Trish Bites Life

A blog to help you feel better, look better, live better

– one bite at a time!

Supporting your mental wellness through mood foods

NOTE: this is an extra long post…… but it’s an important topic and there is a lot to share.  So settle in and give yourself time and space to take it all in.  May is Mental Health Awareness month.  You’d think by now we wouldn’t need any more awareness and could...

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Can you love your body and still want to lose weight?

Whoo boy!  That’s a loaded question isn’t it?    We live in a wacky society where bodies are not just a physical manifestation of self – but a perceived yardstick for so much more.  None of this will be new to you.  Diet culture and the deluge of social media...

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10,000 may NOT be the magic number for health

Full confession here:  I have an Inner Couch Potato and I listen to her a lot.  Especially when I think about getting out for some activity. She often says sh#t like, “Oh, you’re so busy now - you can go tomorrow.”  Or “Are you sure it’s not...

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The Dreaded BMI

Bmi vector created by svstudioart - This is the story of a number that’s come to haunt a lot of people and for no good reason.  And yet through the years, it’s been widely used as a weapon to induce guilt at your doctor’s office or in front of your...

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How to Build a Heart-Healthy Diet

I asked my sidekick and Community Manager Judy (who is also trained in both nutrition and yoga, along with being a great connector) if she could gather some info about how to start building a heart-healthy diet. Here’s what she came up with.  Pretty clever – and full...

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Making Memories from Mistakes

I made a cake this weekend for friends. This is super unusual for a few reasons. First – it’s been 23 months of pandemic lockdown and distancing and no socializing – I mean real socializing, where people sit at a table together and eat, drink, laugh and share memories...

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Men are from Mars and well, women aren’t.

Catching some of the 2022 Olympic telecasts this week has me thinking about Canadian figure skating champion, Joannie Rochette.  Remember her?  Back in 2010, just two days before she was to compete, Joannie experienced the death of her mother.  Thérèse Rochette was...

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Does every re-start have to feel like Groundhog Day?

After having survived almost 23 months of pandemic living, full of starts and stops, openings and closings, fear and hope, it’s near impossible not to look back on this time as one big mother of a Groundhog Day. Remember that movie back in 1993 with the sardonic Bill...

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Yes, stress makes you hungry . . . and now we know why

We’ve been working our way through the alphabet to help get a better handle on how our hormones work and what impacts them – the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ll return to those final T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z down the road.  But lately, stress...

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