Do you Baby your Hunger? (Plus 5 Reasons to Stop Snacking)

snacks

Do you treat your hunger like a baby?

Rush off to rescue it at the slightest whimper or stomach growl?

Go looking for a little “snacky” to soothe and calm its cries? Goo-goo Gah-gah.

I’m sure that sounds ridiculous, but the truth is, this is how many people go about their day-to-day lives.

Besides, isn’t it only normal for a mother to want to comfort her baby and ease any tension it may be experiencing?

Of course, it is.

But we need to find the right balance. Because we sure as hell don’t want to be one of those helicopter parents either, smothering our child’s every move. Continue reading

A Prescription for Overindulgence (Meal plan included)

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We’ve all been there at one point or another.

One too many heavy meals eaten out, “treats”, glasses of vino, or late nights burning the midnight oil. Maybe all of the above? (*slowly raising my hand over here*)

Maybe it was a weekend away at the cottage, a beach vacation, or an endless stint of patio drinks in the summer. Or maybe life just got crazy busy.

You went off the diet, the protocol, the plan. You overate.

Maybe only temporarily, or maybe for too many days in a row. And well, now you don’t feel so hot.  At least not as hot as you know you could be feeling.

So what do you do?  Continue reading

The Sexy Language of Your Body

Body Language

Stomach gurgles. Heartburn. Excess weight. Belly bloat. Creaking joints.

Sexy language? Hmm, maybe not.

Nonetheless, your body is always speaking to you, and it doesn’t like to be ignored.

You’re not expected to always understand its translation, but you must at least attempt to hear it out.

If you’re not paying attention, now is the time to pull up a chair and LISTEN UP. (*double snap*)

YOUR BODY SPEAKS. IN. THE. LANGUAGE. OF. SYMPTOMS.

Brittle finger nails, check. Pimply skin, check. Stomach pain, check. Bloating, check. Excess weight, check. Frequent colds, check. Missed periods, check. Depression, check. Burnout, check. Screaming uterus, check. Every possible symptom under the sun, check, check, check.  Continue reading

5 Strategies for Keeping Healthy Over the Holidays

Holiday hangtime

This article is slightly adapted from the original version published here.

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the celebrations, parties and social gatherings. While many people equate this time of year with over-indulgence and getting off track with their health goals, this doesn’t have to be the case at all.

With the following tips, you can have your holiday cake (and eat it too!) while still fitting into the same dress size when the New Year rolls around!  Continue reading