Month: February 2018

Do the friend audit: powerful and life-changing

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best. ― Epictetus A Different Type of Nourishment Typically I write about how to choose the best foods to nourish yourselves to get to your health and weight goals but today, I want to talk to you about another kind of nourishment –…

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…