The TurKEYS to a successful Thanksgiving

As much as we would like to forget the caloric intake of this holiday, let’s grasp the reality of it all. The average Thanksgiving meal contains 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat. This is not including the days leading up to or the days grazing on tasty leftovers after turkey day is long gone. […]

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WAZE, Outsmart Food, Together

Wouldn’t life be that much easier if we had an app that helped with making food decisions – like a WAZE food app? Not only could you avoid traffic on your way to work but also rush hour in the kitchen. Police reported ahead: the all you can eat buffet. In reality you’ve heard on […]

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Over 220 Food Decisions Each Day?

Have you ever given thought that what you eat and how much can add up to over 220 food decisions a day?  That’s a whole lot of mindfulness that may be anything but… Brian Wansink, professor at Cornell University and author of Mindless Eating:  Why We Eat More Than We Think details in his book how most of […]

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Alcohol: The Gateway Drug to Eating?

One of my clients recently gave up drinking for a short period of time. Reason? He called it his gateway drug to eating.  Although he drinks moderately and only a few days a week, once he had a glass or two of wine it lowered his inhibitions to stay disciplined with his diet, making weight […]

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Are the Side Effects enough to give you Heartburn?

You had a great time and wonderful evening with friends.  Then lying in bed you are woken up by the burning sensation in your chest and throat.  Advertisements would tell you this is not a problem since there are drugs for heartburn but are they safe? The most commonly prescribed drugs are PPI’s (protein pump […]

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Are you Trapped by Treats?

Since I am not a big Super bowl fan (sorry about that for those who are) I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items and then to rent a movie. I was BOMBARDED with processed food the moment I walked in to the store– Super Bowl cakes with multiple ingredients and […]

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You can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet

Bruce Gilbert, a trainer I share clients with uses the above statement with his clients. “I’m working out, so I can eat what I want, right?” NOT. I often hear:  “I’ve been exercising much more than before so why am I not losing weight?” Let’s crunch the numbers. You work out 4-5 days per week […]

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Appetite Control: Understanding Your Hunger Hormones

Imagine you are out to dinner with a friend and the bread arrives at your table. You are not very hungry, but you think, “l’ll just have one little piece.” A few minutes later, you realize you have eaten three slices before your meal even arrives. What’s going on here? Even though you are not […]

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Does Eckhart Tolle’s Power of Now Apply To Mindful Eating?

Several years ago I read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and typed up my notes for clients to help with mindful eating.  Since mindful eating is in the limelight I thought it might be timely to share my notes with all of you. Tolle states “disease is what happens when life gets out […]

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Mindful Eating for Our Kids?

Does texting, emails, faxes and needing information at light speed affect our eating?  Drive-throughs, eating in the car, and 5 minute meals does affect our eating and health, and not in a positive way. I had dinner with some European friends last week who were amazed at how little time Americans take for eating.  Long […]

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