Eat to live! Don't Live to Eat

Why to Eat in Season Foods & What Ones to Eat

With so many choices for foods to eat just about anywhere you turn, particularly if you live in an urban or suburban area, it’s no wonder many of us are in a constant struggle to lose weight, to feel better, to eat less, to sleep better, to not feel bloated, to have less stress and… Continue reading Why to Eat in Season Foods & What Ones to Eat

Eat to live! Don't Live to Eat

Coconut Oil, Friend or Foe?

I use cold pressed, unrefined coconut oil less than I used to. I didn’t taste much difference between that and a light olive oil in stir-frying. My knowledge of coconut oil in the past was that it wasn’t very good for you so my curiosity in why that ‘claim’ is different today, is no surprise.… Continue reading Coconut Oil, Friend or Foe?

Eat to live! Don't Live to Eat

Sugar Belly

  Chances are, you have heard the words and/or read about sugar belly. It’s a real issue so I thought I’d make a quick note for you to get some of the basics of sugar belly so that you can begin making small changes today that will lead to big changes for your future. Sugar belly could… Continue reading Sugar Belly


Are You Resistant to Change?

We want change in our lives, we want it on a regular basis and we make plans to make the desired changes but we never quite follow through–but why not? Why does change excite us and tease us but scare us at the same time? Why do we plan to dive in fully but put… Continue reading Are You Resistant to Change?



What one or two things helps you find motivation and inspiration? Is it a particular item? Is it a certain aspect of nature? Does motivation come from support of friends or loved ones? Does a certain person inspire you? Whatever your source of motivation and inspiration is, use it!  If you are unsure of what… Continue reading Motivation


Self-control is easier when your mind and body is busy…

I was deep into my work and didn’t think about food until my stomach growled ‘feed me’. Hunger felt good. We, too often, eat for several reasons from it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner time-even though we ate a big snack 10 minutes ago or because we’re meeting friends and that always involves food; a restaurant… Continue reading Self-control is easier when your mind and body is busy…

Healthy Inside/Healthy Outside

What Does Food Mean to You?

Food means something different for each of us. For me it means satisfaction, indulgence, self-complimentary ( I think I’m a pretty good cook), savory as in savoring the positive moments in life (because I, like many, have had too many negative moments throughout my life), gorging on second helpings because of life’s limitations. My excuse… Continue reading What Does Food Mean to You?

Eat to live! Don't Live to Eat

My Weakness: Portion Control

Like many, I love food. I eat and crave healthy food [most of the time], I don’t eat processed food and I rarely ever eat junk food. I usually have good self-control but sometimes I find myself going back for seconds simply because it tastes so good! That is a poor excuse for overeating especially… Continue reading My Weakness: Portion Control

C.H.E.F. Recipes (Cheap Healthy Easy Fast)

Broccoli Super-food Salad

This salad will help cleanse your system and provide you with minerals and vitamins. Choose organic ingredients when you can to avoid pesticides and such. 1 head broccoli chopped into bite sized pieces ½ small onion – red onion or scallions will work nicely 2-4 carrots, sliced thin, chopped or run through a spiralizer (Cut… Continue reading Broccoli Super-food Salad


Anxiety: What Eat & What to Avoid to Ease It

We all have suffered with anxiety at one time or another and we all will suffer with it again. Anxiety, unfortunately, is a part of life as we know it – but you don’t have to cave in to it. By eating the right foods, avoiding the anxiety feeding foods and learning simple lifestyle habits,… Continue reading Anxiety: What Eat & What to Avoid to Ease It