Did the hula hoop slim my waist?

Did the hula hoop slim my waist?

Please note this is a follow-up post to "The Hula Hoop is back!  Does it really reduce your waist?"  If you haven’t read that story, you can do so now. Want to know which size hoop is right for you? You can find out more in my most recent post … [Continue reading]

Weight loss over 40; Avoid these 10 pitfalls for greatest success

Weight loss over 40; Avoid these 10 pitfalls for greatest success

We’ve all heard the lament of the over-forty-something or the over-fifty-something. Lose the weight while you’re young, because once you get to MY age, it’s next to impossible. Bullshit. If you struggle to lose weight, check to see if you … [Continue reading]

The Hula Hoop is back! Does it really reduce your waist?

The Hula Hoop is back!  Does it really reduce your waist?

I have a guilty confession to make.  I’m trying to lose weight and get back into shape, too. [Gasp!] Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost credibility, because I’m back in this situation.  Do I have excuses why I am?  Sure I do. I had two … [Continue reading]

Secret Divulged; How to eat dessert every night without gaining weight

Secret Divulged; How to eat dessert every night without gaining weight

In my previous article, I shared the bare minimum families can expect to spend on groceries and still provide proper nutrition based on Food Pyramid guidelines. As an experiment, my family put together a meal plan to satisfy the Thrifty Plan.  We … [Continue reading]

Do You Spend Too Much on Food? Find Out Now.

Do You Spend Too Much on Food?  Find Out Now.

As a nutrition coach, one of my goals is to help women make better food choices or come up with new and interesting ways to create meals using whole foods. My clients generally love this idea, but I often hear at least two criteria tacked on; … [Continue reading]

Are you worried about useless numbers?

Are you worried about useless numbers?

Congratulations! Your BMI is within healthy range!  In fact, you should be completely happy with your how you look, your weight….. Except, BMI doesn't tell you a heck of a lot. What is BMI? BMI stands for Body Mass Index.  For years, it’s been … [Continue reading]

One Size Does Not Fit All for Weight Loss and Fitness

One Size Does Not Fit All for Weight Loss and Fitness

How many times have you fallen for these promises? Just take this pill once a day and you'll be thin just like our marketing model! Just eat this diet the way we have written it for you and pounds will melt away like magic! Just buy … [Continue reading]

The Most Important Nutrients; Are You Getting Enough?

The Most Important Nutrients; Are You Getting Enough?

When you think about nutrition, what images come to mind?  Are you picturing a plate full of fresh vegetables?  Are you thinking about carbohydrates, proteins and fats?  Maybe you’re trying to remember what the latest food pyramid looks … [Continue reading]