Dr. Donna’s 12 Healthy Lifestyle Tips

  Hi. I’m Dr. Donna Goldstein. For those of you who aren’t familiar with me, I’m a psychologist and certified health coach. January was the nine year anniversary of my losing (and keeping off!) 70 pounds and I’m still a size 6. By following my secrets, tips and ideas, I’ve helped over 1,600 people all over the world lose weight, get healthy, sleep better and regain their vitality. Let’s get started! I’d like to share with you 12 healthy lifestyle tips that will always serve you well. My first question is: How do you feel? Are you sluggish and tired or do you feel healthy and vital? Have you spent time on a vision board setting your goals, being focused, keeping a journal to look at your goals? However you feel coming into this moment, I’m going to give you some tips that will help you feel much better in …

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4 Easy Tips To Love Your Scale

4 Easy Tips To Love Your Scale   As many of us struggle to lose those extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight, we should also remember that various factors influence the number that stares back at us when we look at our scale.  We have more control over these numbers than we realize.  Here are some tips on how your scale can be your friend!     1. Make sure you have a good scale.  Is your scale broken, old, not properly calibrated or not digital?  You may be  losing weight, but your scale isn’t reflecting your success and that will make you unhappy.  You want the scale to be consistent every time you weigh yourself.  Use the same scale in the same location and make sure it’s properly  balanced.  Treat yourself to a new scale to help you monitor your healthy lifestyle.   2. Use good scale habits.  Be consistent …

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12 Gifts for the Holidays from Dr. Donna!

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What is on your Holiday Wish List?  Here are 12 Healthy Gift Ideas! If you or a loved one are focused on living a healthy lifestyle, skip the gifts of chocolates or wine! Your family, friends, or co-workers may not “get” your lifestyle goals and have no idea what to buy you. Here’s a list of amazing gift ideas, along with the links to help you find  the perfect gift!’ 1. Yoga mat What is better than to give the gift of life? The benefits of yoga are well- known for health and vitality. I recommend the Nirdami mat.  The carrying strap is so handy and makes you look like a pro!      2. Water Bottle.  I like my eco-friendly Swig Savvy water bottle. I  am someone that enjoys walking early in the morning, and in the afternoons, with my puppy. We are all aware of the importance of …

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10 tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

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1. EAT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AND YOUR HEALTHY SNACK AS YOU WOULD DO EVERYDAY. Start the day with a hearty breakfast and have lunch with in between healthy snacks as you normally do. This tip is fundamental for a healthy holiday experience and will prevent you from showing up at dinner starving. It will help you make good choices. 2. WHEN COOKING, CHOOSE HEALTHY PRODUCTS AND RECIPES. If you are cooking, there are many ways to create healthier Thanksgiving dishes. Cauliflower is a good substitute for mashed potatoes. Sweet potatoes don’t require marshmallows or tons of butter. You can easily cook any veggie with veggie broth, adding some herbs and garlic. For cranberries sauce you can transform it to a cranberry salad. One great tip is to avoid eating the turkey skin, or avoid the turkey completely! If you are offering a vegan Thanksgiving menu, you can be creative and …

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What to expect with Body Wisdom by Dr Donna

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Body Wisdom Feedback from Pilot Program Make healthier choices on a daily basis-100% Less Fatigue/ more energy-100% Break my weight loss plateau-90% Taste buds changes( not craving sugar or salt)- 80% Having a accountability/support system-70% Putting yourself first- priority -70% Sleeping better (Earlier  and deeper)-60% New exercise habits-50% Better Relationships –Self/others ( less stress)-50% Clearer mind-50%

How to Maintain Your Weight Loss – 8 Easy Tips for Eating Out

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by Dr. Donna Goldstein Adapted from Johnny Bowen 1. Pre-plate your food at the buffet. Research by Brian Wansink, PhD, has found that when people load their plate at a buffet one time only, they eat about 14 percent less food than when they take smaller portions and go back for more. You don’t have to try everything! Take the food that works best for you on your program. Or better yet- avoid buffets all together! 2. Practice “hari hachi bu.” In Okinawa— one of the half-dozen places on the globe where extraordinary numbers of healthy centenarians live—there is a saying: “hari hachi bu.” It means push away from the table when you’re about 80 percent full. Practice hari hachi bu, and leave the table before you’re totally stuffed! 3. Say “No, thank you.”   The white bread or rolls in the bread basket are the worst and least nutritious thing …

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Outsmart the Most Common Calorie Traps

According to Cynthia Sass, R.D., of Shape Magazine, the three mistakes that even savvy dieters make are: 1)    Not doing the math: Read labels carefully and calculate the true calorie cost before you indulge 2)    Scoring free samples: The free goodies at the mall may seem harmless, but they can cost you a few hundred calories 3)    Cleaning your plate: To stay on track, especially when dining out, decide how much you’d like to eat in advance, then when the meal arrives, portion out that amount and have the rest wrapped to take home.  

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Quinoa Bowls

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Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes IngredientsCilantro Lime Quinoa 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained (I used rainbow quinoa) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Juice of half a lime 2 tablespoons cilantro, choppedMango Salsa 2 mangos, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons red onion, diced 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Cilantro Lime Shrimp 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 teaspoon grapeseed oil or other flavorless oil salt and pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon cumin Juice of half a lime 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped Avocado Crema 1/2 of a ripe avocado, peeled and cubed 1/4 cup plain non fat greek yogurt juice of half a lime 1/4-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cumin Other Ingredients 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained Instructions Cilantro Lime Quinoa In a medium sized sauce pan bring the quinoa, 1/2 teaspoon of …

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