What No One Tells You About Eating Well Long Term

In today’s world, with things like hockey practice and homework, families are lucky to eat food prepared in their own kitchen on most nights. I  well remember years like that and I had trouble with portion sizes, cravings, and satisfaction. What happens when we shovel our food in, on the run, and dash off to the next commitment? Our brain gets … Read More

#WIAW What I Ate Wednesday September ’17

I am over my bulletproof coffee phase. It didn’t do it for me.  The taste was amazing, but honestly, I missed my real breakfast. I am content to be back to my typical choices this month. These meals are not new or unusual, but they are certainly satisfying. Breakfast: protein shake made with grass fed whey, berries, spinach, mint, matcha, … Read More

Cravings Part 2: How Being More Mindless Can Quell Cravings

You are enough You have enough You do enough We are plugged in all the time. We are consumed with knowing more, being more and doing more. We have stopped listening to our inner voice. When we become quiet, we have the opportunity to process all that information.  I have to thank my dogs for this revelation. Opus, Caymus and … Read More

Cravings Part 1: What You Need to Know

Cravings are triggered by a stressor (or an emotion) and an environmental cue. Cravings are not a sign of mental weakness, because as women, we are wired to be more craving sensitive than men. It goes back to our ancestors who had true food scarcity, and when food was available, it was hoarded. Our brains are designed to want more … Read More

Gluten Free Meatballs and Sunday Sauce

September is my favorite time to cook, I welcome the end barbecue season, in favor of cooler temperatures and traditional food. This year I am especially into cooking traditionally, because for the first September in 5 years, I am not on a competition diet. Rejoice! #moderate #feedomwithresponsibility Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce, are a food that I was raised on. As a child, on Sundays I woke … Read More

Drive to Thrive: Master Fitness & Nutrition…for good!

Have you ever noticed how dogs and children, take action when they want something? Treats. Attention. A walk. Caymus, our younger pup, brought me his leash 3 separate times this morning. He obviously wanted to go for a walk, and he was taking action to get what he wanted. And it hit me, he is an expert at taking action … Read More

When Will-power Wears Out

I started my first diet at age 14, and for 44 years I searched for a diet that would not lead to rebound weight gain, from exhausting my willpower. Watch this video to learn why will power is not a solution to managing and maintaining fat loss. Willpower is a brain drain, and all  quick weight loss diets are based … Read More

#WIAW or What I Ate Wednesday 8.23.17

Creative meals at home have become a renewed source of comfort lately. I’ve had enough dinners out, barbecue, and weddings for one summer. My own kitchen has given me that old familiar feeling of  “There is no place like home” and, meals here have been creative, seasonal and simple. Below is this month’s version of #WIAW or What I Ate … Read More

Fajita Bowls!

Summer weekends are almost over. Up here in the Northeast, We want to enjoy the patio and grill as much as possible before it’s time to shovel snow. Forget hotdogs and hamburgers – celebrate National Fajita Day (August 18th) instead! Fajitas are an effortless and delicious way to entertain friends. Plus you can get your friends and family in on … Read More

Wine & Dine; Effort & Attitude

A few years ago, my husband and I were fortunate to share an old bottle of wine, a friend received as a thank you gift. The wine was wrapped in a plain brown paper bag and the giver merely said “here and thanks.”   After a little research, our friend learned that is was a bottle of great value. It … Read More