Over the next few days, I want you to keep track of what you put in your mouth.  We know what we eat for meals and, usually, that is the only food we think of at the end of the day.  But, we also eat between meals – and those bites are often forgotten.  I […]

When Life Gets Messy

My 5-year-old daughter had her tonsils removed last Tuesday.  I always thought this was a routine procedure until it happened to my baby.  My life has been turned upside down for the past week.  I have been worried, not exercising as much as usual, and surrounded by ice cream.  You know from my previous blogs […]

1000 Readers!

I started this blog 5 months ago at the beginning of 2010.  I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts on healthy eating and exercise.  Sometimes I have a coworker, friend, or even stranger tell me that they read my blog for inspiration.  This feedback keeps me writing.  This month I reached 1000 readers!  Thank you for […]

Thin Doesn't Always = Healthy

I counsel many clients, friends, and family on weight loss.  There are countless fad weight loss diets out there, and unfortunately they can be very tempting.  Losing lots of weight fast sounds great, right?  However, weight loss in spite of healthy eating is not what I preach.  I promote healthy eating.  If you eat healthy […]

These are a Few of My Favorite Things

I’m not big on lists of foods to eat and not eat.  I think I’ve already told you that people call my office asking for just that.  Healthy eating isn’t a matter of just avoiding foods and eating certain foods.  I think of healthy eating as a balance:  you have to balance healthy foods and […]

Health Halo

Have you succumbed to the mesmerizing effects of the health halo?  The health halo is a tendency to eat more of a food that is “low fat” or “gluten free” or “trans fat free” or “organic.”   I was recently at Starbucks purchasing a very important cup of coffee on a cold, rainy day when I spotted […]

Food in Disguise

I have an image in my head of a salad with a mustache and glasses on…unhealthy food in disguise.  Sometimes eating healthy isn’t common sense.  What is healthier…a tuna salad sandwich or a Big Mac?  It seems like tuna would be a better choice, right?  Or what has less fat and calories, a salad or […]

Damage Control

Eating healthy and exercising is all about consistency.  I preach consistency all the time.  It doesn’t matter if you eat healthy 6 weeks of the year…you have to eat healthy most of the time all year long.  It doesn’t matter if you run a few months of the year…you have to exercise most of the time.  But […]

A New Day

I have slipped into some bad habits.  I work three days a week and have not been packing my lunch.  I usually get a salad at work but still…it’s cheaper to pack a lunch and I can include even more healthy foods in my diet that way.  I have been working out later and later.  […]

Bottoms Up, Bottoms Out

An essential part of eating healthy and maintaining a healthy body weight is not drinking your calories.  There are so many commercials out right now for sweet tea and fancy coffee drinks that are loaded with calories.  Do not start drinking sweet tea from huge tumblers!  Do not buy frappuccino and think you are doing […]