How to change your thoughts about weight loss ideas

Clients, family, and friends are often asking me for weight loss ideas. In our society, there is such an emphasis on looking a certain way and the idea that if you follow someone, or eat the way they eat then you will automatically look the way they look. This is an unfortunate lie that most people have been sold.

Serotonin and The Gut

Nine times out of ten we tend to choose foods that are easy to prepare which in turn may be higher in salt, fat, and sugar.

Essential Fatty Acids and Mental Health

There are two essential fatty acids that come to mind when discussing the average American diet.  You may have heard them called, “Omega-3s.” EPA and DHA (Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid). 

Emotions and Holiday Eating

When I think back to family holidays or events, one thing stays with me. Anxiety.  Anxious about who will say something to my kids, or who will potentially judge me for what I feed them? 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What I mean is social anxiety…dun, dun, dun (cue the scary music)! I will fill you in on what I have found helpful and what science says works!

Phosphatidylserine and Sleep

Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid.  It is a building block for the formation of cell membranes throughout the body

Caffeine and Anxiety

Being anxious is a normal reaction to stress, but those with an anxiety disorder may experience excessive fear.  

Physical vs. Emotional Hunger

There is a clear difference when it comes to eating because we are actually hungry vs. eating to soothe an emotion or feeling. Let’s break it down.

Microbiota and Mood

We know that stress can alter our gut microbiota in a negative way. A little stress can be good, it makes us more alert but chronic stress takes a toll on the body in a negative way.