Water is an important part of our life. We can survive without food for prolonged periods of time but not so much without water. There are all sorts of conflicting ideas and theories out there about water and it is easy to get so caught up in what "everyone" is saying or doing that you can get lost in the details. So what is true and what is not? I have a few things listed below. MYTH: Drinking water first thing in the morning is essential for re-hydration.. TRUTH: Drin...More
No Earn It or Burn It this Thanksgiving
As a healthy lifestyle coach and a lover of many different forms of exercise and movement, I follow a lot of gyms and fitness professionals online. Lately, with the holidays coming up, I have seen a quite a few posts that make me sometimes cringe, due to the use of fear as a tactic for getting clients or new members. Ugh! That is just so wrong in my book. The last couple of weeks my newsfeed had been filled with posts, challenges, and memes about burning off the turkey or showing infograph...More
Chicken soup, good for the cold and the soul
One of my fondest memories of childhood is getting to stay at home from school with a cold and enjoying as many bowls of hot chicken soup as my mother could pour down my throat. I mean, while I did not enjoy the cold, I did enjoy getting to stay home from school, being able to hang out with my mom on the couch and watch "the stories" as well as the comfort of the hot chicken soup. I am betting you may have some similar fond memories. I can still feel the soothing warmth of that broth slowly...More
What is this Mindful Eating stuff I keep talking about?
What is this Mindful Eating Stuff? Toa Heftiba I get that question above a LOT. So, since I do get that question so much I figured I would give a brief overview of it…or as brief as my long winded rambling self can be. But, before we get into mindful eating, we need to understand what being mindful is. Being mindful is being fully aware and being completely in the current moment without judgement. All your attention is on what is going on right now instead of wishing something was...More
Are you are hiding calories without realizing it?
I often have people come to me frustrated because they have hit a plateau in their weight loss or they have begun to slowly gain a bit of weight and ask if I can give them a bit of advice. I always ask what their nutrition looks like. The answers range from I eat really healthy, or I eat paleo or I am keto or whole foods or something similar. Which is fine, but quite what I am looking for. So, I after another couple questions I find most often the culprit is hidden calories in their nutrit...More