What can we do about holiday stress eating?

Key Points: 1. The “always something” mindset is far superior for sustainable results than the “all or nothing” tendencies we typically display. 2. The holidays provide the perfect opportunity to practice “always something.” 3. These practices can lead to happier and less guilt-ridden celebrations. Estimated reading time: 5-10 minutes It’s that magical time of year … Read more

Are you a nutritional renunciate or householder?

Key Points: 1. The archetypes of the “Renunciate” and the “Householder” have their roots in Eastern spirituality, but apply quite nicely to Western nutritional struggles. 2. Which of these sounds harder? Making progress by entirely giving up foods you enjoy, or making progress despite not doing so? 3. Each path has its positives and negatives, … Read more

Should You Count Calories? Part 3: Another Way

Key Points: 1. Tracking your eating, movement, and self-care habits can be done instead of or alongside calorie counting. It will be much more effectively sustainable than calorie counting alone. 2. Building your “Nutrition Owner’s Manual” helps answer two crucial questions. “What should I eat?” and “When should I eat?” These are highly personal and … Read more

Should You Count Calories? Part 2: It’s Personal

Key Points: 1. Nutrition is incredibly personal. Fad diets aren’t. 2. I’ve provided two unique tools that will help you figure out the best strategy and tactics for you, specifically. 3. Strategy is the overarching plan behind the goal you want to achieve. Tactics are the specific actions you take to achieve it. Estimated reading … Read more

Yes, You Can and Should Enjoy What You Eat

Key Points: 1. Too many people think they can’t enjoy what they eat and reach their nutritional goals. This isn’t true.  2. This belief leads to unsustainable, overly-restrictive eating. 3. Start building your “Worth It Foods List” to help you overcome this belief.  Estimated Reading Time: 3-6 minutes I want to touch on something I’ve … Read more