It's so easy to want to give up when things aren't going our way. Obstacles come up that we don't want to face. We are discouraged at working out because we can't always do everything we see others doing. We give up on our diet because we have a week of fast food fails. We … Continue reading Consistency: the single most important aspect of health (or any goal achievement for that matter)
Cereal is one of those staple foods in the Western diet that is so iconic, it's a big part of what many people are used to eating on a regular basis. But as you know, cereal has the potential to be basically dessert. However, it is absolutely possible to continue eating cereal without feeling guilty … Continue reading Eating cereal the healthy way
When you first start thinking about weight loss and exercise, surveying the internet and pop culture for where to start can be an overwhelming nightmare of false advertising, over bloated claims of results, and general misinformation. It's understandable that for many it doesn't take long before just plain giving up. After all, cupcakes look and … Continue reading What goals should beginners focus on?
Nuts are often praised as a healthy snack containing "good" fats, protein and antioxidants. The only trouble with nuts is that they tend to be high in calories, and it's easy to get carried away with the portion size consumed. My solution? Buy nuts still in their shell. The time it takes to crack the … Continue reading How to Enjoy Nuts in Moderation
This article from Jamie Oliver, celebrity chef, does a great job of explaining which sugars you should avoid, and which you can feel good about eating. The bottom line? Eating whole fruits is a great way to get vitamins, anti-oxidants, fiber and that sugar kick we sometimes need; the sugar added as a sweetener or that … Continue reading Confused about sugars?
I often see clients sabotage their own weight loss efforts quickly and effectively by not being conscious of the way they are drinking their coffee. Coffee is fantastic - it's got zero calories, gives you a nice pick me up, has anti-oxidants, and helps suppress your appetite during intermittent fasting or when trying to skip … Continue reading Coffee – it’s all in what you put in it.
Do you often set out at the beginning of the week having the best intentions to eat portion controlled, home-cooked dinners all week, only to come home exhausted one week and reach for the take-out or frozen food? The typical advice for this behavior is is to pre-portion chicken breasts for the week. But let's … Continue reading Portion and Cost Control Strategy: Pork Shoulder