This Clean Food is Making You Fat

This popular food endorsed by the clean eating crowd, actually hurts fat loss efforts, especially in women over 40 who are naturally experiencing a slower metabolism. The answer may surprise you. Mary, (not her real name) a client of mine in early midlife, came to me because she was frustrated with her lack of progress. Her self-described plan was low carb … Read More

5 Reasons You Can’t Stop Sneaking Food

     Succumbing to Bites Licks and Tastes or BLT’s are a major reason people have trouble with maintaining a lean physique. Every week I hear from women who know they pick on extra food, and they can’t make themselves stop. This is a huge problem that sabotages their progress, yet it feels impossible to resist. .      .      After years as a hormonal nutrition … Read More

Hack: Your Emotional Triggers are Lurking Here

Recently, I had a lively conversation with a client about emotional triggers. She was referring to the clothes in her closet. We got to talking about the clothes that don’t fit. Consider the small clothes that were impulsively purchased after a restrictive short-term diet.  After that diet ended the clothes were a painful reminder of the failure to maintain that unreasonable … Read More

3 Tips to Live Really Well… until the End

Everyone knows that a major factor in living well depends on maintaining a healthy physique and staying active. While the diet industry appears to be helping in this manner, diet businesses are missing three important reasons that lead to failure. This has nothing to do with calories or carbs or ketones. To be really successful in adhering to healthy habits, get on … Read More

Hack: Do this to keep Motivated in the Gym and Kitchen

For the last few years, many bloggers have written annual posts about their “word” for the new year. Oh, that’s nice, I thought sarcastically while scrolling past the articles. You might think I am jumping on the bandwagon, and you might be right! Initially, I didn’t see the value in a single word as a year-long theme. But then I … Read More

How to Get Rid of Post Vacation Belly Bloat

Food hangovers are a real thing and just like their cousins, alcohol hangovers, they can be nasty. A food hangover is when you experience a bloated and sluggish feeling and your clothes are uncomfortably tight. This typically occurs after days or weeks of eating richer than usual food. Fortunately, there is a method to help speed up the recovery so … Read More

Lessons from a Mother-In-Love (Part 2)

Earlier this year I wrote a tribute to my Mother in Law. She called me her daughter-in-love, and I referred to her as my mother-in-love. You can read about this how this woman touched many lives here. Over the years both she and my own mother taught me valuable lessons about being a wife mother sister daughter and friend. While … Read More

Foolproof Tips for Gym Motivation

It is a common fact that gym motivation is a huge variable for most folks, if not everyone. Even trainers are not immune to the lure of passing up a sweaty workout in favor of being a couch potato and catching up on a favorite TV series. So how do we get past the urge skip out on our workout? … Read More

3 Tools you are over loooking that can Change your Physique

Diet and exercise are necessary for physique change, but only if they are used consistently.  They fail for many reasons. Very often our thoughts and attitude limit us from being consistent.  “My hips are like battleships” “I have batwing arms ” “I can’t go to the beach, because I look like a whale” Have you ever noticed when women are chatting, … Read More

How to Make a Fresh Satisfying Dinner in 25”

I love to enjoy fresh fish at home but sometimes it can be dry or stink up the house. To avoid dried out fish and a smelly fish odor, I bake it in foil packets. Foil baking infuses the fish with the flavor while keeping it moist. Odor doesn’t stink up the kitchen because each fish is in a closed packet. This dish can … Read More