Getting tired of no crunchy salty food

Well, I will have to admit I'm getting tired of this diet. I really want my crunchy salty something and can't really find it.  I looked for the nut crackers and they have milk and potato starch in them.  Bleah.  That would've helped....more


In a perfect world, you could make it to the gym 5 days a week. In the real world, you might get to the gym 3 days this week, 2 days next week, then 5 the next. Be prepared with a plan that will work all body parts and get you in and out of the gym in 40 min. or less. A circuit style routine works best. Pick one exercise for the Chest, Biceps, Triceps, Abs and call this round Circuit A, then pick one exercise per Legs, Shoulders, Back and Abs and call this round Circuit B. You will complete each circuit 3 times, using your ab exercise as active rest....more

Weight Loss Strife

I’m cranky today. I don’t know if it’s because I’m food deprived or if I’m just grumpy because I’m pouting over being food deprived. But maybe I’m cranky because I didn’t get enough sleep; I stayed up late to watch the American Idol I recorded (it comes on during family dinner time, so I must record it for later). Or maybe I’m cranky because my sleep was interrupted by weird dreams – old high school friends wanting to take care of me. Plus, my kids were up with nightmares....more

Color Wheel of Fruits and Vegetables

When I began my mission to eat healthier I was looking everywhere for information. When I happened on the eating by color idea, I needed to learn more about. This article gave me a fabulous easy to go to list for my fruits and veggies by color. As I began planning my daily meals around the color wheel, I discovered that it was easy to incorporate my daily fruit & vegetable servings. (go to to see how many you need) After a couple weeks of cooking by color, I noticed a major change, it blew my mind....more

Got Goals? Fitness that is.........

    Goals are an important part of making a lifestyle change. They help you to stay motivated and increase your chances of success. Goals do not have to be a huge moment, like entering a figure competition, but something that is important to you. Maybe you want to eat healthier prepared foods, loss 5 lbs, gain muscle mass, or just look good for that summer wedding you’re attending.     Having goals helps you to design your workout program and increase your motivation. Below are some suggestions to help you reach your goals....more

Reasons Women Should Lift Weights

REASONS WOMEN SHOULD LIFT WEIGHTS   You will be physically stronger If your maximum strength is increased, daily tasks and routine exercise will be far less likely to cause injury. Research studies conclude that even moderate weight training can increase a woman's strength by 30 to 50 percent   You will lose body fat As your lean muscle increases so does your resting metabolism, and you burn more calories all day long....more

Cooking by Color - Not a New Concept

Nutrition is often forgotten and misunderstood...because there are so many yummy things out there just waiting for us to eat them. Like the shy girl at the party who's definitely not wearing the latest fashion, she has very few friends and would probably have more fun making a mud pie than a chocolate souffle. How many people actually start a conversation with her? How many would find value in getting to know her?...more

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The New Restaurant Menu Sticker Shock: Calories!

Although shocking at times, I am in full support of seeing those calorie numbers on the restaurant menus.  I write this from Panera Foods, and many kudos to you, Panera for posting calories on your menu boards.  A few studies have looked at whether posting calories at restaurants affect what people order and they have found that some people are affected and some are not.  Teens ordering behavior, for example, was found to NOT be affected by the calorie numbers.  One of the reasons speculated for behavior NOT changing as a result of calorie information being posted is t...more

Groundhog's Day Is the Key To Weight Loss

Ground Hog’s Day is the key to weight loss?  What kind of title is that?  Even the “Cookie Diet” doesn’t sound as ridiculous as this.  Keep reading...   Remember the 90’s Bill Murray movie, Ground Hog’s Day?  This is the one where he plays Phil, the arrogant, crotchety weatherman who wakes up to find out that he is reliving the day before, over and over again....more

The "Forget You" Diet

Ahh…  Cee Lo Green … we do think alike…  In a single phrase, his new Top 40 Motown-sounding hit, Forget You, says it all (click link below to listen).  Given my tendency to make just about anything relevant to weight loss (including Top 40 hits), I have composed a list of 10 things that deserve a big Forget You for long lasting weight loss… Forget You......more