Detox for Spring the Whole Foods Way

With each season, our bodies start to adjust to the world around us. As it becomes winter, we naturally begin to crave the heavier and more comforting foods that are in season such as grounding root veggies and warming spices like cardamom and nutmeg. We also switch our iced beverages to steaming mugs of our favorite drinks and just naturally settle down into a slower pace as the days become shorter and darker. This seasonal change can even put a little extra weight on our frames as our bodies prepare for freezing temperatures that in the past, have left food scarce.

Likewise, in the spring, our bodies also begin to naturally adjust to the longer days and warmer weather by shedding the extra weight of winter, by picking up the pace and by craving lighter, more energizing fare. Luckily, Mother Nature provides everything we need to support this natural transition between the seasons by providing foods that will help us combat the effects of pollen, that will clear congestion and help improve our circulation so we can keep up with the extra "spring" in our step that comes along with this new season. Find that, and more, in today's blog post.

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The LTB Report. New Years with Nila.

Happy Friday! January sure is flying by, but before it goes, I have a fun interview with one of the most beautiful people I know, both inside and out, Mrs. Nila Grier. I was lucky to meet this beaming ray of light at Pure Barre as she became a regular in my classes. While these days, we don't get to LTB together much, I often run into her coming in and out of Clean Juice or picking up the best vegan cookies at Whole Foods. Of course, in true Nila fashion, she always has a smile beaming across her face and a big hug ready no matter how busy she is. And that she certainly is! Being step-mom to internet sensations {to say the very least!} Nash and Hayes Grier and college football cutie Will Grier, really keeps her on her toes as she regularly jet-sets back and forth to the west coast. Yet, she remains completely unchanged by the fame. Even with a stout following on Instagram, Nila remains authentic and an incredible role model for all of her impressionable young followers. She's definitely someone to look to for inspiration. This girl lives balance... while eating right and exercising are important to her, she also makes sure to live a little and enjoy every second of this sweet life. Everyone, meet Nila.

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Easy Ways To Eat Your Veggies {Greens Included!}

Unbeknownst to me, there are {adult} people who've been lurking... hiding behind coffee cups and sugar-y sweet donuts... maybe the occasional piece of fruit... who don't eat at least one veggie {Insert glass-shattering shriek}. How is this possible?! 

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