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
Choose Half-assed over Perfect!
It's my monthly training weekend which means I was on the road for a fast food a good bit again. Sometimes I grab something to eat while driving, sometimes I grab something at a store, and on occasion like this Saturday I eat in at the restaurant. (I needed the wifi) I know it's hard to believe but you can get a halfway healthy breakfast at McDonald's and many other places if you really put your mind to it...and the grill master cooperates. At McDonald's I usually try to order a piece of ...More
5 reasons to shop at a farmer’s market
Other than the heat, the sun and being in the water as often as possible, one of my favorite things about summer is Farmer's Markets. Farmer's Markets are the BEST. I absolutely adore them. I think they are one of the best things since sliced bread, cuz lets get real. if you have ever baked your own bread, then you know that having to slice it is a bitch. In the summer and fall I make a point to have my route to and from work to pass by the farmer's market so that I will not forget to stop ...More