Healthy Skills and Practical Tips

These posts are the nuts and bolts of this blog. Here you'll find strategies, tips, and skills to help you and your family eat well without driving yourself crazy!

If There Are No Bad Foods, Why Manage Sweets?
I once read a really interesting critique of one of my favorite books. The book takes the same “no good/bad[...]
Exercise is NOT Punishment for Eating
Raise your hand if you've ever uttered a version of this at some point: “I’m gonna have to spend all day[...]
How to Eat Healthy Without Dieting
Last week, I watched as Facebook-land threw all manner of diet-industry craziness at a close friend of mine.  She’s been[...]
Sugar Addiction is Not Real
Everywhere you look, someone seems to be talking about “sugar addiction.” They’re either talking about doing a sugar detox to[...]
Why Calorie Counting Sucks, and How to Move Away From It
I know, I know… counting calories is a very popular way of managing weight. It’s been touted as “the answer”[...]
How to Escape the Diet Cycle Nightmare
I don’t think I know anyone who actually enjoys going on a diet. Do you? Diets are just a means[...]
You Don’t Need A Freaking Detox to Lose Weight!
Ahh, another new year.  The first week of January means we get to take stock of our various goals and[...]
Want to be Healthy and Still Have a Social Life?
I had a client email me recently about how she was "trying to figure out how my social life and[...]
A Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving Part 2: The Food
Last week I wrote about ways to make hosting Thanksgiving a bit easier and less stressful. I hope it was[...]
A Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving - Part 1: Hosting (Plus A Recipe!)
Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving? Family and loved ones gather around, we get to celebrate all the wonderful things we’re thankful[...]
Don't Freak Over Halloween Treats
Ahhh Halloween. It's my husband's favorite holiday, and to be honest, I've always loved dressing up. As a kid, it's[...]
The Myth of Good and Bad Foods
Raise your hand if you think there are good and bad foods. I admit, I used to think so too. As[...]
5 BIG Fat Loss Mistakes that Halt Your Progress, and What To Do Instead!
A good majority of us have attempted fat loss at some point in our lives. Whether we just wanted to[...]
Building Resilience: How to Thrive in the Midst of Struggle
How many times have you been super excited to make some type of change, but came across an obstacle that[...]
How to Make Fitness Fun! (Plus a peek at my "routine")
As of today, I will be at a conference called The Women’s Fitness Summit. I already know many of the[...]
How to Let Go of Perfectionism Without Getting Lazy
A new client recently asked an awesome question in our private coaching group: "How do you all set a balance[...]
You Don't Have to Fear Hunger!
Allow me to vent just a tad... There's been an advertisement on the radio lately for some doctor's weight loss[...]
Intuitive Eating - Eat Like A Kid Again!
Don't you sometimes wish you could just be a kid again? I know I do! No worries, no responsibilities, no bills.[...]
Don’t Follow in My Food Footsteps
As parents, we want the best for our kids. We read books and articles about parenting and discipline, potty training[...]
Getting Your Spouse On Board With Healthy Eating
You made a choice to start eating healthier. You planned out a shopping list, bought some nice healthy ingredients, and[...]
7 Easy Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget
This is probably one of the most popular questions that people have when they decide to start eating more healthfully…[...]
Do Sugary Drinks Cause Weight Gain?
The media always loves to sensationalize, well, everything. Sugary drinks have been demonized for causing weight gain (and sugar-free alternatives[...]
The Biggest Loser - Weight Regain
There was a study making the rounds recently about The Biggest Loser show. The flurry of activity on Facebook and[...]
Healthy Travel: 6 Ways to Prevent Vacation Weight Gain
It's almost summertime, which means vacation time! Personally, I adore cruising. It’s my favorite way to travel. For those of[...]
The Myth of "Eat Small Frequent Meals"
Many of us grew up eating three meals a day. Then somewhere along the way, the idea that eating small[...]
Habits and Skills: Freedom From Diet Rules
The above quote is on the back of my business card. In my work with clients at One By One[...]