Nov 25

T-Day 2014: A coping strategy

Thanksgiving 2014. I know, right? Balls, this year flew by! I lead my post with this quote: For people who are already overweight, the holiday weight news is worse. Although the average gain is only one pound, people who are already overweight tend to gain a lot more. One study found that overweight people gained five pounds or more during the holidays. Woah!… read more
Feb 18

It’s not about you.

In the last few weeks since the Biggest Loser finale (in which Rachel Frederickson loses 155 pounds in 7 months), clients and friends have asked me to weigh in. “Did she go too far? Do you think she’s too skinny now? Is she anorexic?” I don’t watch the show. In fact, I had to do a bit of research to get the facts on this one. My opinion is this:… read more
Feb 08

Candy Hearts No More

Brace yourself: I’m a recovering sugar addict. Well, mostly in the beginning of the year, but any unseasonal jelly bean would have sufficed. Going to CVS or Target after Christmas was a test of willpower that I failed miserably most of the time. After I got engaged, I desperately wanted to change my ways. But as Valentine’s Day approached, I felt… read more
Feb 05

Japanese Vegetable Beef Soup

Stanley and I spent the last week of January on the Pacific shores of Baja, Mexico. Since we started our vacation with a stomach virus (silver lining: washboard abs!), breakfast, lunch and dinner were cause for celebration, and indeed we did. Nightly, we visited a sushi bar that served the most amazing Japanese vegetable soup. I couldn’t get enough! Now… read more
Nov 29


Aah, Black Friday. Mass consumerism at it’s, ahem, best. I avoid it like, well, the “black plague.” But while you’re out and about (and I’m home hacking up a lung from this lingering flu bug) allow me to play armchair quarterback to your shopping habits. I say, why not shop with a fitness theme this year? Here are plenty of ideas… read more
Nov 27

T-Day Contest: WIN a FREE Training Session!

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Nov 24

Countdown to T-Day: Hosting Tips!

When I host, by the time Thanksgiving dinner is being served, I’m no longer hungry. Ugh-I hate that! The problem is, throughout the day, I snitch at my various projects, like the crumb topping on my apple crisp. Or somehow the nut bowl needs constant refilling (is that ME??). Does this green bean casserole need more Parmesan? Ooh, nibble nibble. Sound… read more
Nov 22

Surviving A Food Desert

Gross. We’ve all had un-memorable meals at America’s chain restaurants and certainly, all meals are not created equal. When you find yourself in a healthy food desert, here are the best and worst decisions you can make – I chose just 10 food establishments in this country as an example of how wrong or right you can get! 1. Dunkin’ Donuts:… read more
Nov 20

Countdown to T-Day: Gracious Guesting

Hosting is my thing. Having friends over is my way of sharing love and affection. Not only do I pour my heart and soul into my cooking, but I get to choose the menu, the guestlist and get to stay home! It’s perfection. Though, GOING to dinner parties is just as fun: Simply show up and enjoy yourself. Sometimes, however, being a dinner guest can be somewhat awkward,… read more
Nov 19

Recipe Makeover: Potato Latkes

Here’s the YouTube video for this recipe!  This year, Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day. Many of my Jewish friends will be celebrating with some additions to their turkey dinner, like jelly donuts and potato latkes. Sounds like a calorie bomb to me! In this recipe makeover, I modified traditional oily, greasy, carb-y potato latkes into a nutty, crispy… read more