Stop calling it “cheating” on your diet

I’m guilty of it too…I eat a little piece of chocolate or sleep in instead of going to the gym and I tell my husband that I “cheated.” But is it really cheating? Cheating involves a dishonest act in order to win a game or save money (as in cheating on taxes) or having a secret love affair. Cheating connotes…

Please stop drinking gallon jugs of water

Over the past year or so, I have had numerous patients who walk in to my office toting a half-full water gallon jug  proudly announcing that they are drinking at least one gallon of water per day. I see people carrying gallon bottles in the gym and on the street. I’ve seen multiple Instagram and Facebook pictures with body builders…

How do I treat my thyroid disease?

Welcome to part 3 of my series on thyroid disease. Most people diagnosed in the US with hypothryoidism have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – an autoimmune disorder in which your white blood cells (antibodies) attack your thyroid leading to chronic inflammation. Therefore it’s important to avoid things that cause your body to attack itself. If you have already been diagnosed by a…

How does the thyroid function (or not)?

Today I’ll be continuing my series on hypothryoidism and the thyroid. What is a thyroid anyway and what does it do? The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck. It’s role is to absorb iodine from the diet and  combine it with the amino acid tyrosine to create the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. How the thyroid “knows”…

Am I overweight because my thyroid is underactive?

I get a lot of questions about the thyroid and it’s role in weight loss so I wanted to spend some time explaining the basics of hypothryoidism and the role of the thryoid. What is hypothryoidism? Hypothyroidism is a medical term that means that your thyroid is underactive and therefore not producing enough thyroid hormone. The vast majority of people with…

Peanut butter cups – Low carb insanely yummy – Food Prep-spiration part 4

I don’t recommend sweets on a daily basis but once in a while it’s nice to have a sweet treat that doesn’t sabotage your weight loss and health goals. Because these are so much lower in carbs  (mini cup <2 grams, 74 calories, larger cup <4 grams 147 calories) than a traditional peanut butter cup (22 grams, 230 calories) and…

Creamy Mushroom Chicken – Food Prep-spiration part 3

This tastes so yummy and decadent. You’d swear that you were eating something unhealthy. Easy and fast and heats up well.   Ingredients 1 pound chicken cutlets 1 small onion 5 cremini mushrooms 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt, more to taste 1/2 tsp dried thyme 3 tbsp. Kerry gold butter or grass fed organic butter, unsalted 1/3 cup full fat…

Keto Meatballs – Food Prep-spiration Part 2

These meatballs were so easy to make and fast! They are very filling. Two meatballs is usually more than enough for me. Easily reheated. I don’t like to touch raw meat so I wear plastic gloves while prepping and throw them away afterwards. If you are using your hands, remember to remove all rings (including wedding rings) because small particles…

Lemon Garlic Butter Steak and Zoodles – Food Prep-spiration Part 1

I love trying new recipes. Each weekend I hit the lab (my kitchen) and try out as many recipes as I can. For the next few weeks, I want to start sharing with you some of the , recipes that been easy, yummy and have staying power (they can be reheated and still taste good). This recipe was so easy…