People always get this really surprised look when I say I have a sugar addiction. As if the fact that I talk so much about healthy eating means I don’t get tempted. Because I totally do. The difference between the old me and me in the present is how I handle my addiction. For much of my life, I ate something sweet with every meal. I had a ‘lightly sweetened’ cereal for breakfast. My lunch … [Read more...] about 7 Things That Helped Me Quit My Sugar Addiction
You start your day with the best of intentions. Today, you’ll practice eating in moderation. But temptation can get the best of you. And the best laid plans can fail. So, today we’ll talk about ways you can make eating in moderation fool-proof. Because, you can’t just tell yourself you’re going to eat better. You have to make it easy. And the only way to do this is to come up with a … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Practice Eating in Moderation
Chocolate is every girl’s best friend. So why shouldn’t a healthy diet include it? And so my search began for guilt free, sugar-free chocolate bars. Just something I could enjoy as an occasional treat that I didn't have to feel guilty about. Dark chocolate especially is full of antioxidants. That’s healthy, right? The biggest issue with chocolate bars is all that sugar. It’s so fattening and … [Read more...] about My Favorite Low- Carb, Sugar-Free, Guilt free Chocolate Bars
I used to be a total sugar addict. Until about 10 years ago I felt I had to have something sugary sweet ever single day. I craved it. I needed it. And then the day came that I learned about sugar's shocking side effects the hard way. When I say I learned about the shocking side effects, I don’t mean in the scholastic sense. I didn’t read about them in a book. I didn’t see an article on … [Read more...] about 5 Shocking Side Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar
Are you one of the many who’ve used Stevia? Are you wanting to try it? Today we’re gonna go over all about stevia. And see if this is something you should be including in your diet. Or not. What is stevia? Stevia is derived from a plant. Meaning it’s more natural than artificial sweeteners. In fact, it’s closely related to the ragweed plant. And it is a sweetener approved by the FDA. It … [Read more...] about Stevia: Should You Use It? Is It Healthy?
I often tell my clients that healthy living isn’t all or nothing. Sometimes making one or two healthy swaps can be what you to help you leap into a new lifestyle. Like choosing a salad dressing with less sugar. Or going to bed 30 minutes earlier to get more sleep. But you know what sucks? When your well-intentioned healthy swaps turn out to be not that healthy after-all. Wanna give up something … [Read more...] about 5 Healthy Swaps That Aren’t So Healthy
What is mindful eating? To put it simply, it is a process of become more conscious of what you eat. It teaches you to pay attention to the food you put in your mouth. And with awareness, comes a host of other potential benefits from weight loss to a better emotional relationship with food. Mindful eating is such an important part of a positive relationship with food. With mindful eating, you’ll … [Read more...] about Mindful Eating: 8 Ways to Get There
Chocolate is an important part of almost any gal’s life. Whether it’s dark, milk, or white, Chocolate can feel like a bff. It’s gotten me through times when I’ve felt sad and heartbroken. And it’s been a part of many of my life celebrations. So I think it’s important to honor chocolate cravings when you have them. When I was younger, I never could understand it when people said they preferred … [Read more...] about 6 Healthy Ways to Satisfy Chocolate Cravings
So this week I wanted to do a quick little roundup. Because I have quite a few free programs aimed at living healthier, putting an end to bloating, and decreasing other feelings of discomfort. But you have to really hunt for them on my site. So, I thought to myself, what if I just made it easy? Who has time to go hunting around my website, looking for these free plans? I sure don’t. Life is … [Read more...] about 3 Free Programs to Stop Bloating/End Food Cravings
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!