Category: HEALTHY IDEAS

January 9, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

Unsaturated fats such as those found in olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds can reduce your cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of heart disease and stroke. A recent study they found that people who eat tree nuts—almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts and pistachios—are less likely to be obese than those who don’t. Because nuts can also…

January 8, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

Put whole foods front and center. Healthy whole foods: you might know that you’re supposed to eat them, but do you really know what they are? What’s the difference between whole foods and processed foods? We live in a society that eats so much processed and manufactured food, that maybe there is a genuine confusion about…

January 8, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

Get up and Dine…The Benefits of Eating Breakfast. You already know it’s the most important meal of the day—it jump-starts your metabolism, delivers sustained energy and can help keep cravings in check. Breakfast also provides you with the nutrients that lead to increased concentration. Sorry, doughnut lovers, but all breakfasts are not created equal. To put your…

January 6, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

BE KIND TO YOURSELF We all have cravings for less-than-healthy foods from time to time and there are certainly situations that call for a little chocolate. YUM! If you are occasionally allowing yourself an extra treat (but are otherwise eating healthy), then embrace it and don’t feel guilty. This is what I call the “90/10”,…

January 5, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

KNOW TRANSITION IS A PROCESS One of the reasons that many people give up on new goals is because they try to make too big of a change too quickly. When thinking about making your life healthier, start small and think about adding new goals to your repertoire rather than taking familiar habits away. Love pasta? Maybe switch…

January 4, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

DON’T STRESS Implementing a healthy lifestyle should be enjoyable, not stressful. If you find yourself worried or stressed about your progress (or maybe lack of progress), take a step back and figure out why. Are you trying to make too many changes at once? Are you stuck and don’t know how to proceed? Are you…

January 3, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

GET IN THE KITCHEN One of the best things that you can do for your health is to learn to make meals from scratch in your own kitchen. If you’re new to cooking, start small and aim to prepare a few simple dinners at home over the next month.  Soups, curries, and stir fries are…

January 2, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

THINK ABOUT ADDING, NOT SUBTRACTING Making any change in your life, especially related to your health, is a process. It’s not going to happen overnight and having realistic expectations for yourself will help to make the transition easier and more enjoyable. For example, ask yourself why you are trying to change your eating habits. Then…

January 1, 2016 Vicki No comments exist

HAPPY NEW YEAR! YOUR LIFE DOES NOT GET BETTER BY CHANCE… IT GETS BETTER BY CHANGE As you look back on 2015 and transition into the New Year of 2016 I hope you are looking forward to lots of positive changes.  I would encourage you to set goals not resolutions. Resolutions usually fail. When you set achievable goals…

December 31, 2015 Vicki No comments exist

6 Reasons You Should Have a Health Coach Sometimes it seems like there is a chasm between knowing what we should do for our health and actually doing it. We all know by now that we need to eat mostly vegetables and get plenty of exercise to be healthy. But discovering exactly what foods and…