Hunger Game

How do you tell the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger by playing the “Hunger Game”?

First, why is it important to understand the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger?

Emotional hunger means you turn to food either to avoid uncomfortable emotions or to heighten pleasurable ones.    It means you eat based on how you feel instead of what your body needs.

Examples of emotional hunger (FEELINGS):

 – Eating for comfort or out of loneliness or sadness

– Eating from boredom

– Eating to try to soothe anxious or depressed feelings

-Eating to fill an aching heart

Whereas physical hunger means you eat when your body signals to you that you are in fact, hungry.   And it means that you stop eating when you are satisfied and before you are uncomfortably full.


Examples of physical hunger (SENSATIONS):

– Stomach growls and gets that hollow hungry sensation

-Body feels weak and energy goes down

-Blood sugar gets low and you feel shaky

-You feel lightheaded or faint

If you think you may be emotionally eating and you don’t know how to change it,  that is how my coaching program can help.    

So when I started listening to my body,  it freed me from being controlled by food!

What that means is that you will feel more in control of your eating and less dependent on food to “help” your moods and emotions.

By listening to your physical hunger signals, you can determine how hungry or full you really are.   With practice, you’ll be able to pinpoint where your body is at any given moment.

By doing so, you will train yourself to stop eating BEFORE you are too full and to not turn to food when you are NOT actually hungry.  You will realize you are in fact bored, upset, anxious or depressed.

Because everyone knows that’s a vicious cycle…. so let me show you how to end that cycle and have some fun while doing it!   Enter… the Hunger Game!

How do I play the Hunger Game?

 Let me first clarify that I’m not talking about undergoing to secret weapons training.   I’m talking about a simple, helpful game that you can play all by yourself even in a busy restaurant!

Here’s how you play the HUNGER Game:

– See if you can be the slowest eater at the table — no one has to know you’re playing or that you’re trying to win the HUNGER game.  

-Periodically check in with yourself throughout your meal and honor when you’re energized and satiated by completing the meal.

– Use an end-of-meal ritual, like putting your napkin over your plate or ordering hot tea and fresh fruit to symbolize completion of the meal.

What now?

In my programs, I help my clients learn to tell the difference between emotional hunger and physical hunger.  Together, we come up with a plan to help you keep identifying the difference so you can lose weight naturally and live your Healthiest Life.

To your health!



Amazing Glowing Skin!

Amazing Glowing Skin

Ever wondered which foods will give your skin that amazing glow like you’ve spent a week detoxing on a tropical island?

Sulfur-residue foods!

But first, why am I talking about eating sulfur for glowing skin?

Great question!   Sulfur is not just the mush of yolk found in deviled eggs at your annual office Christmas party that you avoid like the plague.

Sulfur is actually the secret beauty mineral for glowing skin!

Why else would people flock to mineral hot springs to soak in hot water that smells like rotten eggs?

Sulfur helps your body to digest fats, controls the metabolism of carbohydrates and rids the body of waste that clogs skin pores causing a lackluster complexion.

So what is the fastest way to glowing skin?

Unless you can make it to your local mineral hot springs or spa weekly, your surest way to get glowing skin is to get in the habit of including foods that are rich in sulfur in your daily diet.

You may be surprised to hear that sulfur-rich foods are often the ones you avoid because they tend to give gas and smell like rotten eggs when you cook them.

But try your best to embrace these amazingly nutritious cruciferous veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kohlrabi and Brussels sprouts!

Here is a healthy and delicious recipe to help you include sulfur in your diet to get the glow:

Get “The Glow” Salad:

1 bunch arugula, chopped

1 bunch watercress, chopped

3 leaves kale, chopped

4 radishes, sliced in half moons

1/2 cup purple cabbage

1 avocado, diced

Hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds to taste

Get “The Glow” Salad Dressing:

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp stone ground mustard

Juice of 1 lemon

1/4 bunch fresh Italian parsley, chopped fine

4 basil leaves, chopped fine

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

How will I know if it’s time for me to eat more sulfur-residue foods?

Glad you asked?

It’s time for you to include sulfur-residue foods in your diet if you answer “YES” to any of these questions:

 – Your skin is prone to acne

_ You have brittle hair and nails

– You have a pale, pasty complexion

And even if you don’t have any of these symptoms, sulfur is still your go-to for glowing skin!

What do I do now?

In my health coaching practice, I help clients shortlist sulfur -residue foods that will best suit their diets so they can get glowing skin daily.

If you answered “YES” to any of the symptoms above, schedule a time to talk with me about how including more sulfur-rich recipes in your diet can help your skin glow.

To your health!