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

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

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

Five Easy Tips to Enjoy Holiday Gatherings…without blowing your diet!

Five Easy Tips to Enjoy Holiday Gatherings without Blowing Your Diet! Most of us are invited to social gatherings during the holidays.  If you try to eat right and not overdo, these events can be tempting and can really derail any good work you’ve done during the previous months.  We all hear people talking in January about how they need to lose the weight they gained over the holidays.  Here are 5 easy tips to enjoy holiday gatherings and to … 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