I recently got a little reminder about why I do what I do.

I was running errands the other day and since I still a few stops to make and was a while from home, I figured I’d grab something to eat.

I was in the grocery store and decided to pick up some spring rolls.

It wasn’t a horrible choice; they were the kind made with rice paper, quite a lot of white rice, lettuce, avocado and a teeny bit of shrimp. They also came with a delicious sweet wafu mayo for dipping.

While I was standing at the cash I caved and bought a small bag of Miss Vicky chips (Damn Miss Vicky for making such delicious potato chips!!)

So I gobbled up the spring rolls, thoroughly enjoyed the chips and went about my errands.

About an hour later, driving home I had a little scare.

I was so tired, I could barely keep my eyes open . I think I nodded off for a split second because I ended up swerving onto the gravel shoulder.

Yikes, this isn’t like me. I should have been pretty rested and it was the middle of the afternoon.

I got home and immediately grabbed and apple, then rummaged in the pantry for some crackers… I considered making myself a coffee until I realized what was going on.

Since working with Metabolic Balance and doing my own plan years ago, I’m pretty conscious about what my proportion of starch to protein is supposed to look like.

My spring roll lunch was definitely higher in refined carbs and lower in protein than what I’m used to. Combined with the sweet sauce and Miss Vicky’s very refined starch, this was a perfect storm for an energy crash followed by intense cravings.

Blood Sugar Roller Coaster

So the spike in blood sugar levels from the white rice, sweet sauce and chips caused my body to secrete a ton of insulin which then resulted in a mega sugar crash (almost literally).

That’s why I felt so unusually sleepy and was grabbing for anything I could find to raise my sugar levels as soon as I got home.

These kinds of cravings are the result of physiological triggers that cannot be ignored. They invariably result in extra pounds followed by the self-punishing loop.

It had been a long time since I’d felt that way and this little episode brought it all back.

Before I knew about this stuff, mid afternoon lows followed by carb hunting used to be my normal.

I used to weigh about 10 lbs. more than I do now despite jogging 3 or 4 times a week to maintain my weight.

Fast forward to today; I’m in peri-menopause and easily maintaining at a lower weight WITHOUT the jogging. Aside from this incident, cravings and energy lows are pretty rare, thank goodness.

And it isn’t just me, 99% of clients report significantly less or zero cravings when they follow the whole foods and the proportions on their plans.

Aging and menopause doesn’t have to mean weight gain. Cravings are totally about what and how you’re eating… and resisting that *%$# Miss Vicky.

Reach out to book a free discovery call to see if we’re a good fit.


Have you ever felt like you’re fighting a losing battle when it comes to your weight?

I want to talk a little about what you’re up against.

Processed food

The following stats blew my socks off:

  • There is actually a whole business model built around getting people addicted to processed foods thereby guaranteeing return customers and big revenue.

  • When smoking finally started losing popularity, tobacco companies purchased processed food companies and used the same methods and advertising that they originally used to addict millions of people to cigarettes.
  • Processed foods are actually ENGINEERED to be addictive. There are trained experts that specialize in just that.
  • Sugar is more addictive and destructive than cocaine and is much less taboo. Processed food manufacturers are allowed to market (heavily) to tiny children during cartoons.
  • 60% of what people eat is some kind of processed food (according to U.S. stats)
  • 70% of Americans are overweight or obese.
  • There are at least 140 diseases that research has linked to processed foods.
  • Diet related disease is the leading cause of preventable death – ahead of smoking.
  • Science has demonstrated similarities between chronic overeating and drug addiction.

If you find any of this is as outrageous as I did, you’ll want to tune into this podcast for the whole scoop.

The traditional answers for obesity: eat less, exercise more, calories in versus calories out, cut fat… Are not working.

The science is showing that it’s more complicated than that.

So if processed foods were ever a part of your undoing?

There is hope.

I can help you fine tune your diet, switch up old favorites and install a strong foundation for a happy healthy future.

Understanding what you’re up against as well as the WHY behind your new choices and lifestyle changes is crucial to compliance and long term success.

It is possible to lose weight without cravings. I’m not talking about miracle foods, quick fixes or silver bullet solutions.

I’m talking about delicious, nourishing, wholesome food that WON’T set you up for cravings and make you a statistic.

Share this with someone you love.

You’re a smart, make-it-happen kind of person. So tell me; why do you always put yourself last?

Attending to your diet and losing those extra pounds is scary and may seem like a giant mountain…

But it doesn’t have to be.

We all make up these obstacles in our minds, then we run through all the reasons why we shouldn’t even start.

‘’I’m not good enough, smart enough, disciplined enough. I don’t have enough time, energy, money’’

Sound familiar?

Now let’s reframe that:

You ARE good and smart and you have PLENTY of discipline.

Once you take the time to take better care of yourself, you’ll be rewarded with more energy and vitality. You deserve it.

The best wealth is health.

Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do for you and all of the people that rely on you.

I’ve learned a big lesson over the last few years.

I’ve always been a micro manager and a control freak. It was always easier to point out what everyone else should do to improve and get better…

The more anxious or stressed I was, the more I would nitpick and point fingers.

Worrying and focusing on others was way easier than attending to my own sh*t.

I’ve learned that I can’t control others. Not my adult kids, my husband, my clients… only me.

As much as that felt like a relief and like a heavy weight was lifted. It was also a hard pill to swallow.

Because it means that I’m in charge of me. Period.

I can’t blame or bitch at x-y-z for my problems (o.k., it still happens from time to time… )

Bottom line is if I don’t like something, it’s up to me to either change it or accept it.

And now when that stress or anxiety comes back, it’s my cue to shine that spotlight back on me and what I can control.

Doing this work does not have to be the giant mountain you’ve created in your mind. It will be a step by step process.

It will not be about perfection, just progress and holding yourself in the spotlight for a change.

Let this be a little love note to remind you that you’re worth it and you’ve got this ❤

Contact me if you’re ready to take care of you.