Monthly Archives: August 2015

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

In the simplest terms, PCOS is a health condition linked with both hormone imbalance and insulin resistance. It is the most common hormonal and reproductive problem affecting women of child-bearing age. Defining the Condition. The hormones involved in controlling periods, and ultimately reproduction, are produced in the pituitary gland located in the brain. In [Read more...]

The Three-Legged Stool Rule

When it comes to weight loss, and also to weight maintenance, there are 3 things that we are in control of 99% of the time: the WHAT, the HOW MUCH and the WHEN we eat. During your normal, every day routines, and barring any extraordinary circumstances of course, you must plan your [Read more...]

Cheating = Bad. Planning to Indulge = Good.

With perhaps the one exception of ‘cheating’ death, the word ‘cheat’ can just never be used in a positive way. Cheating on your spouse isn’t good. Cheating on your business partner isn’t good. Cheating on your taxes isn’t good. Cheating a customer by padding your bill isn’t good. Cheating on an exam isn’t [Read more...]

Back to School, Slim to School

As parents, we are responsible for the environment in which we raise our children—emotionally, physically, psychologically, socially and spiritually. That responsibility is enormous. All the years our children are home before spreading their wings and beginning the next chapters of their lives, they are listening to us, watching us, and soaking it all in. [Read more...]

Red Cabbage? Green Cabbage? Which is Healthier?

Both red and green cabbages are rich in nutrients, but there are differences in the nutrients they offer. Some red cabbages contain almost twice the vitamin C as some green cabbages. Red cabbages are always richer in flavonoid phytonutrients (say THAT three times fast!) that not only act as antioxidants but also [Read more...]

There’s No Such Thing as “Free” Food in Weight Loss

One of the major components of weight loss (as well as weight maintenance) is, of course, portion control. Yet, I often get asked, “You mean, vegetables aren’t unlimited?” “Why can I can’t have as much celery as I want?” and “Vegetables were unlimited on the last program I did.” No, vegetables are not [Read more...]