What I Learned From My Whole30 Experiment

When I first heard about Whole30, I thought it was crazy and quickly dismissed it as something I would never try. It requires 100% compliance 100% of the time, and there are way too many restrictions: no dairy, no grains, no sugar, no soy, no legumes and absolutely nothing processed. ...more
CeceK Thanks, yes it has been a lifestyle change, I had not been feeling well for a few years ...more

An Apology To Every Friend I’ve Bullied Into Cheating On Their Diet

Dear [insert probably every person I’m close to],I’m sorry for not understanding why you couldn’t have dinner or drinks while you were on your diet. I also sincerely apologize for nagging/blowing up your phone/showing up at your doorstep with wine until you gave in.Please understand that I love sitting down over dinner with a loved one and just talking and talking…and drinking and talking. This is my favorite thing to do ever. I consider it our bonding time, the equivalent of family dinner, and a personal affront when you say no....more

Whey protein powder and probiotics boost weight loss

Trying to lose weight? New studies show that whey protein as well as probiotics can help by boosting your metabolism while filling you up. Moreover, a new study showed that whey protein can help prevent Alzheimer's disease: get the skinny by clicking here....more

I Changed My Mind and Lost 8 Pounds

I recently visited an Ayurvedic doctor and she bluntly stated, ‘You’re carrying excess weight for your body type, you probably have 10lbs to lose.’At first I was shocked and slightly insulted. Sister better check herself, doesn’t she know I just ran a half marathon last month? I work in the health industry, I eat cleanly and I exercise often. There is NO WAY 10 pounds can easily fall off this body....more
Hey beetsperminute, YES. I've come to terms with the fact that although I *know* how intricately ...more

Why more vitamin E might help age-related cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer's

Did you know 96% of women (and 90% of men) in the U.S. don't get enough vitamin E in their diet? It's not a vitamin or mineral that gets talked about nearly as much as, say, iron, vitamin D, calcium or vitamin C. But researchers continue to learn more about its importance....more

Not Losing Weight: Stop Doing These 3 Things

A few years ago I had to perform this 20 minute long dance in nothing but nude trunks and a bra top. Yeah, I know…cruel.Already struggling with depression, and unresolved body issues to boot, I had to get used to the fact that I’d be dancing in basically a bikini in six weeks. Needless to say, I was less than thrilled....more

Glorious Breakfast: How It Can Help You Lose Weight

Ah, breakfast. One of my three favorite meals of the day.I love getting up in the morning and allowing myself plenty of time to eat my greek yogurt with Fiber One mixed in, drink some coffee and not have to rush into my day....more

Overeating on Road Trips: Prevent It with These 4 Tips

I just got home to San Diego after a long road trip from Kansas City. The days were long and extremely boring, so what better to do than eat, right? With limited options, I was "forced" to eat Cracker Barrel, Wendy's, frosted cherry Pop Tarts, a gourmet burger joint, oh, and an apple. And that was just the first day!...more