There is no shortage of health information available on the internet, in the media, and from well-meaning family and friends. But some of that information may be doing you more harm than good. In this post I spill the beans about some common healthy eating myths and what matters just as much or even more than “how much” you eat. Learn why “what” you eat and “how” you eat it are super-important things to consider. Plus try my green smoothie meal recipe. HINT: Smoothies should be considered “meals” not snacks or drinks.
We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavor gets the best of us. Especially if we're a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side. I'm talking about overeating at meals. I know that many people who struggle with Dysautonomia have digestive issues and probably don’t eat enough. But there are some who don’t have digestive issues or they ignore their digestive woes and tend to overeat which can exacerbate your symptoms due to the increase of blood volume in your stomach. This can have a big impact on our weight, energy levels, and overall health and wellbeing. Of course our body needs food to fuel it and we often (usually) eat amazingly healthy foods. But we may still overeat. In this post I'm going to give you three solid tips for preventing that from happening. Seriously! If you can make these three things a regular habit and part of your daily routine you've got one up on the overeating cravings.
This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well…
So, in my last post, I shared how I USED TO BE a sugaraholic. I received several messages from people saying they wished they weren’t addicted to sugar and they wish they could eat the way I was eating. You may see me working out and eating salads now BUT, it hasn’t always been that way. I LOVED sugar! So much so, that I became a pretty good baker. Yeah, I wanted REAL desserts and not store-bought ones. I also needed to have something sweet after lunch and dinner. It was almost like I HAD to have something sweet; like a true addict. It was pretty bad. (more…)
Ugh!!!! I’m faaaattttttttt again!!!!!!!! This has been sooo challenging. Ok, let me give you an amended life story so you can understand what I’m dealing with…I grew up overweight and was picked on for it throughout my childhood. After my dad died from cancer when I was 26, I decided to make a CHANGE with my diet and my mom and I started going to the gym RELIGIOUSLY. We went so often the people at the desk knew our membership numbers. Eventually, the weight came off and I was down from a size 20 to a size 12 or 10. (more…)
Picture it (in my Sophia Petrillo voice) Any Town, USA 2017 and a very intelligent woman is asked out by, what appears to be, a great guy! She accepts the invite and they go on their first date. The date went great! They laughed, talked a lot and got to really know each other. The intelligent woman goes home and feels like she’s met the one and can’t wait to go on another date. Days and even weeks go by and she doesn’t hear from the great guy! What happened? It appeared they had chemistry and there was a mutual connection!! Why didn’t he call?! (more…)