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

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

Hunger Hormones – Did you know you have them?

Your Hunger Hormones… Say “Hello” to Ghrelin & Leptin Did you even know you have hunger hormones?  As far as weight control is concerned, they can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Whether they are friend or foe depends on a number of things.  Let’s talk a bit about what these hunger hormones are and how they are supposed to function. Ghrelin is a hormone that increases your appetite.  It’s released in the stomach, and its job is … Continue reading

Weight Loss Plateau – understanding what happens is key to success!

Weight Loss Plateau Weight loss plateau…has it ever happened to you?  Nearly everyone who has dieted has started out with great enthusiasm, wonderful commitment and intention…only to be derailed by the dreaded weight loss plateau. Why in the world do we plateau when we’re trying to lose weight?  The answers are several and are actually pretty interesting.  The first answer is that early on in your diet, you’re most likely not losing fat yet, you’re losing water weight!  Especially if … Continue reading

Portion Control – Hara hachi bu

Portion control It seems most of us would like to lose a few pounds or maybe more than a few.  In the coaching of my clients, I find the easier part is to help them understand how to make better choices in the food they eat. Often, once the changes have been made and the weight loss is still not happening as it should, we need to revisit portion control.  Let’s discuss that and the reasons why it may not … Continue reading