A recent study confirmed something I had learned years ago - coffee stimulates brown fat to burn more calories. Brown fat is a special kind of fat that keeps us warm by creating energy and heat. While I'm not advocating you go and drink 20 cups of coffee to get slim, you are at least... Continue Reading →
Calories are kind of useless. I know, I know. I'm a dietitian so how can I say that?! I mean, counting calories is the basis of what every dietitian does. Over the years, my views on counting calories have changed dramatically. When I began this journey in college 15 years ago, I would have told... Continue Reading →
Today's post takes a different spin. Over the years I have tried to switch up my home cleaning items to be more natural. The downfall is that those heavy-duty, dirt-busting chemicals are really good at what they do. So, I've had to try quite a few products to something that works, is affordable and hopefully better... Continue Reading →
I heard this question yesterday and it really made me think - What is it that your kids need from you? Obviously the basics - love, affection, food, water, shelter, safety. But when you really think about it, what do they actually need from you? What is your purpose in their lives right now? It took... Continue Reading →
The way we talk to ourselves has huge impacts into how we view ourselves, interact with loved ones and show up in the world. You may not think your self talk makes a difference, but it creates patterns of self love of self hate overtime than will take A LOT of counseling to fix. The... Continue Reading →
Hundreds of women have joined force to provide real-life advice on how to stay positive about their bodies when faced with the pressures of society. Take a look here - Body Positive Thread. One common theme - the number on the scale is just a number and health come from finding happiness and purpose for... Continue Reading →
Last weekend an op-ed was published in the NYT that spoke to my heart, and the hearts of thousands of other women. If you haven't read it, take a look here - NYT Op-Ed. I promise it will speak to you. Does this sound familiar? Every new regimen ended in the same violent binge. I’d... Continue Reading →
For the past 20 years I have felt a passion and drive to help others become the healthiest versions of themselves. Self-hatred and brokenness is pervasive among women of all sizes and socioeconomic backgrounds. It breaks us down, prevents us from reaching our maximum potential and leaves us imprisoned in our bodies.