Surviving the holidays without weight gain

Surviving the holidays without weight gain

Is it really possible to avoid the Holiday eating frenzy? The smell of freshly baked cookies, or the delicious egg-nog have us eating foods we typically don’t eat. Next week most of us will be gearing up for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Thanksgiving represents the unofficial kick off of the Holiday Season. It also represents… Continue Reading

Importance of a healthy gut

Importance of a healthy gut

I’m taking a deep breath as I write this. The last 10 days have been filled with joy, anxiety, worry, and strength. On October 27th, at 6 am, I was sitting on a plane traveling to Miami, where I would take a connecting flight to Maracaibo, a city in Venezuela where my Dad was staying… Continue Reading

Healthy Fast Food

Healthy Fast Food

Fast food restaurants are not known for being the “healthy choice”. The first thing I smell at most fast-food places is grease. There are a few fast-food restaurants that don’t smell like grease necessarily, but they don’t smell like home cooking either, that’s for sure. Let’s be very honest, life gets very busy. Sometimes we… Continue Reading

Seasonal Produce in the Fall

Seasonal Produce in the Fall

I am a firm believer that mother nature is really smart. Based on this belief, I am always looking for the best seasonal produce for the fall season.   Going to a Farmer’s market usually helps you find out easily the produce that is in season. If not, at your regular supermarket you will see… Continue Reading

Leftover Veggies Ideas from the Garden

Leftover Veggies Ideas from the Garden

  Fall is here! Ready to enjoy some warm apple cider and go pumpkin picking? But wait, what are you going to do with all the leftover veggies from your summer garden? Take a deep breath, because I have some great tips and creative ideas on what you can do. Receiving a bright red, juicy,… Continue Reading

5 Foods that boost your energy

5 Foods that boost your energy

The sun is shining, the air is cool enough to wear a long sleeve shirt but not too cold. I am enjoying every single moment of standing in the middle of Olympic National Forest. Climbing Mt. Ellinor was definitely a challenge, but what a great way to disconnect my brain and kick-off this vacation. Imagine… Continue Reading

Reduce cholesterol with zero fats

Reduce cholesterol with zero fats

If you have been following my story, I recently embarked on a “Zero Fats” self-imposed program. Why would I do that? Well, my cholesterol history. Genetically I tend to suffer from high cholesterol, it just runs in my family. As I turned into my 30’s it just got harder to control, so I decided to go “zero fats”… Continue Reading

How I lower my cholesterol with food

How I lower my cholesterol with food

I am still shocked by how well my cholesterol results came out this year. Heart disease and high cholesterol runs in my family, but I refuse to be defined by my genes. From my plant-based nutrition certification, I learned that we can completely transform our health and our genes with food. This is a concept… Continue Reading

Wellness for women

Wellness for women

One of the complaints I constantly hear from clients is that there is so much information out there regarding what foods are healthy, what is the best diet trend you should be following, what you should eat if you want to lose weight, and so much more! With all this information available at your fingertips,… Continue Reading

Snacks are good for health

Snacks are good for health

Snacking is a big part of my day. It is the tool I use to keep my energy going, to get me out of my office and walk to the kitchen, break my long hours of sitting in front of my desk and hold me over until I actually have lunch or dinner. As you… Continue Reading