Motivation, Habits & Lifestyle Change

Motivation, habits, lifestyle change

December 31, 2018

Celebration, learning and your future: Questions to help you reflect on your year & envision your year ahead

Another year has gone by. As we say goodbye to 2018, I would invite you to reflect on your year. Here are some questions to guide your thinking. Celebration What are you celebrating? What territory have you taken? For me, I am celebrating that I have pursued my health coaching […]
December 5, 2018

Healthy holiday eating tips: How to avoid the January lifestyle setback

If you are working on building a healthier lifestyle, the holiday season can feel overwhelming and tough. Just as you are building your confidence with your new habits – drinking less alcohol, adding more color to your plate, planning your snacks to manage your appetite, moving more – you come […]
January 1, 2018

The problem with New Year’s resolutions

According to the Oxford dictionary, a resolution is “a firm decision to do or not to do something, the quality of being determined or resolute, the action of solving a problem”.  It is traditional to set resolutions at New Year’s, and usually focuses on starting or stopping some behavior to […]
November 30, 2017

Motivation tips for how to keep to your diet and lifestyle during the holidays

If you are in the middle of a diet and lifestyle renovation, you are already aware of how plan-ful and intentional your new choices are. You are designing some new behaviours, challenging your thinking style and self-talk, exploring how you use food in your life (for eating, for comfort, for […]
October 23, 2017

Stop focusing on what is wrong with your diet and lifestyle. Do this instead.

One of the things I love about my job as a nutritionist and dietitian is that I get to help men and women in their 40’s and 50’s use nutrition therapy to get them have more energy, health and vitality. I feel a sense of optimism and excitement when we […]
June 21, 2017

Maintaining diet and lifestyle progress on the weekends Part 2

Does your lifestyle thrive on the structure of the weekday but struggle over the weekend? You aren’t alone. Nutrition researchers have known this for years, which is why in most studies, data from weekend days are specifically collected, in addition to weekdays. In my practice as a Calgary dietitian and […]