Top 4 Meal Prep Essentials

By andreaberkowitz | November 18, 2020

Most of us know the nightly drill of “search and seek.” That ritual of peering into your refrigerator and eyeballing mismatched ingredients in search of anything that could constitute a meal.  Can I combine ground beef with onions and ketchup? Does chicken go with that unopened jar of tomato sauce in the pantry? What about…

How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

By andreaberkowitz | November 12, 2020

The other day, after rummaging through my closet, I found my pair of “one day” jeans.  You know what I’m talking about — the jeans I used to keep in my closet because “one day” I know, just KNOW, I will be able to wear them.  The jeans hung limply on their hanger, the button…

10 Small Habits to Help You Lose Weight

By andreaberkowitz | November 9, 2020

Losing weight can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be! By implementing just a few small habits, your chances of success will increase dramatically. Here are 10 tips to get you started: 1. COOK MORE AT HOME Preparing your own food allows you to control the ingredients. Restaurant meals tend to have more calories,…

My Escape From Food Prison

By andreaberkowitz | September 9, 2020

“It’s cancer.” I will never forget hearing those 2 words, what day it was, where I was standing and who was with me. September 26, 2013 was the day that has forever changed who I am as a person and what my ultimate mission is. Growing up and as a young adult, I lived on…

Delicious Snack Ideas

By andreaberkowitz | September 4, 2020

Cravings happen even to the healthiest of us. Often, when a craving hits in the afternoon or the evening after dinner, we get the urge to snack. Many people get sucked into choosing processed snacks high in sugar and empty calories. The trick to snacking without piling on the pounds is to find healthy alternatives…

6 Ways to Bust Through Your Weight Loss Plateau

By andreaberkowitz | September 1, 2020

It happens to all of us at some point – the dreaded plateau! Trust me when I say I know what it’s like. I remember thinking, “I’m NEVER going to lose this weight!” I was so fixated on the number on the scale, and that only kept me frustrated, discouraged, and worst of all STUCK.…

Foods That Are Loaded With Hidden Sugar

By andreaberkowitz | September 1, 2020

You flick on the TV only to be bombarded with a barrage of advertisements for so called “healthy” choices. Chief among them are these foods which may be promoted as healthy but in reality are loaded with sugar and keep you stuck in the throes of sugar addiction. If you’re ready to kick sugar to…

Why Diets Don’t Work

By andreaberkowitz | August 31, 2020

Does this sound familiar? You hear about this wonderful diet that will guarantee weight-loss, so you try it, only to gain even more weight back once you’ve lost it?  Don’t feel bad. You are not alone. Just because a diet works for one person, does not mean that it will work for you. Diets are…

Why chewing your food properly is important for your overall health and wellbeing

By andreaberkowitz | July 19, 2018

Did you know that you should chew your food a minimum 15 times before swallowing. In some cases upwards of 30-40 times! When it comes to chewing your food a good rule of thumb is to chew till food has turned to liquid and well-mixed with saliva; a piece of hard vegetable will take longer…

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My name is Andrea and I'm here to help you lose weight without giving up wine and chocolate. My loves are my family, dogs, coffee (and wine!) and traveling the world.