Even though chocolate has been categorized as an antioxidant, Toblerone does not probably meet the Mayo Clinic’s definition of the cocoa that reduces the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, or improve vascular function. I will admit to keeping a secret stash of Toblerone in my desk at work because as the Christmas season tends to be a busier time of year, my life gets BUSY. I’m still working on healthier eating habits. How about you? With metabolism changes, and time of year effects, I have started wondering ‘what else’ is packed into this carefree seasonal eating? Food is … Read the restRead More
Research shows that there are gender differences in the way we cope with stress and in our relationship with food. Men tend to eat less when they are stressed, while women tend to eat more (Grunberg, Straub, 1992). Why is that? Many people are careful to eat a healthy diet all day long, but, alas, end their day by eating empty caloric food at night. Why is that? One explanation is that many people fell lonelier at night and fill this emotional gap by snacking on unhealthy, ‘comfort food’? Do you experience yourself being stressed at evening social events and … Read the restRead More
Enjoying a delicious life?! In December, with all the parties that come with holiday territory, how does stress show up in your life? I know I can start to eat ‘a little more’ than usual… and a little more from the ‘unhealthy’ food groups. Food is a love language. So far be it for me to not inhale love! I know from the experience of many of my clients that over-indulging in food can be a tricky seasonal pattern that can add holiday pounds that we all regret come January. Why do these patterns of over-indulgence show up at this … Read the restRead More
On the magic carpet ride this month? All the hectic Christmas and Hanukah rituals remind me of what’s really important in my life—my cherished relationships. Sometimes as I race from one activity to the next, I can forget to how to breathe deeply. How about you? Are you so focused on your daily commitments and busy schedules that you forget to breathe out… fully? To let…go? Did you know that the simple act of fully exhaling activates your parasympathetic nervous system to calm you? Did you know that the better you breathe, the less stressed you will be? And by … Read the restRead More
Follow the lead of a wise child this season! I know you want to have the best experience this holiday season. It’s a time to enjoy your family, friends and community. And to enjoy it to the fullest, you are probably asking yourself how can you be in the best version of you– Relaxed and carefree?
So, I was playing with my 5 year old great nephew Mark yesterday. We were having a family dinner in a restaurant and Mark and I played ‘ninja toes’ under the table while the adults continued more adult points of interest. (Last time I … Read the restRead More