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to make!

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My Top Nutrition Advice

My Top Nutrition Advice

Something I get asked often is “if you had to give someone only one piece of dietary advice, what would it be?” Read on to see what one recommendation I would make that would help people live healthier lives and prevent or reverse the diseases and illnesses of modern society.

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Avoiding Weight Gain During the Holidays

Avoiding Weight Gain During the Holidays

Gaining weight over the holiday season is a common concern for many adults. With all of the holiday parties and treats, increased alcohol consumption, and decreased physical activity it can be easy to gain unwanted weight between November and January.

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