Posts in category "Nutrition/Diet"

My Diet Nearly Killed Me

My Diet Nearly Killed Me
Today is National Senior Health and Fitness Day. I didn’t know that until someone contacted me and asked me to come speak with a group of seniors who called an assisted living residence in Chicago home. I was excited to meet with the group, and pondered what I should talk about to introduce myself. I... Read more »

The Best Foods For A Detox Plan

The Best Foods For A Detox Plan
A lot of people ask me, what are the best foods for a detox plan? The truth is, most people who follow a healthy diet probably eat a lot of foods that help to detoxify. Even if you didn’t eat healthy, one of your liver’s main jobs is to eliminate toxins…pronto! Yes, your liver can... Read more »

5 Things You Can Do To Pull Yourself Out Of A Funk

5 Things You Can Do To Pull Yourself Out Of A Funk
No matter who you are or what you do, everyone runs low on motivation, feels generally blah or like they’ve lost their sense of direction from time to time. It’s unsettling and can creep into the inner most parts of our mind. Here are 5 things you can do to pull yourself out of a... Read more »
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Should You Really Count Calories to Lose Weight?

Should You Really Count Calories to Lose Weight?
So much has been in the media lately about people losing incredible amounts of weight, only to regain it all (and then some) in a fairly short period of time. Not only is this incredibly discouraging to the person who lost the weight, but it’s also really hard on their body. The success rate of someone... Read more »

How Diet Soda Affects Your Health and Weight

How Diet Soda Affects Your Health and Weight
It’s been a long day. You just finished your lunch, but feel like you need a pick-me-up. You reach for a diet soda. You drink diet because you don’t want all the sugar and would like to spare a few calories so they don’t appear around your belly in the form of fat a few... Read more »

Burn Dangerous Belly Fat By Making One Change

Burn Dangerous Belly Fat By Making One Change
Have you ever felt out of control with your weight? No matter what you eat or how much you move, the extra inches through you midsection won’t budge. While exercise, and certainly diet, play a very big role in managing weight, there is one other factor that could be impacting significantly hampering your efforts. If... Read more »
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Follow This Morning Routine To Energize Your Day

Follow This Morning Routine To Energize Your Day
Mornings truly set the stage for the entire day. The more positive momentum we can gain in the early hours, the more likely we’ll stay productive with a much brighter outlook. Beyond sheer will, many of our habits play a big role in our overall energy levels, and therefore our overall attitude. Variety may be... Read more »

Why I Let My Kids Eat Marshmallows

Why I Let My Kids Eat Marshmallows
My livelihood centers on healthy eating. Still, I let my kids eat marshmallows, and I’d like to tell you why. Lately, there have been a lot of thoughtful articles published about kids and snacking. If you’re a parent, you know snacking is a part of your kids’ daily menu. Before I go to far, I’m... Read more »

5 Foods That Cause Belly Fat

Let’s talk about the 5 foods that cause belly fat! You’re human, so you’re prone to belly fat. We all are. But belly fat is something you have a lot more control over than you realize. That being said, we’re quick to resign to the “middle age spread” of life, chalking unhealthy visceral fat up... Read more »
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Do Not Make This Mistake If You Want To Lose Weight

I talk to a lot of people about diet and exercise. Sometimes it’s just about working out, and sometimes it’s about an amazing recipe (like these delicious crunchy spiced chickpeas). But more often than not, it’s about losing weight. The knee-jerk reaction for a lot of people, especially those who want to lose unneeded body... Read more »