Top 10 Tips To Avoid Travel Weight Gain

Good tips for the traveling season!

It’s that time of year again.  Even if you travel year round like I do, it’s that time of year again.  How do I know?  There’s some kind of airport strike in France. This year it’s the air traffic controllers. School’s out or nearly out and you can’t find a transatlantic ticket for under $1,000, and that’s for the last row of economy, next to the loo.   And there’s one more thing: the weight gain that accompanies the opening of the floodgates of permissions that can have you stuffing your face with every fatty, sugary, calorific morsel you spy.

While many of my clients and I deal with this on a year round basis, I’d like to revisit travel weight gain on this summer solstice so you have a little primer to stave off the dreaded excess baggage that might creep around your middle or derriere if you don’t keep it in…

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The Art of Healing Living: the 7 best ways to eat healthy on the cheap

Don’t think you can afford healthy food? Check out these quick, affordable tips to living healthier by eating healthier!


Finally some liberation for anyone who wants to eat healthy, but thinks they can’t afford to eat healthy.  Why is eating healthy so important anyway? Well, your car won’t run without gas at all, but it also won’t run well if you were to water down the gas, right?  Our bodies work the same way: our food is our fuel and high quality fuel [healthy food] is imperative to a functioning, healthy body.

                So, without further due, let’s jump right in to our best 7 ways to eat healthy on the cheap:

1.)    Buy in-season.  Learn what produce is in-season and plan you meals based around that.  Farmers markets are a great place to go, since usually produce is cheaper because local farmers grow in-season items.  Check out this great seasonal eating calendar we found on Pinterest. (Tip: part of eating on the cheap is also not wasting money…

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Great tips on reading food labels!

Wholesome Healing



The nutritional information of a product is the part of the label that tells you how many calories the product consist of, as well as how many grams of fat, carbs, etc. While this information is definitely helpful for many people (especially those with blood sugar issues, etc.) it does not tell you everything about the product. Unfortunately, our culture has taught us that this is what matters most (low-fat, low-carb, low calorie, low-sugar) and so many people really only look at that section of the label, completely not realizing that what they are eating may actually be a far cry from real food.

So, if eating healthy, real food is your goal, then you need to start paying attention to the list of ingredients. The list of ingredients will tell you much more about what is actually in the product. You cannot simply…

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feel good foods;

Great foods to increase your mood! 🙂

Live Dream Nutrition.

We all could use a little extra happiness in our lives, especially in these gloomy months of winter. Why not squeeze in a little smile through your diet? These foods are shown to increase your mood and therefore happiness when consumed reguarly:

Oats (rolled – for maximum health benefits) – Oats are a good type of carbohydrate and a nice warm bowl-full on a winters day (in fact any day) will leave you calm and content. This is because carbohydrates stimulate the brain to release serotonin, a natural chemical which sends the body into a peaceful & tranquil state. If no carbs are present, serotonin is actually unable to be produced by the brain – hence why many low-carb dieters are irritable and easy distressed.

 Almonds – Not only a deliciously satisfying snack, almonds are packed full of energy, fibre, and also magnesium which helps convert your carbohydrates, fat, and…

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Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin

Pinterest always has great, simple, nutritious recipes! Check out this one from Cassey Ho

1/4 cup quick oats
1 egg
Handful blueberries
Sprinkle brown sugar or Stevia
1 tablespoon plain soy or almond milk


Take a little less than a quarter cup of quick oats, one egg, a small handful of blueberries and some brown sugar or Stevia if you like things sweet, and mix it all up in a coffee mug. If you want your muffin a little moist, add a tablespoon of plain soy milk or almond milk.

Place mixture in the microwave for 1 minute. Watch it carefully since this could overflow. If the muffin top does not look firm, place back in the microwave 30 seconds at a time. Once ready, flip mug upside down onto a plate and slice some fresh strawberries to decorate.

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America, Do We Really Run On Dunkin’?

Earlier this week, Dunkin’ Donuts revealed their glazed doughnut breakfast sandwich– a combination of a glazed doughnut, bacon, and eggs. There is a combination of sugar, fat, and salt together which creates an addictive response in our brains. It shows there are 8 grams of saturated fat and 730 mg of sodium(1/3 of daily recommended amount) in one of these sandwiches! What do you think about this new creation?