Veggie recipes for veggie haters Part 2 – SOUPS

It’s a soup time of the year. Soups are one of the easiest, fastest, most convenient ways to sneak a LOT of veggies into your diet. I shared one of my favorite soups, Creamy Broccoli Soup, a while ago. This soup is SO AMAZING my sister Nora and I call it THE SOUP. Velvety Vegetable Soup Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive…

Which diet should I choose for weight loss?

There are probably over a hundred diets out there including Pritikin, Zone, South Beach,  Weight Watchers, Dukan, Atkins and Ketogenic (to name a few) as well as dozens and dozens of juice or shake-based diets. While each diet has its own positive and negatives, none of them offer us a magical formula to wellness and weight loss. The biggest problem I…

While we are discussing this diet or that diet we are missing the point

While we debate endlessly about Paleo vs. vegan, Weight Watchers vs. Jenny Craig, etc., we are missing what I believe to the MOST important factor in any diet: GREEN VEGETABLES. Everyone want to talk about carbs and sugar and protein but veggies are so un-sexy. In my opinion that is ALL we should be talking about. How many we eat,…

What exactly is a healthy diet?

This is a question I get frequently. And, it’s a good one that typically comes from people who want to eat better and maximize their health. If you ask 5 nutrition experts you will likely get five different answers. My initial answer is: a healthy diet is any diet that you can sustain (stick to long term) that fulfills your…

Daily habits that help with weight loss

In a previous post I discussed the habit of always sitting when eating and taking one bite at a time Today I’ll cover some other habits that have helped my clients feel more in control. I find that when people start losing commitment with their health and weight goals these habits are often the first to go: Pick a day and time…

Stop feeling guilty (doesn’t work) and press RESET (works)

When you make a mistake or lose commitment whether it’s your diet, your exercise regime, your relationships, work or whatever do you feel an overriding sense of guilt and failure? If so…ask yourself “is this guilt going to help me get to my goals?” You will likely notice that the guilt spiral is not getting you the results you want…

The blessings of shin splints (or how I stumbled into Nature Therapy)

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with running. The love part: feeling mentally great after a run as well as the fitness and health benefits. The hate part: debilitating shin splints that lasted for days afterwards. If you have never experienced shin splints the best way I can describe them is to imagine someone tearing your shin bones out of…