Mood, Food and PMS

Eating your weight in chocolate and chips? Yelling at loved ones all week? Feeling bloated and lethargic? Uh oh. Check your calendar. It might be that time of the month. It’s estimated that 4 in 10 women of childbearing age have physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) severe enough to affect daily routines and activities. For […]

Stress-Less

So, it’s officially November with the holidays literally around the corner. If there is ever a time when stress can get the better of us, that time is now. Days are short, temperatures are cold, and the long to-do list is simply overwhelming. When confronted with stressful situations, the body goes into fight or flight […]

Beautiful Breakfast

We have heard time and time again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day…so as we continue to learn about and pursue optimal nutritional choices, it’s important to understand why.  When we finally turn off the lights at the end of the day, our bodies are hard at work. Reproductive and sleep hormones kick […]

The AI Diet – SHOPPING PART 1 (Vegetables, Fruits, Grains)

There is no question about it – the grocery store is not only overwhelming to navigate, but clever promoters leave no stone unturned in terms of how to best entice you to buy more.  This is why I suggest making a list.  A list…like mom used to do?  Yes, exactly!  Okay. So, creating a list actually requires […]

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (2 Week Challenge)

So many “diets” of today promote a quick-fix, easy solution versus focusing on long-term, sustainable change.  Our society is geared for instant gratification, hence the reason why marketers love to promote everything from a packet of hunger-reducing sprinkles you pour over food to the ever-famous diet pill.  Well, as it stands true for most things in life, there is no such […]

Beat the Winter Blues

Although the cold-weather season is often thought of as a time of joy and fun (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.), for others the shorter days bring lower spirits, as well. I realize its only October, but if you are one of the 25 million people who suffer from SAD, otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, it’s not […]

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

1. Eat More Food: The focus here is to ensure that you keep your blood sugar levels stable. When you eat less than is otherwise required to maintain your basal metabolism, your body is fooled into thinking that its starving and will hold on to all of that extra weight. Also, when you skip meals […]