You've probably heard that saturated fats really increase your risk of heart disease and raise your cholesterol. You’ve probably heard that fats will put weight on you and they are not good for a healthy diet. Maybe you’ve heard that fats are the ‘devil’ when it comes to losing weight. But is are any of these ‘facts’ true? In a word, no. In fact, humans need fats in their diet and here are my top 7 reasons why…Read more
This is a story of one of my most embarrassing moments on the road. And what it has to do with you making the decision to upgrade your nutrition. Once you’re tired of the diets, the frustration, the restriction, the details, the counting, the worry, the constant comparison, the judgment. Once you’re tired of the STRESS. Read on to learn what this classic tail-gating story (and it’s FANTASTIC plot twist) has to do with making changes in your nutrition.Read more
A dialogue I have had with quite a few clients in the last years. “If there’s no junk food in the house - I won’t eat it.” “If there’s __________(sugar, pastries, chips, pop etc) in front of me, I can’t help but overeat it.” “I can’t NOT eat sugar!” But take a deep look at these statements. None of them are actually real! These are all choices we make. Read this blog to find out how to step away from the belief that food controls you and you ‘can’t help’ but eat it when its around.Read more
This past year in my blog I talked about digestion, stress and weight gain. The connection. There is so much more that stress does to keep us from our weight loss goals. Here's how to relax harder....Read more
Give your body a sugar boost without overstepping the boundary of a healthy glucose level – you hate that feeling of the "crash" after eating sugary treats for that energy surge. But often, it's all around you. Here are foods to add to your diet that give you energy without the crash, and will help you lose weight at the same time....Read more
Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...Read more
Most crisps are LOADED with sugar. If I'm going to spend the time baking, I want it to be healthy enough that I can grab it for a quick breakfast. I want my crisp to be healthy and sweet - but not overly sweet. Here’s my go-to super easy apple crisp recipe.Read more
Stress = dropping things, losing your keys, losing your cell phone, forgetting things. Is this you?
This was me for most of 2014 and half of 2015.
Does it have to do with our jobs, our choices? Yes.Read more
Aging in our society is seen as grief – a loss – a dysfunction.We spend so much money trying to reverse it, or keep it away (and sometimes on creams and potions to “prevent” it before it begins to show.) It is mocked and feared. You can purchase "preventing it" - but it is not truly preventable. Aging is something we start "fighting at 30." Learn the psychological aspect of nutrition as told me to me by a 61 year old, as well as nutrition tools for our aging population.Read more