I have a confession. I used to hate fall. Despite the beauty of the changing colors, I always secretly mourned the loss of the sunshine and long days of summer. But now that I live in Los Angeles where summer weather routinely lasts from June until October, I’m usually very ready to welcome the cooler days of fall. And that when I start craving one of my favorites: warm apple crisp. As a … [Read more...] about Apple Crisp: Low-Sugar, Slow Cook, & Gluten-Free!
Halloween is the only time of year when hoarding candy is socially acceptable. You don’t want to be left with a sad looking little ghost or goblin standing on your doorstep. But November 1st rolls around, and bam! Now you’ve got a house filled with nothing but temptation. So STOP! Before you go on a fun size Snickers meltdown, here are 10 uses for your leftover Halloween candy besides eating it. … [Read more...] about 10 Non-Edible Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy!
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
Dammit sugar cravings! Why won’t you just leave me alone? But sugar cravings are merciless. They don’t care that you’re trying to eat healthy. They could give a crap about your big event next month. Good intentions? What? They don’t want to hear about that! They just want to sabotage everything. This is why I love No Sugar desserts! The case for No Sugar desserts! Ok, I’m not talking about a … [Read more...] about 5 No Sugar Desserts to Satisfy Sugar Cravings
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!
Picture this. It’s 8pm and you stuck to your diet today like a pro. But that craving monster is starting to rear its ugly head. It screams, “eat that chocolate bar”. What chocolate bar you ask? Oh, you know. The one you hid in the bottom of the pantry. The one you hoped you'd forget about. But your brain knows it’s there and wants it now! So how do you distract yourself before binging and let that … [Read more...] about 15 Ways To Distract Yourself Before Binging
Trying to lose weight can make you want to run into a well insulated room, take a deep breath, and scream it all out. I get it. I've lived through those days too. It’s horrible when you think you’re doing everything right and the scale is just stuck on a big “f@#ck you!”. But wait! Before you run off in a pit of despair, consider if you're making one of these weight loss mistakes. These simple … [Read more...] about 5 Deadly Weight Loss Mistakes You’re Probably Making
This is the time of year where people proclaim “out with the old and in with the new”! And all the better when we apply this to our bodies. Most of us have some type of internal congestion. And a quick cleanse can be the answer to feeling great and living fabulous. Because getting rid of all the gunk that we’ve built up over the years isn’t just liberating. It can be life saving. I used to … [Read more...] about The Why And How Of A Quick Cleanse
Here's What People Say To Me.. I totally know WHAT I'm supposed to eat. But it is impossible to make myself follow through. All because of my cravings.” And When Someone Says This To Me, It Is Usually Followed By This ... “The first few days of a new diet are easy peasy. I know exactly what I'm supposed to eat and I really embrace the discipline. But then I'll give into temptation. And just … [Read more...] about FREE Workshop: Banish Cravings & Heal Your Relationship With Food
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!