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

SAD or depression? Do you know what the difference is?

SAD or Depression? Many of us who struggle with depression wonder if we are truly dealing with SAD or depression. There is a difference.  With depression, many aspects of our lives can be affected.  They included sleep patterns, inability to sleep, changes in eating patterns and habits, disinterest in things that you used to enjoy and so on.  But, what is SAD? Sadness can be a normal part of life, and people who are not depressed are sad from time to time.  … Continue reading

New Year Resolutions

What are Your New Year Resolutions?  What are your New Year Resolutions?  Are they the same ones that you’ve made in past years?  Is one of them to lose weight? What if you could actually realize that one resolution that would allow you to change your health, your mental state and clarity and your future wellbeing in general? You can do this once and for all!  You don’t have to diet.  In fact, I want you to commit to never … Continue reading

Quick, Easy Cocktail Sauce

Print Quick, Easy Cocktail Sauce Ingredients 2/3 cup Organic Tomato Ketchup 1/3 cup Horseradish A dash (or 2…or more…) of Tabasco or any hot sauce you love… to taste – I like it hot! Instructions Mix all ingredients, and you’re done. I make it ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. It doesn’t get much easier than that! Recipe Management Powered by Zip Recipes Plugin 4.9.1 http://thinstronghealthy.com/quick-easy-cocktail-sauce/ Share this: