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5 Things I Say to Build Resiliency

"Could you do it for $1million?" That's what I ask myself when things get hard or when I feel stressed, overwhelmed and challenged. I try to give myself a "jolt" to help see the situation differently. A shift in mental perspective requires some firm, reassuring & nurturing self-talk. Here are a few things I say to myself to retrieve my optimism, build resiliency and tap into my underlying determination to keep going! 

  1. It’s simple, but not easy. I use this as a mantra to...
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3 Cocktails that WON'T Spike your Blood Sugar

 

VODKA

2-3oz vodka

Sparkling water

Lime Juice

 

GIN

2-3oz gin

Lime Juice 

 

WHISKEY

2-3oz Whiskey

Lemon

Sparkling water

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Emerson's Self-Care Routine

You've likely been focused on friends & family these last few weeks, now it's time for YOU to recharge & take time for yourself! Self-care isn't selfish, it's how you show appreciation & value for your healthy body and mind! Sharing what I do DAILY, OCCASIONALLY & what I deliberately SCHEDULE to encourage & inspire you to make time for yourself in some small way, each & every day! 

Watch my complete guide to help "Build Your Own Self-Care Routine" in the Member's...

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10 Tips to Avoid Healthy Imposters

2 minute read

Want the short-cut to healthy eating? Don't be fooled by the "healthy imposters". There are so many processed foods impersonating healthy foods. The problem is these imposters can easily derail your weight-loss & wellness goals and over-time can truly accumulate to negative health consequences.

Here are my TOP 10 quick tips to help you identify healthy imposters!

  1. Ignore the front of the package. It’s the promotional space used by manufacturers to convince you to...
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Drinking & Sugar: The Fastest Way to Weight-Gain

Sugar is Secretly Smuggled into Drinks 

It’s clear that drinking soda isn’t healthy, but most people don't realize that most everything added to a drink is sugar: natural honey, sweetened coffee creamer, supplement tablets and even powders designed to boost your immune system! All of it is liquid sugar, even a hundred percent natural fruit juice & fruit smoothies are all sugar! Even alcohol that's been distilled from fruit, like wine and champagne are all liquid...

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Holiday & Vacation Strategy!

holidays tips vacation Nov 20, 2021

It's real easy to think that we're gaining weight during the holidays & on vacation just because we're eating and drinking too much, but actually there's a lot more to it. I've put together a strategy to help you plan for your next holiday or vacation so that you can "enjoy yourself and not destroy yourself."

I like to say that you can't change what you don't understand. So let's start by learning why vacations & holidays are so disruptive and destructive?

Defining a Vacation

Vacation...

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How to Avoid the Halloween Candy Binge

candy sugar tips Oct 22, 2021

How to Avoid the Halloween Candy Binge

1. Delay 

Limit the time that the candy is in your house. This is the one occasion where procrastination is deliberate & makes sense. You’ll be less likely to eat it & replace or replenish the supply if you buy it the same day or just before the holiday. 

2. Buy candy you don’t like

Remember the candy you’d trade or throw-away as a kid? That’s the candy to buy to give-away! You’ll be less likely to partake...

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5 Activities to Get You Moving this Fall

activities fitness tips Oct 08, 2021

5 Activities that Get you Moving this Fall!

It’s so easy to snuggle up indoors as the weather gets colder, which is awesome, but we all know the key to keep your metabolism healthy is activity! So break-up the repetition of your daily routine & spice things up! Get up, get outside & get moving! 

1. Corn Maze

Getting lost in a corn maze is not only a ton of fun with the family, it’s a good 30-40 minutes of walking! Level-up: make it a race & push your pace to see...

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Why You Can't Stop Eating

Wonder why you can’t stop eating certain processed foods? Emerson reveals how overconsumption is commonly triggered by substances & ingredients in food & why it’s not a matter of self-control. You’ll learn how ingredients & stimulating substances like caffeine, sugar & monosodium glutamate drive cravings, hunger & appetite. She’ll tell you where to look & how to find these stimulating substances. And you’ll get practical tips on how you...

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Easy High Fiber Breakfast

 

Ingredients:

  • .5-1 cup Lentils (Fiber*)
  • 2 eggs (Protein)
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or Coconut Oil (Fat)
  • Chili Onion Crunch (Flavor*)

Great Fiber Sources:

  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Lentils

To build the perfect breakfast I start with my most important nutrient FIBER (find out why fiber is my #1 focus). I pick my fiber source from the short list above and cook it based on package instructions. 

I find some of my favorite pre-cooked lentil packs at Trader Joe's & Whole Foods. But I've also...

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