A Real Mom’s Guide to Body Transformation

What Can you learn from a Mom who lost #120 pounds…and has kept it off for several years? Last week we talked about family meal strategies for busy times. This week we’re going to take a look at a real mom who has lost the pounds and kept them off. It has been an amazing privilege to witness the life transformation …

Family Meal Strategies for Busy Times

May is Mothers month. Ironically, this time of year is extra busy for families with kids. Many families are saddled with extra busy schedules involving in sports, other extracurricular activities like prepping for year end exams. Moms (and Dads) can be pulled in multiple directions at once. When extra tasks get added to life, something else must be taken out …

5 Tips to Have a Mindful Morning

Have you ever reflected on your day and remarked on how busy you were, but you had nothing to show for it?  It can be frustrating, to be busy and not ever finish a needed task. When I began writing blogs, this became more common than I care to admit. Drawing on my days of motherhood with juggling carpool, checking …

4 Smart Strategies to Fire Up Your Motivation

How do we deal with motivational low points? To experience times of high and low motivation is to be human. At times we are laser focused. This is especially true during the ‘honeymoon phase’ of any new goal or plan. Eventually, there comes a time for all of us when the desired behaviors become a grind, and it is more appealing to slip into …

What No One Tells You…About Weight Loss

#117  It was a random number and a fantasy that this was my ideal weight. At times this has been my weight, for long periods even. But the mental energy required to maintain this always gave out eventually to hunger and an insatiable appetite. It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that a number is not a goal.   Here is what’s really important (that …

5 Reasons Not to eat Gluten-Free

Eating gluten-free has gained a huge following in recent years. For those with Celiac disease, the benefits are obvious. It has become increasingly popular to adopt a gluten-free diet in the absence of Celiac disease according to this study. Is this trendy? perhaps, but overwhelmingly people on gluten-free diets report feeling better. Isn’t this just a placebo effect?  Yes and …

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 …

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 …

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 …