Category: Nutrition

Food Strategies for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with amazing foods, especially fudge, cookies, pies, and large meals. Traditionally, it is the time to feast and celebrate. It can cause us to gain unwanted weight, and causes food-related stress. It’s not fun watching everyone eat, and feel like…

Holidays & Food Consumption

  The fourth of July is tomorrow. It’s a great day for picnics, barbecues, fireworks, and outdoor activities. Usually, there is food. . .lots of food, and not necessarily healthy food. What to do? Make smart choices. I avoid hot dogs, but am happy…

Baby Steps. . .

Are the pounds coming off slowly, but too slow? Weight loss is a process of baby steps towards a greater goal. The end results are better health, more energy, and feeling better. Physical fitness is a key part of weight loss. That means exercise,…

Keeping the Weight Off

  Whether easy or not, it can be challenging to keep your weight loss from creeping back! It is an issue for all who have experienced the extra pounds of fat stores clinging to their body. I am not an exception either. It is…

Fitness is a Lifestyle. . .

Fitness is a Lifestyle. . .just like Addiction is a Lifestyle. It takes the same amount of time to put on clean blue jeans, as it does torn ones. It comes down to our choices. Some of these choices are automatic or habits. Fitness…

Food is Energy

Food is energy for our bodies. What we put in shows in our energy levels, health, and feelings. Our level of wellness is directly reflected by our food choices. Processed foods are high in sodium (salt), refined sugar (usually sugar beet), and chemicals. It’s…

It Takes Belief

To change, we must believe we can change. Every fiber of our being needs to be on-board for change, especially when it is a major lifestyle change! The biggest yet littlest way to change is to start with one small item. It could be…

All or Nothing?

Often, we approach changing with absolutes. There is nothing in the world that is truly black and white, except in the world of art. Do you want to change? Lose weight? Eat better? Get in shape? Something else. . . Extra weight seems to…

Goodbye Processed Sugar!

I have to admit, it is easy to become addicted to processed sugar. It is in many processed items, and we don’t see it unless we read the label. Processed sugar is an addictive food source with no nutritional value. Natural sugars come from…

Timing. . .

It’s easy to think about losing weight or improving fitness. It’s really easy to talk about it. It’s more difficult to find the time and energy to commit to a lifestyle change. After talking the talk, we need to decide to walk the walk….

Spring is Time for Change

With the sun finally peeking out from behind the grey clouds of winter, it is the perfect time to make lifestyle changes to welcome the upcoming summer. Whether it is in dietary intake or personal fitness, each of us has an idea of where…

Dietary Changes for the New Year

I believe that our over-all wellness and health are directly connected to what we eat. Our bodies require certain nutrients to be healthy, and it is easy in the modern world to lose sight of this. We are busy, and we trust the food…