Are you sabotaging your weight loss goals with your mind? Part 1: How this works

So much of our success with weight loss and weight loss and weight loss sustainability has to do with our mindset. In the cognitive model (which I use with my clients and on my own thoughts), our thoughts drive our emotions which drive how we behave. In this mini series on self-sabotage I’ll discuss how certain thoughts might sabotage your…

Veggie recipes for veggie haters Part 4 – CAULI RICE 3 WAYS

Even die-hard veggie haters often enjoy this rice substitute. And now many major supermarkets have pre-riced cauliflower. Basic Cauliflower rice  Ingredients 1 small head cauliflower cut into florets (or 3 ½ -4 cups of riced cauliflower) 2 teaspoons ghee or coconut oil 1 tsp cold pressed sesame oil ½ cup diced yellow onion ¼ cup water ¾ teaspoon salt Directions…

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…