When you hear the word “meditation,” what images come to mind? Sitting cross-legged on a pillow, eyes closed, possibly chanting? A religious group engaged in deep and mindful concentration?
For over 20 years I have worked closely with thousands of women to help them achieve their highest health potential. I noticed one common challenge that they shared and this was emotional eating, dieting/binging and simply feeling crazy around food. As enrollment for my 6 Month Vitality Program kicks into high gear this week, I thought I’d address some of the most common questions and concerns I ...[Read More]
Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal.
Diets don’t work – plain and simple!!! For over 20 years I have been working with women in helping them to live healthier and happier lives. My main focus is to inspire them to have a better relationship with their body and food, to live more and weigh less without having to diet again!
It’s never been easier to connect with someone on the other side of the world, yet it’s so easy to feel disconnected from the people closest to us. We have more tools than ever to simplify tasks and accomplish more things quickly, yet our to-do lists have never been longer. Life is short, and time flies, especially in today’s fast-paced world. These exercises are meant to help you slow down, enjoy ...[Read More]
So often we eat mindlessly. We stuff food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, or when we’re on the run. The pleasure of eating lies in slowing down and fully experiencing all the elements of food. Take some time to explore each of the following during your next meal and notice the difference. The main thing is to have fun, learn something, and understand yourself better.
This is one of my favourite over night oats recipes. It gives just enough rich chocolate flavour to make is seem decadent yet still healthy!
Reduce or eliminate caffeine. The ups and downs of caffeine include dehydration and blood sugar swings, and may cause sugar cravings. Drink water. Sometimes sweet cravings are a sign of dehydration. Before you go for the sugar, have a glass of water and wait a few minutes. Eat naturally-sweet vegetables and fruit to crowd out your sugar cravings. Avoid chemicalized, artificial sweeteners an ...[Read More]
This week’s recipe is one of my favourite go to meals…Quinoa Power Bowl. It is absolutely delicious and packed full of nutrients and LIVE foods!
Pancakes for Breakfast…Yes Please! What a traditional recipe has: Refined carbohydrates, added sugar, added fats and oils, trans fats. What this healthy version has: Protein, naturally-occurring fibre, healthy fats. Like most people, I LOVE pancakes especially topped with Canadian Maple syrup! Unfortunately, traditional pancakes are made with refined flours, added sugars, and poor-quality vegetabl ...[Read More]
Do you want to learn how to overcome some of the biggest hurdles to transitioning to a healthy diet and lifestyle? Over the next four weeks I will break down some of the most common areas of resistance that you may have challenges with and how to over come them. Lets first start with simply eating better with these easy to incorporate guidelines that you can do today.
Do you ever feel that you start your day off with a flat stomach, but as the day progresses you feel that your belly is expanding, your pants are suddenly tight, and you feel uncomfortable? Even if you are exercising daily and eating a healthy diet there are still many factors throughout the day that may be contributing to your increasing belly by the end of the day.