Recent Posts by Kate Tendall, M.S.

    Kate Tendall, M.S. is a certified holistic nutritionist, writer/blogger and nutrition educator who is passionate about empowering people to give up dieting and find balance with food, while helping them to obtain a simple, realistic and sustainable lifestyle. She practices vinyasa yoga daily and you can usually find her spending time by the ocean.

    Health Behavior Science and Why It’s Important for Health Coaches

    As health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness coaches, one of the primary skills that you develop during your training is how to guide your clients toward adopting behaviors that make them healthier. You help them to achieve physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

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    8 Busted Myths About Bulking

    Bulking is a term commonly used in bodybuilding that refers to a progressive increase in calorie consumption beyond your body’s base needs, in combination with an increase in the intensity of weight training. 

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    How the Gut-Brain Connection Affects Mental Health

    This article is part of a series on Nutritional Psychology and how what we eat affects our brains and moods.

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    14 Swaps for Healthier Halloween Treats

    Halloween is a treat-filled holiday tradition that kicks-off the fall season. Staying healthy and avoiding food allergens shouldn't put a damper on the fun though. Try these 14 Halloween treat swaps to keep the holiday enjoyable and healthy!

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    Diet, Depression, and Anxiety

    Everyone has a downer of a day now and then. The kind where you just have the blues and are feeling low. Similarly, everyone has fears and things that induce nervousness. Find some dietary tips for how to boost your mood in our article How Nutrients Affect Mood and Behavior and the biological pathways they work through in our article This is Your Brain on Food. In this article, the focus is whether or not diet can help treat depression and anxiety.

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    How Nutrients Affect Mood and Behavior

    The first article in this series on food and mood explains the chemical basis for how food affects our mood. In this article, we’ll talk more about specific foods and eating habits that affect your mood and the burgeoning field of Nutritional Psychology.

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    This is Your Brain on Food: The Relationship Between Diet and Mental Health

    We feel what we eat as much as we are what we eat. Our brains are the energy powerhouse for our bodies, so eat well to think and feel well. In this article, we cover: The Brain: Our Energy Powerhouse, How Foods Fuel Moods, and Changing Diet to Maintain Your Mental Health.

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    Which Health and Fitness Business Niche is Right for You?

    With the rise in healthy living, the need for personal trainers, health coaches, and nutritionists is greater than ever before. While it’s an exciting time for successful business owners, the tremendous growth of the market also means more competition for entrepreneurs in the space.

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    What is Intuitive Eating?

    New diets are continuously emerging onto the health and wellness scene. The latest and greatest, however, is not so much a diet but more of a non-diet and a lifestyle choice. This most recent trend to show up has, in actuality, been around for decades but thanks to social media, wellness experts and influencers turning away from the diet culture, intuitive eating has made its way back to the health scene. Intuitive eating breaks away from the traditionalism of diets and instead embraces a mind-body holistic approach to eating and nutrition. Intuitive eating believes that nothing is off limits and “good or “bad” foods don’t exist.

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    25 Things You Need to Know About Becoming a Holistic Health Coach

    Taking the leap to become a holistic health coach can seem intimidating—especially if you’re leaving the stability of a 9-5 job.

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