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

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

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 – 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help, Part 1

Diet and Depression – The First 3 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression Having struggled with chronic depression for many years and having “disappeared” it from my life with food and supplements, I want to share with you some suggestions that may help your mood be brighter.  We truly are what we eat, and nutrition experts and researchers have found that diet and depression are often connected and what we eat can have either a positive or a … 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