Plant Power to Prevent Breast Cancer

Check out my article on nutrition and lifestyle tips to prevent breast cancer in today’s Tallahassee Democrat.   http://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/food/2017/10/18/take-control-your-breast-cancer-risks-plant-based-diet/773199001/

Facing Obstacles and Getting Back on Track

All of us encounter obstacles and set backs when it comes to incorporating new healthy habits or even just maintaining the ones we already have. This past week of Irma preparation is sort of an extreme example of how encountering an obstacle can impact efforts at a healthy lifestyle. I don’t know about you, but healthy…

Beans, Beans, Good For Your Heart

The more you eat…the more nutrition-filled your diet will be.  (What?  Did you think I was going to say something else?). Childish rhymes aside, beans ARE good for your heart and the rest of your body too. There is significant scientific evidence to support their role in weight loss, improving blood sugars, lowering bad LDL…

Six Tips for Exercising More Consistently

Recently a client asked me how important exercise is to overall health. My answer, “It is critical.” He then asked what I meant by critical.  I paused and answered, “like life or death critical.” Not to sound overly dramatic, but it is true.   For those of you who don’t love to exercise or have…

Beach, Boat, & BBQ Caviar

Made this “caviar” again today and thought I would share it again. It is the perfect healthy full of veggies side or snack for any outdoor fun!

Thighs and Acceptance 

For most of my life, let’s just say, I lacked appreciation for my thighs. I was born with muscular thighs. I got them from my Aunt Jackie on my Dad’s side and my Nana on my Mom’s. As a young person, they allowed me to be a gymnast, dancer, and cheerleader who could flip and…

Are Eggs Incredibly Edible or Not?

  It’s Easter time and for many of us an Easter egg hunt will be on the agenda. Although many of the eggs will be plastic and filled with candy (we’ll save that topic for another day), real eggs will likely be part of the festivities too. The question of whether eggs are considered healthy…

Measuring Success…Forget the Scale!

People ask me about the scale a lot. How often I weigh myself and how often they should weigh themselves. My answer: I rarely weigh myself and if the scale is nothing but negative I say stay off of it altogether. For many people the scale is just what it is meant to be, one…

From Foul Up to Frittata

I talk with clients all the time about meal planning.  I share tips on ways to make getting meals on the table easier and relieve some of the stress around eating better. Having a plan for dinner meals for the week ahead has made all the difference for my family. But even the best laid plans don’t…

B-12 Injections, A Magical Solution or a Waste of Money?

I opened my email this morning and had a LivingSocial offer for “B-12 injections or Weight-Management Services” from a local business. B-12 shots are a common offer by weight loss clinics. Many people, especially this time of year, see an offer like this and say, “well that’s something I haven’t tried, why not?” But, before you…