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!
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A lot of times I’ll have the best of intentions in eating healthy. But then I’ll be scheduled to be on the westside in the morning, with too little time to get to the Valley by mid-day. And don’t even talk to me about sitting down for a formal lunch. It ain’t gonna happen. And all of a sudden, my super duper healthy intentions seem like a unicorn filled fantasy. But I never despair. I just bring a … [Read more...] about Superfoods: a vitamin, mineral and antioxidant reboot
The Power of Your Gut People are often unaware of the power of their gut. And just to be clear, this means your digestive organs like your stomach, your small intestine and your large intestine. Because how your food gets digested determines the nutrients available to nourish the body. It determines whether you're inflamed and sickly or vibrant and healthy. In fact, the digestive system is … [Read more...] about Your Gut is Where Your Health Transformation Begins
You know that fancy skin cream you bought at $50 a bottle? Well, it can't really do its job on its own. It is dependent on your diet. Because to be truly beautiful and glowing, your beauty regimen must start on the inside. What you eat can age or preserve your youthful qualities. And the impact of your diet is much more powerful than anything that comes in a bottle. The foods you eat actually … [Read more...] about Nutrients That Make Your Skin Glow!
Ok, I'm probably not blowing your mind by telling you that fiber is an integral part of your diet. Yet there's probably a lot you DON”T know about fiber. And your need for it in the diet goes way beyond “old people” and prunes. Adequate intake can make you healthier, skinnier and stronger at any age! The first thing I learned in my early days of dieting was to add lots of vegetables to my diet. … [Read more...] about Fiber: A Key Ingredient For Weight Loss
Detox has become a trendy catch phrase. But detoxification is serious business. And given that we are eating, absorbing and breathing many more toxins that any other generation in history, we all need a little help with detoxification. Toxic build-up can cause inflammation, depression, allergies, weight gain and serious illnesses. So implementing ways to detox daily is essential for good … [Read more...] about 12 Easy Ways to Detox Daily
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!
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?
As we move towards the summer heat, we begin to shed our layers of clothes and turn up our fans. In summer, a salad with a light vinaigrette will be delightfully refreshing. Crisp vegetables and juicy fruit are naturally hydrating. But don't start there! There are some surprising ingredients you'll want to use to bring the chill in your salad. Think of these foods as a portable … [Read more...] about Spectacular Salads Made For Steamy Summer Days
We think of smoothies as a healthy breakfast or a protein rich snack. Yet your smoothie is only as healthy as what you put in it. Here are six things you need to be doing to assure that your smoothie is a lean, mean nutrient rich, nutrient filled powerhouse. Freshly grind your seeds - Throwing in flax seeds, chia seeds or pumpkins seeds can be good way to supply your body with additional … [Read more...] about Amazing Add-ins to Transform Your Smoothie Into a Nutrient Filled Powerhouse