A lot of us are motivated at the beginning of the year to make some big changes in our lives. Some of our vow every year to “get healthy” or “read more” or “remember people’s names”. While planning to be better and get healthier is great in theory, unless you have specific actions/steps you will take to follow through on these plans, chances are you’ll … Continue reading Get Clean this 2015! DETOX MEAL PLAN
Tis the season for tree timing and gift giving, ’tis also the season for getting….coughs and head colds, that is… Especially if you are dashing about, decorating the halls, and generally over-extending yourself, you may find yourself a little run down. The moment you feel that fullness in the back of your throat or the congestion in your nose, concoct this creation to stop that cold before it grows … Continue reading RECIPE: Fixer Elixir
OK, it’s been a long time since I Ranted. But This really ticks me off. When companies sell a “food”, for example sunflower seeds, the consumer should expect that they are in fact buying…..SUNFLOWER SEEDS. Not some chemicalized version of a sunflower seed. Just like if you buy Mayonnaise, it shouldn’t have EDTA in it, same with Triscuits, or anything else out there. I used … Continue reading RANT: Fake Food and Sneaky Ingredients
I consider myself a fluctuator. You know, a sorta healthy weight until the proverbial “___ hits the fan”, life gets stressful, then it starts …. I’m not sleeping enough, I’m eating junky foods, and lots of it, then BAM! I swell up like 2 sizes….until stuff cools down and I’m able to get back to my routine of healthy living. But then again, isn’t that’s … Continue reading RANT: why simplify?
I can make myself get up t0 go to work. I brush my teeth daily (so I don’t get cavities or a jacked up grill) and wash my face twice a day (so I don’t get acne) I can make myself exercise, even when I don’t want to. So why is it so hard to NOT eat something that’s bad for me? I overheard a nurse at … Continue reading RANT: Will Power
Detox Meal Plan Challenge Many of us have a few extra lbs to shed and most of us could stand to clean up our diet. I’ve created the following Detox Meal Plan Challenge to get “right” this Spring. It consists of a toxin-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free, caffiene-free, gluten-free, low-fat, low-carb, alkaline, vegetarian, vegan**, macrobiotic*, kosher, REAL FOOD diet. So all are welcome! And, it’s as easy … Continue reading 1, 2, 3 DETOX CHALLENGE
If you’re like me, you want a healthy rotation of dinners that don’t get boring, don’t take a fortnight to prepare, are easy on the wallet and tempt the ole’ taste buds. For those of us without a personal chef and lacking culinary genius, the list below will help guide your grocery shopping on Sunday for a healthy weekly rotation. Select your sauce, your meats/proteins, … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Healthy Quick Dinners
So, we’ve already discussed that there many reasons we eat. Most often, it is NOT because we are hungry. It’s because we are at a social outing, we’re nervous, we’re bored, we’re thirsty, we’re lonely, we’re still bored, we’re curious, we want to feel good…the list goes on. So, another version of the “Would I eat an apple?” RULE is the following exercise. Before you eat … Continue reading RULE: Think First
Loads of my patients skip meals. Many people think skipping breakfast and/or lunch will help them cut out the calories that cause them to gain weight. Unfortunately, for most, that does not work for several reasons. Some studies show, when the body is deprived of food (ie skipping meals) the metabolism (the body’s rate of using calories) slows. Then once a meal is consumed, the … Continue reading RULE: Don’t Skip Meals
Do something active everyday. Our bodies were intended to move. We sit in cars or on trains on the way to and from work; we sit at desks for 8-9 hours a day, come home to sit at a dinner table and then on to the couch for a solid 1-2 hours of TV. No wonder if we make it to 90, we appear crouched; … Continue reading RULE: Move Every Day
No really. Sloooooooooow Down. Do you find yourself eating while doing something else, like cleaning or while working? A lot of times I’m eating while typing, which really isn’t that efficient (or hygienic). I would probably consume less and more infrequently if I had to stop what I was doing and be seated and focused while eating. Novel concept. Plus my typing wouldn’t be so crumby (ba-dump- … Continue reading RULE: Slow Down
You may not like what this blog has to say: 1) Most Food is Garbage and 2) Diets Don’t Work Ok, maybe the regular use of heroin or crack result in long term weight loss. But have you ever seen a crack addict’s dentition? Not pretty. Actually the word “crumbly” comes to mind. Diets dont work. Most are nearly impossible to adhere to, and, like the parachute … Continue reading Gain Knowledge, Lose Weight!