Stay Healthy Throughout the Holidays

Fitness, Health, Nutrition

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.

ECW Quick Tip: Eat Cucumbers for Weight Loss

Health Tips, Nutrition, Weight Loss

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.

The Food Diary: An Ultimate Weight Loss Tool


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.

Healthy Portion Sizes for Your Waistline


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.

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget?!!


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.

How to Eat Organic Without Breaking the Bank!


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.

Principle Three: Kick the Sugar Habit


Did you know that sugar has the same addictive properties as tobacco and alcohol? The more sugar you eat, the more you need to satisfy your cravings. Sugar is one of the leading culprits behind the childhood obesity epidemic and can be found in an alarming number of our favorite foods.