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

No Clear Link Between Sugar and Health Problems

Sugar and Health Problems Those of us who love the taste of sugar and who try to stay away from it to stay healthy will be thrilled with the results of a new study released that states there’s no clear link between sugar and health problems!  Thrilled that is, right up until I tell you that this new study was funded by the world’s leading soda and snack companies!! Here’s a link to the article so you can read for … Continue reading

Sugar… is it really sweet?

Sugar…is it really sweet? I’m having a great time working on my new TV show!  It’s a challenge writing, producing and editing, but a great learning experience, and I have the control! In this latest edition of Thin Strong Healthy, I dig deep into sugar…why we love it, why it doesn’t love us back and much, much more.  Did you know sugar is as addictive as cocaine, if not more so?  It lights up the pleasure centers in our brains … Continue reading

Mindset and Physical Strength – Do you believe your mind can increase your strength?

Mindset and Physical Strength You don’t believe that simply changing the way you think can have a big impact on your life or your accomplishments? What about mindset and physical strength? I admit it’s a somewhat abstract concept to think that just being more positive or more driven can attract good things to you, or that focusing more on the good in your life can make you happier, but, what about a demonstration to show just how powerful the mind … Continue reading

Emotional Eating – Do you turn to it when you’re under stress?

Do You Turn to Emotional Eating? The holidays can be times for great fun and enjoyment with family and friends, but for many, they can be challenging.  If there is anything wrong in your life, the holidays seem to put it under a magnifying glass; it can really get you down and can make you turn to emotional eating to feel better. Also at holiday time, we have access to many foods that don’t serve our long term health but … Continue reading