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…

Strategies For Healthier Holidays

It’s official, we are smack dab in the middle of holiday season! This time of year can present many challenges when it comes to eating well and staying physically active. Here are a few strategies that can help. Give Yourself a Break.  There is no way around it, things get a little crazy this time of…

The “MIND” Diet Shows the Power of Food to Protect Against Alzheimer’s

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Chances are you or someone you know has had their lives touched by this devastating disease. With an aging baby boomer population, dementia and Alzheimer’s are becoming more and more prevalent. According to Alz.org current data shows that an estimated 5.4 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer’s disease….

Gratitude for Your Food

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are reminded to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives, like friends, family, and all the fabulous food that will be set before us on Thanksgiving Day. I wonder though how often many of us pause on the other 364 days of the year and take…

What To Eat For Breakfast and Why

We’ve all heard the advice to eat breakfast because it is the most important meal of the day.  Occasionally I’ll see one article or another come out that tries to refute this and justify skipping it.  What I know personally and have seen with clients is that breakfast, whether it is skipped altogether, healthy and…

We Have the Power to Rewire Our Brains

The longer I see clients and work with them to eat healthier or lose weight or whatever nutrition or lifestyle type goal they are working toward, the more I realize it’s less about calories or grams of carbs or minutes exercised, and more about working with them to make changes in habits that last. Old…

What to Eat to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

In the month of October we bring awareness to breast cancer and what we can do to lower our risk. For women 40 and older, mammography is key in early detection, but there are also things we can do everyday to help both lower our risk and also improve the likelihood of survival if we…