Announcement: Healthy Eating on a Budget – 10 Tips You Can Put into Action Today!

Healthy Eating on a Budget So many people tell me they think eating healthy is a lot of work, is too expensive and so on.  Teaching people about easy, healthy eating on a budget has become a mission for me!  To that end, I have a gift for you today…but first… For one thing, if you think eating healthy is expensive, just try managing a budget if you get really sick.  It just makes sense to me that we all … Continue reading

Eating out healthy – What are the best choices?

Eating out healthy…What are the best choices? This is a perfect topic as I just returned from being away at a conference for about a week.  Although I had a refrigerator and ate breakfast in the room with my usual foods, dinner and lunches with the group were a challenge.  What follows are some thoughts and suggestions for eating out healthy whether you’re at a conference or just having a meal out with friends and family. First of all, you … Continue reading

Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression

Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression I hope you began incorporating the first three of seven foods/nutrients that may help alleviate depression.  We now know diet and depression are often related, so here are 4 nutrients I want to share with you that may help ward off depression: #4: Tryptophan Tryptophan is an amino acid that plays a critical role in the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for making us feel … Continue reading

Diet and Depression – 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help, Part 1

Diet and Depression – The First 3 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression Having struggled with chronic depression for many years and having “disappeared” it from my life with food and supplements, I want to share with you some suggestions that may help your mood be brighter.  We truly are what we eat, and nutrition experts and researchers have found that diet and depression are often connected and what we eat can have either a positive or a … Continue reading

Are You Addicted to Yo-Yo Dieting?

Are You Addicted to Yo-Yo Dieting? Are you addicted to yo-yo dieting?  If you lose and gain, lose and gain and then lose and gain again, you may very well be.  This is called yo-yo-dieting, and so many of us deal with it on a regular basis. Part of the reason for this phenomenon is the very fact that we are dieting.  I counsel my coaching clients not to diet.  The very word “diet” screams misery and deprivation.  It also … Continue reading

Chia Pudding – delicious and easy to make!

When you hear the words “Chia Pudding”, what do you think? Probably few of you associate the words with something really tasty, but I have a surprise for you today.  In just a few minutes, you can make a delicious, refreshing chia pudding that is actually good for you! Did you know chia seeds help reduce high blood pressure?  They do, and that’s just one more great reason to try this quick and easy dessert. Here’s the video to show … Continue reading

Gluten Free Flatbread – it’s easy and delicious to make!

Gluten Free Flatbread If you’re trying to reduce or go gluten free, a quick and easy way to make a delicious gluten free flatbread is just the thing to add to your diet! Check out this series of videos that you can also find on my YouTube channel to see how easy it is to find a gluten free alternative to bread!  You can put it together in less than 10 minutes and then into the oven until it’s ready … Continue reading

Hot Cocoa – How to Make it Quick and Healthy!

3 Ingredient Hot Cocoa I don’t know about you, but I love a cup of hot cocoa, especially on a cold winter day! The challenge has been that the easy packaged mixes are pretty scary once you read the ingredients…that is if you can pronounce some of them!  In fact, let’s take a look at the list of ingredients used in one popular brand: “Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup Solids, Vegetable Oil (Partially Hydrogenated Coconut or Palm Kernel, and Hydrogenated Soybean), Dairy … Continue reading

Green Tea – here’s a great tasting way to enjoy it!

Green Tea Green Tea tastes terrible!  Or at least that’s what a client of mine told me the other day.  So…I decided to write a post and share it with all of you about how I used to agree with her, but now I’ve learned to make a delicious rich hot cup of green tea that you just might love! I’ll tell you how I do it in a minute, but first, I want to extol the virtues of green … Continue reading

The Truth about Gluten Free – are all gluten free products good for you?

What is the Truth about Gluten Free? If you’re wondering what is the truth about gluten free, I want to introduce you to Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite health gurus.  In fact, he is largely responsible for my freedom from the depression that haunted me for decades.  In addition, I lost 20 pounds without dieting.  A nice surprise! I received an article from Dr. Hyman that I absolutely have to share with you.  In it, he says: “Sugar … Continue reading