The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

Currently, a third of American kids – 1 in 3 children – are overweight or obese, and struggling with metabolic dysfunction (they have trouble turning glucose into energy, so it stores as fat tissue). Trending alongside childhood obesity are increasing rates of childhood T2D diagnoses. Read more…

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

We live in a world with a lot of misconceptions and, unfortunately, also a lot of stigma around eating disorders. Our culture has emphasized mental health imbalance as the cause of disordered eating (Control needs? Body image concerns? Self-punishment? Self-medication?), and use of behavioral health Read more…

Setting New Year’s Goals That Stick 

Setting New Year’s Goals That Stick 

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. Many peoples’ goals include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development. One of the most sobering New Year’s resolutions Read more…

Skip the Refined Sugar – You’re Sweet Enough Already!

Skip the Refined Sugar – You’re Sweet Enough Already!

It’s that time of the year, when the days are shorter but our hearts and homes are full of warmth and cheer. While life typically seems to blur by, the holidays remind us to connect with the spirit of giving, creating cozy spaces and slowing down to Read more…

Healthy Winter Holiday Menus That Will Impress Your Family

Healthy Winter Holiday Menus That Will Impress Your Family

Some ideas to have a Happier Hanukkah and a Merrier Christmas! Hanukkah Menu Cauliflower Latkes, or Butternut Squash Latkes, or Carrot Scallion Latkes, or Sweet Potato Latkes Paleo Jelly Donut Cupcakes Paleo Challah Baked Salmon with Rosemary and Pecans Lamb Chops with Arugula and Pistachios Sweet Potato Noodle Read more…

A Thanksgiving Meal Your Body Will Thank You For

A Thanksgiving Meal Your Body Will Thank You For

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gorge on all your fall favorites simultaneously – with gratitude, of course! From warm buttered biscuits, to sage-infused gravy drizzled over turkey, and sweet, delectable pumpkin pie, what is there not to love? While these foods sure are packed Read more…

A Spooky Halloween…But for an Unexpected Reason

A Spooky Halloween…But for an Unexpected Reason

On average, children consume 3,500 – 7,000 calories worth of sweet treats on Halloween. This equates to about 3 cups of sugar, or roughly 384 grams – almost 16 times the maximum daily recommendation of 25 grams suggested by the American Heart Association. Yikes!! With obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Read more…

🥒🍌 For Those Kids (and Adults) That Eat All.The.Snacks. 😋

🥒🍌 For Those Kids (and Adults) That Eat All.The.Snacks. 😋

“… On Friday he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry. On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, One ice-cream cone, One pickle, One slice of Swiss cheese, One slice of salami, One lollipop, One piece of cherry pie, One Read more…

11 Ways to Quickly Recover from Holiday Overindulgence

11 Ways to Quickly Recover from Holiday Overindulgence

Let’s face it, no one’s perfect. And 2020 has been…quite the year. As part of an 80/20 lifestyle, there’s some wiggle room for indulging every now and then, and holiday food is no exception to this – cookies and candies, creamy drinks and decadent cheeses, Read more…

Back to School? Back to Basics…

Back to School? Back to Basics…

Somehow, suddenly summer is coming to an end and many of our children and their teachers will be returning to their school campuses in the upcoming weeks.  Going back is more than buying new shoes, notebooks, yellow Ticonderogas, and a lunchbox.  Outside of COVID concerns, back to school time is an opportunity to return Read more…