#1 New Years Resolution

According to Wikipedia, the definition of a “New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments… Keep Reading »

New Years Resolutions & Fad Dieting

Many of you have started your New Years Resolutions, and the number one resolution is to lose those excess holiday pounds or simply eat healthier. Problem is, many of us tend to go from one extreme of over-indulging to the other end of the spectrum… Keep Reading »

Julie Anne Rhodes

Low Carb Diet & The Personal Chef Approach™

By Jodi Zulueta
It seems like I have been struggling with weight-loss forever.  Before I had my first child, I was able to eat whatever, whenever, however, (WHYever?). Now I’m a forty-something mother of four and I got frustrated over weighing more than I did when… Keep Reading »

Just Breathe – Battling Sleep Apnea

Just breathe? During childbirth they tell you to breathe through the pain, lifestyle gurus tell you to breathe deeply to banish stress, and my trainer is constantly reminding me to breathe (which usually provokes giggles, rather than the desired response). It’s even a Pearl Jam… Keep Reading »

Your Eye’s Are Getting Heavier And Heavier…

Some people tend to be more susceptible to hypnotism than others. I happen to be one who actually enjoys that restful state somewhere between consciousness and sleep that hypnotherapists induce to make suggestions to the subconscious, so I’m a prime candidate. It worked successfully for… Keep Reading »

Jewels in Cannes

The Retreat: A Course in Weight Loss

When my life became one long hangover, leaving a wake of destruction in it’s path, I fell to my knees in agony and sought help from a higher power (that I wasn’t even sure existed) to remove my obsession with alcohol. It was the first… Keep Reading »

“What Have You Got to Lose?” Love Affair

I certainly found the last few lessons of A Course in Weight Loss much smoother sailing. The letters to and from “Thin Me” really opened my eyes to why I carry the excess weight, and I’m not entirely sure a part of me isn’t still… Keep Reading »

“What Have You Got to Lose?” Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARIANNE – A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS IS ONE OF OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2010!
I’ve started writing a series of posts about my friend, Marianne Williamson’s new book, A Course in Weight Loss entitled “What Have You Got to Lose?” The book is about… Keep Reading »

What Have You Got to Lose? Getting Started

I’m not a compulsive over-eater when it comes to cooking savory food, so it doesn’t effect the majority of my work as a personal chef. My thing is sweets. One bite and the “off switch” just disappears.

Personal Chef Julie Anne Rhodes
Two days into reading A… Keep Reading »

How to Stay Social Without Food

I know this is an odd post for a food blog, avoiding food (not all food, just the triggers that sometimes make us eat the wrong things, or eat when we’re not really hungry). I’m trying to lose a few pounds, and many of you… Keep Reading »