Depression, Food Addiction & My Favorite "F" Word

It's no secret that what you eat determines how you feel....more

Truth: My Morning Love Affair

I have a love affair with coffee. It has nothing to do with the caffeine although the extra energy is always a plus.Let me walk you through the best way, nutritionally, to make amazing coffee. Then we will get into the juicy details of the love affair....more

40 Days of Yummy - Day 1

I want to lose weight but I don't want to starve myself. I also don't want to give up the foods I enjoy because I really enjoy food. My maternal grandparents, lived healthily until their late 70s, my father's mother lived until her 90s and she was healthy until the end. I'd like to live the kind of healthy life they enjoyed, not eating skinny popcorn, or fat-free cheese. What exactly is fat-free cheese even made of? I don't know but it's not yummy. I like yummy food. I like a good sandwich, a well-prepared, juicy piece of chicken, a delicious salad....more

I've Written THIS Many: NaBloPoMo Day 10!

It's Day 10 of NaBloPoMo!     Seems like a good time for a little update on how things have been going for me. Let me tell you a little about why I decided to do NaBloPoMo in the first place.   In the middle of last summer, I weighed 185.8 pounds....more

Th Great Cheetos Robbery

When trying to lose weight, we are all faced with the same plight ...CRAVINGS! ...more

Tips for Staying Fit While Pregnant and Endurance for Labor

I wouldn't consider myself to be overly athletic or fit, by any means! However, exercising is important to me. When I found out I was pregnant I was curious to know what others had to say about staying fit while pregnant. I read different blogs, articles, and even some books about staying fit while pregnant. Everyone told me that if I worked out before-hand I should continue to do so (in moderation) and so, that's exactly what I did. Ladies, I cannot stress the importance of making time to do a little cardio WHILE you are pregnant....more

You Weight Does Not Define Your Self Worth

A few weeks ago, something happened to me. Something unexpected. Not something goofy or crazy but for once, something good. Something really good. I realized my weight does not define my self worth....more

5 Fitness Apps that Make it Easy to Stay on Track

Let's talk apps. Do you use them to help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals? The right app can put a library of fitness, nutritional and calorie information at your fingertips and give you the extra accountability you need. Studies show that keeping a food journal helps with weight loss because it makes you think about what and how you eat. If you have to write down "14 Girl Scout Cookies" for dinner, chances are you might stop yourself before you eat them. In addition, there are plenty of apps that can remind you to workout. There are so many apps that make it easy to track your calorie intake and many more that make working out more fun. ...more
ContessaGrigia There are so many apps out there. I think the trick is to test out a few to find ...more

Lose the "Weight"

Lose the “Weight”  Are you as sick of talking, thinking and worrying about weight and everything connected with it as I am? I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for 22 years....more
Here's a great little program to lose weight and be in the greatest state of health. ...more