The Flexitarian Lifestyle

For the past few years I have been a vegetarian on and off and have mainly adhered to a meat and dairy free diet. Last year, while preparing for my wedding, I cut out most foods that contained fat like chocolate and all animal products. I felt physically great and I lost a bit of weight, which I attributed to cutting out fatty foods....more

Is Your New Year's Resolution Weight Loss? Tips for losing weight in 2014

If losing weight is your New Year's Resolution for 2014, you are not alone.  But to be successful you will need to do more than just wish it.  Here are my 6 tips that will help you lose weight in the coming year....more

The Beck Diet Solution: My Experience (Week Six)

Well, I did it... I finished all six weeks of The Beck Diet Solution, and have learned so very much along the way! While I know it will take time to cement the habits and strategies the book has taught me, I feel far better equipped to handle food and eating challenges than I did before I began working through the program. I'm glad I made the decision to do it. This week I give myself credit for: ...more

Resolve to follow a brain-healthy diet in 2014

New Year's resolutions are often the result of guilt or shaming. But what if this is the year you focus on health instead of weight loss? I ran across this article on brain health, which we're discovering is more and more tied in to diet and nutrition.Here are some of the highlights:1. Yes to dark chocolate, dried blueberries (and I'd argue fresh blueberries as well) and pumpkin seeds.2. The brain uses 20% of the body's metabolic fuel even though it only makes up 2% of your body's weight....more

The Beck Diet Solution: My Experience (Week Five)

Though my schedule has been steadily ramping up in preparation for the holidays, I did manage to work through all of the readings and tasks this week for The Beck Diet Solution. It's hard to believe that there's only one more chapter remaining - I must say, I am very proud of myself for making it this far! In addition, this week I give myself credit for: ...more

The Key ingredient to Weight Loss

Want to lose weight, feel fit and look great?  You don’t need a magical pill for this, you just need to eat lean protein and cut out the junk.  Protein intake is very important for optimal muscle growth and maintenance....more

4 Tips to Help You Avoid the “Inevitable” Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are a time of massive indulgence for many of us. In fact, even those who have managed to stick to healthy diet and exercise programs all year long often fall off the wagon at the end of the year.There’s nothing wrong with enjoying some extra food and drink at this time of year. In fact, studies show that following stricter diets actually makes things harder in the long run. However, it’s important not to go completely overboard, otherwise you’ll undo all of your good work and make the start of the new year that much harder!...more

6 Tips: Enjoy Your Thanksgiving Dinner Without Holiday Weight Gain

Here are some quick and easy tips to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner without the guilt of over-indulging....more

Love The Skin Your In

Love The Skin Your InBody image is a problem that many women and men face in the US. The images that we have about how we should look are impacted by the media, family, and friends. We have this unrealistic image in our head that were supposed to look a certain way.The reality is that many of the body images that we admire, just are not naturally achievable....more

The Beck Diet Solution: My Experience (Introduction)

Stuck indoors on a Saturday, shepherding six loads of laundry through a washing machine with a wonky control panel that required resetting multiple times at the beginning and middle of every cycle, I decided that the in-between waiting time would be a great opportunity to do a bit of reading. ...more