I’m embarrassed to see that my last entry was end of January 2018, shortly after I enrolled in my 200 hour yoga teacher training. I guess you can say things have been busy since than. In addition to 200 hours of yoga, I also started my little yoga and nutrition business – West Beach Yoga! […]
About LaurenWelcome! I’m Lauren Follett. A couple years ago, while working in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, I decided to pursue my passion for healthy living and enrolled in the Distance Education program with The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. I studied on my lunch breaks, after work, on the weekends, and while travelling through South America. The world of health & nutrition can be confusing. There are a lot of mixed messages out there when it comes to health: low fat, low calories, sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free…leaving you confused, frustrated, and wondering where to start. That’s where I come in. As a Registered Nutritionist, my goal is to help you accomplish your health & wellness goals. I don’t believe in diets or quick fixes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle, which requires you to get educated, and learn how to make healthy choices. I’m dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach & motivate them to make healthy choices, discuss healthy living strategies and create customized nutrition programs that fit with their life.
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West Beach Yoga
Yoga Teacher Training Here I Come…
It’s official! I signed up for the 200 hour yoga teacher training course. It starts at the end of February and goes until June. I’m a mix of excited/anxious. Anxious because I’m embarking on something totally new and I just want to get started to remove the scary “unknown.” Anxious to leave my kids and […]
Yum & Yummer Cookbook Review: Healthy Grab and Go
I was recently sent a copy of Greta Podleski’s new cookbook, Yum & Yummer from the nice folks at Hype PR who asked me to try some recipes and write a review. I get approached all the time to review cookbooks and products, and I’m picky on which ones I choose, but I couldn’t say […]
New Year’s Eve Reflections
Every new years eve I find myself reflecting on the year; adventures we’ve been on, the highs and the lows; the people in my life who have been there, and those who haven’t. Here are some highlights of 2017: First time taking both boys to the grocery store! Made it to Colombia after almost 24 […]
Almond Thumbprint Cookies
This time of year always puts me in the mood to bake. I love giving friends and neighbours homemade goodies, and I love it even more when I give them something healthy. I’m not opposed to having my favourites over the holidays (egg nog, candy cane ice cream, toffee squares), but with all the super […]
Happy and HEALTHY Holidays!
With my family being in the Toronto area, I’m in full packing and planning mode around this time of year in preparation for our annual trek to visit my family for four nights, and than up to John’s family cottage for three nights. The holiday season is notorious for being heavy on the sugar and […]
Get Hygge This Winter
Are you dragging your feet lately? Finding it hard to get out of bed and get motivated for the day? I am. The sudden cooler temperatures and additional hours of darkness that we get in November in Canada really have an effect on my mood and motivation. Why than, are the Danish, who experience 6 […]
Oh, hello abs.
Oh, there you are abs. After two kids, and a few years of lackluster core workouts, I thought you were gone forever, but turns out you’re still there. Every time I sneeze or laugh, I painfully remember where you are. I braved another yoga class last Saturday afternoon – 1 hour and 15 minutes of […]
My Journey to Becoming a Yogini…started last night
I almost didn’t go. It was cold and rainy outside. I had had a long day with the boys, and the thought of curling up on the couch with my favorite jogging pants, a glass of red wine and Ray Donovan was very appealing. But, maybe doing something different; physically leaving the house and moving […]
Wow. This is the first time I’ve logged in since January 28th, and the only reason is because I decided not to prep dinner tonight or get groceries; thank goodness for my mother-in-law’s frozen chicken soup. The last 4 months has flown by, but it’s so fun taking care of both my boys. Jack is […]