Category Archives: the right diet

Veggie Challenge – are you in?

On a call with one of my wonderful clients yesterday, we landed on taking a ‘veggie challenge’. We decided, that for the coming week, we would add veggies to everything we eat. Find ways to integrate them no matter what.
I frequently see clients (and myself) eating less veggies during this time of the year – as nobody feels like eating salad all the time and smoothies are cold and summery as well… Continue reading

kick the sugar habit – join me!

Finally, we are approaching the launch of my annual clean up… are you in?
I don’t know about you, but I so NEED it this time around. My annual sugar addiction is not so easy to break this time…I went from chocolate in Portland and Germany to Margaritas in Mexiko back to chocolate. My plan was to leave the sugar in Mexiko – but somehow these snowdays in Portland completely messed me up! My husband was traveling, I was stuck in the house with the kids, no school, no going places… Don’t get me wrong, we had a wonderful time playing in the snow, sledding, spending hours and hours outside. But – warming up with hot chocolate or tea and left over goodies and chocolate was part of the routine.
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Fuel to feel your best!

How are you all doing? New Years Resolutions over yet – or still going strong? I am gearing up for the start of my CLEAN UP after MLK day, so have not even started yet!

As you all know, I consult for adidas (and am loving it). One of my projects is to come up with a nutrition line for the new Flag Ship Stores, starting with New York (which opened in December). This project ended up being a wonderful and inspiring cooperation with a local Juicery (Grass Roots in Brooklyn) and EXOS. So much fun, so many great NY trips and yummy and healthy product that boosts your POWER, your FOCUS and helps you RECHARGE.
It is a small signature range – 3 products each – a smoothie, a bar and a nut mix.

 

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New Year’s Resolutions for Fabulous Skin in 2017

It’s that time again, time for a fresh start – a new year with new goals and resolutions! I love this time of year because it is an opportunity to reflect on successes and challenges of the past year and hit the reset button with new resolve. The stats tell us that only 8% of people actually have success sticking to their New Year’s Resolutions. That’s sort of disappointing, and I wonder how we might increase our odds of success. Continue reading

10 Ways to Optimize Intermittent Fasting & CRUSH Hunger

If you’ve kept up with cutting-edge ways to lose weight, you’re probably well familiar with intermittent fasting (IF). Many of you have asked me about this, some of us have tried it out together. Far from being the latest fad, studies show IF can be an ideal way to lose weight and keep it off. Other studies show IF can reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes and numerous other diseases.

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I’ll talk more about these and numerous other benefits in the next two blogs. Here, let’s focus on how to do IF correctly whether you’re a newbie or seasoned faster. Continue reading

Hungry much?

When’s the last time you felt hungry, I mean really hungry? Many of us utter the words, “I’m hungry” several times throughout the day to our co-workers and/or family members as meal times approach. (If you are a Mom, you probably hear this quite often!) Most of us don’t actually remember what real physical hunger feels like because we eat for a multitude of other reasons. Habit – it’s lunchtime or dinnertime, so we eat. Boredom – nothing to do, let’s scavenge the kitchen for a snack. Social – you’re at a party and there’s great food being served. Emotional – something makes us feel sad and empty, so we fill the void with food. Food doesn’t really fix anything, but seems to satisfy for a short time. Continue reading

How to find the right diet for yourself

Our obsession with food

Food is always a great topic, because it affects everyone very personally. The discussions in the media are endless. Media strives on the subject of food, because it’s polarizing and inexhaustible. Whether it’s fats, sugars, lactose, gluten, the vegetarian diet, the vegan diet, the paleo diet… we will never hear the end of it. It helps to think about food and how you treat your body, of course, and it’s smart to be knowledgeable about nutrition. Yet at the same time the information can be overwhelming. What we’re sometimes left with is confusion and a feeling of guilt. Am I really eating healthy? Should I be checking myself for gluten intolerance? Continue reading