I have such a soft spot for Acai. It's a bowl full of sweetness that you can feel healthy eating. I mean, how can you feel bad about eating fruit – am I right? So when I saw that Trader Joe's had a new organic acai bowl, it went right into my cart. I live in sunny Los Angeles. It's in the 60s or warmer most days of the year. It's never NOT a good time for acai. One of my favorite weekend guilty … [Read more...] about Trader Joe’s Organic Acai Bowl Review!
Breakfast is such a diet conundrum. Healthy options take too long to make or taste like Styrofoam. And even nutritious sounding cereals can be overflowing with fattening sugar. So today I want to talk about weight loss friendly, healthy, low-sugar cereals you’ll totally grab your spoon for. I love cereal. If you’re like me, you grew up chomping down on sugary flakes while playing with the toy … [Read more...] about 7 Healthy Low-Sugar Cereals You’ll Want to Eat
Reality check. It’s all well and good to to say you want a healthy breakfast. But your biggest obstacle is probably time. It’s not easy to eat healthy when you’re on-the-go and in a rush. So today I want to talk about some of my favorite on-the-go breakfast options. Breakfast has always been a tough one for me. As a kid, my mother didn’t know what the heck to feed me. There was a long time … [Read more...] about Healthy On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas
Let’s face it. We all worry about our weight from time to time. Around one-third of the earth’s population is obese or overweight. Weight-related illnesses are putting a huge strain on the health industry, More people than ever lose their life every year because they're overweight. But, dieting sucks. It’s boring, depressing and it rarely works. Deprivation isn't the answer. In fact, … [Read more...] about 11 Surprising Tips for Weight Loss
Aah, those last 5 pounds. They can be a bastard. And I relate, because I struggled with them too. Except it was more like 10 pounds. But why quibble about details? Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. And while there is no set reason you're stuck on those last 5 pounds, there are some common culprits. Are one of these are holding you back? You’re consuming hidden sugar - I … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Lose Those Last 5 Pounds
It's NOT in your head! Your brain knows you just ate. But your stomach still feels hungry. What gives? And how can you outsmart your food cravings? My mother had a term for food cravings that occurred when she knew she was full. She called them boredom. But I dare say, writing off your hunger as boredom doesn’t give enough credit to the very real, biological reasons that you feel hungry. … [Read more...] about 10 Surefire Ways To Outsmart Your Food Cravings
Why is fasting is popular for weight loss? So flash back to my college days. Here I was, awkward in my body, feeling anything but sexy and thinking that all of my problems could disappear easy peasy if I could snap my fingers and become a skinny girl. I just needed to figure out how to lose weight for long enough and in a consistent enough way to reach my goals. I was stuck in this body that I … [Read more...] about The Dangers with Fasting and Weight-Loss
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
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!
Do you ever feel like your diet strategy must be to do it all or you should do nothing? Many people I talk with postpone improving their eating habits because they feel they aren’t ready to do it perfectly. Have you said this before? “Oh, I have a big event on the 15th and I just know there is going to be a lot of temptation. I’ll get through that and then I’ll eat nothing but kale and Brussel … [Read more...] about A Behind the Scenes Look at Small Diet Changes That Yield Big Results