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While I’ve talked openly about my rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis in 2018, what I haven’t talked so openly about is the six years I spent ignoring an invisible illness. In 2012, I had just reenlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was preparing to start my first embassy duty assignment in Lagos, Nigeria. The only thing I was waiting on was a medical clearance examination, and I would be on my way to the continent.

At least that is what I thought as I sat in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center waiting for my doctor to come into the…

How do I stop making bad food choices? As a Nutrition & Mindful Eating Coach and someone who personally struggled for years to make healthy food choices, restriction and dieting are often recipes for disaster: Have you ever asked yourself this question? If so, you might have thought about everything from avoiding the food entirely to trying another fad diet. I’m not going to lie and say that I’ve never:

  • For one, willpower is finite and after a long day, that ice cream in the back of the freezer you’ve been avoiding starts looking real good.
  • Secondly, that diet that…

If you’re just getting started with eating more mindfully, one of the most important things that you can do is to master the art of meal planning for beginners. While I don’t recommend following overly restrictive meal plans, I do recommend flexible meal planning as an effective tool that can help you make better food choices.

Meal planning isn’t about restriction, but planning your meals ahead so you ensure you’re eating the foods your body needs to achieve your wellness goals.

If you’re looking for an easy way to get started with meal planning, in this post I’m sharing with…

Have you found yourself struggling to make healthy eating work with your busy schedule? Or, maybe you want to enjoy home-cooked meals without you being the person that actually cooks them? If so, it’s time for you to outsource your meal planning and preparation.

Before you start saying to yourself that investing in a personal chef is not exactly in your budget, I want to share a simple solution where you can get chef-prepared meals without the chef-prepared price. That solution is prepared meal delivery!

Prepared meals delivery services have been the go-to solution for many people who have been…

If you’re one of the millions of people who started working remotely in 2020, you know all-too-well that the massive transition to remote work resulted in highs, such as better work-life balance and lows, like an increase in snacking.

Whether you’re looking to get in control of your eating habits or have more energy to get through your workday, implementing mindful eating habits is one of the best things you can do when working from home.

That’s why in this post, I’m sharing three ways you can practice mindful eating while working from home.

3 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating When Working From Home

1. Create a Daily Routine

If you’ve ever followed a calorie-restrictive diet, there’s a good chance you’ve gotten to the point where you realized that this lifestyle isn’t for you. At least that’s what I realized the moment I had my DD 214 (Certificate of Discharge from Active Duty) in hand and experienced an ah-ha moment that for the first time in six years I didn’t have to follow an overly restrictive diet.

You might not have served in the military, but the pandemic might have been the moment you realized you no longer had to follow an overly restrictive diet. …

It’s been 14 months since many of us started working from home. Even though that has provided many benefits, there have also been a few stressors many of us have had to learn to navigate. As a nutrition coach, one of the most common stressors my community has been impacted by is quarantine weight gain.

This is a stressor I knew all too well during the time I served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). No matter how much I exercised or how healthy I tried to eat, it felt like I was constantly battling with the scale. …

Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there and asked (or been asked) the eternal question, “What’s for dinner?” Between Zoom meetings and homeschooling, the answer might be, whatever I can order quickly for DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats.

Let’s be honest:

  • That begins to add up over time,
  • You likely aren’t choosing the healthiest options, and
  • After a while, your taste buds start getting bored.

That’s why something that I’ve been doing specifically over the last few months is seeking out food bloggers on Pinterest. …

From hopping from one Zoom meeting to another to watching one TikTok after another, staying energized and focused while working from home can feel like a difficult task at times.

When you add an autoimmune disease (or two) to the mix, it can make an already difficult task feel impossible.

Something I’ve learned as a nutrition coach and autoimmune warrior that has been essential while working from home is the importance of fueling your body with anti-inflammatory foods. …

What is mindful eating and how to use it to achieve your wellness goals are questions I often get. Being a Nutrition and Mindful Eating Coach many often assume that I’ve always been a healthy eater, but that couldn’t be any further from the truth.

Back in 2016 after years of hopping from one diet to another, I was a recovering binge eater looking for a way to eat healthily that didn’t require me counting calories or following a restrictive diet.

So, I started searching for a solution other than dieting, and in that process, I stumbled upon the concept…

Tomesha Campbell

I’m a Nutrition Coach who helps you create, nurture, and cultivate an environment of body acceptance.

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