I’m traveling for work, and it’s cold outside, my hotel room is quiet and lonely, I feel misplaced without my coffee mug, my daughter’s sleepy face, my house smell... I feel empty... not in my stomach - but in my heart. ❤️ And thought I am not an emotional eater... I kind of am -… Continue reading COOKIE WISDOM 🍪
When it comes to eating healthy - planning is key! Simplicity, availability of ingredients and time are of essence as well. Here’s the strategy: use foods you have at home, make the basics head, make it fast and simple. What can we do with the following food basket: 🍖meat, 🍗poultry and fish 🐟 🥐whole grains … Continue reading Lets Build a Lunchbox
The reality of weight loss timeline How soon should you expect your weight to start dropping? Here’s a typical scenario: 2 weeks before someone’s wedding (or even yours!)/X-mas/Summer/fill-in-the-blank you decide to drop 5/10/15/fill-in-the-blank pounds. You go on a keto/atkins/cabbage-soup/fill-in-the-blank diet. How much can you lose? The bigger question is - will you keep it off?… Continue reading Fat Loss Timeline
Lately I’m taking action to slim down and get to MY personal happy weight/shape 😁 so I’ve been eating less than usual mostly by cutting out snacks, processed crap and lowering carbs. My other trick is MINDFUL EATING 🍽 Before putting anything in my mouth 👄 I ask myself - WHY? Am I hungry? Stressed?… Continue reading What I Eat in a Day 🥞🥗🍗
A client reached out - she eliminated all dairy due to intestinal discomfort and had heard that sauerkraut may complement her diet with probiotics, but wasn’t sure which one to buy. Great Question! With so many items on the shelves of modern grocery stores... Most fermented foods, like sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir and yogurt offer probiotics,… Continue reading Probiotics in Sauerkraut
Cravings hit - whether due to hormonal fluctuations (often as PMS in women), seasonal changes, shifts in microbiome (gut bacteria), some prescription medications or simply due to a concerted effort to eat less for weight loss - we all go through periods of time when we are hungry - All. The. Time. It often becomes… Continue reading How to beat cravings
Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating approach in which you go without eating for 12-18 hours straight. Let's say you have your dinner at 6 pm and your next meal is breakfast at 8 am - you've just passed 14 hrs without eating. Many people claim that IF helps… Continue reading Does intermittent fasting work for weight loss?
As a nutritionist, I know that weight gain is a multifactorial process, involving excess energy intake vs. expenditure, genetic and metabolic differences, emotional dependence on food and other physical and psychological conditions. However, when I’m asked to single out one particular reason – without a doubt it is overconsumption of processed foods 🍟🍕🍭🍬 Processed foods… Continue reading A Word on Processed Food
If weight loss is on your 2018 resolution list, but the well-known methods are known to, well, not work (I’m winking here – dieting!), what a girl/boy to do?! It looks like a dead end, but it’s not – if it took you a while to gain the weight, it’ll take just as long, if… Continue reading Weight Loss Without Dieting
These days nutrition trends rise and fall pretty much every couple of months. Paleo, ketogenic, grain free, carb cycling, intermittent fasting, gluten free – to name a few. It’s ironic, but some people don’t even know what gluten is and why they eat gluten-free. First – let’s go over what is gluten and why it… Continue reading To Gluten Or Not To Gluten?