I’d Rather Wake Up to Coffee Cake and Good Food Choices

I’d rather wake up to coffee cake…I recently received an email from a very popular cooking show saying, “Wake up to coffee cake, apple fritters, etc.”  It made me realize that it truly is all about good food choices. I’ll be honest with you.  I would love to wake up to coffee cake and apple fritters, but then I would be depressed again, probably fighting the pounds and inviting a host of oncoming chronic illnesses that would make me miserable … Continue reading

Eye Area – Is yours in good shape?

How is your eye area…this isn’t just for the ladies out there… When we talk about skin care, the assumption is the subject is for women.  Increasingly however, men are taking better care of their skin including their eye area, and so it should be! One universal caution when buying any creams, lotions and/or cosmetics or any personal care products for that matter is to please keep in mind that your skin is your largest organ;  it’s critical to your … Continue reading

Do You Want to Prevent or Slow Parkinson’s Disease

Do you want to Prevent or Slow Parkinson’s Disease? Seems like a silly question…”Do you want to prevent or slow Parkinson’s Disease”, doesn’t it?  Having watched my father live with Parkinson’s Disease for my entire life, first with Parkinson’s symptoms (he developed a tremor in his 30’s) and then in his 60’s with full blown Parkinson’s until his death at 87, I can tell you I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.  Incidentally, I know realize what my dad suffered from … Continue reading

Blue Zone

What does “Blue Zone” mean to you? When I say the words “Blue Zone”, do they mean anything to you? If not, I hope you will continue reading, because these two words can change and even extend and improve your life. Blue Zones have been identified around the world by explorer/author Dan Buettner. They have been found to exist in Japan, Italy, Greece, California and Costa Rica. But what defines a Blue Zone? Very simply, a blue zone is an … Continue reading

Growing up with Food

Growing up with Food To understand your current relationship with food, it’s helpful to think about how food fit in when you were growing up.  Back in the 1950s and 60s when I was growing up, I realize it was a time of transition food-wise. I think it’s important for us all to remember our past and revisit growing up with food. Our family meals at home were of an English/northern European eating style. Our food was very traditional and, … Continue reading

Who Does the Food Shopping?

Who Does the Food Shopping? I don’t mean when you go to the store with someone else.  I mean when you go by yourself, who is choosing what food to buy…who does the food shopping?  Is it the person you were as a child, is it the young person who ate with no cares about weight or about the affect foods can have on your health, or is it the person you are today? It’s important to think about how … Continue reading

My Favorite Diet Plan is…wait for it…no, on second thought read this…

My Favorite Diet Plan I am frequently asked by my clients and audiences what my favorite diet plan is.  While it’s a really good question, the answer is not so simple. I don’t believe in diets.  I think they scream deprivation, misery and “temporariness”, if that is a word.  Have you ever seen someone thrilled to be “dieting”, excited to be counting calories and starving themselves?  I haven’t… I believe an eating style is likely to be healthier and easier … Continue reading

How Do I Read a Food Label?

How do I Read a Food Label? This is a drum I beat constantly with my clients and audiences.  The food labeling practices are so deceptive, we are tricked into buying food we think is healthy all the time. Today, I want to share with you a few basics you should always follow to know the answer to the question “how do I read a food label?” The front of the package is advertising; it’s marketing.  By law, the food … Continue reading

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss Weight loss is the main reason people decide to exercise, but those who exercise regularly realize the benefits are much more than that. When you exercise, you’re releasing endorphins needed to be energetic and alert, so it’s accurate when we say, exercise- it’s more than just weight loss! When you exercise, you’re also helping to strengthen your heart muscle and improve circulation – two improvements that will help beat fatigue and energize your … Continue reading

Nutrition and Sleep

Nutrition and Sleep… Is there a connection? Recently I was asked to contribute information and to be interviewed on the subject of Nutrition and Sleep.  The questions I was asked to cover were, is there is a connection between what you eat and the quality of sleep you enjoy, and is there a connection between your sleep and your overall health in general? While I’ve written a free report I will share with you, I wanted to highlight a few … Continue reading