Posts Tagged: dieting

Eating Gluten Free: Is It For You?

In recent years there has been a surge in the amount of gluten-free products that are hitting the grocery store shelves. This can easily give you the impression that you need to be on a gluten-free diet. As a matter of fact, it has already given many people that idea. There is a New Yorker cartoon done by Alex Gregory that puts the whole gluten-free craze so eloquently. Two ladies driving in a convertible and one says, “I have no idea what ... Read more

Parents should skip the diet talk

A number of parents have spoken to me about putting their child on a ‘diet’ because they feel, or have been told, that the child is overweight.  Although I know what they are referring to when they ask for a diet, the first thing I usually do is explained to them that a ‘diet’ is simply the foods and beverages a person eats and drinks on a regular basis.  Secondly, I explained why putting a child on a diet, where certain ... Read more

Forget about the scale and aim for wellness in 2014

Some people spend so much time focusing on the number the scale displays but in reality that number is just that, a number on the scale.  It doesn’t tell the whole story nor does it give the bigger picture.  The bigger picture includes everything you have achieved or have gotten so much better at since starting your journey to wellness.  It may include achievements such as, being able to run non-stop for three minutes instead of thirty seconds, eating breakfast every ... Read more