Healthy Living

Serve, Sit & Savor – A Mantra for Mindful Eating

Whats is Mindful Eating? For many people eating is a fast paced, multitasking event where your attention is on everything except what and why you are eating. Mindful eating is paying attention to the food you eat as you prepare, serve and consume it. Why Should You Try Mindful Eating? Being attentive to the process […]


A New Thanksgiving Recipe for Sweet Potatoes & Cranberries

If you are looking for a new way to use cranberries and sweet potatoes this Thanksgiving, the Sweet Potato Panna Cotta with Toasted Pecans and Cranberry Coulis from my cookbook, The Diabetes-Friendly Kitchen is a sophisticated dessert that is simple to prepare despite the fancy name. “Panna cotta” is just a fancy pudding Panna cotta […]


Can Meal Prep Help You Change Your Diet?

My clients frequently ask me if meal prepping is worth all the work. Based on the number of recipes and meal plans I have shared with my clients over the years you might think a menu plan is the perfect solution to changing your diet. However, just having a meal plan may not be enough […]


How Do You Spell Weight Loss?

Losing weight and keeping it off is a long term commitment that requires a day to day focus.  A-E-I-O-U are the letters that spell success and can guide your daily efforts. A    Start with an Action planThink of your action plan as a very specific, daily/weekly “To Do” list. It should focus on what […]


Hack Your Snacks at Work

Click here to watch a short video loaded with ideas on how to cut down snacking on the office sweets!


Don’t Gain Weight This Holiday Season—Make Your Resolutions Now

October is the best time to start setting New Year’s resolutions. I don’t mean the traditional January vows to “lose weight and start exercising”. I’m suggesting a plan to get through the upcoming holidays and not gain weight. Imagine how good you will feel at the start of 2018 without the guilt and extra pounds […]