When I was younger, I really struggled with diet frustration. I would be on a good path, only to have everything backfire within a few weeks. And this really toppled my self-esteem. If only I’d understood that many healthy sounding options are really weight gain foods. Because many of the healthy foods I was choosing were making me fat. I had so little muscle tone. Which meant that all my … [Read more...] about 12 Weight Gain Foods That Sound Healthy But Will Make You Fat
When I hear people say that it’s not healthy to snack, I get really sad. Because I love snacking and I feel that the right snacks have been so helpful in my healthier lifestyle. Snacks fill me up, and keep me satisfied so I don’t feel like I’m starving and have to pig out later in the day. It’s just important to be aware of how to choose diet friendly snacks. Ideally we’d eat entirely fresh, … [Read more...] about Picking On The Go Diet Friendly Snacks
The proof is in the sauces! What’s the #1 thing that gets people when they’re trying to eat healthy? The innocent seeming sauces added to most food. And lots of my clients are worried about all that fat hidden in those sauces. But my main concern is something different. I’m concerned about the loads of sugar and salt hiding in plain site. When I have clients frustrated that the scale won't … [Read more...] about Get Saucy! Give Your Health A Huge Boost With These Sauces!
Think about the word diet When most people think of the word diet, they think of it is as meaning restriction. Not me though. I think of it as creating balance. And this little lingual disagreement has far-reaching consequences. Because restriction sets you up to try and lose weight in a way that is completely wrong. Now, I’m pretty bad with balance. Ask me to do a handstand and I won’t stay … [Read more...] about Surprise! The Crazy Reason For Your Weight Loss Plateau!
Gluten-Free Diets Have Exploded Onto The Scene There are new gluten-free products everywhere you look. So should you try this new trendy way of eating? And will it transform your health? People often give up gluten who will receive no health benefit. On the other hand, people who might benefit from this diet often have no clue. There are many who believe fiction over facts when it comes to … [Read more...] about Gluten-Free Diets: Fact vs Fiction
The Power In Keeping Your Brain Happy Let's get real for a second. You might know me as a health coach. And I do have a Masters degree in holistic nutrition. But I'm just an everyday person. I'm a sugar addict. My favorite food group is bread. I love pizza. And the idea of lifting weights at the gym makes me feel completely blah. I'm prone to carry too much stress. And I can easily work too much … [Read more...] about Make Your Dieting Brain Happy Again!
Your Feelings Matter Sticks or stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I'm sure you said that at least once before you had completed elementary school. But it's not true. Words can be extremely damaging. And your feelings can have affect your body in a way that literally hurts. Anxiety, sadness and depression are something that most of us experience these at some point in our … [Read more...] about Stop Your Feelings From Feeding Your Waistline
This has been a pretty stressful week in the world. The stock market is up and down, the world economy has a big question mark, and there is lots of chatter about the what the future holds. And, that's just what's going on in the world. What's going on in your life? And if you happen to notice that your shoulders are tensed up by your ears, you know that it is time to breathe and relax. I don't … [Read more...] about Relax! 30 Ways to Chill the (Bleep) Out!
Last week I talked about controlling inflammation for health and weight loss. But fighting inflammation is only half the battle. The second piece of the puzzle is managing the hormone insulin. You must make friends with this hormone before long-term health and weight loss will occur. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body store fat. But before you give insulin a piece of your mind, know that … [Read more...] about Insulin: The Fat-Storing AND Weight-Loss Hormone
There is something that most of us need to lose even more than extra pounds. We need to lose excess internal inflammation. Many diets ignore this topic completely. But until you reduce the inflammation, your body will be like a pogo stick. Your weight will go up down, up down, up down...you get my point. Through my daily scopes on Periscope, I've realized that many people don't fully understand … [Read more...] about Inflammation: The Secret Reason You’re Gaining Weight!