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Holli Thompson is a Certified Health and Nutrition Coach. She has trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City , accredited by SUNY Purchase College, and is also certified by Cornell University. Holli is a Raw Food Chef, has attended the Natural Gourmet Cooking School and is skilled in the art of healthy gourmet cooking.

When she’s not working with clients and traveling to New York for her wellness events, Holli enjoys life on her Virginia farm and vineyard with her husband of over fifteen years and her son, age 9.

6 Tips for Avoiding The Freshman 15

Hi Girls!! (and guys) I was asked to speak to the student body of Foxcroft School, a prestigious all girls school this past week, and although the topic was about my personal journey in business and life, I couldn’t resist giving the girls a nutrition take-a-way.

Here you go girls!!

Nutritional Style’s 6 Tips for boarding school/college/dorm room SURVIVAL

1) Drop soda and high sugar fruit juice, instead, drink TONS of water (download a free report at www.nutritionalstyle.com on ways to spice up your water)

2) Pass on the processed food snacks, i.e. 100 calorie snack packs, pretzels, chips, crackers and go for whole food snack bars instead like www.rawcrunchbar.com or a small amount of plain almonds and raisins or trail mix.

3) Steer away from too much dairy; it can wreak havoc on your skin and weight. Fill up on fresh salads and extra veggies wherever possible.

4) Avoid or limit breads and pastas, they metabolize like sugar and create cravings for more.. They also clog your digestion and slow you down. Go for whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal or quinoa that are high in vitamins and minerals and better for your digestion.

5) Say “No” to Sugar, it’s addictive and it will skyrocket your moods up and then crash you down, creating a need for more. Reach for the fresh fruit bowl instead.. (This is a great tip, keep a fruit bowl in your dorm room if you can. FYI, One Nutritional Style client began her weight loss of 35 pounds with this ONE simple step! )

6) Watch the coffee! Coffee is inflammatory in many people, and highly addictive. Try green tea or my favorite, yerba mate, for a gentle non-jittery energy. You’ll sleep better!

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