Well, its the new year and, I don’t know about you, but it seems every TV commercial and pop-up add I see, and every Groupon/Living Social deal that has appeared in my inbox are all related to the New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss/Fitness Phenomenon. From cries of, “This year I’m gonna loose weight,” to “This … Continue reading Stick With It!
When asked to recall the events of 2012, either events in your personal life or world events, what do you most remember? Go ahead...take a minute and think. If you’ve got a pen and paper handy, or can quickly open a word doc, write down what comes to mind. How many events were you able … Continue reading Ditch the Negative Crap
It's less than one week until Christmas...welcome to the craziest week of the year. Without a doubt you are going to at least one Christmas party this weekend. The goodies at work have likely been rolling in all week. And the alcohol is flowing freely. You want to be good, you know you should be … Continue reading Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
I love egg nog. There, I said it. It is one of those treats that only comes around this time of year, and honestly, who can resist that sweet, creamy, spicy brew? With or without the rum, of course! My favorite way to enjoy egg nog? Instead of creamer, I love to add egg nog … Continue reading Holiday Nog
Some of the best gifts I’ve ever given or received have been treats that have come from the kitchen and nothing spreads the spirit of the holidays like giving a home made gift. When most of us think holiday treats, we likely think of the traditional sugar and flour laden cookies and breads, decadent chocolates … Continue reading Homemade for the Holidays
Tis the season for cold and flu prevention. Everywhere you go there are wipes, wall mounted dispensaries, and pump bottles full of hand sanitizer. Bathrooms are stocked with antibacterial soaps and we are encouraged to throughly wash our hands at every opportunity. We’ve even gone so far as to make articles of clothing, shoes, even … Continue reading Antibacterial? Ditch it…NOW!
During our first meeting I ask each of my clients to establish goals - where would they like to be, or where do they see themselves 1, 3, and 6 months from now. In almost every single case, weight loss - as in a decrease in pounds on a scale - shows up on the … Continue reading Playing the Numbers Game
When I was a kid my staple weekend winter morning breakfast was a big bowl of cream of wheat. Since taking grains out of my diet, nothing I’ve made has been a true substitute for the rich warm heartiness of a bowl of hot cereal. So, I decided to compromise. I wouldn’t go back to … Continue reading Quinoa Porridge
When we choose to change our eating habits food oriented family gatherings - like Thanksgiving and Christmas - can present some of our biggest food and lifestyle challenges. The following article, written by Amy Kubal for Robb Wolf’s (the author of The Paleo Solution) blog, provides some helpful tips and tricks for navigating the family … Continue reading Are You Gonna Eat That?
Welcome to my most favorite week of the year. For reasons I can not quite articulate, this week of the year, filled with so many traditions, so much warmth, and so much love, is in my mind, simply the best. And, speaking of traditions... I am a sucker for pumpkin pie. It has always been … Continue reading Pumpkin Custard