Tips to make it through the sugar season!

Tips on how to reduce the effects of sugary treats during the holidays. They include eating a balanced diet, exercising, and supporting the beneficial bacteria in your gut.

The 9 Best Ways to Avoid Overeating Halloween Candy

Is Halloween a dreaded time of year for you? Does having bags of candy around the house feel like an unsafe environment? Do you struggle with Halloween candy coma? Once you start opening those bite sized sugar laden treats, do you find that you can’t stop?  Enjoy these tips from one of our favorite mindfulness […]

The One-Second Party

Fill your new year with one-second parties. During the Christmas holiday I was listening to my mother-in-law recount her experiences substitute teaching. She uses a clever rewards system with the younger grades to ensure the children behave and have fun. When she witnesses a student practicing good behavior, like sharing pencils, she marks a point […]

How to Skip the Cookie Swap this Year!

If there is one thing that isn’t conducive to losing weight, it’s bulk cookie making. If you’re the type that makes hordes of cookies each year to give away to friends and family, consider a homemade alternative. ORNAMENTS! Here’s how to make a simple, yet beautiful, monogramed accordion fold Christmas tree ornament: Supplies: -1 sheet […]

How to Maintain Weight Through the Holidays

We recently received an email from one of our clients, Kristi. She has worked very hard, and had much success with maintaining her 60 lb weight loss for a little over a year now. She tells us that although she still has questions, and although it has not been easy, with time and support she […]

Giving Thanks in Good Health

This time of year can be a bit daunting for individuals with weight loss goals, but really, it doesn’t have to be! In fact, Thanksgiving is a great holiday to prepare us for approaching the holidays in good health. Thanksgiving brings turkey and leftovers, and we are thankful for this. Why? Because now not only […]

Weighing in with Julie-Week 11

Halloween: I thought in light of the holiday, I would present a scary story. So I am sitting on my computer after dark on Hallow’s Eve when I begin to hear a strange crinkling sound much like fallen leaves but coming from inside the house. It seems familiar but I can’t quite place it. I […]

Weighing in with Julie-Week 10

Getting back on track: Well it has been three days and all is well…I am doing what I need to be doing and feel fine. I seem to go through this amazement of seeing myself commit and succeed and yet I am always amazed by the previous period when I felt so incapable of doing […]

Halloween Tips

Let’s be honest, even though we are adults, Halloween can still be scary. But now the fear is derived less from witches and scarecrows hiding on porches but more from….THE CANDY. Because we are humans, we have an innate preference for sugar. This stems back to infancy—it is this innate preference that drives infants towards […]

How to Thicken Soup AND Feel Good

This week we have all felt a definite switch as the weather has turned from summer to fall. With this, many of you have been talking about how your food preferences change with the seasons. I’ve been hearing a lot about roasted vegetables, pumpkin dishes, and soups.  One question I have been getting is what […]