I don't usually feel deprived on a healthy diet. Because it's all about moderation. But the holidays can be more difficult. There are so many decadent treats. I can't have them all! So to fulfill my holiday cravings while not blowing my diet, I've been on the quest for a healthy, diet friendly peppermint hot chocolate. It started with my playing around in the kitchen. And my diet friendly … [Read more...] about Diet Friendly Peppermint Hot Chocolate (Low-Sugar/Low-Carb)
So, you have booked your dream vacation? You are, no doubt, feeling incredibly excited. However, you may be worried that basking in the sunshine is going to get in the way of your health and fitness routine. After all, holidays are filled with plenty of temptations. And we tend to eat more, move less, and drink more too. To ensure that you don’t take ten steps backward in terms of your well being … [Read more...] about How To Avoid Packing On The Pounds While On Vacation
Please note: This post contains affiliate links. You’re starting to think of everyone on your list. But there’s a name you forgot on there. You! Why wait until New Years to make your health and wellness a priority? Why not start now by adding yourself to your gift giving list? We women tend to feel guilty when we think of ourselves. It feels selfish. But it really shouldn't. Because, when … [Read more...] about Give Yourself These Gifts of Health This Holiday Season
Halloween is the only time of year when hoarding candy is socially acceptable. You don’t want to be left with a sad looking little ghost or goblin standing on your doorstep. But November 1st rolls around, and bam! Now you’ve got a house filled with nothing but temptation. So STOP! Before you go on a fun size Snickers meltdown, here are 10 uses for your leftover Halloween candy besides eating it. … [Read more...] about 10 Non-Edible Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy!
Fact: Most people start the holiday season with the intention to control binge eating, but lose control before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade even begins. The holidays are a crazy, fun whirlwind time of year. And one of the most thrilling parts of the season is eating all that scrumptious food. I mean, would the holidays really be the holidays without egg nog, boxes of chocolate, candy … [Read more...] about Avoid A Holiday Buffet Binge! How To.Whoop Your Cravings Monster Like A Ninja!
During this time of year, everyone talks of giving thanks. But one of the greatest gifts of the season, is taking the lesson of gratitude and finding ways to implement them into your everyday life. I'll admit it. I can get so caught up with the rush of things that I can be neglectful of the gifts I'm given daily. But taking the time to express thanks and gratitude is one of the best ways to not … [Read more...] about Gratitude Expressions for 365 Days of Thanks
So I put the term “holiday” into Google and this is the first definition I got. Holiday: a day of festivity or recreation where no work is done. First of all, no work? My first holiday memories involve images of adults slaving away in the kitchen. Kitchen work was “woman’s work” in my household. The only logical explanation is that the dictionary was written by a man. Now onto a different word: … [Read more...] about Memories of Lost Loved Ones During the Holidays
So you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Join the club. So now what? A common reaction from a few days of eating in excess is to balance the body by skipping meals and greatly restricting calories. Think that is the best way to get your body re-balanced? Let me tell you what happens to the body after a high dose of alcohol and comfort foods. The bodily signals that are responsible for storing … [Read more...] about How to Balance your body after you ate like crap for Thanksgiving
So long 2013. As I look back to the last 12 months, I have a lot to be thankful for. Now I look forward to seeing what 2014 has to offer. Each New Year is a birth of possibilities. We get a fresh, untarnished year as a blank slate on which to create. Most people make New Year’s resolutions. This year my resolution for the New Year is simple. I want to stress less and be good … [Read more...] about What will be your metamorphosis in 2014?