Feeling yicky, anxious, stressed? Having food/drink cravings? Try this…

I recently tried this and it’s like a magic balm. What is it? I wrote a list of THINGS THAT SPARK JOY.  I thought maybe it was a silly exercise but I wanted to try it anyway. I sat and started writing and here’s what I came up with: Spending time with my husband and kids Organizing my closet, getting rid…

6 reasons why you crave sweets (and what to do about it)

Last week I discussed sugar alternatives and why I suggest avoiding with them and getting over your reliance on sweets. This week, I’ll delve deeper into WHY we are as a nation are SO into sweets… Here are a few of biological reasons we get hooked on sweets (and the food manufacturers know this so well): You get a dopamine…

Q: what sweeteners can I use to substitute for sugar in my coffee or tea?

Most of my clients are aware that many sweeteners present health risks and seek alternatives that are safer types of sweeteners for their coffee or tea.  So, several times per week I get asked what sweeteners are safest to use. Confession…I used to give people a list of sweeteners that were less horrible than say sugar or saccharin but I…

Food label literacy part 3: a deeper dive into oils, sweeteners, flavorings and gums

This is the third and final installment of  3 part series on food label literacy. Today I’ll list ingredients to look out for (and avoid) on your product labels. Be choosy with your oils In general, I recommend consumption of the following oils: extra virgin olive oil (for salads and on veggies, not for cooking), avocado oil (for cooking or…