Nutrition for Women in Westwood MA 02090

Posted by peg on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 3:04pm

peg and her veggiesWellness and You, established in 1997, is devoted to supporting women and their families in developing healthy lifestyles through nutritional health counseling and bodywork.

Individual nutrition counseling services are available for women, online and by telephone.  Group and individual programs may be delivered in person or by teleconference anywhere in the United States.

Here's What Women Are Saying

On Nutrition

Peg - you have truly been like my guardian angel! I am amazed at your continued patience with me over the course of this journey. Your children and grandkids are so very lucky to have you !!!  Thank you for everything!   

Your six month program is great!  I've managed to make many lasting positive changes.  There were bad habits that I would never thought I would break.  There were harmful habits that I didn't even realize I was doing.  Thanks for helping me draw attention to areas I needed to focus on, and remove the obsessions that weren't helping me. I appreciated that the entire program was at my pace - and that I never felt pressured or guilty (as I have experienced in other programs.)....

Staying on Track over the Holidays

Posted by peg on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:17pm

Holidays mean different things for different people.  For many, it's a time of enhanced socializing where many treats abound - alcohol, hors d'oevres, sweets, etc. Sadly for some it is a time of missing loved ones and a degree of lonliness. In both cases, food choices can be challenging. 

Here are my 5 suggestions for taking good care of yourself nutritionally in the midst of the holidays:

1. Do not skip meals because you expect to nosh at a social event; you will nosh on the wrong things if you arrive hungry

Food Becomes You

Posted by peg on Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:06pm

 Do you think you can stay well as you age?  Of course you can!  

Sadly, much of the mindset is that as we age, we decline.  We get aches and pains that can only we managed with medicine. We develop diseases. We need meds for our cholesterol, our blood pressure, our Type II diabetes. It all "just happens".

Food Becomes You will give you hope for another kind of aging.  It will show you how simple whole foods changes the health and well-being of so many people.  It will show you how to do it too. 

Where Do You Feel Stress?

Posted by peg on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:16pm

Where Do You Feel Stress?

I think we all agree that unmanaged stress can set off a host of health problems. Among them are:

1.Tummy troubles: today the digestive system is commonly called our “second brain”. Why? There are more nerve endings in the digestive system than anywhere else except the brain.

2. Weight gain: stress activates cortisol, our emergency hormone. When cortisol is activated, we burn fewer calories.

3. Sleep problems: go to bed with worry and sleep can be elusive

What's a Nutrition Blueprint?

Posted by peg on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:15pm

I am excited to announce a brand new program called Your Nutrition Blueprint.

This is a 10 week small group coaching program that will be strictly limited in the number of participants. Why? Because in addition to my creating a Nutrition Blueprint for you that really works, you and a small select group will have your personal needs around nutrition and lifestyle addressed.

You may be a stress eater. Someone else in the group may be a sugar addict. Another may have limited cooking skills. Or a crazy busy schedule. Or a health crisis. Or or or.....

Food Becomes You

Posted by peg on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:17pm
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Food Becomes You

Live Long and die of a short illness.  That's how most of us wish life oould be.  

Ten Things Snack Food Companies Won't Tell You

Posted by peg on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:32pm

Snacks have become an American way of life.  In my observation, I think they have because we don't typically have enough meals anymore.  Skipping lunch, or even dinner because of overbooked schedules, has placed snacking as a coping tool for hunger that should be satisfied with a healthy meal.  

Grocery Store Labels

Posted by peg on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:33pm

When you’re trying your best to make wise decisions at the supermarket, the most reliable choices will always be simple real foods like fruits, vegetables and grains. After that it gets a little complicated, mainly because regulations on food manufacturers are confusing and leave lots of wiggle room. Here are a few simple tips when you make selections of packaged food products in the grocery store: 1, “natural” means nothing more than it’s not made of plastic “best life seal” means nothing except Bob Greene, Oprah’s coach, approved it.

Recent Client Comment

Posted by peg on Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:42am

I've been working with Marijo since 2008, helping her with her nutrition and stress in dealing with the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis.  She has been a shining star in terms of motivation and commitment to getting well.

Here's what she says:


"I feel so fortunate that I walked through the door of your office in West Roxbury several years ago...I really do not even want to think what my physical state of being would be like if I had not made that leap with your talented guidance!"