Giving the Gift of Fitness | Nutrition Nuptials | Mandy Enright MS RDN RYT

How to Give the Gift of Health & Fitness

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With the holiday season here, the challenge of finding your significant other the perfect gift has arrived. If getting healthy has been on your significant other’s Wish List, here are some approaches to giving the gift of health & fitness. Continue reading “How to Give the Gift of Health & Fitness”

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Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs

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Happy Day After Easter to all my happy couples out there! If you took part in the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs, chances are you may have a lot of leftover eggs around (especially if you had a lot of ambitious little helpers with your dyeing). Now that the bunny has come and gone, it’s time to put those leftover hardboiled eggs to use. Continue reading “Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs”

My 30-Day Venture Into Veganism Part 2: Why I Got Off The Bus

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Yesterday I posted about my experience following a vegan diet for a month. I have the upmost respect for those who choose to be strictly vegan.  A vegan diet was strongly enforced as part of my yoga teacher training for ethical reasons.  However, I did a lot of soul searching and meditation during this time to reflect if I could realistically continue being vegan after training was over.  And here is where I am at this point in my life. Continue reading “My 30-Day Venture Into Veganism Part 2: Why I Got Off The Bus”

My 30-Day Venture into Veganism: Part 1

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In February I attended an intensive 10-day yoga teacher training. As part of the training we were strongly encouraged to follow a vegan diet in the month preceding and during the training days. As a semi-vegetarian most of my life where I’ve cut out beef and pork due to personal preference, I didn’t think I’d have too much trouble. I mean, hey, I always treat myself to the local vegan spot whenever the Mr goes out of town. But you learn quickly how animal-based foods play a prominent role in the foods we eat. And I also soon began to miss those foods in my life.

Continue reading “My 30-Day Venture into Veganism: Part 1”

Couples #GimmeFive Contest

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In honor of FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign turning 5 thletsmoveweblogois year, I’m challenging my couples out there to #GimmeFive days of eating meals together cooked at home this week!  Share your creations with me in the Comments and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #NNsaidGimmeFive.  Share 5 days worth of home-cooked meals and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amex gift card towards your next grocery shopping trip!  Last day to enter is Sunday April 12th.

Remember healthy kids grow up in healthy homes. Start good habits now and new family members will join right in.  For more information or ideas on how to get moving, visit Let’s Move!

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Getting Your Fitness Acts Together

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This year for National Nutrition Month®, the focus isn’t just on nutrition, but also the role fitness plays in creating a healthy lifestyle.  If you haven’t always been someone who enjoys working out, chances are it may be harder to get started with a fitness routine.  And if your significant other also is not into working out, that’s a recipe for a sedentary lifestyle together.  However, physical activity plays a major component of a long-term healthy life, so it’s time to get your fitness acts together. Continue reading “Getting Your Fitness Acts Together”

Putting the “Habit” in Cohabitation

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The decision to live together with your significant other is life-changing. Not only do you lose the freedom of sleeping in a bed by yourself and all those other single behaviors you may have gotten used to (goodbye, peeing with the bathroom door open), but your health and waistline can also incur changes as well when you sign on the dotted line together. Continue reading “Putting the “Habit” in Cohabitation”

Do It on the Kitchen Table

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Where do you do it?  In front of the TV?  Over the kitchen sink?  In front of the refrigerator with the door wide open?  If you’re eating anywhere other than at a table, then you’re setting yourself up for unwanted weight gain.

When food is eaten anywhere other than at a designated dining area in the house, such as a kitchen table or breakfast bar, less focus is put on the meal and more on the distractions around us.  As a result, we may consume additional unwanted calories simply because we’re not paying attention to what we’re doing. Continue reading “Do It on the Kitchen Table”

Welcome to Nutrition Nuptials!

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Welcome to 2015!  I am thrilled to officially launch my nutrition blog, Nutrition Nuptials, a site dedicated exclusively to the health and wellness of couples.  This is your resource for nutrition, fitness, and wellness advice from a Registered Dietitian and fitness trainer.

If you celebrated the holidays getting engaged, married, or honeymooning, then congratulations are certainly in order!  And if you rung in the new year with a kiss from someone who’s name you can’t seem to remember, never fear!  A new year is upon us to meet new people or reconnect with someone from the past.

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