Why is fasting is popular for weight loss? So flash back to my college days. Here I was, awkward in my body, feeling anything but sexy and thinking that all of my problems could disappear easy peasy if I could snap my fingers and become a skinny girl. I just needed to figure out how to lose weight for long enough and in a consistent enough way to reach my goals. I was stuck in this body that I … [Read more...] about The Dangers with Fasting and Weight-Loss
Why diet preparation? You're committed to making positive changes in your health and your waistline. Congratulations! I applaud you for making improvements for your well-being. But what is your diet preparation? Because if you tell yourself that you'll start your diet on Monday, but you haven't properly prepared, you've already set yourself up for failure. Diet preparation goes deeper than … [Read more...] about Diet Preparation: Steps to Take BEFORE Your Next Diet
A new year always brings about fresh possibilities and a new health trend. We start with a blank slate. What will happen in the days ahead? Anything is possible. But there is one thing that I know for sure. There will be a new health trend, a bandwagon for everyone to jump upon and a seemingly easy solution to getting into your skinny jeans. What will be the next hot health trend? Your guess is … [Read more...] about My Health Trend Picks for the New Year
Insomnia is a growing problem. And many are surprised, after years of luxurious sleep, to suddenly find themselves staring at the ceiling counting sheep. Insomnia is something that we are more at risk for every year that we live. If you find yourself unable to get good shut-eye, your doctor will most probably talk to you about stress. But you need to also investigate your diet. There are … [Read more...] about Insomnia Alert: Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed
Do you have a plan when you enter the supermarket? Or do you wander aimlessly through the aisles hoping to pick out what you need? When shopping, it is extremely important to start with some preparation. Otherwise, you may come home with a bunch of healthy foods that don't actually go together. Or you'll find your shopping cart full of comfort food, leaving you without healthy options for the … [Read more...] about Avoid Shopping Cart Mayhem with Supermarket Diet Tips!
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!
I'll admit it. I can really geek-out over anything that makes both my body and soul feel nourished. My husband just rolls his eyes at me and say “yes, dear” when I really get going. But the more I think about the different ways you can use coconut oil, the more nerdy excited I get. And if you are in the middle of an eye roll directed at me too, wait until I go over exactly what I find so … [Read more...] about 8 Ways Coconut Oil Can Improve Your Life
Here is the thing that's confusing me lately. So often I hear people tell me that they're ready to make a change. Yet the change they want to make isn't new at all. Its something they've done before that hasn't worked for them, and now they want to “change” by returning to a tired old routine. … [Read more...] about Are You A Change-Resister?
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
Last week I talked about food sensitivities and some common clues If you missed it, you can access the whole post by clicking here. If you weren't totally convinced that you need to address any potential sensitivities now...I have one more piece of news for you that may grab your attention. Perhaps it isn't worth it to you to give up dairy just because it makes you run to the bathroom. But what … [Read more...] about Food Sensitivities and Inflammation: A Toxic Combination for Weight Loss