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Breakfast and Blood Sugar: Best Friends for Balance

By Nutrition Coach Rachel I’ve heard time and time again from clients how eating breakfast can be troublesome – and especially on busy days… which are exactly the days our bodies need breakfast! It’s worth the time and effort both immediately and long-term for wellbeing. A couple of key things

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How Undereating Can Inhibit Weight Loss Goals

Posted by Head Nutrition Coach Rachel Ok, so let’s jump right in! As you know, here at Ripple Effect we look at many factors for reaching goals. So just a quick mention that lowering some factors – calories, certain foods, etc. – may seem appealing with the modern diet culture

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How to Build Muscle & Get Stronger

Getting stronger is one of the most common goals we hear at RECF. It makes sense why! Being strong makes life more enjoyable. Everyday tasks are easier. Rigorous activities like hiking, biking, and swimming are more fun when you don’t have to stop for a break every 5 minutes. Keeping

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 5 Detox Myths Demystified

Posted by Head Nutrition Coach Rachel Detox doesn’t mean deprivation. Period.  There are many versions of cleansing that diet culture advertises, whether that’s looking like a week off sugar, a three-day juice cleanse, or even an extreme fasting retreat. Yet, detoxing is widely misunderstood—and should be about so much more

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How to Set New Years Goals for You!

by Head Nutrition Coach Rachel With the 2023 here, new year’s resolutions are fresh in mind as plans and ideas begin to come forward. We begin to anticipate the opportunities that a big milestone event like a brand new year can bring! We want to kick it off right –

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Self Care When You Need It The Most

by Nutrition Coach Rachel With the holidays comes excitement and movement. We’ve put together 4 easy reminders to align with yourself as the festivities and daily life unroll this season. Make these your own as you read! Trust your intuition to guide you during busy times. We will see you

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Healthful Holiday Eats: All You Need To Know… keep it simple!

Protein and Produce… your key to a more healthful holiday. By Nutrition Coach Rachel While navigating the holiday season, always have a go-to thought of “where is my produce?” and “where is my protein?”. There is no shortage of starches and grains in a Western diet and we promise they

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Intro to Integrative Nutrition Coaching: Elevate Your Health!

by Rachel, Head Nutrition Coach We know you’ve been curious, so here is a quick intro to illuminate how our Nutrition offerings will benefit you. Integrative Nutrition and Holistic Health approaches are quickly making way into our lives to guide us to meet our goals. And thank goodness! Life is

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Immune Boosting Foods: Vitamin C for Longevity

by Rachel, Head Nutrition Coach Well, it’s here! The winter months are upon us in Minnesota and the cold is quickly guiding us inside for the season. Also the time of year when illness tends to ramp up. As a community working to keep everyone feeling comfortable like washing hands,

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