The Menopausal Middle

You’ve started gaining weight in places you never did. You are eating the same type of diet you always have, exercised in the usual way and yet your waistline is exponentially expounding.  Is your body deceiving you? Why is this happening? Menopause is a time of many changes and shifts in the body and one […]

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Easy Gluten-Free Guilt-Free Pizza?

You’re craving your favorite pizza but know you can’t really afford the carbohydrates as you’re watching your weight and health!  Here’s a solution to both your quandaries and it’s easier than you realize.  Not only are these simple pizzas healthy, gluten-free and easy but they can be made in less time that it takes to […]

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Change your Metabolism: Balancing Gut Hormones, Food Timing, and Sleep

Venturing to Vancouver and attending the International Congress on Obesity I had no idea what the research would indicate. Would it be the same old messages of “calories in equals out,” “just move more,” “and “cut down on fat intake.” It turns out this conference gave great detail to the complexity of obesity, weight challenges […]

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Zero Calorie Brownies?

Wouldn’t it be great if this brownie actually existed? We all know a zero calorie brownie would taste like cardboard so let’s get real about the meaning of calories. What do those calories actually provide? Is it really about calories or the nutritional content in those calories? Society has created a stigma that calories equal […]

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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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Food Challenges Lead to Food Confidence

Growing up, I was one of those people who ate whatever they wanted and worked it off by playing three varsity sports. However, when I entered college, I gained the seemingly inevitable “freshman 15,” which unbeknownst to me set the trajectory for the course of my future. That summer through the process of trial and […]

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Low Carb or Low Fat?

This week’s research study in Cell Metabolism examined this question and came up with an answer: low-fat. So is that the end of the story? What did this study involve and can we apply it to our day-to-day lives? And do we really need to continually label our diets as such? This study examined 19 […]

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The Apple Watch Fitness App

I purposefully did not get a Fitbit, although I was tempted a few times over the last year, since I was waiting for the Apple Watch. I wanted to get the watch for a number of reasons: since I am a Mac user it would work with my phone and I figured this watch was […]

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Is Your weight in your Genes or your Jeans?

Last week I went to a conference in New Mexico and several researchers gave detail to what really happens in the womb. Although much of what I heard is both fascinating and disturbing it is worth sharing on this blog in hopes that some of you struggling with your weight may have more empathy for […]

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