Category Archives: diet

What’s Wrong With Red Meat?

Do you eat meat? Do you eat burgers, steaks, bacon? In the past, I have been a bit shy talking the consumption of meat. I didn’t want to rattle any cages, or ruffle feathers. But honestly, my friends, so many … Continue reading

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How to cook a Vegan for Meat Eaters (Shhhhhhhh-don’t tell them I told you!)

One of the things I do when entertaining for meat eaters is to make food that is hearty. Adding shitake mushrooms to a lentil stew is the perfect way to give some “toothiness.” Don’t tell them though! No reason to … Continue reading

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What are some easy recipes to make for lunch?

For me, lunch is the most important meal of the day. If I don’t feel full and satisfied, bad things happen later! Breakfast and lunch can be covered by eating light, or having a “not so perfectly satisfying meal,” but … Continue reading

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Top 10 Dieting Mistakes

Most clients coming in to see me have spent years on the diet roller coaster. They are frustrated and confused. Here are some of the most common ones I have seen over the past year. 1. Spending a ton of … Continue reading

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Holiday Satisfaction

This November marks 34 years of being on this journey of “wellness.” It is when I shifted from weight loss, dieting and restricting, to just finding the way to “feel better.” The MAIN way I did this was finding foods … Continue reading

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Fermented Food

There has been quite the buzz lately about fermented foods.  I think that is a good thing. Fermented foods are a great way to replenish the gut. If the gut is in good shape, then things like gas, bloating and … Continue reading

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I Am So Thankful I Stopped Dieting and You Will Be Too!

I am so thankful I stopped dieting and you will be too! For years and years, I dieted and restricted.  I twisted myself into a pretzel to eat under 1200 calories and be “good.”  The years went by, I got … Continue reading

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