Restaurant Savvy for Managing Your Weight

Restaurant Savvy for Managing Your Weight

One of the biggest challenges I hear from clients is what to choose when they eat out.  It’s not easy!  Restaurants tempt us with two flavors we love:  sugar and fat.   Calories add up quickly, especially with large portion sizes.  Add a hefty dose of sodium and we...
Healthier Pizzas for Kids and Families

Healthier Pizzas for Kids and Families

In a recent study published by the Journal of Pediatrics, pizza gets slammed for contributing excess calories, fat, and sodium to kids’ and teens diets.  And it’s ubiquitous:  on any given day, one in five kids and one in four teens ate pizza for...
Healthy Versions of 7 Popular Restaurant Kid Meals

Healthy Versions of 7 Popular Restaurant Kid Meals

Family-friendly restaurants know they have to hook the kids as well as the parents to get your repeat business.  So it’s no surprise that they’ve invented some mighty tasty kid meals loaded up with – you guessed it – extra fat, sugar, salt.  Sure, they might toss some...
Top 10 Tips for Families to Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Season

Top 10 Tips for Families to Enjoy a Healthy Holiday Season

In my coaching sessions with parents, they are always asking me, “How do I handle the holidays?”  Here are my best tips to help you and your family enjoy the season without packing on the pounds. Make a plan ahead of time.    If you only remember one thing from this...