r Self image insecurities affect a wide range of people.We're taught from an early age that being a winner has merit. There is pressure to get in the top preschool. There is the focus on winning at little league. And television shows like Toddlers and Tiaras to Dance Moms feature parents fighting for their kid's chance at first place. Many of us grow up with the subliminal messages that … [Read more...] about Healing a Negative Self Image
It's a mistake to think that losing or gaining weight comes down to just calories. Many studies demonstrate the multitude of factors beyond what we eat that affect our weight. So the best way to assure a proper weight is to create balance on many different levels. And since the morning sets the tone for the entire day, a healthy morning routine will increase your odds of weight loss … [Read more...] about A 20 Minute Morning Routine For Weight Loss
I've been kind of obsessed with my dog this week. This started when I went with her to get an evaluation for obedience classes (sit and stay) and agility classes (running through mazes and hoops). Well, low and behold, my very food motivated dog overcame her shyness and conquered the agility obstacle. She got lots of treats and learned how to do a fun trick. And watching her put a big smile on my … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Dogs Help You Lose Weight
The question of what to eat for breakfast is a tough one for many. My husband often says, with a smile, that I've done a horrible job finding him a suitable healthy breakfast options for his lifestyle. So much of the food that is marketed as standard, quick breakfast food is nutrient depleted. And while I wouldn't go so far as to say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (hey, … [Read more...] about 20 Healthy Breakfasts You’ll Want To Eat!
Body Mass Index is a way to measure whether or not a person is underweight, overweight or normal weight. It is a calculation that evaluates body mass compared to height. It is widely used to determine if people fall within a weight range that is healthy. We are living in a time when people are more obsessed than ever in being thin. The visual images put forth in the media are that of super … [Read more...] about Body Mass Index As Part Of Your Health Equation
People get really nervous around me when they eat. In fact, ever since I got my Masters in nutrition and became a diet coach, I'm pretty positive that I've been invited to fewer parties. Maybe people think I'll show up holding a ruler to slap down whenever someone eats an offending food. And people will say to me things such as, “I bet you wouldn't eat this pizza”, or “I know, it's … [Read more...] about The Reason I Want You To Eat Junk Food
So many of us equate rest and relaxation with food. And this may be for good reason. Holidays, weddings, celebrations and get-togethers all tend to surround the act of eating. So you've had a stressful day. First your high paying customer's unrealistic expectations left you with the blame. Then, your eighth grader emphatically screamed that you were ruining his life. Now you're in a fight with … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Overeating When You’re Stressed Out
I remember waiting for class to start back in the 90s. A pretty girl in my class was raving about her low-fat diet. My ears perked up and I listened to her every word. And I remember her saying, if a food doesn't have fat, then you can eat as much as you want without gaining weight. Yes, she said, low-fat foods are free! Low-fat diets became popular in the 70s. Fat was originally vilified for … [Read more...] about The Truth About Low-Fat Diets
I'll admit it. I can really geek-out over anything that makes both my body and soul feel nourished. My husband just rolls his eyes at me and say “yes, dear” when I really get going. But the more I think about the different ways you can use coconut oil, the more nerdy excited I get. And if you are in the middle of an eye roll directed at me too, wait until I go over exactly what I find so … [Read more...] about 8 Ways Coconut Oil Can Improve Your Life
Here is the thing that's confusing me lately. So often I hear people tell me that they're ready to make a change. Yet the change they want to make isn't new at all. Its something they've done before that hasn't worked for them, and now they want to “change” by returning to a tired old routine. … [Read more...] about Are You A Change-Resister?