Sugar is our #1 Recreational Drug of Choice

One of my favorite snacks is frozen yogurt. I always get the fat free variety!

Well…. when you look at the ingredients label and sugar content, I am  better off eating a candy bar!

I thought low-fat yogurt was supposed to be good for me??? Think again……..So now the research is taking a turn and looking at a new villain causing lifestyle diseases: SUGAR!!!!

Sugar, and refined flours create conditions in the brain  similar to what happens with cocaine and heroine. Sugar and flour can affect your brain just like drugs of abuse. Research shows that rats already addicted to cocaine and heroine will SWITCH and turn to sugar, that’s how powerful it is!  It’s the refining process that makes sugar and flour so dangerous to our brains!!

My 5 Day Sugar Cleanse is the  beginning of re-wiring your brain chemistry and down regulating the cravings that you have become so accustomed to. After the 5 days I was amazed that I had no sugar cravings. My brain was so used to being stimulated by that oh so amazing sugar rush.

Within the 5 days I send daily e-mails with information about nutrition, the negative effects of sugar, research, etc. to motivate you throughout the week

EDUCATION  + PRACTICAL APPLICATION + ACCOUNTABILITY = OPTIMAL HEALTH

My next 5 Day SUGAR CLEANSE BEGINS FEBRUARY 5th CLICK HERE to join

 

 

Confessions of A Cereal Killer

Sugary cereal is one of the worst things you can have for breakfast. A major part of my Sugar Buster Program is giving up cereal! Yet millions of people around the world use this as their breakfast food of choice. Why would something that has nearly the same amount of sugar as a candy bar be considered a decent breakfast?

How did we come to believe that eating something that’s 50 percent sugar is part of a ‘complete balanced breakfast? People are waking up and breakfast cereal has seen its sales decline in recent years.

If cereal is brightly colored, it is probably full of sugar!

Here are some of  the “worst offenders”

  1. Froot Loops is 41.4 Percent Sugar. A 35-gram serving  contains 14.5 grams of sugar, the equivalent of 3.6 sugar packets.
  2. Apple jacks is 43% sugar. 35 grams of Apple Jacks contains the equivalent of 3.8 packets of sugar, 15 grams.
  3. Captain Crunch is 44.4% sugar, A a 35-gram serving is equivalent to 3.9 sugar packets.

Need I go on? I recommend ditching the cereal and choosing a breakfast that has a healthy fat and a healthy protein.

A solution I recommend is having dinner for breakfast. Think protein and whole carbohydrates like vegetables and salad.

Need some help with your healthy meal planning?. CLICK HERE to book a functional health coaching session with me and set yourself a plan that will work long term. Having a plan works!

Lifestyle Medicine Matters

Lifestyle medicine is what my focus is going to be in 2018. When I was in medical School I didn’t receive any training in lifestyle assessment and change. I would talk about risk factors for disease, but never had the time or expertise to provide clear guidance on how to effectively reduce  the risk I so freely talked about. This was a missed an opportunity and the reason I now focus on personalized lifestyle assessment and coaching.

My focus for 2018 is to support individuals to make huge strides in their health outcomes with a new model of lifestyle coaching.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

So many of our health problems can be greatly resolved simply by deciding what to eat, how to manage stress, how to improve sleep quality and how to move our bodies (to name a few), This is the core of lifestyle medicine. Hippocrates, The father of modern medicine said, ‘Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’

My vision for my professional work has been “to change the focus of healthcare to creating health” and the truth us, this will  result in lower costs, improved outcomes and enhanced well-being. It’s all about lifestyle. This includes what we eat, how we move, the quality of our sleep, hoe we manage stress, our support systems and

Simply knowing that one has an increased disease risk is not enough to change behavior. Recent research suggests that it is not. Though knowledge may be power, it often takes more than awareness of risk for us to make meaningful lifestyle changes.

I love to create tailored lifestyle prescriptions that are personalized for each client.

I am now doing private  phone sessions to help you set your lifestyle plan. CLICK HERE to book a session and set YOUR lifestyle plan for 2018.