Nothing wrecks your hormones faster than unmanaged stress. However, stress in and of itself is not a bad thing. A healthy dose of stress can motivate you to high levels of productivity and performance. The key is to manage your stress so that it doesn’t spiral out of control, and cause all sorts of health and hormone havoc. Meet Cortisol: Your Main … [Read More...]
If you’ve ever despaired that your sweet tooth is the bane of your existence, stop what you’re doing and go get a copy of my dear friend’s new book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet. You’ve probably heard of JJ Virgin - she’s a clean-eating, smoothie-sipping, burst-training goddess after my own heart – and her latest book tackles a subject that even I struggle with … [Read More...]
By JJ Virgin
“I wanted to do it alone,” a client told me. “I didn’t want anyone else around. Minutes after I began, I felt this rush of euphoria and I couldn’t stop. Then came the inevitable crash, where I wanted to curl up in the fetal position watching 'Friends' reruns.” If you’re concerned my client had a drug addiction, you’re not far off. Sugar had become her drug of … [Read More...]
Few of us are immune to cravings. Research shows that cravings are unrelated to body mass index. Yet for women who are overweight or obese, cravings usually are for foods high in fat and processed foods. I've found that I can crave almost anything, but usually it involves carbs (even the healthy type) – sweet potatoes with ghee, chips and guacamole, or flourless … [Read More...]
For most women, there’s no topic hotter than weight loss. True, we live in a culture that all but demands we have an obsession with our looks, but the search for a perfect swimsuit body is also representative of something bigger – we’re more concerned than ever about being healthy, fit and energized. And with the demands our modern world places on our time, we … [Read More...]
Addiction is a sneaky, pervasive and widely misunderstood phenomenon. In Roy Nelson’s “Love Notes from Hell,” we’re faced with the uncomfortable truth that most of us are, indeed, addicts – in some form or another. What’s your drug of choice? Food? Sex? Work? People pleasing? A cold glass of Chardonnay? It doesn’t matter, Nelson argues, because instead of … [Read More...]
Do you feel too busy to prepare nourishing food? Me too. That means I’m constantly scouting for food that’s easy to eat on the run, or that’s amenable to a quick assembly at home. Today, I want to share with you my favorite upgrades that I’m loving—and all are compliant with our current detox! Even if you’re not detoxing, these are low-allergen options that are … [Read More...]
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