WHY are you eating? One of the “W’s” of weight loss

There are 3 major factors to weight loss – WHAT (are you eating), WHEN (are you eating) and WHY (are you eating). I think the why gets overlooked often so I’ll be addressing that today. Do you ever stop to ask yourself WHY am I eating? To ask yourself the why, take a moment before you put a bite into…

How to Just Be

I consider myself an extremely productive person. My husband jokes that if he leaves me alone for 20 minutes he’ll find me re-tarring the roof, learning a new language or re-organizing our cabinets. Being productive is wonderful. It’s gotten me to where I am in my career as well as in my personal life but I think I need some…

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…