Posts with the category: Nutrition

Do you eat when you're hungry, stop when you're full?

Hunger: Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Is it that simple? No. It’s downright confusing. The main reason is because we have become disconnected from our bodies. We’ve lost connection to true stomach hunger signals and are influenced by a variety of external cues.

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Reduce the Impact of Stress with Micro-resilience

Do you power through your emotions, fatigue and stress? Do you end up collapsing at the end of the day? Learn micro-resilience techniques to reduce the impact of stress. Recharge your batteries by weaving small recoveries into your daily routine.

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Show Your Liver Some Love

Your liver is your body’s most powerful detoxification organ. Learn what your liver does, symptoms that it needs some love and healing nutrition tips.

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Eating in Moderation: Does it Work?

Does “everything in moderation” work with your eating habits? It depends. As a Mind Body Nutritionist, I look at “everything in moderation” from two very different nutritional approaches: Moderation from a purely nutritional approach and from the perspective of an eating psychology coach.

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Intuitive Eating: do you need to re-learn how to eat?

When we were born, we instinctively knew how to eat. But as we move through life, we are impacted by the messages from the world around us. We’re taught over and over again about what to eat. We are taught not to trust ourselves, but instead trust the food authorities. And the “what” we are told to eat to promote our health, shifts, year after year.

These lessons come from family members (more often than not with good intentions), the latest clean eating book, social media and more. And that finger wagging at us telling us we shouldn’t eat this or that, comes from our own thoughts and self-judgement about food and our bodies. These lessons can also come with a side of guilt and shame.

Many (most!) of us need to relearn how to eat: intuitive eating.

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Are You On A High Fact "Diet"?

Do you ever feel burdened by the fact that you know so much about nutrition? This is what is called a “high-fact diet”. Many of us are almost too well educated about what we eat, and this is actually creating stress in our bodies. And yes, I am speaking from personal experience. If we overthink every morsel we eat, we can be causing more harm than good.

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What is Rehydration Therapy?

Learn why your body might be dehydrated even if you drink lots of water. Learn how much water is optimal and why you should consider drinking less at mealtimes. And learn why your choice of drinkware might be harming your health.

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Are you a controlled eater?

Calorie restricting. Controlling your portions. Eating only “good foods” and avoiding “bad foods”. These are all forms of restrictive eating that often bring out the rebellious eater in us. If you’re eating for any reason other than physical hunger, controlling your eating isn’t the solution. Explore what you’re truly hungering for.

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Are you getting enough Vitamin P?

Vitamin P. Pleasure. We need it. Without it our lives just aren’t complete. And neither is our metabolic potential. Vitamin P helps optimize your nutrition!

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Are you a Normal Eater?

There is so much stress and confusion around what to eat these days that it has created a new category of eating known as disordered eating. Disordered eating is different than an eating disorder. It lies between normal eating and an eating disorder and according to survey results conducted by Self Magazine and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 75% of women regularly engage in disordered eating and exercise patterns.

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Spring Cleaning For Your Body

We clean out our closets, wash our walls, freshen up our flower beds… But what about doing some spring cleaning for our bodies? Spring is a great time to detox. There’s no doubt our bodies have pretty amazing built-in detoxification systems. But the world we live in is throwing so many contaminants at us that our bodies simply can’t keep up and over time our detox system can become sluggish.

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Eating Psychology Coaching for Everyone Who Eats

Do you or someone you love struggle with health, self-esteem or body image? Dynamic Eating Psychology Coaching is valuable for anyone who eats (yes, I know that’s everyone) who wants a more harmonious relationship with food, body and self. Why? Because life is too dang short. It’s time for a new approach.

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Sugar Isn't Evil

Sugar itself is not evil. Having said that, we have to look deeper at sugar and its effects on our bodies. And, absolutely, too much of any kind of sugar, natural or not, is not good for our health. Learn my five tips to reduce your intake of poor quality sugars.

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5 Simple Tips for Understanding Food Nutrition Labels

Take the confusion out of reading nutrition food and ingredient labels with these 5 simple tips.

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Curb Your Cravings with Campfire Meals

Fatigue. Cravings. Mood swings. These are three common complaints that can be avoided by building healthy balanced meals. One of the most important strategies to improve your nutritional and overall health is to learn how to create meals that stabilize your blood sugar.

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Healthy Snacks Made Easy

Uh oh… You’re hungry and didn’t bring a healthy snack! All you see around you are chips, cookies, candy, crackers, soda. Learn how to avoid these snacking pitfalls and create a crave-fighting healthy snack kit.

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The Truth About Protein

Nutrition can be confusing. Protein grams. Does the amount matter? Yes and no. Protein from two perspectives: Sports Nutrition and Mind Body Nutrition, also known as the Masculine and the Feminine Approach to nutrition.

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You + Caffeine = ?

Do you need a break from caffeine? If you’re sensitive to the effects of caffeine, you may need to take a step back from that mid-day booster. Here’s what you can do…

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6 Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Running around all day feeling stressed, not eating well, not sleeping well only to wake up the next day and start the same cycle again? Well, it’s time to break the shackles of poor sleep. You deserve better! Here are 6 easy tips to get out of this vicious cycle.

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Consider Cutting Down on Dairy

Can cutting down on dairy help you improve your health?

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