You might be looking forward to the holidays with wild anticipation. But you’re almost surely dreading the potential holiday weight gain. If you’ve woken up on January first in previous years thinking, “what the heck happened”, then this post is for you. Because we’re going to take action right now that will put an end to holiday weight gain before it starts. Temptation is everywhere right … [Read more...] about 7 Actions to Take Now to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
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!
This one is dedicated to my husband, Joe. Who rarely reads my blog and will probably never see this. But whose quest for a better quality coffee creamer has been a big discussion point in our house lately. He’s been trying to cut back on dairy, while simultaneously trying to cut back on sugar. Ouch! That creates a big creamer conundrum. Because dairy is the most usual solution for your cup … [Read more...] about 6 Healthier Substitutes for Conventional Coffee Creamer
I repeatedly tell my clients not to completely deprive themselves. But listening to this advice can be difficult when you’ve spent years equating healthy eating with deprivation. Snacking can be a real boon for your waistline. Especially if you DON'T limit your snacking to rabbit food. So today I want to talk want to talk about 7 scary weights you can gain weight when you stop snacking. And … [Read more...] about 7 Scary Ways You’ll Gain Weight When You Stop Snacking
I often talk about my personal struggle in losing weight in my teens and early 20s. I went up and down on the scale and did destructive things to my body. And I went through horrible periods of deprivation that left me feeling empty. And the worst part i that this deprivation didn’t lead to anything lasting. I was so frustrated. I changed my pattern when I changed my attitude. And the biggest … [Read more...] about How to Drop Pounds Eating Food You Love
Bodies come in all different shapes and sizes. I’m a big believer that we need to release the concept body perfection. Just make good choices and live a healthy lifestyle. So if you’ve stopped your progress because you’ll never reach perfection, that stops today. Here are 10 weight loss excuses that are not only inaccurate. They’re stopping you from really being able to thrive in your own life. … [Read more...] about 10 Weight Loss Excuses That Are Inexcusable
I love ginger. It’s so darn good for you and it adds a kick to food that's just amazing. So, today I want to go over some of the amazing benefits of ginger. And also talk about how you include more if it in your diet. Look beyond nausea My mom was going through chemo some years ago. And the buzz word was ginger. It was the perfect antidote for the inevitable nausea that comes with chemo. My … [Read more...] about Ginger for Menstrual Cramps, Exercise Recovery, Weight Loss & More
Bombshell moment here! I eat a junk diet. Not all the time, of course. But we all have our days. So I try to create balance when my diet goes off track. That’s why I love these supercharged foods. Hear me out. I’m not telling you to eat crap. But when it happens, you’ll help yourself by bolstering your nutrient reserves. This will help in two ways. Supercharged foods to the rescue First, … [Read more...] about 10 Supercharged Foods to Compensate for a Junk Diet
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