Posts in category "Food"

Still Not Eating Breakfast?

Still Not Eating Breakfast?
As hard as it is for me to believe, fewer than 1/2 the people in America eat breakfast regularly. Even with all of the proven health benefits of eating a healthy breakfast, the majority of the people in this country don’t eat breakfast…and let alone a healthy one. Below are some stats I found on... Read more »

Quick, Healthy Breakfast

Thanks to Maya Henderson and the team at Vital Juice Chicago for featuring me in their weekly newsletter! I’m really honored to be featured. If you haven’t heard of Vital Juice and you’re into everything from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, then you’d really like their newsletter. It’s always filled with great tips... Read more »

Is A Calorie Just A Calorie....?

A calorie is a calorie, right?  Not so fast. Another great article from Janet Helm, one of the leading nutritionists in the country. I love her work and I love this article, proving as I’ve always said that a calorie is NOT just a calorie and the type DOES count… That  age-old adage may no longer... Read more »

Misleading Labels...Don't Be A Victim

OK, with the word Fiber in the name of the cereal, what could be wrong. I mean to put yourself out on the limb and directly target a helath conscious consumer with your name would have to mean it's all-natural, healthy and good for you right? I counted 5 different types of sweeteners including corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup as well as sucralose. Sure it contains 13g. of fiber...I hope it helps clean out all the corn syrup that you'll be eating.
These days, every grocery store shelf is filled with all kinds of products proclaiming their health benefits. Everything from bread and cereal to potato chips have labels meant to entice or better yet, mislead consumers into believing their products are actually healthy for them. So, I decided to take a look at some of the... Read more »

My 5 Favorite Foods Right Now

I love a little dark chocolate at night. It helps curb that craving of something sweet without making you feel guilty for having a little dessert.
Got the Winter Blues? Looking for something new to eat? I’ve got just the things. Try these 5 favorite healthy foods of mine to help you feel satisfied, full and energized. 

Gluten Free Does Not Equal Weight Loss

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FDA Lowers Lap-Band BMI Requirements

The FDA just announced that they have lowered the BMI of eligible individuals to undergo the Lap-Band procedure. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Friday voted that the new proposed Body Mass Index requirements for Lap-Band weight loss surgery are safe, effective, and that benefits associated with the surgery outweigh the risks.Now the... Read more »

Why Do I Crave Bad Food When I'm Sick?

Why Do I Crave Bad Food When I'm Sick?
It’s that time of year and common colds and the flu are running rampant. But don’t use a cold as an excuse to eat whatever you want. We’ve all been there before, this time of year comes around, we get a cold or start to feel like we’re coming down with something and the next... Read more »

Great New Book: "Diet Free For Life"

“What if, you could eat chocolate and drink wine everyday and still lose weight?” “Or what if a cheeseburger was part of your nutrition program that helped you lose fat and inches?” That’s one of the first questions Robert Ferguson, one of the country’s leading fat loss experts, asked me when we met this past... Read more »

Bears vs. Packers: Healthy Tailgate Food

Salsa is actually really good for you if you make it yourself with fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro and some peppers. The reason it's got a bad rap is the chips you eat it with. But now they make baked tortilla chips that taste pretty darn good.
Let’s face it, I know it’s probably not the day you want to try and be healthy but there are a lot of people out there trying to stick to their New Year’s resolutions (a couple clients of mine included) who will be attending the biggest tailgate party Soldier Field has seen since probably the... Read more »