The 5 to T.H.R.I.V.E

  • The 5 to thrive: Flexible food framework
  • Hormones: Hunger regulation & fat burning
  • Recovery: Sleep & de-stress practises
  • Insulin sensitivity: Blood glucose balance
  • Vital gut-health: Microbiota
  • Exercise: Resistance training & cardio

The 5 to thrive: Flexible food framework

  • 1Protein
  • 2Healthy fats
  • 3Fiber
  • 4Dark leafy greens & green veggies
  • 5Colored cellular carbohydrates. Plants with their fiber wall in tact in a variety of colors. Eg: land & sea vegetables (mostly non-starchy), lacto-fermented vegetables & fruits.
Note that numbers 3, 4 & 5 of the 5 to thrive all include fiber. Fiber plays an integral role in blood sugar regulation and feeds our good-gut buddies in our microbiota. In turn, they produce short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) such as butyrate among others gifting us beneficial postbiotics so that we can thrive!

Salmon Pesto. Creamy Lemon Tahini Kale Salad. Crispy Chickpea Croutons
The 5 to Thrive

Warm Vanilla Chia Butter Berry Protein Porridge
5 to Thrive, except for dark leafy greens, but hey that’s ok! It’s a flexible food framework! We have organic strawberry tops & pumpkin seeds in there for our greens! 😉

Thrive Smoothie in the making

The thrive toolbox

  1. The thrive smoothie
  2. Circadian rhythm intermittent fasting
  3. High intensity interval training (HIIT)
  4. Meditation/ breath work
  5. Spending time in nature

You aren’t here simply to survive. You were born to T.H.R.I.V.E.

Our modern lifestyle is not aligned with our genes and biology. When we are able to bring our diet and lifestyle more into alligment with our biology by giving our brain/body what it needs we have a much greater potential to thrive! T.H.R.I.V.E, The 5 to thrive and The thrive toolbox were created to give my clients real life practical tools and knowledge within a flexible framework to empower your choices on the daily and develop sustainable healthy relationships around food, fitness, rest and recovery.

My research skills helped me to mine the scientific literature in PubMed among many other databases distilling cutting edge information rooted-in-science to inform my approach. The deeper I dove the more it became clear to me just how much the conversation needs to change. Counting calories, weighing macros, following fad-diets and expensive gym memberships often aren’t sustainable and can foster a failed mindset. Focusing on fads and counting or weighing negates how foods get metabolized inside of our body. Blood glucose (sugar) balance, insulin sensitivity, hunger hormone regulation, our gut-microbiota and the importance of exercise, sleep and recovery for overall health and wellness are paramount to whether we thrive, or not. Ideal body weight set point, and body composition goals can be achieved in other more brain and body loving sustainable ways. Think of T.H.R.I.V.E as the science based framework to lean on for your health and wellbeing, the 5 to thrive as the delicious nutrient dense ‘anti-diet,’ and the thrive toolbox to dip into whenever you need a tool, or two!

T.H.R.I.V.E, The 5 to thrive and The thrive toolbox were created to give you the tools and knowledge within a flexible framework to empower your choices on the daily and develop healthy relationships around food and fitness. There is no perfection when you T.H.R.I.V.E only progress. It’s all about where you are going, not where you have been.

Imagine living a lifestyle free of food drama and fear of derailment. To be able to trust in your own ability to make the best choices for you that nurtures your brain and body’s symbiotic connection. The more you use the framework the more your brain and body feel in balance and crave the need to T.H.R.I.V.E.

T.H.R.I.V.E Nutrition Program

coming soon