Enjoying the Holidays and Your Food!

The holiday season is a joyous time, but can also be a very stressful time as you may need to plan, cook, clean and entertain many guests. This stress can start to affect how you listen to your body, which is why it’s important you take the time to take care for yourself!   You…

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Kooky for Cookies!

Did you know that there is an entire day dedicated to celebrating cookies? The delicious and delectable dessert is celebrated today, December 4th, which is National Cookie Day!   Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the wonderful cookie, Wikipedia defines it as “a baked or cooked good that is small, flat, and sweet.” Cookies, which…

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Lose the Scale and Celebrate Healthy Weight Week the Right Way!

Today is the start of National Healthy Weight Week!   Celebrate National Healthy Weight Week by dropping the diet and picking up a few healthy habits instead! Healthy Weight Week is designed to change the conversation about health and weight. The purpose is to help people understand that health isn’t about the number on the…

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Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is hands down one of my favorite holidays.  I love having the whole family in one place and a table full of good food.  It is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!   However, I do know that with the joy of Thanksgiving comes the stress.  Usually the stress comes from…

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Break Free from Diets on No Diet Day

Have you skipped a meal because a “diet” told you to?  Have you replaced meals with shakes or avoided entire food groups?  Do you restrict your favorite foods or force yourself to eat foods you do not like because your “diet” says you should?   We all fall prey to the many fad diets out…

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How to Stay Healthy During Super Bowl Weekend

  It’s only February and already another food frenzied “holiday” is just around the corner. This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday and whether you’re rooting for the Denver Broncos or the Carolina Panthers, you know that there will be a slew of not-so-healthy foods and snacks galore. Super Bowl Sunday is synonymous with plenty of…

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How to Achieve Your Health Goals In 2016

Health and fitness seem to be on everybody’s mind this season. With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re probably busy worrying about your own New Year’s resolution list. I want to challenge you to ditch your list of New Year’s resolutions and instead set goals for yourself. There are many ways to make changes…

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A Virtual Mindful Eating Tour through Your Holiday Party

The holidays are here! Holiday parties with friends and family can be a ton of fun- but it might also mean overeating way too many holiday foods. Not to fear, here is a step-by-step guide in preparation for your upcoming holiday party.   A few days before the holiday party, brainstorm what kinds of foods…

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Scrumptious Sweet Potatoes

November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month but I’m pretty sure we are all aware of sweet potatoes’ existence. These root vegetables are a staple at the Thanksgiving table! But Thanksgiving isn’t the only time you should be including this veggie in your life. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to a wholesome eating plan and…

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Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

  Every night is the same dilemma: what do I make for dinner? My family gets sick of the same meals over and over again but figuring out what to make is a time consuming process. I’m sure you can relate. Are you tired of recycling the same four or five meals time and time…

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November Monthly Morsels

Scrumptious Sweet Potatoes November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month but I’m pretty sure we are all pretty aware of sweet potatoes’ existence. These root vegetables are a staple at the Thanksgiving table! But Thanksgiving isn’t the only time you should be including this veggie in your life. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to a…

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Have your Sandwich and Eat it too

Now that Halloween’s over, we can celebrate the real holiday here, National Sandwich Day! It’s only fitting that America’s favorite lunch item has its own special day. Personally, I love sandwiches; you can put anything you want on them – they’re great on the go, and they’re very versatile. They’re the perfect lunch for a…

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Changing Leaves, Warm Boots, and Apples Galore

Happy October everyone! October is one my favorite months- cooler weather, changing leaves, autumn clothing, and apple picking! As I was speaking with my interns about how I love this time of year, Kimberly shared how her favorite family tradition is their annual trip out east to go apple picking. Her family always make it…

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There’s Just a Little Food Left on My Plate

You’re staring at your plate that now has just a few more bites of your dinner food left. You’ve really enjoyed your meal, but if you are being honest with yourself, you are satisfied and probably don’t need to eat any more.   As you contemplate what to do, you glance around the table. Everyone…

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The Negative Effect of T.V. on Eating Pleasure

This past Sunday was a busy day. I’m sure you have busy days too. But what I experienced Sunday really brought what I teach my clients to life.   My day started off cleaning out our storeroom. I’ve been after my husband for a long time to do this, so I was so glad we…

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There’s No “Throwing in the Towel” in Intuitive Eating

If you are a chronic dieter, then more than likely you have “thrown in the towel” quite a few times.   A new diet comes to market. It’s exciting, this will be the one. You start the diet and things are going well. But then you had a bad day at work, you went on…

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How Illness Affects Your Hunger Signals

I’m writing this blog today with a cup of tea to my left, a box of tissues to my right and a throat lozenge in my mouth.   Yes, I am sick. My throat hurts, I am coughing and overall I just don’t feel well.   I don’t usually get sick so this is really…

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Intuitive Eating Brings Hope!

Dieting brings despair! Intuitive eating brings hope! Susan is a client I recently started working with. She has been overweight for most of her life. She has tried diet after diet. Yes, she lost weight, but then she gained it back plus some. This day was no different. She sat at her desk at work…

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The Rush for the French Fries

Were you ever eating with another person, or group of people, and found that you were eating so quickly for fear there wouldn’t be more food available if you wanted another portion?   Yesterday, my daughter Lauren spent the day with her friends. She has another few days before camp begins and they decided to…

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Eating Intuitively While at Summer Camp

I work with both adults and children in my private practice. Most of my posts are geared towards adults, but today’s post will be focused on kids.   Obesity in kids is on the rise. This, I know, is not news to you. During the school year kids spend an awful lot of time in…

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