What do a grimy shower head, a hole in the wall and take out have in common?

Oy vey!  I was scrubbing the shower head and all of a sudden right out of the wall it came, pipe and all. I looked down the dark hole and said "uh-oh"! The adrenaline rush turned me into Mrs. Clean scrubbing, painting and washing floors on my hands and knees. Come dinner time I was …

Learn how to make things easier on your waistline during a pandemic….

These resources are meant to transform, support and inspire.  I'd love to hear what else you need right now.  Email me at:  patti@healthymethodswellness.com Day One.... Finding pleasure in food without guilt or weight gain. https://vimeo.com/406282386/7c99071bc9         Day Two...What's a hunger/fullness scale?         Day Three....Pulling it all together and the …

You don’t know what it’s like….

That intense, excessive, persistent worry and fear.  On the surface everything looks fine.  But on the inside its constant ruminating, agitation and sometimes terror. Is it caused by menopause?  Good question. Changes in our hormone levels definitely can influence neurotransmitters in our brain. But no matter what, it is anxiety and it can get in …

Are your hormones hijacking your energy?

Oh, those hormones.  They can be like a dysfunctional family.  If one hormone is dysfunctional, it can affect the function of the rest of the hormones in the family. And nothing will make your hormones dysfunction faster than unmanaged stress.  And unmanaged stress depletes the very nutrients you need to manage stress. And when we …

This is how women have been conditioned to think

My jaw dropped and I was quite taken back. But then I realized...this is how women have been conditioned to think. Here's what happened. A woman I was talking to referenced one of my Instagram posts and said: “don’t you think it’s a little crude to talk about menopause on social media?” I answered “no I don’t.  More than …

Can we change the conversation around weight loss?

Weight loss.  The word brings up lots of feelings.  When you try to lose weight only to gain it back, you often experience physical, mental and emotional changes.  And it isn’t always pretty. If you are navigating the frustration of trying to lose weight, you know exactly what I mean when I say “you aren’t always very …

Don’t Live on Water Alone – Repairing the Symptoms of a Sluggish Metabolism

Hi there, If you are trying to repair the symptoms of a sluggish metabolism, sticking to proven lifestyle choices is key.  One of those lifestyle choices is to stay hydrated.  But what if you don’t like water?  And why is hydration so important? There are many benefits to staying hydrated.  But in relation to metabolism …

Putting your hormones to bed! So you can heal your stagnant metabolism and begin to lose weight.

Wow!  I had so much feedback from last week’s blog.  The common theme was around sleeping 8+ hours with the use of prescription sleep medication, still feeling tired and dieting but not losing weight. You would think if someone is getting enough sleep and restricting their caloric intake, they should lose weight, right? Well, not …

Tips to enjoy every minute of your vacation and not gain weight

Ok ...so let’s face it, we all know we need to eat healthy right?  But what about when we are on vacation? Well, can you imagine enjoying every minute of your vacation and coming home without gaining weight? If you are like many of my clients, you start with the best of intentions but then…there’s …

Fast, cheap and easy tricks to avoid drive thru or take out.

Are you a busy businesswoman who wants to lose weight but doesn't have the time or energy to cook at the end of the day? I can totally relate.  Which is why I have created a multitude of fast, cheap and easy tricks that are better than drive-thru or take out.  Even better, they support weight loss efforts while …

I love being a private investigator for healthy drive-thru breakfasts..

I recently did a little investigating for a client.  We were looking for healthy drive-thru breakfasts that she could pick up on the way to work.  She asked me about a chain bakery-café with a drive-thru. I told her I would look into their menu, it’s on their website. After digging into the ingredients, I …

You were made to THRIVE..but for many, there’s that nagging thought… “if only I could lose weight, I would have more energy, more fun.”

You were made to THRIVE! You've got things to do, love to share. But…. Do you have enough energy to have fun with your friends and family?  Do you have the mojo to make your work, home, fun-time happen?  Do you have the tools you need to feel the best about yourself? For many, there’s …

A few years ago I wouldn’t have considered it to be an option…

Greetings from beautiful Litchfield County Connecticut! We are a few weeks into Springtime here in New England, and I can already see things are starting to pop!  What a delight it is to just take a walk with my dog Cooper, play with him and enjoy the scenery. A few years ago, I wouldn’t have …

Debunking Good Carbs From Bad Carbs – Part 2

Welcome back.  In part 1 we talked about the benefits of eating healthy whole food carbohydrates and the types of icky things you can experience when you eliminate them from your diet. I ended with “whole food carbohydrates are not the enemy”. The enemy is processed food carbohydrates like pizza, bread, pasta, cake, waffles, pretzels, …

Destructive thinking, it is seductive and can hold you hostage to losing weight and gaining it back.

Welcome to the first email in my Steps to Train Your Brain series the augments my Three Steps To Change Your Mindset E-Book!  Today I’m going to share some information on destructive thinking, how seductive it is and how it can hold us hostage. Destructive thinking is our negative self-talk.  It is that inner dialogue that often involves …

The Buffet

Here’s today's scenario…. I’m going to an all-day holiday business function. According to the agenda, the morning will start with a continental breakfast and networking.  Then there will be a morning break snacks served, a buffet lunch and afternoon break with coffee and cookies. I find catered events to be a fun challenge because I …

Where Does My Sweet Sugar Hide?

You would be surprised the number of foods that are secretly packed with that sweet seductive stuff. Studies have found that the major food and beverage sources of added sugars for Americans are: refined carbohydrates like bagels, sweet rolls, pastries and doughnuts sweetened teas and fruit drinks, such as iced tea, fruit punch, etc. dairy desserts, including …

Are they really better than sugar?

Tell me….if you see the word "natural" associated with sugar, do you automatically think it's something that is good for you? Holy smokes….that word is so misleading, especially when it comes to labeling food. When people use the term natural sweetener, they typically mean sweeteners that aren’t refined granulated sugar or are less processed than …

Are You Looking For A Wakey Juice Cocktail Mid Afternoon

Do you look for a caffeine infusion after lunch to help you concentrate?  Do you find yourself wishing you had a place to catch some z’s around 2:00-3:00 PM? Here are a few common reasons this might occur and ideas on how to keep it from happening. What did you eat for lunch? Simple carbohydrates …

I woke up the other day and started crying….

Hello there! I woke up the other day and started crying….but they weren’t tears of sadness.  They were happy tears!  I was happy because I realized a year had already gone by since I relaunched Healthy Methods! It has been an exciting year that’s for sure.  I have had so many amazing opportunities to learn, …

Life Changing Tips to Help You Overcome “Over Spending Syndrome” at Farmers Markets – Recipes included

Hi there, Patti here with help that I hope will change the way you eat! Do you go to farm stands or the farmers market only to come home having spent more money than you wish you had and wondering “what am I going to do with all of this?” If you do, then keep …

I Just Started Exercising and Dieting – Why Have I GAINED weight!

Over the years I have seen women go gung-ho with a new diet and exercise program only to find a month or so down the road that they have gained weight. Has that ever happened to you? If it has, there is a remarkably simple reason. Most women’s weight loss and exercise programs proclaim that …

Breakfast – Why Bother?

I’m sure you’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But do you know why? After going several hours without eating during the night, your body needs fuel for immediate energy and to replenish low glycogen stores. Starting your day with a healthy breakfast helps you regulate your blood sugar levels and prepares your for an active day. But …

The Power of Pleasure and Holiday Recipes

The Power of Pleasure

Our Memorial Day holiday is right around the corner.   Memorial Day is a day where those who died in active military service are remembered and honored.  And with the holiday comes commemorative parades, picnics, barbecues and activities that give us pleasure. I’m particularly excited because I am having company for the entire holiday weekend.  That …

Sometimes I get so angry listening to all the weight loss hoopla.

It is such crap. →Drink this super shake and lose 8 pounds in eight days. →Use this weight loss value pack and cleanse for life. →Fast intermittently and lose 30 pounds. →Eat your food from these portion control containers and get slim for summer. I admit I have considered many of these.  But the same …