You don't have to finish your plate. The post-war generations taught us to 'finish your plate' because back then there really was fears of shortages of food and rations. It was vital to finish your plate because you were lucky to get a plate at all. Almost all of my clients have said to me at one point or another, that they are 'trained to finish the plate, whether I'm hungry or not.' We don't actually think of it as a choice. Here's why you NO longer need to do this.Read More
When I first started eating a whole foods diet, when I was studying nutrition in Vancouver BC, I heard the term “whole foods” a lot, and that a whole foods diet is very health-promoting. But I felt a little silly that I didn’t know what “whole foods” meant, exactly.
And when I assume (you know what happens when you assume, don't you?) that my clients know this too, I am reminded that, well, no, not always is this the case. So I'm here to explain it.Read More
You probably wouldn’t be surprised to know that more stress and stress hormones promote weight gain, would you? Most people don't quite understand the connection other than knowing simply that stress can cause weight gain. But what exactly is stress, and how does it keep you from your weight loss goals? I'll explain in detail, and share with you 20 ways to combat stress....
In fact, there are actually many links between stress hormones and weight. Today I'll talk about one major reason why stress hormones keep you from your weight loss goals.Read More
Jean came to me as many of my female clients do: overweight, low energy and wanting to feel healthier and slimmer. She was a busy woman and had 50 pounds extra to lose. Read about how Jean not only lost weight, but also quit coffee, cleared up her skin, got a new job + completely transformed her life using nutrition.....
In the winter time, we want our hot coffee, or our hot chocolate. Ritual.
I always encourage that we eat and drink foods with less refined (white) sugar.
Always encourage that we eat foods with less chemicals.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
Weight loss is such a common issue today. We feel overwhelmed, there is too much to learn, too much advice from others, too many weight loss diets. Too many calories, too many exercises. Too much.
I like to simplify things.Read More
“Fermented foods are so trendy right now” I keep hearing folks say. It always surprises me to hear it, as they never really “went away” and had to make a comeback – naturally fermented foods are just about natures oldest foods....Read More