I want to eat like a normal person
“I just want to be able to eat like a normal person,” she said. I was chatting with a group of moms at the hockey arena (waiting for my daughter to finish her game) and the subject of dieting came up. Of course I was fascinated by what each of them had to say about…Read More
Are You Doing the Self-Sabotage Cha-Cha?
It’s time to talk about something that I’ve named the “Self Sabotage Cha-Cha.” The “Self Sabotage Cha-Cha” is when we get into a cycle with healthy choices where we’re taking one step forward and then two steps right backward. I call it a “cha-cha” because it feels a bit like you’re dancing. You’re going back…Read More
Working WITH Your Brain Instead of AGAINST It to Beat Craving
There’s something I see again and again when I work with clients and my students in my Change Your Brain – Change Your Body program. It’s something that so many of us are doing and it’s something that always results in us feeling like we’re taking one step forward and three steps back. What I’m…Read More
How “I deserve it!” is sabotaging your healthy eating goals (plus a simple 2-step reframe)
“After the day I’ve had, I deserve this treat.” How often have you said that to yourself? How often have you rationalized a not-so-great food choice by saying “I deserve it”? I know ALL about this because it’s something I used to do all the time. For years, I fell into this exact same trap.…Read More
Night-time binges and snacking keeping you stuck?
You know how it goes. You do so well all day with healthy eating: Healthy smoothie for breakfast, a salad for lunch, healthy balanced dinner, even those nutritious snacks that you packed in your purse to take with you. Everything is going to plan until night-time comes along and you end up plopped on the…Read More
Self-Sabotage and the reason we fall prey to it every time.
I can’t tell you how many questions I get about self sabotage when it comes to healthy eating. We feel like we do so well all day or all week or for a few weeks or even a few months. But then eventually we end up going right back to our old habits and patterns…Read More
Can’t stay consistent with healthy eating? Here’s the puzzle piece you’re missing
I think we’re asking the wrong question. Everywhere I look people are asking, “what’s the best protein powder?” “what gluten-free pasta do you eat?” “Is quinoa better than brown rice?” But the real question isn’t, “what should I be eating?” You already kinda know the answer to that one, don’t you? The latest trend or…Read More
How Good Are You At Suffering?
You may not know this about me, but before I became a Nutritionist I spent several years as a freelance cycling journalist (that’s right, like Lance Armstrong cycling). I wrote articles for different magazines and covered races. I never made it to the Tour de France in person, but every July I would be covering…Read More
We Know What We Should Eat [Basically]. So Why Don’t We Just Do It?
I get that there’s a lot of confusion out there these days around nutrition. This friend is doing paleo and that one’s gone vegan. One day coconut oil cures everything and the next it’s giving you heart disease. But all the alarmist Facebook and local news stories aside, we all (kind of) know what we…Read More
What if We’re Thinking About Willpower All Wrong?
“I have no willpower around carbs.” “It’s sweets! I absolutely cannot have them in the house or I’ll eat the whole bag!” “I was good all week and then I just went crazy this weekend at a friend’s BBQ. I wish I had more willpower at those things!” I can’t tell you how many times…Read More