Diet is a Four Letter Word

“Diet” is a Four Letter Word Diet is a four letter word! How would you feel if you could believe you would never have to diet again? I wouldn’t lie to you, and I’m not kidding. A life without dieting is possible! Diets are temporary. Please let that sink in for a moment. Diets are temporary! You will not stay on any diet forever. The diet won’t last, and rarely will the results last. The reason diet failure statistics are … Continue reading

Getting Processed Foods Out of Your Diet

Tips for Getting Processed Foods Out of Your Diet If you‘ve been paying attention to just about anything written in the past thirty to forty years, you’ve no doubt heard repeatedly that processed food should only be eaten very occasionally if at all. This is because researchers have studied the effects processed foods have on your body, and their conclusion is very simply that they are not good for you. This knowledge moves many to avoid these foods, so if … Continue reading

Get Your Eating Back on Track

Get Your Eating Back on Track Are you feeling challenged to get your eating back on track? I know I have been, so I decided to share my thoughts on the subject with you. It’s not that I’m doing the fast food drive through, but I know I’m eating more chips and bread and cheese lately. These are foods (especially the gluten and dairy) that don’t help me feel well or think clearly. Lately, thinking clearly and being productive have … Continue reading

Mindful Eating and Food – How Mindful Eating Improves Your Relationship with Food

Mindful Eating and Food – How Mindful Eating Improves Your Relationship with Food I’ve written about mindful eating and food before. In fact, one of the biggest benefits to becoming a mindful eater is that you begin to improve your relationship with food. If you have a history of trying diet after diet to control your weight, a history of anxiety around the subject of food, or food fears (maybe you didn’t have enough to eat growing up), this is … Continue reading

My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation

How My Husband’s Cholesterol Ruined Our Vacation How would you feel if you flew 3000 miles for vacation and spent it watching your husband sleep off the side effects of a prescription cholesterol medication? It was 2012, and we had come out to California for my niece’s wedding. After the event, we headed down to San Diego to enjoy a few days vacation before heading back home to New England, but my husband’s cholesterol ruined our vacation. This one particular … Continue reading

3 Steps to Reduce Chronic Inflammation

3 Steps Everyone Can Take to Reduce Chronic Inflammation Do you know what the root cause of disease and premature aging is? It’s chronic inflammation, and the good news is you can do something to help control it. What follows is a list of 3 steps everyone can take to reduce chronic inflammation. Before we get to those three steps, I want to give you a quick run-down on inflammation. There are two kinds of inflammation; one can kill you … Continue reading

Reasons to Change Your Diet

10 Reasons to Change Your Diet So many people are feeling challenged this year, and many are looking at reasons to change your diet to improve things. Many thought “it” would be 2 or 3 months and then back to normal… Not so much, so how do you deal? One of the best approaches you can take is to use this time to transform yourself; to reinvent your health. Making a change, whether sudden or slowly over time, from a … Continue reading

Compare Nutritional Shakes – Which is Healthier for You?

Compare nutritional shakes Am I the only one who feels like it’s January again? I thought to myself: why not compare nutritional shakes in a post for you? Not because of the weather, but because of the number of diet programs advertised on TV lately. This makes me think too many people are packing on the pounds during this time, and who can blame them? It’s stressful out there, or in here, or wherever you happen to be spending the … Continue reading

Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat

Introduction to The Challenges of Changing How You Eat You want to change how you eat to a healthier eating lifestyle. Good for you! What are some of the road blocks and challenges you are likely to encounter (both from others and self-inflicted) on this adventure as you move yourself to a healthier eating lifestyle? Several challenges of changing how you eat come to mind right away, so let’s address three of these right now. Let’s talk about peer pressure, … Continue reading

Inflammation and Positive Mindset

Inflammation and Positive Mindset These days my head swirls with thoughts that are scattered and sometime chaotic; full of fear and full of hope. Some days are better than others, and frankly, some hours are better than others. The words inflammation and positive mindset keep coming up for me. I fear for younger relatives over whom I hold no sway who are taking chances, feeling like they are invincible and putting themselves and others at great risk. History has taught … Continue reading