Throughout the summer, I consistently hear clients and friends stressing about overindulging and eating unhealthy at BBQs, festivals and on vacations. I can totally relate because not only did I celebrate the Fourth of July with my family, but it was followed by my NYC birthday celebration and bachelorette party. The best strategy that I’ve … Read More
The Fourth of July holiday always brings fond memories of fireworks, family gatherings at the lake and of course my favorite summer indulgences. As I no longer have my teenage metabolism, here are some simple tips that will enable you to enjoy the celebration without falling off the wagon. Eat a high protein snack before … Read More
Researchers and health experts both agree that eating with nature’s cycles yields the most nutritional benefits and promotes balance within the earth’s resources. When you eat fruits and vegetables based on what is in season, you support your local farmers market, spend less money, and are getting the freshest, most nutritionally-packed gems. Fruit and vegetables … Read More
Eating vegetables is beneficial on many levels! They provide an excellent source of nutrients to keep your body healthy and help reduce the risk of some chronic diseases. Here are how some of the nutrients work for you: Dietary fiber helps reduce blood cholesterol and may lower the risk of heart disease Potassium helps to … Read More
As a wellness coach, one of the questions that I get asked the most is: How do you stay healthy during the holiday season? Studies suggest that individuals gain an average of one pound per week. Not only is this extremely unhealthy for your body and mental state, but you will be starting the New Year off at a disadvantage. Here are my top 10 tips that will keep you fitting in your favorite pair of jeans, while still being able to enjoy the season.
Cucumbers are one of the vegetables with the highest water content, which means they offer valuable vitamins and minerals, while still being super low in calories – only about 16 calories per cup. Since they are about 95 percent water and full of fiber, they take up room in your tummy and visually add volume to your meals without weighing you down.
Keeping a Food Diary can be a great tool for achieving lasting weight loss. Countless studies have shown that a food diary encourages you to eat fewer calories and make healthier choices because it increases your awareness of what, how much, and why you’re eating. Food diaries also help identify the areas where you can seamlessly make changes to lose weight.
The month of June begins tomorrow and summer is officially in the air, which means bikini season is right around the corner. An easy way to shed a few excess pounds quickly is to familiarize yourself with appropriate portion sizes. As many of you know, restaurants in particular pride themselves on serving enormous portions, and even when you’re making healthy choices, you may be consuming excess calories.
We all know it’s important to eat healthy, but how do we do so on a budget?!! I’m repeatedly asked this question by family, friends and clients. Here are a few tips: Buy organic and conventional produce following the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen.
Summer is in the air and with it the perfect excuse (if you need one) to add more fruits and vegetables, the real “jewels of the marketplace,” to your diet. And although eating organic is better for your body and the environment, it can be very costly. But don’t fret, I have a terrific solution for you.