Trish Bites Life

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

– one bite at a time!

So, What’s So Scary About Sugar?

I have a complicated relationship with sugar. I like it – well, who doesn’t, right? My brain was trained from a young age to see sugar as something rewarding, comforting, exciting and even forbidden.  Food manufacturers didn’t help as they...

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Love your gut. Love your mind.

Well, hello Fall. As we head into the season of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) where the light wanes but for some people, their feelings of sadness intensify, I want to remind you that there are things you can do to help yourself through....

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Hello Angels – your Thyroid is calling.

Welp – it’s been a minute!  But about time we returned to The ABCs of Healthy Hormones series.   If you missed it – we started here at A is for Adrenals and carried on through to a two-parter on Sleep (check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here).  And we covered a lot of...

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Beyond vanity: breaking the beer belly syndrome

Who can fault Santa Claus?  But….that belly!  Mrs. Claus should probably be suggesting “Ho-Ho-Hold the cookies, Dear!” Seriously though, the paunch, the so-called beer belly, the boy baby bump, the middle-aged spread – whatever you want to call...

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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...

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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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