The Optimal Foods to Eat For Breakfast When You’re in Menopause

During menopause women tend to gain weight. While this isn’t great it’s pretty common and there are many reasons why. Two reasons why women gain weight during menopause… Reason #1 Reduced muscle mass. Muscle mass uses energy (burns calories) so when we have less of it the body burns less energy overall, leading to weight…

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What, Veggies for Breakfast?

Yes, you already know you really should get protein at every meal including breakfast; but this can also apply to veggies. Those who know me will know how I love to promote eating more veggies. So, it would be remiss of me to not recommend adding veggies to your breakfast repertoire, right? Veggies are powerhouses…

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Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight. Is this possible? Yes! You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There’s definitely more to the story than just what…

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Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Do you love your breakfast? Do you have your own “go-to” breakfast recipe? Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating a healthy breakfast again? Getting fiber at each meal helps with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because fiber helps you feel fuller longer and uses up a bunch…

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Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed

Of course, listen to what your doctor says. But remember to listen to what your body says as well. We all know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause. Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at…

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5 Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (borderlining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is. Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an actual molecule what it is bound to while it’s floating…

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Feeling tired, cold or feel you’ve been gaining weight? Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down? What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions in your body that use nutrients and…

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Sleep… Are You Getting Enough?

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet…

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters Way More Than What You Weigh

It can be too easy to think (or worry) about your weight. But you know what? There is something else that may be more important when it comes to real health. That is your waist circumference. Ahh, just a minute! It’s not just about the “pinchable” fat under the skin (you know, that “muffin top”),…

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Oprah’s Investment in Weight Watchers Was Smart Because the Program Doesn’t Work

By Traci Mann This article originally appeared in Science of Us. On Oct. 19 (2015), Oprah made news by buying a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers. Analysts quickly speculated about what the move could mean for Weight Watchers, with the general consensus being that Oprah’s involvement, endorsement, and ability to promote it on her OWN network…

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