Weight Management

18 Jun 2014

Is It Time to Break Up With Sugar??? (Part 2)

Here’s the not-so-sweet truth. We are killings ourselves by consuming truckloads of hidden sugar. Turns out that it’s not fat that’s the bad actor; it’s sugar that’s making us sick and overweight. Sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine. Being addicted to sugar and flour is not an emotional eating disorder. It’s a biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel sugar and...

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11 Jun 2014

Is It Time to Break Up with Sugar??? (Part 1)

Sugar and refined carbohydrates are best known for their effects on weight gain, but these foods are frequently at the root of your worst PMS and menopause symptoms too – especially when it comes to fatigue, cravings, and mood swings. From my own experience and that of my clients, I know that cutting out sugar can make a tremendous difference in how you feel. Hot...

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02 Jan 2014

Why You Can’t Diet and Exercise Past a Hormone Imbalance

One of the most common complaints I hear from clients (and most women in midlife for that matter) is that they can’t lose weight no matter how much they diet and exercise. This is incredibly frustrating! The thing is, it may not have anything to do with what you’re doing or not doing. It may be your hormones. Any and all hormonal imbalances lead to...

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26 Dec 2013

New Year, New You? Your 5-Step Plan For Amping up Your Resolution Mojo

If you’re a resolution maker, you’ve probably made your list and checked it twice. Your enthusiasm is bubbling over and you’re confident that 2014 is going to be YOUR year! Unfortunately, if you’re like many people, the good intentions get derailed by the end of January! Why? There can be a number of reasons. We set the bar too high. We don’t have a plan....

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19 Dec 2013

To D or not to D: The Link between Vitamin D and Weight Control

Most people are familiar with vitamin D’s role in preventing rickets in children and in helping the body absorb calcium from the diet. Recently, research has shown that vitamin D is important in protecting the body from a much wider range of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D is actually a prohormone and not technically a vitamin: a...

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Hey, Can a Girl Get a Drink Over Here??
14 Nov 2013

Hey, Can a Girl Get a Drink Over Here??

When your hormone symphony is playing off-key and you’re stressed to the max, the temptation to pop the cork on a bottle of Pinot Grigio can be great. After all, what’s the harm in a couple of glasses of good vino to take the edge off? As it turns out…plenty. So What’s the Big Deal? Women are more affected by alcohol than men due to...

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17 Oct 2013

4 Powerful Ways to Stop Self-Sabotage in its Tracks

One of the biggest challenges my clients face in our coaching work is that they set an intention and proceed to get squarely in their own way when they start to move toward what they want. This self-sabotage can show up very dramatically (think Lindsay Lohan), but more often I see it showing up in sneaky, less obvious ways. Like my client, Janet, who spent...

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03 Oct 2013

4 Sneaky Ways Your Body may be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Work

As many women enter perimenopause or approach menopause, they find themselves experiencing unexplained weight gain — especially around the waist and hips — despite their best attempts to diet. And suddenly, the usual weight loss tool box in empty. Weight gain in the abdomen is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women. Yet most women have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds...

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26 Sep 2013

What to do When Your Adrenal Glands are ready to Surrender

Every day, a wide range of physical and psychological stressors — a demanding job, raising a family, relationship dynamics, lack of sleep, financial pressures, suboptimal nutrition, dieting, unresolved emotional distress — signal your adrenal glands to produce stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol). This is helpful up to a point (because it helps us get our to-do lists done), but when our adrenal glands are required...

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15 Aug 2013

Your Mom was Right! How Breakfast Boosts Your Mojo (and helps you lose weight)

What’s for breakfast today?  A blast of caffeine and a piece of toast?  Chances are you’ll be starving by 10:30! If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, why not give it the time and thought it deserves? Breakfast has been an evolutionary process for me…from nothing at all to cereal every day (with an occasional piece of bacon and some pancakes thrown...

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