So you arrive at your favorite grocery store. You missed the festivities of your local farmer’s market so you are on the hunt for the freshest, best tasting, healthiest fruit and veggies. Before you just randomly start picking out your produce – stop! Do you have an action plan or a strategy? Then do not pass go, do not collect $100 and do not fill your shopping cart just yet. Did you know that … [Read more...] about An Action Plan to Master your Market’s Produce Section
I strive to do less. Can this be me talking? I never thought I would hear those words come from my lips. I’m the epitome of the type A personality. I have to be creating, achieving or embarking on something at any moment in time or I feel lazy and time negligent. I am always striving towards something far in the future that I need to have, and only my hard work will bring it to me. I have … [Read more...] about The Beautiful Art of Doing NOTHING
Want to do something super supportive of good health? What if I told you there was something you could do that involves no deprivation and would not only make you feel wonderful but also improve your health? “Sign me up right now!”, you scream! Ok, great! I want you to close your e-mail, hide your smartphone, put your textbooks away, get someone to watch the kids and…. You still with me? Great … [Read more...] about The Health Essential Benefits of Leisure Time
I would like to think of myself as an adventurer. You know, the type of person who doesn’t let what they’ve done in the past limit what they can do in the future. I would like to be the person that sees a challenge and decides to march confidently into the unknown. I firmly believe that limiting your life by only focusing on your known strong points limits your potential. Doing so can dull … [Read more...] about Living Outside Your Comfort Zone for a Healthier You
How often when you look at your reflection do you feel like you are looking at one of those fun house mirrors? There are days when I look in the mirror and I’m not really sure what I see. Do I look fat, thin, ugly, pretty, put together, unkempt? As far as I know I have 20/20 vision. So why is it so difficult to see myself accurately? How many of you have been there? … [Read more...] about Being Good to that Person Inside the Mirror
What the heck is a food coach anyway? Seriously, we’ve eating solid food since we were in diapers. So what is the point of having someone looking over our shoulders telling us how to eat? Well, since you asked, here is a little list I put together. It is my top five reasons to work with a food coach: 1) Ever … [Read more...] about Top five reasons to work with a food coach
Are you great at losing weight but really lousy at keeping it off? Do you have two sets of clothing; the “skinny” clothes and the “fat” clothes? Do you find it easy to eat well for a short period of time, but find it difficult to get back on the diet as soon as you have a bad day? Then you are a yo-yo (dieter that is), and it is time to understand the full story about weight … [Read more...] about Are you a Yo-Yo?
Want to be healthier in 2014? Here are some of my favorite easy changes to get you on your way 1) Its 3pm, you’re starving and all you can think of is pouring your laundry quarters into the vending machine for something chocolaty and sweet. A lot of times we crave sugar because we need protein. Have a plain yogurt with fruit, turkey or tempeh wrapped in lettuce or no-mayo tuna salad … [Read more...] about Gimme 5! 5 healthy diet tips as we go into the New Year.
You eat your fruits and vegetables. You try to eat balanced meals. Hey, you might even eat a little more than you should from time to time. Sure that means extra calories, but that translates to extra nutrients too. There’s no need for a multi-vitamin, right? Wait! Don’t answer that yet! First, the classic argument goes that throughout history … [Read more...] about I’m too healthy to take vitamins!!!
Aah, the good old days. I’m talking about the really old days. Back when your great, great, great, great, great, great (well, you get the idea) grandfather spent his days hunting game for the tribe. Granddaddy never ate at his desk. Heck, who had time for a venti, half-calf, soy, no whip mocha while running from a stampede. He certainly didn’t eat in front of the television. He was too busy oohing … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Eat While Fleeing a Stampede and Other Food Lessons