Intuitive eating · Mindful Eating · Moving for fun · Personalized Nutrition · Self-Care · Self-improvement · Uncategorized · Weight loss

Treat Your Body as a Temple

  These days the human kind knows so much about physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology and medicine than ever before in our history. In terms of technology use in medicine - so many diseases can now be detected sometimes before any symptoms arise. There are treatments, medications and vaccinations to ailments that were deemed deadly in… Continue reading Treat Your Body as a Temple

Mindful Eating · Self-Care · Self-improvement · Uncategorized

Structure your Time to Achieve Wellness Goals

What's the degree of organization we need to possess in order to achieve goals? Or is it all in organization?! What if the secret is in creating and applying structure to your time and activities, without having to keep EVERYTHING under control?! As a "recovering perfectionist" (yep, I do believe we must ditch this quality… Continue reading Structure your Time to Achieve Wellness Goals

Moving for fun · Self-Care · Self-improvement · Uncategorized · Weight loss

How to Start Exercising

I already wrote about far reaching benefits of exercise beyond just weight-loss or maintenance in my previous post. Now I'd like to make some suggestion as to how to actually start working out - we are moving from theory to practical application. The truth about exercise Some people cringe at the idea of exercise -… Continue reading How to Start Exercising

Self-improvement · Uncategorized

Diet and Depression: is There a Link?

It's become rather wide spread that healthy eating leads to healthy living, for the most part - in terms pf physiological health. But is there a connection between our diet and mental health? Studies show that, yes, and it's very profound! Many people engage in unhealthy eating behavior (whether it's emotional/stress eating or eating processed… Continue reading Diet and Depression: is There a Link?

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“Rapid Weight Loss”

I got you there with the title, didn't I?!Well, don't get your hopes up, there isn't such thing! Or at least there isn't rapid FAT loss. When you lose weight, it's not all fat: depending on your weight loss strategy, some of it is fat, and the rest is water and lean mass (muscles). Often… Continue reading “Rapid Weight Loss”

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Take “hate” out of your “love-hate” relationships with food

For the longest time I thought of my love for food and eating in general as a shameful and faulty character trait. I would compare myself to thin and graceful girls who’d have very little interest in food, those who can take a bite of apple and put it down for 15 min before taking… Continue reading Take “hate” out of your “love-hate” relationships with food

Intuitive eating · Self-improvement

Staying balanced during holiday season

The most exciting time of the year could actually be pretty stressful. Running around making sure you’ve got everything you need to host a dinner party, buying gifts, last end of year errands, travel arrangements and preparations including all the shopping for it. All those extra chores need to be weaved into your daily routine… Continue reading Staying balanced during holiday season

Intuitive eating · Self-improvement · Weight loss

Holidays and weight worries

Airport fair on Thanksgiving Day  Hi guys! Happy Thanksgiving! My traditional celebration takes place in Bethesda, MD, where my brother-in-law lives with his wonderful wife and two daughters. Monica’s turkey is the best tasting bird in the world! She’s got a secret recipe that I haven’t been able to crack, no matter how many times… Continue reading Holidays and weight worries

Intuitive eating · Self-improvement · Weight loss

How practicing self-care can help reduce non-hunger and emotional eating

Non-hunger eating often (but not always) refers to emotional eating. The type of eating we’d engage in when we are sad, happy, angry, anxious, frustrated, bored, depressed, etc. Its sole purpose is to soothe the emotion if it’s a hard one to handle – like sadness or frustration; or to commemorate it – when we… Continue reading How practicing self-care can help reduce non-hunger and emotional eating

Intuitive eating · Personalized Nutrition · Self-improvement · Uncategorized · Weight loss

Intuitive Eating vs Dieting

  Let’s face it: when it comes to eating, we are either in the dieting state (or the non-dieting state, aka all-out-eating/bingeing) or intuitive eating state (aka normal eating, without counting calories, fats or carbs, just listening to what your body wants and needs and responding accordingly). To see the practical difference, let’s look at… Continue reading Intuitive Eating vs Dieting