In the ebb and flow of eating trends in the wellness world, one style of eating seem to continually come out on top. While the Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Vegan, and intermittent fasting have all gotten a lot of “air play” lately, and indeed people lose weight and “feel great” […]
Reading Labels 101
One of the first things I teach my clients, (at all ages!) is how to read food labels. This simple practice is so important when you are trying to buy healthy, packaged foods at the grocery store. Of course, in a perfect world ALL our food would be homemade, but […]
Rice Cakes: the Ultimate “blank slate”
When some people travel, they bring their favorite pillow from home or their scented eye mask to sleep on the plane…we bring rice cakes. I think of rice cakes as the perfect Tabula Rasa–the blank slate of the snack world. They are gluten free, require no refrigeration, last for weeks, […]
Sports Nutrition: Focus and Fuel your body
A friend who is a sports psychologist recently interviewed me, to ask how and what athletes should eat to improve their performance in sports. Here is my feedback on the topic and answers to some common queries: Athlete’s top Sports Nutrition Questions What and when should you eat for peak […]
Can we replace Resolutions with Goals?
As 2019 gets into full swing, talk about New Year’s Resolutions is a hot topic of conversation. When people ask my opinion on the subject–or ask if they should “invent” a resolution, I suggest a New Year’s Goal instead. To me, having a goal indicates working TOWARD something, and has […]
Can You Have “Non-Food Fun” this Season?
The holidays are a hoot, but sadly they can also put people into a 6-week long nutritional tailspin…The fear of eating less than healthy foods, and the guilt from overindulging, can take the fun out of wonderful, long standing traditions with friends and family. So what can you do? […]
How to Avoid Stress Eating…
We have all been there…you start out the day with a grounding bowl of oatmeal topped with blueberries and pumpkin seeds, lunch is butternut squash soup and avocado toast, and dinner is salmon with brown rice and sautéed spinach. Perhaps paired with a glass of Merlot? What a nutritional […]
As I look at my friends’ posts on FB this week, I am reminded how the beginning of September is a huge time of transition and new beginnings for individuals and their families. Which is exciting, but can be stressful too…Instead of trying to incorporate a “major overhaul” to our […]
Kids, can we talk about food?
Can you talk to your children about why they should eat nutritious food and become more interested in their health? Pleading with them to have fruit instead of fries with their grilled cheese, or bribing them with ice cream if they finish their chicken and broccoli, is not only frustrating […]
Should you try matcha?
Should you start drinking matcha instead of coffee? Matcha is a ground up version of Japanese green tea and is used in hot and cold drinks and foods. While a cup of coffee or two daily is safe for your health, many people report feeling anxiety, stomach aches, headaches, and […]