Do this one thing to stop overeating

Do this one thing to stop overeating

These days, food is plentiful and it…is…everywhere! Not just any kind of food either.  The wrong kinds; lots and lots of calorie dense, nutrient lacking kinds. And let's face it; willpower just doesn't cut it.  Whether the pile on the kitchen … [Continue reading]

Recipe – Vegan Banana Bread Meal-Replacement Bar

Recipe – Vegan Banana Bread Meal-Replacement Bar

The most important meal of the day is breakfast. I'm sure you've heard that before. If you're like me, you hate to cook - especially first thing in the morning when you're trying to get out the door to work. For most of this year, I ate eggs … [Continue reading]

Weight management can mean help with gaining weight too

Weight management can mean help with gaining weight too

Sometimes experiments can have unintentional consequences. That's what I discovered by trying to combine healthy eating on an extreme budget just to see if it could be done. The budget was determined by the USDA Thrifty Plan. I calculated how … [Continue reading]

Avoid this common mistake when starting your weight loss journey

Avoid this common mistake when starting your weight loss journey

Nothing will derail you faster from your goal if you don't have a good answer for why you want to lose weight, eat healthier or get fit. Does your answer sound like any of these? My doctor said I should. My spouse (life partner, significant … [Continue reading]

Do S.M.A.R.T. goals work for weight loss?

Do S.M.A.R.T. goals work for weight loss?

When you consider over 70% of our population is 30+ pounds heavier than its ideal weight, you have to wonder if setting goals for weight loss really works.  If it works so well, why does our nation keep getting fatter and fatter? Is there … [Continue reading]

Ready to change how you eat? Ask yourself these 5 questions to find out.

Ready to change how you eat?  Ask yourself these 5 questions to find out.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes it's easy to change something about yourself or your life, and other times it seems impossible? Why does that happen?  Are you less enthusiastic?  Have less willpower?  Just unlucky?  Did it seem like the odds … [Continue reading]

Answering the question: What do you eat?

Answering the question: What do you eat?

The question fitness trainers and nutrition coaches get asked more often than any other is: “What do YOU eat?” When a client asks this question, what they’re saying is, “You’re the expert and you look healthy enough.  Just tell me what you’re … [Continue reading]

Why carbs aren’t the enemy and what you should focus on instead

Why carbs aren’t the enemy and what you should focus on instead

I've seen many eating fads come and go over the last 40 years.  I remember when butter was ostracized and everybody was encouraged to eat margarine instead.  Did heath improve?  No, it continued to get worse. Then, some genius decided raw … [Continue reading]

The problem with counting calories

The problem with counting calories

Let’s face it, counting calories is a…pain…in…the…ass.  Nobody wants to do it.  Some don’t know how to do it. Who wants to spend time looking at the food label on every product they’re eating? There’s really no easy way to do it … [Continue reading]

Is losing weight as simple as scheduling it?

Is losing weight as simple as scheduling it?

Like most people, I’m a busy woman.  I work a full-time day job.  I raise two teens by myself.  I run a coaching business.  I need to do dishes, laundry, cook, take showers… When is there time for eating right and exercising? What are your … [Continue reading]