1. Top Ways to Make Simple Eating Changes that Stick

    Years ago, I found an incredible book called ‘Change One’ at a discount book store. For $6, it was one of the best healthy eating/weight loss books I’ve ever found, and I still coach people on some of the advice in this book.  In case you don’t want to run out to the used bookstore or skim ebay for this gem, I’ll fill you in on why this book has been sitting on my shelf for so many year…Read More

  2. Top 7 Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise

    We’ve all heard the usual motivators for getting to the gym. You’ve probably tried getting a workout buddy who keeps you accountable or promising yourself a reward after you finish or you’ve purchased a gym membership hoping that the membership card alone would motivate you to exercise. But sometimes those tried and true motivators just don’t cut it and then you need to bring out the big g…Read More

  3. Top 10 Habits to Improve Your Portions

    Top Ways to Eat Less and Nourish More Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that the single most important thing you have to do is to eat smaller portions. Simply put - eat less. You can work out until you pass out, but, like it or not, weight loss happens usually in the kitchen, not in the gym. So you need to shrink your portions. Simple enough, right?  Not always. We are bombarded with…Read More

  4. Top Reasons You Need More Water

    Tops Reasons You Need More Water You wouldn’t think I’d need to come up with nine reasons why you should drink water (your body is over 60% water – wouldn’t that be reason enough?), but having personally been someone who’s lived off caffeine, I know that sometimes we need to be reminded. I wrote this blog for those of you who aren't drinking enough water - been there, done that! So, chec…Read More

  5. How to Eat Healthy When Dining Out

    You’re on a roll with your healthy eating, but tonight your partner wants to go out. When you get to the restaurant, there are some options that almost match your eating preferences, but you need to make a few modifications… “I’d like the chef salad, please, with the oil and vinegar on the side and the apple pie a la mode. But I’d like the pie heated and I don’t want the ice cream on t…Read More

  6. Celebrate the Small Wins If You Want to Hit Big Goals

    When we celebrate the little wins along the way, the journey is much more enjoyable. I use a specific worksheet that has clients fill in little happy faces for each day they’ve eaten healthy, moved their body, or approached the day with a winning mindset! The point is to celebrate each mini win so they start feeling this snowball effect towards healthier, happier living. We can apply the same pr…Read More

  7. 6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits

    Easy Ways to Start Eating Better Right Now   How many times have you told yourself that you’re going to “eat better?” You’re not going to eat any treats or “bad” foods. You’re going to do nothing but drink water and eat kale for the next month. And how often have you been successful following that “all or nothing” mentality? My guess is never. Maybe that’s because it’s n…Read More

  8. Top Ways to Vacation Without Sacrificing Your Progress

    It can definitely be a challenge to maintain a healthy lifestyle away from home when so much delicious food is available all the time. The best course of action is to give yourself permission  to indulge in moderation, celebrate and have fun, and then focus on getting back on track when you get home. There’s no secret to staying on track when you go on vacation – just smart choices! Here are …Read More

  9. How To Really Read That Nutrition Label

    Every manufactured food in America has to have a nutrition label on it: it’s mandatory and governed by the FDA. This is great news for consumers because it allows us to make smart choices when it comes to food, but what information is most valuable on the nutrition label? Don’t judge a food solely by the front label – it can be wildly misleading. Just because the name brand has the word “o…Read More

  10. 10 Healthy Eating Pitfalls to Avoid

    There is little worse than thinking you are eating healthy when you’re really not. Most people need to revamp their eating habits-- and the quest for “healthy choices” can become nearly all-consuming. The advertising and food myths out there make it easy to choose foods that have a reputation for being healthy but really aren’t. You're smart, so you already know that drinking fruit juices …Read More