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.)....

Women's Discussion Group

Posted by peg on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 2:03pm
09/23/2014 - 7:00pm
09/23/2014 - 8:30pm

In this gathering we will explore topics and formats for discussion in the upcoming months. The primary purpose of the group is to support the overall nourishment of each woman, from finding ways to eat well and finding ways to secure deeper forms of nourishment from relationships, spirituality and life purpose. 

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.  

Do You Worry about Triglycerides?

Posted by peg on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:50pm

Triglycerides are those fatty fibers that move through the bloodstream and should be kept to a level of 150 or less. I used to wonder why mine were so high as I never or rarely ate red meat or fried foods. What I didn’t know was sugar and white flour foods like bagels play a significant role in raising triglycerides, and I was eating a cookie or two every day, and frequently ate bagels.

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.

Baseball Talk

Posted by peg on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 4:01pm

I was at my grandson Brian’s baseball game this weekend and got talking with a gal who had just lost 35 pounds. Jen (not her real name) said she did a high protein diet and was worried that when the weight loss program was over that she would gain the weight back again. And with good reason - she had done similar programs in the past and gained the weight right back. She asked if I could help her. Here’s the thing: Jen’s body, and yours, is highly intelligent. Bodies are always looking for nutrients and energy.

Good Foods for Preventing Type II Diabetes

Posted by peg on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:43pm

Cinnamon, good fat foods like nuts, oily fish, olive oil and seeds, greens, lentils, garbanzo beans and quinoa are all health friendly foods when you’re looking at preventing or improving your Type II diabetes status. Since the 1980’s the number of over weight adults in the US has risen from 33% to 66%, and of those 33% are in the obese category. In both groups the risk for Type II diabetes is high. It’s estimated that by 2030 one in 3 adults will have Type II diabetes.

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!"

Where Do You Eat?

Posted by peg on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:19pm

Did you ever think that where you eat could have the most impact on how much you eat, how you digest, and how you metabolize?  If you haven’t, here’s why you might want to consider it.  The manner in which you eat, and I’m focusing on place, directly affects all of this.