“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Bernard M. Baruch We often live our lives based on what other people think. Or, more correctly, we often live our lives based on our perceptions of what other people think. Think about … read more
COVID-19 Nutrition 101: Let Food Be Your Medicine
The Number One thing you can do to support your immune system is: Eat Real Food Your immune system is fueled by the food you eat. After all, over 75% of your immune system lives in your digestive tract. This means that every bite of food you eat influences your gut microbiome, which in turn … read more
10 Ways to Reduce Your Coronavirus Stress Response
Out of nowhere we’ve been blindsided. Two months ago we never could have imagined the Coronavirus pandemic that is literally bringing the world to a halt. We want you to be safe. We want your loved ones to be safe. And when you stay safe, you help the greater community stay safe, too. And besides … read more
How to Let Go of Food Guilt, Shame and Remorse
A client recently confided — eyes cast down, shoulders slumped — “If I start, I can’t stop. If I eat a spoonful of ice cream I eat the whole pint. If I eat a cookie, I eat the entire box. I have no willpower and I’m so ashamed.” Defeat. Shame. Guilt. Self-loathing. But here’s the … read more
Confession: I’ve Been Eating Cookies Every Day
Confessions of a Food Relationship Coach, Part 1 It started at least a month ago. Winter. Stress. And, this is the zinger … the arrival of my mom who is a sugar fiend. There are lots of cookies in my house. Lots. They’re on the counter. In the pantry. On top of the fridge. It’s … read more
Fitness Foods Influence Us To Eat More & Exercise Less
Put Down That Nutrition Bar! Do you turn to nutrition bars, snacks or other foods with packaging that speaks of “fitness” benefits? Think Wheaties “The Breakfast of Champions; Clif Bars, marketed to outdoor enthusiasts; PowerBar, targeted to athletes; or Bear Naked’s “Fit” Granola. Put them down! A new study in the Journal of Marketing … read more
Summer Eating Without the Side Dish of Guilt
Summer Eating is Fun, Fun, Fun! So … I’ve been getting lots of questions online and from my private clients about how to navigate summer eating fun AND stay on track with health goals. It’s an easy time of the year to slowly, or for some, not so slowly, slide back into old ways. For … read more
Food Marketing: Do You Eat At The Gas Station?
Food Marketing Lures Us To Say “Yes” At Every Turn Have you noticed that at every turn you are presented with an opportunity to eat? It dawned on me recently as I stopped at a gas station to fill up on my way home from a weekend at the beach. The signs on the gas pumps were advertising snack … read more
Personal Best Group Coaching is Open for Enrollment!
It’s Here! Personal Best Group Coaching “Do you offer group coaching?” For the last couple of years my answer was, “Not yet, but I will.” The truth is I wanted to offer group health coaching. But, I couldn’t figure out how to organize a group that would maximize participant success without a beginning and end … read more
The Secret to Making Good Great? Focus on Focusing!
Dear Friends, I can’t wait for you to meet guest blogger Sheryl Scott. Sheryl and I met on Twitter where we have been conversing and sharing resources and ideas for nearly a year. She inspires her readers to live each day with vigor and passion day-in and day-out. Her enthusiasm is infectious and her “never say … read more
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