My Reason to Hike Things that I crave in no particular order: the beach, rolling hills and calmness outside the bustle of my normal city life. The great think about hiking? It enables me to experience all three (though maybe not all at the same time!) Let's get one thing straight. I'm a health and diet coach who helps you heal your relationship with food. I'm certainly not a natural athlete. I … [Read more...] about Hiking: The Adventure Begins Here!
Those Last Stubborn Pounds There is no magic potion for weight-loss. You can't wave a wand and make it all disappear. Trust me, if I could have done this, I would still carry my magic wand today. But essential oils are a great tool for those last stubborn pounds. They help create balance in the body. The more balance, the less inflammation. The less inflammation, the less weight gain. And the … [Read more...] about Essential Oils: Say Goodbye To Those Last Stubborn Pounds
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!
Your Feelings Matter Sticks or stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I'm sure you said that at least once before you had completed elementary school. But it's not true. Words can be extremely damaging. And your feelings can have affect your body in a way that literally hurts. Anxiety, sadness and depression are something that most of us experience these at some point in our … [Read more...] about Stop Your Feelings From Feeding Your Waistline
This has been a pretty stressful week in the world. The stock market is up and down, the world economy has a big question mark, and there is lots of chatter about the what the future holds. And, that's just what's going on in the world. What's going on in your life? And if you happen to notice that your shoulders are tensed up by your ears, you know that it is time to breathe and relax. I don't … [Read more...] about Relax! 30 Ways to Chill the (Bleep) Out!
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
There is something that most of us need to lose even more than extra pounds. We need to lose excess internal inflammation. Many diets ignore this topic completely. But until you reduce the inflammation, your body will be like a pogo stick. Your weight will go up down, up down, up down...you get my point. Through my daily scopes on Periscope, I've realized that many people don't fully understand … [Read more...] about Inflammation: The Secret Reason You’re Gaining Weight!
You tell yourself that you've changed your diet for good. You feel great and there's nothing getting in your way now! But as time passes and your favorite foods start seeming like distant memories, something changes. The impetus that led you to make these healthy changes might not be as strong. And the emotional triggers that make you want to break into that emergency stash of potato chips are … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Overcome Cravings and Overeating
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
Changing your diet and lifestyle is hard. But changing the emotional text you repeat to yourself is a lot more difficult. Your emotional blocks to weight loss can be more damaging than any “forbidden” food you eat. Cure these emotional blocks and you'll be well on the road to health, happiness, and feeling amazing in your skin. There are many ways in which you can stop yourself from being … [Read more...] about Kick Your Emotional Blocks in the Butt for an Amazing Body Transformation