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Kickin’ It With Natalie Terchek!

by Cascade Ice on November 20, 2014


Today we’re Kickin’ It with Natalie Terchek, the editor of FaveHealthyRecipes.com, who shares her healthy lifestyle tips! 

Natalie Terchek

Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

Living a healthy lifestyle is important in both the long term and the short term. Getting the right amount of exercise and eating the right foods will not only expand your lifespan, but will improve your day overall. I notice a drastic difference in my mood when I don’t get enough exercise, so that’s why it’s important to me to maintain healthy habits.

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

Jillian Michaels is my “healthy living” role model. I admire her strength, passion and attitude. She doesn’t accept any excuses for why you can’t live healthily, and it motivates me to not give up.

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

A big salad with romaine lettuce and my favorite veggies (cucumbers, red peppers, carrots and mushrooms). I top it with a light, fruity dressing and I’m good to go. If I want a heartier meal, I’ll add some chicken to it.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Get some exercise together! Whether it’s a long neighborhood walk, a game of soccer in a park or a trip to the gym, working out is easier and more fun when you have a group of people motivating you.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

I don’t like the idea of eliminating anything from your diet. It’s unrealistic, and you’re more likely to splurge on something else to “reward” yourself. I say to eat what you want, but be aware of what you’re eating and don’t over do it.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness (i.e. sleep, relaxation techniques, fitness routines)?

Getting extra sleep is so important. If you don’t have enough sleep, it really impacts the rest of your day, and you’ll also find that your motivation to eat well and work out will decrease. Try to get at least 8 hours a night.

To learn more about Rachel and her tips, visit her website Fave Healthy Recipes to find recipes, reviews, DIY tips and much more! Check out Fave Healthy Recipes on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+!

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