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Lasting nutrition tools and focus.  Come join me on this journey.

 Time to bring the focus Back To You

 BTY: Small Group Coaching from eatlivefit.net

As a Certified Nutrition Coach, I will be providing online support through weekly conference calls, videos, a private social media group, and motivational texts.  Topics include:

  • Eating real food, limiting additives

  • How to balance the right fats, protein and carbohydrates

  • Keys to avoiding sugar and cravings

  • Helpful hints to make every meal simple and nutrient dense

  • and much more…

Cost: $85 per person for 4 weeks of coaching

Introductory price $69 per person

Interested?

Contact me at eatlivefit@hotmail.com

or at (707) 408-3359

Sessions begin October 1, 2015

Which has the most sugar?

This weekend at an event, I posed this question:

Which of these has the most sugar?

Sugar

The contenders were:

  • 1 medium apple

  • 3/4 cup blueberries (approx)

  • 1 serving of Candy Corn (measly 12 corns)

What’s your guess?  Before you read on, give us your guess in the comments section.
Did you add your response?  What are you waiting for?  Join the debate.

 

 

 

Okay, you are clear to read on….The most common response was the candy corn.  Some began to question their answer and after some thought, changed it to the Apple.  Then there were the ones that felt it was a trick question and went for the blueberries, just because it didn’t seem like the obvious answer.
Now you really want to weigh in, right?  The comment section is open for your vote.

 

 

 

Ironically, all three have about the same sugar content, 28-30 grams.  Here are several things to consider.
  1. Which has the largest quantity in the serving size?  The apple is the choice for quantity of food.  It has the largest serving size for the sugar content.
  2. Which is the most nutrient dense option?  There are two here, the apple and the blueberries.  Both have fiber still intact (peel) and are full of quality nutrients and vitamins that will satisfy cravings, keep you fuller longer and give your body the “most bang for your buck.”  A side benefit is the fact that these added nutrients will reduce the impact on your blood sugar.  When you mix these all together, your blood sugar does not SPIKE as high, thus no downsliding in energy later.
  3. What type of sugar is in each?  NONE of the three contain white, processed, sugar.  Yes it is true, the candy corn are made with honey. The fruits are primarily natural fructose.  So less processed versions of the dreaded “sugar.”  Your body will breakdown all three to glucose for cell energy, however, the candy corn will cause the largest spike in blood sugar since it doesn’t contain any other valuable nutrients to slow down the sugar absorption.  Hint, energy low the quickest, fastest burnoff also which means you will be hungry much sooner.
This is just the “tip of the iceberg” in Titanic terms for nutrition.
If you would like to find out more about sugar and how to manage it, especially the hidden sources, I am here to help.

 

New!!! Online Group Nutrition Coaching

 

If your nutrition plan has a number of days in the title, better ask yourself what you are trying to accomplish by doing it.

Lasting nutrition tools and focus.  Come join me on this journey.

Time to bring the focus Back To You (BTY)

Introducing

 BTY: Small Group Coaching from eatlivefit.net

As a Certified Nutrition Coach, I will be providing online support through weekly conference calls, videos, a private social media group, and motivational texts.  Topics include:

  • Eating real food, limiting additives

  • How to balance the right fats, protein and carbohydrates

  • Keys to avoiding sugar and cravings

  • Helpful hints to make every meal simple and nutrient dense

  • and much more…

Cost: $85 per person for 4 weeks of coaching

Introductory price $69 per person

Interested?

Contact me at eatlivefit@hotmail.com

or at (707) 408-3359

Sessions begin October 1, 2015

New!!! Online Group Nutrition Coaching

Candy Store Eating

Sound familiar?

Time to bring the focus Back To You (BTY)

Introducing

 BTY: Small Group Coaching from eatlivefit.net

As a Certified Nutrition Coach, I will be providing online support through weekly conference calls, videos, a private social media group, and motivational texts.  Topics include:

  • Eating real food, limiting additives

  • How to balance the right fats, protein and carbohydrates

  • Keys to avoiding sugar and cravings

  • Helpful hints to make every meal simple and nutrient dense

  • and much more…

Cost: $85 per person for 4 weeks of coaching

Introductory price $69 per person

Interested? Contact me at eatlivefit@hotmail.com

or at (707) 408-3359

Sessions begin October 1, 2015

Negative thinking may be sabotaging your results.

I pride myself on bringing honesty into my relationships and that rings true to my professional endeavors also.  I approach every client with honesty and integrity.  Do I do nutrition right in my life everyday, day in day out?  NO!  Am I always working to make my nutrition more balanced, yes!  Especially in this new “season of perimenopause.”  I frequently loose and gain a few pounds, but I always know that I can rev my metabolism to get back to my ideal power to weight ratio.  There is not a quick fix, no pill, no instant result unless you want to do it in a manner that will not last.  I am interested in ways to keep my weight balanced and hormones healthy for the rest of my life, not just a short term.Negative thinking

I love how one article sums up just how negative thoughts about weight gains and losses can influence health in a nut shell…

“It likely doesn’t surprise you to learn that the mind and the body are intimately connected. But it may surprise you to learn that there is a growing body of research that suggests negative thoughts and emotions can be linked to poor health conditions.

Cynicism seems to be real trouble, for example. A 2014 study published in Neurology linked high levels of cynicism later in life with a greater risk of dementia and this was after accounting for other risk factors like age, sex, certain heart health markers, smoking status, and more.
Cynicism may also be bad for your heart. A 2009 study published in Circulation looked at data from close to 100,000 women and found that those who were cynical were more likely to have heart disease. And the cynical women were more likely to die during the course of the study than those who had a sunnier disposition.

Hostility isn’t such a grand thing to carry either. The journal Stroke found that people who scored higher on measures of unfriendliness as well as those who had chronic stress and depressive symptoms were more likely to have a stroke.
We cannot talk about negative thoughts without mentioning depression. This serious diagnosis can have an impact in several aspects of your health. It has been linked to an increased risk for type-2 diabetes, heart attack and a greater chance of disability later in life.
Emotions are powerful when it comes to our health. One theory is that when you are stressed out or depressed cortisol levels increase making your immune system less able to control inflammation making you more susceptible to disease.
It could also be that people who have a negative outlook are more likely to smoke and drink and less likely to be physically active. A bit of a chicken and egg question and hard to answer definitively.
But all is not lost, Debbie Downer. By changing your perspective, you can change your health. Our brains are constantly creating new pathways and regenerating cells. This process is key to lots of functions including mood stabilization. It is possible to create your own positive pathways.(www.bodyrock.tv/health/negative-thinking-making-sick/#ixzz3fPS76sJQ)

If this rings true to you, then it is NEVER too late to make a change.  Being aware of how you are really feeling and stopping that mindless reaching for satisfaction (whether it be the cookie jar or something else) is HUGE.  When cortisol levels are high, your weight loss, or fitness and nutrition goals are slowed down. Don’t go one more day thinking this way, but take small steps to recognize the stressors and remove yourself from them or in some cases them from you.  That is the down and dirty for today.

A Little Friday Motivation

Old Ways are Old

This time of year is probably the most difficult time to start anything! Yet it is also the most popular season to do just that. You are so busy having just finished the holidays, and there are still temptations around sports (hint: Superbowl), work and personal life.

Any change is hard regardless of the time you start it, right? There are excuses at every turn of your day.
That is EXACTLY why now is the best time to start anything new, especially eating healthy.  I was recently reminded by a colleague that “learning to roll with whatever gets thrown your way and making the best choices in any situation is what will help you turn these challenges into a lifestyle change!”  This was precisely the kick in the butt I needed too.  Let’s face it, life is pretty darn good at throwing loop holes into the most perfectly laid out plans. There simply is not a perfect time to start any change, regardless of what it is, because that perfect time will never come.  That is not real life.  Real life changes and you need those “bumps in the road” to gain confidence that you can do this despite what comes your way.

If you tried a “diet” or to eat healthier in January, I have a feeling that it didn’t go perfectly. That is OK! It is being consistent with your efforts and knowing how to get back on track when you get derailed. Those are the skills you want to learn during this time, so when it happens again, you know what to do.

Focus on what went well. The days you nailed it! Let those serves as motivation to keep going!

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Health Advocate

I often get the question, why did you choose the path of a Nutrition Coach? My answer is simple, because being a Nutrition Coach is much more encompassing. The first thing that comes to mind often when you hear the title “Nutrition Coach” is weight loss, right? However, this field is cutting edge and there is so much more to it.

As a Nutrition Coach, my goal is to help you evaluate your current habits and physical condition and make suggestions to improve your life based on your individual goals. Let’s face it, our bodies are all different biochemically, that is what makes us unique.  That being said, we cannot all approach nutrition the same.  There is simply not a text book formula that will work for everyone.  It is a combination of getting the right macro-nutrients(protein, carbohydrates, and fats) at the right times depending on our lifestyle.  Ever wonder why there are so many “diet” options out there?  One reason is because our bodies are all different biochemically and what works for one person, throws another’s body into chaos or simply has no change at all.  I help my clients loose weight in a healthy sustainable way, but I also have the tools to help them gain muscle, reshape their body, or improve their functional health. In other words, I coach as a health advocate for each person.

How do I do this? I look at the big picture of your individual health goals, your medical diagnosis’s, your personal challenges, and link together the missing pieces.  I chose not to go the route of traditional medicine, but rather the nutritional side of improving your body through eating habits because I have experienced this myself and seen it happen in countless others.  I enjoy helping clients diagnosis what is holding them back, whether it be the way they feel or look.  I fill in the gaps that traditional medicine does not have time to cover with us individually. There are so many ways to have a healthy lifestyle and body by just adjusting your food and including or changing natural supplements. I do not sell products or gain monetary benefits from any of the supplements or products I recommend, I just have studied their healing powers. If you give you body the right nutrition and support, it can be a powerful healer, a supportive vessel for your life. Our bodies are amazing and have the capacity to heal, thrive and survive if given the right tools. This is where nutrition plays a role.  Keep in mind, nutrition is part of the ever changing world we live in.  If you have never seen the documentary, FED UP, I recommend you watch it.  Part of my job is to keep up on the new science and latest discoveries in nutrition and bring those to the table.  It is an ever evolving process that is exciting as our world learns more about our bodies and how they function best.