What I Learned from the 10 Holiday Survival Tips Workshop

The holidays are fast approaching and I’ve already been daydreaming about the rich, indulgent foods that only are made at this time of year. They are calling my name! How do I choose what to eat? Do I go all in with my favorites, like green bean casserole or pumpkin pie, at every party… or do I not indulge in my favorite foods because I know how many more parties I will have to go to?

5 Reasons to Go On a Grocery Store Tour

You can have a nutritionist by your side IN the grocery store! How fun! Reason #1: Don’t get tricked by the food packaging. #2 Learn about food processing, food marketing, and how food impact your health and weight – and finally learn how many almonds are actually in that glass of almond milk! Read on for more…

Vitruvian Man Logo

The Vitruvian Man is a sketch done by Leonardo Da Vinci which represents the “perfect proportions.” The circle and square surround the man providing touch-points for the arms and legs as they move.

Why we chose it?

It’s an art and a science: Leonardo’s new twist – to place the circle and square on top of each other – combine science and art. This is similar to our approach.

Many body types can fit. We like that a body with little fat and a body with lots of fat can both fit into the circle and square.

Read on for more!

Cheese and Strangulation by Bedsheets

There is a movement growing among health professionals called Health at Every Size® which, among other things, rejects the use of weight as an indicator of health and believes that weight is largely unchangeable by individuals. There is only one registered HAES® practitioner in the Jacksonville area. Read more to find out how cheese causes strangulations… or does it?

What Is this No-Diet / Anti-Diet Thing Anyway?

There is a new buzzword out there: anti-diet (or reverse dieting). It has been around for a while but you just haven’t seen it before. Other names you may have heard are no-diet, non-diet, mindful eating, intuitive eating, and some others. It is about listening to your body – and yes, you can trust your body once it has learned it can trust you not to starve it again… although that may take a little time. Your body has learned that starvation is always coming if you are a repeat dieter. But you can get to that point. The diet industry has made people hate themselves into desiring to change by following rigid and ridiculous rules. This approach is all about loving ourselves into change with flexible and enjoyable guidelines!

If Diets Don’t Work, How Can a Health Coach Help Me?

Have you heard that diets don’t work?

Actually, all diets work. Any way you can dream up to cut calories will usually result in weight loss (assuming no underlying health conditions, sleep and stress are in check, you have a healthy gut microbiome, have not screwed up your metabolism from a history of chronic dieting, etc. etc. etc.). So go for it – paleo, atkins, intermittent fasting, no white foods, whatever – they all work until you stop following them.

Ah, there’s the catch. Who could follow any of them for a lifetime? So, diets only work short term. Health is not a short term proposition. Diets don’t work.