The Ease & Usefulness of Tracking Your Food

The Ease & Usefulness of Tracking Your Food A diet recall is one tool of many used to collect information about a person’s typical dietary intake, with the intent to identify food patterns, nutrient deficiencies, or chronic disease risk factors. In a dietary recall, the subject is asked to recall what they ate over a…

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How to Use Visualization for Weight Loss

Can you see your weight loss goals when you close your eyes? Visualization for weight loss is a technique where you picture your ideal body. It allows the time and space for your mind to work with your body for you to overcome any potential or unknown mental barriers on your weight loss journey. All…

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The Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

What exactly is a plant-based diet? A plant-based diet is not a diet of vegetables alone. It is a diet based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, which may exclude or minimize meat, including chicken, dairy products, and eggs. The diet will eliminate foods made from refined flour + sugar and certain refined vegetable…

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Journey Meditation

A gentle, totally non-threatening way to get an idea of how you see yourself. <3

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Stop Paying $5 for a Bottle of Kombucha!

I have lots of thick, healthy, 100% organic cultures of bacteria that you can use to make plenty of kombucha tea at home, in all your favorite flavors, for just a few cents a bottle. Please, take my SCOBY! ​Seriously, just call or text me at 754.422.4341 and I’ll get one right over to you! ​Part…

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Honor your beloved grandmother in own family’s eating culture

It’s sad, but you know it’s true… Most people in cultures around the world aren’t as nonchalant around their meals as Americans tend to be. Think about it: what was mealtime like in your grandmother’s house? Was it much different than yours now? In Italy, for instance, people have been eating pasta, olive oil, meat…

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Fake fats are the worst. Eat real fats instead.

The human body is designed to run off fat. Avocados, coconuts, almonds, pistachios, eggs, chocolate, fish, cheese and olive oil are all packed with wholesome, high-quality fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere in our not-to-distant past, we were taught that, not only do these fatty foods make us gain weight, but also increase our risk of heart disease.…

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Music lowers anxiety by 65%

I love to listen to music in the car to hype myself up for whatever event I’m headed to, but I never really thought of listening to music to relax. Honestly, when I’m relaxing (or even working) at home it’s usually silent. Sometimes my husband will come home and his voice will jolt me out…

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Didn’t sleep well last night? Eat chocolate!

As if I needed another excuse to eat chocolate, a new study says that dark chocolate may mitigate the cardiovascular risks and the loss of cognitive performance due to sleep loss. They tested the theory on 32 healthy participants after one night of undisturbed sleep and after one night of total sleep deprecation. After they…

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Unbelievable Mindful Eating Success Story

Did you know that if you diet by restricting calories, you are more likely to gain weight and remain overweight over time? Restrictive diets don’t work because they don’t address the underlying, emotional experience of eating. ​ If you really want to lose weight and keep it off forever, you must begin to slow down,…

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