TM_you & foods0

Do you work out for joy or self-punishment?

February 5, 2020

Here is a common question I hear: I’m having trouble distinguishing between wanting to work out because I like to, and feeling like I have to work out because of what I’ve eaten. The concept that we have had drilled into our head is to work out for the purpose of burning calories.  Yet, if…

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Dance, walk and move for a healthy body and mind

Begin Moving for a Healthy Body and Mind

January 29, 2020

I don’t know about you but I seriously dislike the idea of “exercising”… in the traditional sense, that is, like going to the gym and hitting the machines, hard core!   Sometimes the gym feels tormenting and every minute feels like an hour. There are many forms of moving that are healthy!   Some people do…

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Learning Intuitive Eating reveals many life-changing gifts

Intuitive Eating, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

January 22, 2020

Many of my clients walk in the door hurting. They are plagued by feelings of guilt and shame for eating too much, too little, eating ‘bad’ foods, feeling out of control.  Every single person says, “I know what to eat, I just don’t know how to do it.” They are constantly thinking about food in…

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Food is neutral - image of strawberries on a balance scale

Try Dropping the GOOD and BAD Food Labels – They Jeopardize Your Health

January 15, 2020

Shame on you! How dare you eat that slice of pie!  This is so bad for me…well, there goes my diet, all my hard work… I’m such a weakling…I’ve got no willpower…I’m breaking the rules…oh well, I may as well have another piece. Well, it’s what you’re thinking when you eat something “bad,” isn’t it? …

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Avocados pack a punch!

June 30, 2016

  Delicious and nutritious: Contain more potassium than bananas,  foods high in potassium can help reduce your risk of stroke and lowers blood pressure High in healthy fats, monounsaturated fat helps to keep your heart healthy Good source of essential vitamins and minerals, including fiber, vitamin K, B5, B6, C, and folate Help you feel…

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Siggi’s and Go Red for Women Event

June 30, 2016

    The American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign has a mission to promote healthier lives, decreasing risk factors of cardiovascular disease and stroke, the number one killer of women. We were able to take part in the Go Red for Women event with 300 attendees here in Ames, Iowa.  We partnered with…

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FAST, EASY, DELICIOUS and dare I say it…yes, Nutritious!

February 9, 2016

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes.  It takes me literally 5 minutes to throw together.  It is inexpensive, quick, nutritious and so delicious.  Anyone who tastes it, asks for the recipe – you know that’s a keeper!I use an immersion blender which cuts prep and clean up time.  In fact, I strongly recommend…

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INSTEAD OF A NEW DIET, TRY THIS – IT WORKS EVEN BETTER!

February 9, 2016

Are you tired of the “New year, new YOU” slogan?  It is so disempowering.  A slogan dreamed up to make us feel flawed, dissatisfied with ourselves and buy into the next ‘fix’- usually a diet, diet product or machine for your house that you won’t use.  Instead of supporting the all too bloated, billion dollar a year…

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How many calories does that restaurant meal have, anyway?

October 2, 2015

I ‘m not a calorie counter.  I don’t teach it or preach it.  But if you eat out often it is important to realize that the average caloric value of a meal in a restaurant is

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TRANS FATS MEET THEIR FINAL DESTINATION – OFF THE SHELF!

August 22, 2015

People who have worked with me know my gentle ways with anything related to nutrition, with the exception of TRANS FATS.  I get a little worked up about it and rightly so!   

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