Fight the fad: The truth about detox diets

Note: this is the first in my fight the fad series on the truth behind the outrageous claims in nutrition and health. Want me to pick a fight with another fad? Leave a note in the comments.  Not too long ago cleanses and detox diets started making national headlines. With celebrity endorsements like Oprah, Gweneth Paltrow and thatContinue Reading

The 3 words that changed my relationship with food forever

I’ve always known that words are powerful. The things we say, the things we think, and the things we write become who we are. So I still don’t understand why I was so shocked at the transformation that I had when I started incorporating these three words into my daily life. In fact, these threeContinue Reading

What NOT to do if you want lasting weight loss

I want you to imagine something with me for a moment. You visit a doctor for a surgical procedure. It seems like everyone is having this procedure done, and it sounds like it is going to make your life so much better. Before you let the guy have at you with a scalpel, you sitContinue Reading

24 Reasons why we overeat (that have nothing to do with willpower)

 If I could sum up healthy, sustainable weight loss in just two points of crucial advice, it would be this: Listen to your body’s hunger signals and eat accordingly Eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods and limit refined, processed foods (as they tend to mess with those signals.) It seems much easier for people to doContinue Reading

Loving your body unconditionally: does it hurt or help weight loss?

There are a lot of things that the weight loss industry in general gets wrong: all or nothing thinking, quick fixes, punishing workouts and restrictive diets…. I could go on and on (I have on several other occasions). Many of these things are obvious once you get off of the diet hamster wheel, but others areContinue Reading

The Biggest Nutrition Mistake Most People are Making

I’ve gotta hand it to you. I’m SO sick of most of the nutrition advice I hear these days. Honestly, there’s some really REALLY bad advice out there. The first kind of bad advice: disordered eating advice – Whether it’s restricting food intake, all or nothing thinking, guilt based nutrition, fear based eating, chances areContinue Reading

My top strategies for eating well without dieting (aka getting off the crazy train and learning to take care of your body)

It’s really insane the things that some people will do in the name of “taking care of ourselves.” Cut out entire food groups? Check. Track and control every morsel of food that enters your mouth? Check. Eat based on a set of crazy rules that are unsustainable? Check. Spend half the day in the kitchenContinue Reading

The Resolution that Finally Transformed my Body and my Life

In 10 years of struggling with weight, I had many many years of resolutions… track calories, exercise every day, cut out carbs, cut out sugar, follow the [insert crazy fad here] diet, and none of those resolutions ever lasted past January… March maybe at the latest.  Until one year when I set a different kindContinue Reading

Funfetti Cake Batter Protein Pancakes

Funfetti Cake Batter Protein Pancakes

I’m not big on New Years resolutions. Mostly because I no longer need to “start over” or do something drastic like I did in my dieting days. It’s awesome to feel in integrity with my goals and values daily, and not just in the first few months of the year. However, I’ve noticed that someContinue Reading

This is YOUR year!

Over my years of coaching clients on weight loss, I’ve learned a few things about the people who struggle with their relationship with food. They give their all to their families, their children, their spouse, their job, their social obligations, their friends and acquaintances. Natural givers who put the needs of others above themselves withoutContinue Reading