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Truth #5 Achieving Our Health and Weight Goals Does Not Bring Happiness

This is #5  of 8 posts on “My Eight Personal Truths About Weight Loss”  from previously. “Who looks outside, dreams. who looks inside, awakes” – Carl Jung When I lose weight…… I’ll feel more confident I’ll be able to buy nice clothes I’ll feel more attractive I’ll have more energy I’ll be happier…. Sound familiar?  These are the […]

Truth #3 Your Body is Your Partner for Creating the Health You Desire

This is the 3rd of 8 posts on “My Eight Personal Truths About Weight Loss”  from previously. #3   Your Body is Your Partner for Creating the Health You Desire  Here’s the deal.  Your body wants to be healthy.  In fact, it’s always working on your behalf constantly managing and adapting, trying to heal in every moment.   It never […]

Truth #1 Our Food and Weight Challenges Can Be Our Greatest Teacher

This is the 1st of 8 posts on “My Eight Personal Truths About Weight Loss”  from last week. “Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” ~Bernie S. Siegel Struggling with weight loss and other food related challenges can feel frustrating, unfair and all too often very disempowering.   The standard approach to weight loss, which […]

Spring Quinoa and Veggie Salad

Yield: Approx. 4 servings Ingredients Lemon Vinegarette Dressing:  Process in a mini blender. ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon shallots, minced 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon dijon mustard sea salt and black pepper Salad: 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 ½ cups water 2 cups frozen peas 2 tablespoons mint, […]

No-Potato Salad with Avocado Pesto

Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients Avocado Pesto Sauce: Process in a blender until creamy. 1 cup of cilantro, chopped 1 avocado, pitted and peeled Zest and juice of one lime 1 clove garlic, chopped ¼ cup toasted pine nuts ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Course salt and ground pepper to taste 1 head of cauliflower, […]

Garlicky Kale

Yield: 2-4servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 bunch of Lacinato kale, chopped into bite sized pieces 1 tablespoon garlic, minced  Procedure: In a medium sized skillet, heat oil and saute kale for 3-4 minutes until mostly wilted Add garlic and mix well. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove […]