8 03 2022

Purim: How to Celebrate the Healthy Way


The next 5 weeks are all about preparation and celebration.  Purim is upon us already! Next comes the preparation and celebration of Pesach.   The Purim-Pesach time period is one where poor habits can end up negatively affecting our health.  Food plays a major part in our celebrations.  Changes in routine and schedule interfere with our [...]

Purim: How to Celebrate the Healthy Way2023-03-02T09:57:57+00:00
20 09 2018

In The Thick of Things


We are in the middle of it now.  Rosh Hashanah is behind us but Succos is here.  Hopefully, you have been able to keep your food intake under control during the Chagim.  We’ve had two days of Yom Tov, a fast day, erev Yom Kippur, and breaking the fast.  This is not a time of [...]

In The Thick of Things2018-09-25T12:36:19+00:00
21 02 2018

Why Are You Overeating?


As every life coach or wellness coach knows, the one question we don’t ask your client is “why?”.  We usually deal with the “how, when, what, and if”.  Although I wouldn’t ask my clients “why” they are behaving as they are, I certainly try to get them to understand why they are undertaking bad habits. [...]

Why Are You Overeating?2018-02-21T10:56:24+00:00
23 03 2017

It’s a Long, Long Shabbos


Now it is summer and the days are longer. There is certainly a great advantage to having longer daylight hours.  There are more hours for outdoor activities and trips.  We even have more time on Friday to prepare for Shabbos without rush.  But when it comes to Shabbos itself, we can run into problems that [...]

It’s a Long, Long Shabbos2018-06-28T13:17:20+00:00
3 09 2015

It’s That Time of Year…


Here we are in the midst of the month of Elul, the last year in the Jewish calendar.  It’s a time of reflection and it is also a time of preparation.  We are all focusing now on introspection and planning for Rosh HaShanah, the Day of Judgment, and the ten days of tshuva leading to [...]

It’s That Time of Year…2017-01-19T14:53:17+00:00
30 04 2015

Understanding What Food Packaging Says


There is hardly a week that passes that my dieticians and I don’t hear about how healthy someone thinks he is eating.  After all, he’ll tell us, I am careful to buy products with no harmful ingredients.  Or, we hear about how someone eats low salt, low sugar, no additives, etc.  The problem is, he [...]

Understanding What Food Packaging Says2017-01-22T12:43:46+00:00
22 01 2015

That Winter Weight Gain!


Its winter! It’s cold and dark.  Your body just can’t seem to warm up and aside from that, due to the cold and inclement weather, you are outside and around much less than other times of the year.  You feel warmer when you eat and because you are stuck inside more than you want to [...]

That Winter Weight Gain!2017-01-23T11:51:31+00:00
11 09 2014

Am I Really Hungry? (Part 2)


In Part 1 of this article, we pointed out that there is a difference between true hunger as opposed to cravings and emotional eating. In Part 2, we talk about with triggers for emotional eating and how to deal with each of them. Emotional eating is most likely the main reasons for overeating. Here are [...]

Am I Really Hungry? (Part 2)2017-01-26T14:42:55+00:00
9 09 2014

Am I Really Hungry? (Part 1)


According to statistics, you and I probably eat too much. That comes as no surprise given current statistics on the amount of people overweight or obese. What does raise the alarm is that if we turn the clock back about 45 years, there was no obesity epidemic and the amount of people who were overweight [...]

Am I Really Hungry? (Part 1)2017-01-26T14:35:40+00:00