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12 tips for curbing nighttime snacking

One of the biggest challenges people face when trying to lose weight is nighttime snacking in front of the TV. After a stressful day, who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing evening parked on the couch with a snack watching your favorite shows? Unfortunately this leads to a lot of mindless munching. Read More

Alternatives to Protein Powder for Smoothies

Breakfast smoothies are an excellent way to start the day. They’re quick and easy to make, the flavor combinations are endless, and these protein-packed meal replacements can be part of a healthy weight loss plan. At Nancy Be Well we’re always talking about eating whole, clean, natural foods. As Michael Pollan says, “If it’s a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t,” yet I’ve been recommending factory-made protein powders for smoothies. The irony is not lost to me. Read More

Making Sense of Food Labels

As much as I want all of us to be eating fresh whole foods all the time, the fact remains that we sometimes use convenience foods to round out our meals. Understanding what the nutrition label and marketing claims really mean will help you make informed choices about what to feed yourself and your family. Read More

What is cleansing? Should you try it?

After a holiday season of sweet treats, festive cocktails and fatty foods, the idea of a cleanse or detox can sound very appealing. With promises of rapid weight loss and increased energy, cleansing sounds like a sure fire solution for dropping the holiday weight gain and getting back on a healthy eating plan. But what exactly is cleansing and should you try it? Read More