Tend to your Gut – Boost your Immune System

Did you know that approximately 80% of your immune system resides in your gut? And that right now is the best time for you to be supporting your immunity to protect yourself from seasonal threats during the holidays and the rest of the winter season? One of the best ways to tune up your immune […]

I am a Registered Dietitian and this is how I eat to manage cravings

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for over 35 years, this is the style of eating I practice to manage cravings. I love the food I eat and like to keep it simple. I start my day with a good amount of protein. Usually I am shooting for around 20 grams of protein, at least 5 […]

Conquer Cravings by Hydrating

Hydration is a key to conquering your cravings.  It can be hard to distinguish between dehydration and hunger.  If you aren’t conscious of this link, it is easy to mistake thirst for hunger. Dehydration and hunger Chronic dehydration is more common than you may think.  Recent research says that 75% of us are walking around […]

Fats control cravings

The wonderful thing about fat, is that it has a high satiety value. This means it helps to control cravings and manage your waistline because you feel fuller for longer.  When you eat fat, cholecystokinin (CCK) and the gut hormone YY Peptide (PYY)are released.  These two hormones control appetite and satiety. Appetite is decreased, hunger is […]

Sugar more addictive than cocaine?

Some researchers say that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine.  One of the best things you can do for your health, cravings and your waist line is to stop eating sugar.  But it is not just sugar that we need to be careful about.  Refined carbs can be addictive, too. Refined carbs are […]

Simple and easy ideas to reduce cravings by eating protein for breakfast.

According to a University of Missouri study, you can reduce cravings by eating protein for breakfast. The study published in Nutrition Journal, showed that brain scans of high-protein breakfast eaters showed reduced activity in areas of the brain associated with cravings. Participants in the study either skipped breakfast, ate a normal breakfast (13 grams of protein) or a high-protein […]

How to Conquer Cravings More Easily

Scientist are still working on piecing together the puzzle around how to conquer cravings.  Some of it is related to hormones and some to mindless eating.  One thing we know for sure is that every craving starts with a cue. Identifying Cues and Hormones to Conquer Cravings Any cue that is associated repeatedly with a particular food […]

5 Super Veggies for Spring Detoxification

Try these 5 super veggies for a spring cleanse.  During the spring, vegetables like dandelion greens, spring onions and garlic greens are great for detoxing.   Your body needs it after a long winter. I must admit though, as I look out the window at the April Fools snow storm here in the Monadnocks of New […]

Commercial Salad Dressings are Unhealthy

Check out the labels on commercial salad dressings.  You will be shocked to see how unhealthy they are.  And hard pressed to find a dressing with 100% olive oil.  Instead you will find soybean oil as the primary ingredient.  Soybean oil is highly refined, stripped of nutrients and high in omega 6 fats.  But more […]

5 Mindful Eating Tips to Help You Lose Weight

As enthusiasm for New Year’s resolutions starts to wane many people are looking for help to lose weight. Instead of dieting this year, consider mindful eating to help you reach your goals. In our culture, most of the eating we do is totally mindless. We grab a protein bar here or a pastry and coffee […]