What to do when you slip back into old eating patterns and blow your diet

What to do when you slip back into old eating patterns and blow your diet When you make significant lifestyle changes, the journey is often not linear…  There are bumps, disappointments and setbacks along the way.  Here are a few thoughts about what to do when you slip back into old eating patterns and blow your diet… If you’re most often at home and rarely eat out or with others, it’s easier to stay on track.  This is not how … Continue reading

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

What Are Complex Carbs and Why Do We Need Them?

What Are Complex Carbs and Why Do We Need Them? Have you heard someone mention “complex carbs”, and you wondered what they were talking about? Basically, carbs (carbohydrates) are either simple or complex. At first glance, you may think that simple carbohydrates are better for your body. They are broken down simply, so doesn’t it make sense that these would be healthy for you? Actually, the opposite is true. The Difference Between Complex (Good) and Simple (Bad) Carbohydrates Complex and … Continue reading

Gluten…Evil or Not?

Gluten…Evil or Not? Ah gluten…it gives breads, cakes and cookies such great texture.  Lately though, there has been a lot of negative press about gluten.  I decided to address this in my latest TV show on Thin Strong Healthy.  This edition is titled Gluten…Evil or Not? I hope you’ll take a look! “] Helping You Achieve Major Wellness! Cheryl A Major, CNWC Certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant I’m Cheryl A Major, and I work with people of all ages and … Continue reading

Bentgo Boxes

Bentgo Boxes – You Want to Go Get This Now! One of my coaching clients, who is a very smart lady, has turned me on to something I absolutely have to share with you immediately!  Bentgo boxes! She asked me if I had heard about Bentgo boxes, and I had to confess I had not.  They are plastic, and I don’t pay any attention to plastic containers anymore unless they are bpa free because of the dangers of exposure to … Continue reading

What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common?

What Do Sugar and Cocaine Have In Common? Here’s a scary fact for you to ponder… When scientists took MRI images of the brains of people consuming sugar and highly addictive drugs like cocaine, the same pleasure centers in the brain started lighting up. Sounds pretty, scary, doesn’t it? But what does the similarity between sugar and cocaine actually mean for your brain and your overall health? First of all, sugar is truly addictive. What that means to you is … Continue reading

Supplements and Tools for Depression – Here are some that may help you!

Supplements and tools for depression

Supplements and tools for depression I admit I was on and off antidepressant medications a number of times.  I initially expected they would make me feel happy; It was disappointing when I realized it doesn’t work that way.  What the medication does is level you off so you can cope better with your life and with its challenges.  Each time I was on the medication, I became dissatisfied with how I felt and opted to get off the medication.  I … Continue reading

Depression and Toxins – what may be causing your depression…

Depression and Toxins Have you ever wondered if there might be a connection between depression and toxins? When dealing with depression and trying to find answers, it’s important to look for causes and not simply go for a medication that simply suppresses your symptoms.  One of the most concerning things for me is that my doctors did not look at what I was eating, nor did they ask me what I was being exposed to in my day to day … 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