One trend from 2022 that I am excited to say sayonara to this year is the barrage of “What I Eat in a Day” videos on Tik Tok and Instagram… which are often followed by phrases like: “TO STAY LEAN!”or “As a Victoria’s Secret Model”. Nobody needs this egocentric, “look-at-me” […]
Mushroom coffee…is that a thing?
You put WHAT in my coffee?! Mushrooms are well known for their medicinal properties, and now mushroom coffee is a trend sweeping the “wellness world”. If you are curious to give it a try, here are the facts. What IS it? A blend of ground mushrooms and coffee beans—it still […]
Slow your roll…
Rapidly trying to undo 6 weeks of holiday cheer in 6 days Does. Not. Work. If you are tempted to sign up for a Master Cleanse, a 1 week juice fast or the “Extreme Celebrity Detox”, please resist the urge and give your body some time to “recalibrate”. So what […]
Plant Based Protein
You have often heard me say that the staples of our diets should be Plants and Protein—along with some high-fiber carbs (think sweet potatoes and farro), and healthy fats (think avocados and olive oil). But it is worth a reminder that the protein does NOT always (or ever!) have to […]
Ditch the Calorie Counting…
“How many calories are in this bowl?” Or “How many calories should I eat at dinner?” Or “What should my daily calorie intake be”? These are questions I am frequently asked by clients and friends. I like to shift the focus away from a number (everyday is different!), and focus […]
3 Tips for Better Sleep–you can’t miss this!
A poor night’s sleep is no joke! It makes for a groggy morning, an endless afternoon, and evening anxiety as you worry, “Will I be able to sleep better tonight?!” Some nights sleep evades us no matter how well we map out our “winding down” routine, but generally speaking, having […]
Can candy really be “healthy”?
“Healthy” candy? Sign me up! Well, it is not that simple…while brands like 365, Yum Earth, and Smart Sweets do not have High Fructose Corn Syrup, artificial sweeteners, food dyes or GMOs, you still don’t want to add them to your daily snack rotation. While chemicals are never good in […]
Winter skin care
This winter weather has not done wonders for our skin, hair or fingernails. Cold, dry air outside and radiators cranking inside do not help the situation. You may notice your nails feel brittle, your lips are chronically chapped, and the ends of your hair are splitting. Diet really helps your […]
Living (and eating!) in the moment…
Multitasking is great! Like calling a friend while you walk after work, or listening to a podcast while you fold laundry. UNLESS you are eating. “Distracted eating” often leads to over-eating, digestive issues after your meal, and not chewing your food properly. (Not to mention the stains on your clothes!) […]
Bars for Breakfast?
People often ask my opinion about protein bars for breakfast. I get it, some mornings are just too hard to pull out the blender or motivate in the kitchen—this is where Overnight Oats are a lifesaver, but I digress… (see recipe below!) When choosing a bar look for a short […]