Sara Binde

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Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.

Need a lifestyle change? Change with love

I really want to help people. I want to help people by providing tools, education, knowledge and motivation to make themselves better. In particular, I want to help people improve themselves by making them healthier. However, all the motivation in the world from me cannot make people want to make themselves healthier. And that’s okay.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Weird Things Healthy People Do That You Should Do, Too

Healthy people are known to have some odd practices and habits. Here are the top habits that my boyfriend and I do that may be questioned by others who don’t understand them, but have practical uses for when they are applied to a person on a healthy lifestyle.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

6 Practical Weight Loss Tips for a Slimmer You

Lose weight and keep it off forever!

Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you. It’s hard to believe people who claim to have discovered the magic recipe to weight loss.

I’m not here with a magic recipe. I’m here with a compilation of advice from doctors, health advisers, health enthusiasts and my own personal experience.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Nutrient Deficiencies and Plant-Based Diets

Plant-based diets come across as being high maintenance.

Claims of needing to “carefully plan” and be “nutritionally conscious” scare many people into not changing their diet.

However, the need to carefully plan a plant-based diet is a myth.

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  • Updated a couple of years ago

Prebiotics and Probiotics: The Basics

Let’s talk about prebiotics and probiotics. These words have been thrown around for a while now. Most people in the general public know that both prebiotics and probiotics have been associated with positive health effects, especially increased gastrointestinal (digestive) health. But, what exactly are prebiotics and probiotics anyhow? Both pre- and probiotics help the body…

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Transformation Tuesday

My first ever Transformation Tuesday! Sometimes we get ourselves down because we look at what we haven’t yet accomplished; however, if we look at our past, we are better able to appreciate how far we have come.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Everything You Need to Know About Supplements

Normally when dietary supplements are brought up, people of the general population think of popping pills, tablets and special powders. In fact, the FDA defines a supplement as intended to be taken as a pill, capsule, tablet, etc. that is self-identified as a supplement. However, unknown to most of the general public in the US,…

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Where do you get your health info? Media vs. Science

Take a few minutes to read this article on the Forbes website: Sweet And Sour: The Media Decided Fructose Was Bad For America; But Science Had Second Thoughts.

While it is correct to state that physical activity and active lifestyles are becoming less common among common folk these days, this is not the basis of being overweight and/or obese. And yes, it is true that carbohydrates can make an individual gain weight, however, not all carbohydrates are equal. The carbohydrates that are causing obesity are the ones that are empty calories that aren’t paired with fiber, vitamins, nutrients, water and phytochemicals among other things that come packaged with whole foods. Whole-food carbohydrates like rice, bananas, peaches, carrots and potatoes are not evil. These foods cannot make you obese.

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Why I’m Plant-Based, Not Vegan

Veganism is not just about food.

Veganism is an ideology and being a vegan is attributed with certain beliefs.

A better word is “plant-based”. Not as catchy, but more inclusive.

Plant-based is great for people who are vegan as well as people who severely limit their consumption of animal products to one or a few servings a week. Plant-based means that the majority of ones diet comes from plants, allowing room for those who don’t have the same ideals as vegans. In addition, because vegans have a wholly plant-based diet, they too can be included in the people who call themselves plant based. The following reasons are my reasons for being plant based (and not vegan).

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  • Updated 3 years ago

Superfoods: Real or Just a Hype?

The media always chooses food or foods that is touted as the newest and greatest health food. The latest examples of these ‘superfoods” are coconut oil, açaí and quinoa among others. Unfortunately, there is no one food that is going to make you healthy, fit, or thin.

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  • Updated 3 years ago