You want to lose weight and you want to lose it now. And why not take the quickest route possible to get the results you want? You tell yourself that the crash diet is just the beginning. You know you aren't going to eat like this FOREVER. You'll just do it long enough to lose a little weight. And from that point, you'll start eating healthier. The problem is that even though people lose quick … [Read more...] about Your Crash Diet May Lead To Weight Gain! Do This Instead!
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Brain fog affects many healthy young and middle-aged people. And while there are many illnesses and medications that can contribute to muddled thinking, that isn't what I'm talking about today. I'm talking about otherwise healthy people who suspect that they are living under a cloud that compromises their mental clarity. They just don't feel as sharp as they used to. They are always thinking with … [Read more...] about Brain Fog: Does Your Brain Need a Tune-up?
The question of what to eat for breakfast is a tough one for many. My husband often says, with a smile, that I've done a horrible job finding him a suitable healthy breakfast options for his lifestyle. So much of the food that is marketed as standard, quick breakfast food is nutrient depleted. And while I wouldn't go so far as to say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (hey, … [Read more...] about 20 Healthy Breakfasts You’ll Want To Eat!
People get really nervous around me when they eat. In fact, ever since I got my Masters in nutrition and became a diet coach, I'm pretty positive that I've been invited to fewer parties. Maybe people think I'll show up holding a ruler to slap down whenever someone eats an offending food. And people will say to me things such as, “I bet you wouldn't eat this pizza”, or “I know, it's … [Read more...] about The Reason I Want You To Eat Junk Food
I remember waiting for class to start back in the 90s. A pretty girl in my class was raving about her low-fat diet. My ears perked up and I listened to her every word. And I remember her saying, if a food doesn't have fat, then you can eat as much as you want without gaining weight. Yes, she said, low-fat foods are free! Low-fat diets became popular in the 70s. Fat was originally vilified for … [Read more...] about The Truth About Low-Fat Diets
The sugar habit is one of the toughest to quit. And the food industry isn't trying to help us out. They add sugar to everything which can be addictive both physically and mentally. In excess, sugar can contribute to disease and an expanding waistline. So how do you kick the habit? Here are my favorite tips for getting over sugar cravings and dropping the sweet stuff habit for good. Eat … [Read more...] about 5 Ways To Abolish Toxic Sugar Cravings
I bet you've been confused at some point whether or not to eat carbohydrates. Everywhere you look, it is no-carb this and low-carb that. There was a time not too long ago when it was hard to find someone who wasn't on a low-carb diet. And yet, despite the passionate avoidance of carbohydrates by many, obesity is on the rise. A few weeks ago I talked about how people easily got confused about … [Read more...] about The Secret to Successfully Slimming with Carbohydrates
Do you ever feel like your diet strategy must be to do it all or you should do nothing? Many people I talk with postpone improving their eating habits because they feel they aren’t ready to do it perfectly. Have you said this before? “Oh, I have a big event on the 15th and I just know there is going to be a lot of temptation. I’ll get through that and then I’ll eat nothing but kale and Brussel … [Read more...] about A Behind the Scenes Look at Small Diet Changes That Yield Big Results
How much sugar is in a Hershey’s bar? What about a Yoplait yogurt? So what do you think about a Cliff Bar? This is the question that faced those unwitting patrons who wandered over to my booth at the West Hollywood Health Fair this weekend. And there was something at stake for getting the answer right. One winner would be chosen at random out of the correct answers to win a free … [Read more...] about Test Your Sugar Knowledge
So you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Join the club. So now what? A common reaction from a few days of eating in excess is to balance the body by skipping meals and greatly restricting calories. Think that is the best way to get your body re-balanced? Let me tell you what happens to the body after a high dose of alcohol and comfort foods. The bodily signals that are responsible for storing … [Read more...] about How to Balance your body after you ate like crap for Thanksgiving