Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

My last post, Eating Well During the Holidays - Getting to the Root of the Matter, described how to address the underlying triggers of overeating during the holidays. Now that you are aware of emotional and stress eating and their triggers, you no longer have to be hijacked by your emotions and cravings--you can choose. … Continue reading Eating Well During the Holidays – Skillpower Not Willpower

Eating Well During the Holidays – Getting to the Root of the Matter

Despite the positive associations that the media portrays about the holiday season, the holidays can be an incredibly stressful time. Between the shopping, spending and socializing with loved ones, as well with those who rub us the wrong way, the holidays can bring out our worst. While most of us manage not to ‘act out’, … Continue reading Eating Well During the Holidays – Getting to the Root of the Matter

Mindful Mealtime Practices

In my last two posts I talked about the importance of mindful eating as well as the importance of being compassionate with ourselves as eating healthy becomes a practice instead of a quest for perfection. Eating mindfully, helps us to slow down which in turn makes us more conscious of what and how much we … Continue reading Mindful Mealtime Practices

What Your Cravings Mean

As I mentioned in my previous post there are many reasons for cravings, one of the reasons being one or more nutritional deficiencies. The information below is a list of potential deficiencies. A craving does not indicate that a craving definitely signals a deficiency. However, it is advisable to determine if you are eating enough food that contains a particular nutrient. If you … Continue reading What Your Cravings Mean

Your Cravings – Your Body’s Voice

Your Body, Your Ally Our body is our ally. It might seem hard to believe that it is always on our side, especially when we are in pain or feeling ill. However, this is our body’s voice. Our body is extremely intelligent and often knows what we need better than we do. It performs millions … Continue reading Your Cravings – Your Body’s Voice

Counting Nutrients Instead of Calories

The most common reason many people change their eating habits is because they want to lose weight. They often want to know weight loss ‘secrets’. Of course there is the usual, such as eat more veggies and don’t drink your calories. The one concerning trend I see among the calorie conscious is the goal to … Continue reading Counting Nutrients Instead of Calories

Eating and Your Ancestry

So back to ‘what should I eat?’ Firstly, if you are eating a diet comprised of mostly processed foods and sugary and salty snacks then switching to a clean foods diet is the best start you can give yourself. What does this look like? Fresh fruits and vegetables (or lightly steamed/roasted), nuts, seeds, organic meats … Continue reading Eating and Your Ancestry

Metabolic Typing – Eat Right for Your Body Type (and Genetic-Ethnicity)

Thirty years after Dr. Weston Price realized that there was no ideal diet Dr. William Kelley built on this idea and concluded that a person’s metabolism was influenced by two genetic components. The first is what is referred to as ‘Autonomic Nervous System Dominance’. Essentially, the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) helps you burn … Continue reading Metabolic Typing – Eat Right for Your Body Type (and Genetic-Ethnicity)

What is Healthy Eating ?

This seems to be one of the most confusing aspects about health at the moment. There seems to be so many opposing philosophies on what is the ‘natural’, ‘original’ and ‘perfect’ diet for humans. What is more confusing is that each diet is backed by research and science to justify why eating this particular diet … Continue reading What is Healthy Eating ?

Green Goodness Breakfast

I usually start my morning with a green smoothie two to three mornings out of seven. I am a big fan of the Vega Protein Powder which can be found in most health food stores as well as GNC. Ingredients: 4 cups almond milk 1 scoop of Vega powder 3 green pears (pears are a … Continue reading Green Goodness Breakfast