I remember being warned about salad dressing back in my very early dieting days. You can ruin a healthy salad with the wrong salad dressing. And don't forget dips, marinades and more. So today I’m going to talk about what I look for in a salad dressing and go over some of my favorites. My old habits with salad dressing I used to look specifically for low-fat dressings. As long as there wasn’t … [Read more...] about Salad Dressing: My Favorite Store Bought Sugar-Free Options
Most protein bars are marketed as healthy. But very few of them are. In fact, the average protein bar should be in a trick-or-treat bag rather than a gym bag. But these 5 protein bars break the mold. Now let’s get one thing straight.No protein bar is healthier than whole, real food. Better quality bars are still in the “treat” category. But these bars as better options. They have... Zero … [Read more...] about My Top Picks! On The Lookout For A Protein Bar That Isn’t Candy!
I've always yearned to be trendy. When I was younger, I was captivated by the fashion magazines. I would practice applying makeup, salivate over the clothes I would probably never have and follow the cool lingo. But here's what I've learned about health trends. Sometimes it's actually really good to not be trendy. “What? Not be trendy? Impossible!!!” But even if your Instagram account rivals … [Read more...] about Health Trends: When It’s Better To Not Be Trendy
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
I'm gonna let you in on a secret. I'm a complete carb addict. And by carb addict I mean I love those emotionally satisfying but not so healthy carbohydrates like bread, pasta, bagels, and muffins. Sure I'm a food and diet coach, but I'm only human. And carbohydrates are my vice. And this is precisely why I love zoodles. What are zoodles you ask? Good question! Zoodles are vegetables that have … [Read more...] about Zoodles: The Magical, Healthy Pasta
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