In a world where we are obsessed with how our body looks, bombarded with images of half-naked models that are encouraging us to "Shed 5 pounds in 7 days" or "Eat Your Way Slim," it is no wonder we have a hard time not only loving our bodies, but even just ACCEPTING our bodies is a challenge. Notice all of these messages are superficial. Is being thin really equated with being healthy? As times are changing, I believe many more are learning it is not. I would be curious to k
Below is the content from my Freebie: 10 Tips to Stay Healthy through the Holidays. If you want a printable verison just click here to have it sent to your inbox! 1. Savor what you LOVE, Ditch what you LIKE. You do not have to indulge in every dish laid on the table - only choose the foods that you absolutely love and ditch the rest! Savor each bite and truly enjoy the meal. 2. Attend Social Gatherings to GATHER, not to Eat. Make the holiday gathering about the PEOPLE rather
We experience cravings for different reasons, but don't ignore those cravings - they are there for a reason!! There are 4 root causes of cravings, which is what I hope to explain briefly in this post. I was introduced to this idea through Alexandra Jamieson, author of Women, Food and Desire. This is my take on her version of cravings with some more observations I've made with my clients. If you like to LISTEN, I did a scope about this topic this week...you can catch the rep
Remember when you came home from school and your mom fed you a snack? :) And it was, like the best part of the day....okay, fair enough, we had lunch at nearly 10 AM in high school, so by the time 3 pm rolled around, we were always starving (skipping breakfast didn't help!) I recently read an article about snacking...and it pretty much infuriated me. I won't mention the article title or where the article came from because I do not want to spread this "knowledge," but I will
Serious question when it comes to eating clean and exercising...what are you really after? As I've been around many women and men who are health-oriented, I started to sense a pattern this past year. Many people walk into the gym saying "I want to get healthy" But what they really mean is, "I want 6-pack abs, 0% body fat, and to look ripped" ...... Why do I say that? Well, let's look at our actions... We count calories and limit fat and carbs. We weigh our food to get exac
Do you listen to your body? What's it telling you? The trouble is, I'm 99% sure that majority of folks have no idea how to listen to their body. I'm not talking about cravings. (Not, OMG, I NEED a cookie right NOW!) I'm also not talking about whether you are full, hungry, satisfied, stuffed... I'm talking about the subliminal messages that your body sends you daily: acne, bowel movements, grinding teeth, bloating, inflammation, joint pain, headaches, etc. We have started to
I used to think it was as easy as calories in = calories out. All you had to do was obsessively count calories in your food and track calories expended during exercise and make sure you didn't eat more than you worked off. It's a math equation! Easy ✔ << WRONG >> Now if this is what you believe, trust me, I know exactly how you feel. You are probably shaking your head at me. You may think I'm totally crazy. And you probably think there is no way this isn't true because "
This post is sparked by a pet peeve of mine. The good ol' "Muscle weighs more than fat" myth. Ahh, the math teacher in me cringes! Maybe its the fact that most people never liked math growing up and forgot to pay attention in middle school math/science class!? (...or the distractions like the cute boy sitting 2 rows up?) Whatever the reason, let's clear this up :) Weight. Volume. These are two different things and when it comes to our physique, they are also very differe