December 30, 2017

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution that Sticks!

It is January 1, which means New Year’s resolutions! Let’s make 2018 the year you stick to your goals! Here is a step by step guide to making – and keeping – your resolutions for 2018: RESOLUTION: Write down your resolution as specifically as you can. Lose 5 pounds. Eat 5 cups of vegetables a day Start off every morning with tea instead of coffee. Exercise 5 times a week. Notice how much more specific these are than “I am going to eat healthier”, “I am going to work out more”, “I am quitting coffee”. 3 MONTH GOALS: Decide what 3 things you need to be doing consistently to achieve your resolution. Frame these as actions, instead of things you cannot do. “I will not […]
December 12, 2017

6 Things Super Healthy People Do Each Day (Besides Exercise)

Super Healthy People: Balance Selflessness with Selfishness – Studies show that helping others provides an immediate boost to mood levels. However, I spent a lot of time volunteering when I was in my 20s, but I was still unhealthy. Why? Because I had not created proper boundaries and was giving away too much of myself doing things and being ways not authentic to me. When I learned to be more vocal about what I wanted and who I was, my 12 year struggle with bulimia went away. Now, I still volunteer, but I also stay true to myself, which creates a very happy balance. Get Back on the Horse – We all get off track once in a while. However, healthy people get back on […]
May 18, 2017

What’s The Best Way To Eat

Is it best to eat perfectly 80% of the time and splurge 20%? Should there be “cheat days” built into my regimen? Is intermittent fasting better than small meals throughout the day? Must I eat breakfast? Is it OK to eat after 7pm? How you eat is not really the issue. Unfortunately, we get sidetracked by trendy techniques on how to lose weight and get healthy, and we forget the basic truth: the most vital component to your health and weight is what you eat. And here my recommendation is simple: Eat whole foods – beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains. In their whole, simple states. 90% of Americans eat fewer than the US government recommended 5 servings of fruit and vegetables each day. If we […]
April 4, 2017

A Lesson in Acceptance

Most of us have one body part we dwell on more than others, wishing it could be different. For me, it’s my stomach. I have very little body fat overall, but my tummy sticks out like a 5 year old – unless I get really thin, and then I lose my ass completely! The Star tabloid once mused I was pregnant because a photo of me in a short dress at a premiere showed a protruding abdomen. Nope, just a regular day for Alexandra. Because of 5 surgeries that cut through my abdomen, my belly button looks weird. When I appeared in a magazine in a bikini a couple years ago, one reader commented the photo was retouched because “no one has a bellybutton like […]