Blogs about Food

3500

 That's the magic number. But, that’s not how many pushups or burprees I want you to do. This is the number of calories that equal 1 pound. If you take in 3500 calories you just took on 1 pound. Of course, this means, if you put your body in a deficit of 3500 calories, that's 1 pound you’ve lost.  

6 Tips to Minimize Those Holiday Calories

 

What does fiber do? Soluble versus insoluble fiber

 

Answers to "Nourishing" Questions

Recently I had the honor of teaching a "Simple Food Tools and Strategies" course at the Older Adult Institute in Albuquerque

Talk Yourself Out of Your Bad Eating Habits

I have many clients with eating disorders and I also struggled early on in my life with an eating disorder.  It is difficult to rewire the brain to get out of the "old habits" or ways of thinking and to make the brain think of an alternative way to cope.  Stress is the #1 cause of emotional eating as I know this personally and I see it daily with my clients.  The simplist way to deal with this if you turn to food as your release is to TALK YOURSELF OUT OF IT!

How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

 You know you should eat healthy, but it seems as if your bank account makes it difficult. Healthy meals always seem to cost more than the inexpensive selections you can pick up at fast food restaurants … but it doesn’t have to be that way. Four Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget 

End the YO-YO Diet Effect by looking at the LONG Term Goal

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. Learning to distinguish the need to eat to nourish your body vs. the need to comfort, reward, and provide therapy for your body will allow you to live and experience the world in a whole new dimension. Dieting is a short term solution for a long term problem. More than 90% of dieters will regain their weight back within 2 years. The problem that is NOT being addressed is the underlying reason why you are overfat and the deprivation/binge/purge/repeat mindset.

Keep it simple and plan ahead for road to success

We make hundreds of decisions in a day both concisely and subconsciously and one of the biggest is food choices. Having one less decision to make can set you up for long term success without even bating an eye. Take the guess work from what to eat out of your day to focus on more important tasks by planning ahead with your meals for day and the week. No time to prep for the week? No problem visit your local supermarket and stock up on already made protein and vegetables that can be eaten right from the bag or even microwaved.

Food Quality affects Food Quantity, the major key in weight loss or gain!

Was thinking today about the previous post I had written on what ever diet had in common. Came with the not-so-shocking realization that food quality affects food quantity - pretty obvious. What I mean by this is - the higher quality a food is, the lower calories content it will have. Calories are the ultimate determiner in weight loss, along with hormonal balance and digestive health. Froot Loops vs Cheerios? Which ones higher quality? Cheerios of course! Their lower in sugar, higher in fiber, and higher in vitamins and minerals - AND LOWER in calories.

What to look for in a Water Bottle

You might think this is the most basic/common sense post ever, yet I wouldn’t talk about it, if I didn’t see importance in it. I’m one who doesn’t believe in small talk or pointless conversations.