Daylight and Depression…are you affected by the days getting shorter?

What about Daylight and Depression…The Days are Getting Shorter… Is there a link between daylight and depression? The days are getting shorter; are you finding yourself less energetic?  More apt to go home and get in your jammies, plop on the sofa and turn on the TV? If you are, you’re not the only one.  Many of us struggle with feeling less energetic, a bit blue and some of us get downright depressed when the seasons change, and we don’t … Continue reading

What is Stress Eating?

What is Stress Eating? Do you wonder what is “stress eating”?  It’s a bad habit many of us have become accustomed to, where we eat bad foods and overeat when we feel stressed. It might make us feel more comfortable temporarily and more in control of our life, but we are only hurting ourselves. Here are some things to know about stress eating. How Stress Eating Can Develop First of all, it helps to know exactly how stress eating develops. … Continue reading

Eating and Exercising Challenges – I have them too!

Eating and Exercising Challenges I’m no stranger to eating and exercising challenges, but as frequently happens, I was in a group recently talking about diet and healthy eating; someone said to me, “Oh you’ve never had a weight problem.  This is easy for you…” I thought I would address this today.  It’s not always been easy for me, and I remember quite a few years ago, I was very unhappy with my job.  My solution was to go home and … Continue reading

Super Smoothie!

Print Super Smoothie! Yield: 2 Ingredients Add to blender: 4 tbsps protein powder 1 ½ c coconut milk Fill with water 3 inches from the top Kale and/or spinach Celery Mushroom 1 large Strawberry Blueberry ½ ripe pear Ginger Lemon rind about 1 inch square Flax meal Hemp hearts Allspice Cinnamon Chia seeds Sesame seeds Add some crushed ice and continue blending Vanilla 1 tsp Avocado 1 tbsp Instructions Add ingredients in your blender. Remember, you don’t have to add … 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

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

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

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