“Healthier” Cookies

After making these secretly healthy chocolate chip cookies, they were seriously all I could think about!  The perfect chocolate chip cookie should be soft, chewy, and crispy, all at the same time, with just the right amount of chocolate chips....

How to Be Smart About Eating Out While Sticking to Your Weight Loss Plan

Every year, Americans spend almost $750 billion eating out. On average, they eat out at a restaurant about four times over the course of a week.  This time of year there are even more invitations to gather over food. This...

Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

Peppermint mochas... this time of year you can find them everywhere from Starbucks to McDonald's.  And they're not exactly a healthy way to start the day. This Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake recipe from my AHealthierU app delivers all the pepperminty,...

What If Less Is More To Be Fitter, Stronger & Slimmer

I have been in health care a few decades now and often the mindset that has been promoted is that if something is good for you then doing more of it is even better. Makes sense??? What if Less is...

Is Your Monkey Brain Or Empire Brain Making Your Decisions?

I was recently on a webinar and heard a great description about the different areas of the brain and how our behaviours will be ruled by the part of our brain that is engaged and making the final decision. In...

Turkey And Squash Hash

Need some ideas for alternative turkey dinners or one of my fav ways to use up turkey…try this Turkey & Squash hash recipe from my app AHealthierU.  It’s fast and easy (just thirty minutes!), bright and fresh, and adaptable to...

Top 8 Tips to Avoid Late Night Snacking

Did you know that there’s an obesity crisis in North America? The many different causes of obesity, some having to do with hormonal and metabolic issues which I see a lot of with many people I have worked with over...

Why Artificial Sweeteners Are a No-Go For Fast And Healthy Weight Loss

Sugar is the archenemy of anyone who’s trying to lose weight or lead a healthier lifestyle. It’s gotten a bad wrap over the years and for good reason – it packs on unhealthy fat and can damage your pancreas.  Not...