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MOTRwell: Coping with Stress
In times of stress, our cortisol levels and our blood sugar levels are both impacted, which makes us want to grab for a sugary treat or a simple carbohydrate. Coach Sarah helps us "expand our menu" during times of stress.
What activities can you do to replace that emotional eating? Sarah introduces the concept of a nurture menu — options you can turn to to help you reduce stress and avoid food cravings. Some examples may be to take a warm bath, to go for a walk, or to drink your favorite tea. In our expanded content for members, we have an entire list to help you make your own nurture menu. Contact your local owner for more information.
We asked Coach Sarah to offer some simple nutrition tips to help our families stay healthy. In this video, she shares three easy ways to help your kids eat more fruits and veggies.
Your body depends on water to survive: Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to function properly. In this video, Coach Sarah gives us five easy ways to make sure we stay hydrated.
We asked Coach Sarah to share some simple nutrition tips to help us keep our families healthy. In this video, Sarah offers ideas for fun, kid-friendly snacks that are easy to make and good for them, too.
Hidden Sugars: What to Look for
by Coach Sarah,
Eau Claire Moms on the Run Coach and MOTRwell program facilitator
Did you know that sugars are routinely hidden in common household foods such as salsa, mustard, spaghetti sauces, mayonnaise, chicken broth, salad dressings, crackers, peanut butter, bread, bacon, and beef sticks? It’s no wonder we crave sugar and feel out of control with it at times. It is now estimated that Americans consume anywhere between 17-40 teaspoons of sugar a day! Am I the only one that thinks that’s crazy?! Picture a teaspoon of sugar. Now picture yourself eating 17 of them a day. Gross.
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