No More Starting Over

There is no more starting over - no more starting again - no more I'll start tomorrow...because last night I got 'the call' that brought me to my knees - the call that ripped through my very core - the call that had me crying out to God within the hollow depths of my being.......more

Obese kids' brains light up more than fit kids' brains when consuming sugar

If you ever doubted that sugar is addictive, here are two pieces of evidence:1. Watch this very short video with Deepak Chopra explaining that there are large corporations who hire scientists whose ONLY job is to find ways to make us more addicted to sugar, fat and salt.http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/642124.htm ...more

How to eat healthier at your next holiday potluck

Potlucks are a fun and convenient party plan, especially for the host.  Less cooking means more time to relax, let loose and spend time with your guests.  But if you’re making an effort to eat healthier in your day to day life, potlucks–whether you’re hosting or not–can pose a few problems....more

Going Nutty for Nut Butters

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How to Follow the 80/20 Rule for Being Healthy

As a fitness professional, it's expected that I follow the rules. I work out almost every day, I rarely take a day off. I hardly ever eat out. I eat clean and commit to my daily Shakeology. Sounds good right? Where are those abs? Come on baby belly, when will you leave me? I still cheat almost daily. I allow myself to have one cookie. Sometimes I eat an extra carb. ...more
calmabrave I have lost 60 lbs. Most of that was because I stopped binging and cheating. If I do ...more

The Pawpaw: Try It, You Might Like It

I have always loved to try new foods.  As a nutritionist, I have learned that this is a rare attribute.I don’t get it.  Whenever I walk through the produce section of a grocery store, I am fascinated by strange looking foods. I regularly get sidetracked by fruits and vegetables that I don’t recognize, and I end up spending ridiculous amounts of money to try strange new things.$6 for a pomelo?...more

Brain training can teach people to like healthy foods

You've probably heard about hypnosis for weight loss, but brain training?A new (small) study found that people's brains could be trained to change when it came to healthy eating....more

Starting A New Chapter - Our Journey To Healthier Eating Begins

I have to say that I'm truly excited to start this new chapter. In the past, when it's come to food related changes, I've never held any 'excitement'. I've set goals, but no true excitement about change....more

The Blog

With a BS in English and a minor in Spanish and an MBA, my true loves are writing, fitness, and nutrition. While I doubt I will become the next great novelist or the next Chalene Johnson, the next best thing must be a fitness blogger where I can utilize my two great passions, writing and fitness. I have a future goal of becoming certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through AFPA....more

10 Superfoods That Make Healthy Snacks for Kids

Healthy foods give kids the energy they need on a daily basis while also supplying the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that help their bodies and minds to develop and mature. Since most are constantly on the go with school and play, snack time is one of the absolute best times to introduce healthy foods into their diets....more