Jump-Start Your Metabolism Using These 3 Spices!

Want to Jump-Start Your Metabolism Using Spices? Speeding up your metabolism will help take weight off, and it will also help keep it off. While it’s true some people are born with a faster metabolism than others, just because you might not be one of those faster metabolism people doesn’t mean you can’t convince your metabolism to work faster by making good food choices!  As a matter of fact, just adding three spices to your meals can jump-start your metabolism … 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

Chia Seeds are a superfood – hint…think weight loss!

Chia Seeds are a superfood

Chia Seeds are a superfood- They’re not just for chia pets anymore… I used to think chia seeds were just for growing on clay forms of animals to give as funny gifts.  Now I know differently! Chia seeds are a superfood, so I use chia seeds frequently in baking, smoothies and desserts. Do you know they are incredibly healthy they are?  Among other benefits, they help reduce high blood pressure! I found this great article that I absolutely have to share … Continue reading

How To Fix a Slow Metabolism

How To Fix a Slow Metabolism By now, many of you have heard of Dr. Mark Hyman.  If you haven’t, get ready to learn how to feel and be healthier from a master! Dr. Hyman is a doctor of functional medicine and an incredible teacher.  He manages to distill down the many confusing aspects of better health and how our bodies work so we can clearly understand what may be wrong with our current diet and/or health practices and what … Continue reading

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain…could they be sabotaging your diet??

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain I was told a long time ago by a holistic chiropractor that artificial sweeteners could bring on a bout of depression with just a couple of servings.  This resonated with me as I suffered from depression for decades.  I wouldn’t go near the stuff. But what about artificial sweeteners and weight gain? I thought it would be interesting to share a post written by one of my favorites, the integrative medicine guru, Dr. Mark Hyman.  … Continue reading

Diet Identity Crisis…Is your identity tied up with dieting?

The Diet Identity Crisis Did you know you can tie your identity up in dieting and not even realize that’s what you’ve done? You can create a diet identity crisis.  Every time you announce to your friends and family you’re starting a new diet, you identify yourself a little more with dieting. Your life revolves around the diet announcement. The seeking of approval that you’re going to lose weight, strive for that perfect number. What you don’t realize is that … Continue reading

Are you always on a diet?? How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life

Societal Pressure Is Running Your Life, or How to Stop Diets from Running Your Life! When everyone around you is doing the same thing, it can be hard to stand apart from the crowd. It’s more normal to be on a diet these days than it isn’t. You want to be accepted; that’s normal.  The dilemma is how to stop diets from running your life! Being the person who isn’t on a diet these day actually threatens that acceptance, so … Continue reading

How to Avoid the Health Risks of Yo-Yo Dieting

What are the Health Risks of Yo-Yo Dieting and How Does Chronic Dieting Affect You? How does chronic dieting affect you and what are the health risks of yo-yo dieting?  Have you given this question any thought? When dieting becomes part of who you are, you’ll find yourself caught up in yo-yo dieting. Some people think yo-yo dieting is what happens when someone loses a lot of weight, gains it back and then loses it again.  Yo-yo dieting is actually … Continue reading