So I wasn't always, as my husband calls me, “Captain Nutrition”. In fact, my childhood diet involved a steady supply of junk food. I remember frequent trips to fast food restaurants, indulgences of cookies and cakes and a diet that never included anything green. Well, unless you count green jello. (Gosh, I loved jello.) When I was little, my mother struggled to get me to eat breakfast, … [Read more...] about What Broke My Heart And Became My Inspiration
As we move towards the summer heat, we begin to shed our layers of clothes and turn up our fans. In summer, a salad with a light vinaigrette will be delightfully refreshing. Crisp vegetables and juicy fruit are naturally hydrating. But don't start there! There are some surprising ingredients you'll want to use to bring the chill in your salad. Think of these foods as a portable … [Read more...] about Spectacular Salads Made For Steamy Summer Days
Here is the thing that's confusing me lately. So often I hear people tell me that they're ready to make a change. Yet the change they want to make isn't new at all. Its something they've done before that hasn't worked for them, and now they want to “change” by returning to a tired old routine. … [Read more...] about Are You A Change-Resister?
I bet you've been confused at some point whether or not to eat carbohydrates. Everywhere you look, it is no-carb this and low-carb that. There was a time not too long ago when it was hard to find someone who wasn't on a low-carb diet. And yet, despite the passionate avoidance of carbohydrates by many, obesity is on the rise. A few weeks ago I talked about how people easily got confused about … [Read more...] about The Secret to Successfully Slimming with Carbohydrates
We think of smoothies as a healthy breakfast or a protein rich snack. Yet your smoothie is only as healthy as what you put in it. Here are six things you need to be doing to assure that your smoothie is a lean, mean nutrient rich, nutrient filled powerhouse. Freshly grind your seeds - Throwing in flax seeds, chia seeds or pumpkins seeds can be good way to supply your body with additional … [Read more...] about Amazing Add-ins to Transform Your Smoothie Into a Nutrient Filled Powerhouse