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My Journey Off Hormonal Birth Control (AKA “The Pill”), Part Two

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably read part one and had your interest piqued enough to give part two a shot. I didn’t anticipate all of messages I’d get from people excited about hearing more. The topic of hormonal birth control and the pill (along with periods and hormonal health in general) can sometimes feel […]

My Journey off Hormonal Birth Control (AKA “The Pill”), Part One

Monday, June 18th, 2018
I want to preface this post by saying that this is my anecdotal experience. While there is lots of research out there regarding hormonal birth control, I’m not presenting that here today. I’m presenting my own experience, but my intention is never to shame you for your choices. One size does not fit all! This […]

8 Common Weight Loss Roadblocks

Friday, June 1st, 2018
Weight loss is often a tricky subject, because there’s so much emotion wrapped up in what we think our bodies should look like. We’re inundated with messages from doctors, the media, well-meaning friends and family and social media “highlight reels.” And many of these messages and programs encourage you to give your power away and […]

How to Build a Balanced Plate: What, How Much & How Often

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
There is so much conflicting nutrition information out there that it can be tough to know what’s actually true. It’s no different when it comes to building a balanced plate. If you have followed some of the standard nutrition/diet advice, your plate might look a bit different than what I’m describing here. And you may […]

5 Reasons To Bring Me on As Your Coach

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that my (possibly excessive) 11-point list on ‘Why Hire a Whole30 Coach’ led you here. The logical next step after deciding to hire a coach is deciding which one to choose. There are lots of us, after all. And this is a totally individual decision. I’m under no illusion […]

11 Reasons To Hire a Coach During Your Whole30

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Look. I get it. The Whole30 is a free program. So why in the world would you turn around and hire a coach to walk you through it? The short answer to this (and one you’re probably not expecting from me) is that not everyone may need a coach. Especially if you’ve done a Whole30 […]

Healthy Travel Hacks

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Travel can really throw your healthy habits off track, but it doesn’t have to. With some prior planning and some space for your snacks, you can be well on your way to feeling just as good coming home from vacation as you felt heading out. As a dietitian working one-on-one with clients, I tend to […]

Who We Are

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Hi there! Welcome to my very new, but soon to be passion-filled space on the interwebs. I want to stop in to formally introduce myself. I’m Sam, a Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer and Whole30 Certified Coach. I’m also the founder of Mindful Bites, a wellness/nutrition coaching business. My goal is to give you actionable […]