It’s more than just a buzzword, authenticity will transform the way you see yourself

Authenticity allows you to be free. You don’t have to hide. You don’t have to stay in the shadows, put on makeup, or wear a pseudo-smile mask just to please someone else.

No, authenticity is about you, living with freedom. You don’t have to live life behind a mask, a camera, or even a computer screen. Authenticity is about about living your life with self-confidence in full transparency. You don’t have to feel like you’re walking on eggshells with your parents or in-laws, coworkers or your boss.

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You can be yourself, your greatest self, when you live your life authentically.


Food Freedom

Forget the food police, this is real nutrition.

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What are your macros?

Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein.

Count the grams of carbs, fat and protein on food labels and that’s how many calories are in that food.

1 g of Carb or Protein offers 4 calories, and 1 g of Fat offers 9 calories.

If I want to eat food, I can eat more carbs and protein, but a simple spoon of olive oil or handful of nuts can be more than 200 calories. So, sticking with carbs and protein must be the way to go. Fat is bad. If I eat fat, I guess I’ll get fatter. …


Weight / Health / Nutrition

How your biology impacts your health and why Sharon deserved better care

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Sharon wanted to lose weight. She wanted to look thinner and be stronger.

She was running 5 to 7 miles a day, stretching before and after each workout as well as working full time at a factory. She was training for a marathon, so she also went on her long runs 12+ miles on the weekends.

Her diet equation looked perfect on paper. She was consuming 2500 calories a day and burning much more so she should could lose some weight. Her diet was pretty typical, she went shopping once a week and stocked up on some quick freezer dinner…


Feeling lost within myself never felt so far away

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I thought I was…
Happier than this.
Stronger than this.
Better than this.
More optimistic than this.
More realistic than this.

I never would have expected myself to have these episodic depressive states where I feel down, then lonely, then completely alone, and then empty.

I never would have expected myself to have taken this path, to be subject to this crap. Not me, not me — mister “unrealistic optimism” as my signature tagline chants.

Pssh — to hell with that. I’m not sure if I even believe in that at all during the days when I feel my worst.


You’re wasting more time and attention than you realize, now stop it ;)

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Take back your time, take back your life.

The news does not control your attention, it does not control your focus. The news does not control your life, but we often act like it does. We often let the news take leadership over our lives by controlling our emotions, our perception and stress of the life we live.

News consumption consumes our lives. How much do we really need to know?

Ask yourself, have you ever experienced some news reports that negatively impacted your mental health, emotional stability, or kept you up at night?

Has…


Eat lavishly with love for flavor and spice, crunch and delight while eating more nice

If you love to enjoy all things tacos and burritos, spice and veggies, and looking for meat-free eating, you’re in luck! More options are coming!

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More than ever before, people are looking for ways to reduce their intake of animal products and this famous restaurant chain has made it even easier to eat more veg.

The trailblazing, Beyond Meat will also be on the menu soon too! I can’t wait to gather again in-person with friends and fam in a newly reinspired, vegan-friendly Taco Bell, which has ramped up its marketing focus for making “food for all.” Everyone could deserve…


If you can eat it then it must be food then, right? WRONG.

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Our world today surrounds us with food products in abundance, with little to no food to provide adequate nourishment to our bodies. Why?

I believe food can heal. In fact, I’ve seen it to be true in my life and many others I’ve worked with at this point. From helping to treat my mom’s chronic autoimmune condition (Crohn’s) to my fond memories of smoothie demos with chemotherapy patients at a local hospital, I know what food can do.

Food Can Be Delicious and Nutritious

I’m twenty-five years old. I’ve graduated college with a Master’s in Nutrition & Dietetics, and passed my board exam to become credentialed…


Technology Transformation

You thought we were digital before, just wait.

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Seriously, if you thought we were digital before — just wait.

We thought we lived in the world of increasing screen time and the growing digital age before, the events of 2020 sparked a surge that hasn’t dwindled since. We have many more digital and virtual frameworks for everyday living. Parents are working from home. Screens are taking over our kid’s lives, not just in movies and video games anymore, but in education and leisure too. As in any sector of technological advances, there are always risks and benefits.

Remote work, less flying, less driving, less traveling in general while we are stuck indoors. Standard service businesses and brick n mortar…


Too Much to Think About

Making better decisions and overcoming information overload

“I don’t understand this. It doesn’t make any sense.”

Don’t worry, me either.

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As the world continues to learn more through 2021 from the pandemic of Covid-19, it’s safe to say there’s been a lot of opinions for decision making thrown around. Did we get things right? Where did we go wrong? It’s a lot to take in. News and media are working overtime to keep up with the day-to-day changes (often hour-by-hour). Similarly, many people have felt they must stay on high-alert to take in all the information needed to stay safe. Sparking the amygdala in our brains —…


Some are respected as wines, others are left hanging out to dry on the vine, and others — are simply beaten to a pulp

Food analogies run through common language like blood through our veins. If we consider the role of the simple, yet esteemed grape, I think we can learn a thing or two about human equity. All grapes are planted and created equal, yet we see distinct hierarchies for grape cultures grown around the world. Do all grapes deserve a fair chance or are some grapes destined for wine, while others’ fate remains a raisin?

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Take, for instance, the contrast of flavors, colors, and aromas produced from growing specific grape varieties for specifically prized wines. We have an entire classification system and…

Jonathan Isbill MS, RDN

Health & Nutrition Advocate, MS, RD • Reader • Writer • Dreamer • Owner #ZigZagNutrition Looking for freedom & health in all areas of life

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