Keep Track of What You Drink This Holiday Season

After I shared the low-down on the 4 "healthiest" things to drink at the bar, a reader (hi, Laura!) posed a fantastic question in response. Though she's already making the relatively low-sugar, low-calorie choices of "liquor + club soda + lime" when ...more

Don't Let Your Scale Dictate How You Feel

When I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) earlier this year, the doctors game me all kinds of helpful (and alarming!) information about the condition.  What they didn’t tell me was that their diagnosis would trigger my ...more

Did You Know You Can Lose Your Hair From Some Medications?

"Wow, you have a LOT of hair." I can’t tell you over the course of my life how many times I’ve heard this sentence (or a variation of it). I’ve been a bridesmaid around seven or eight times, and when it came down to creating the schedule for girls ...more

Burn Off Your Thanksgiving Meal With These 5 Yoga Poses

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years... each one associated with food, food, and more food. Prime your body to burn more calories with these five dynamic yoga videos. The best part is that you can do these poses at home, and continue them for the ...more

Tips on Keeping Diabetes in Check During the Holiday Season

Ah the holidays! It’s that time of year for pumpkin pie, eggnog, mashed potatoes, and your Aunt Betty’s killer candied yams. And if you have diabetes, everything I just wrote made you think: "OMG. My blood sugars are screwed for the next two ...more

'What to Expect When You're Expecting' Left Out Some Stuff

Like most new moms, I bought the "What to Expect When You're Expecting" book. It introduced me to an entirely new vocabulary with words I'd only heard clicking through shows on TLC — episiotomy, amniocentesis, Pitocin. Image: velmegunar...more

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
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How I Went from Breast Reduction Surgery to a Mastectomy

My first breasts were cartoonishly big, and maybe the only two things about me even slightly aligned with the current female beauty standard where we’re all supposed to look like a video game animation....more

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m pulling this one from the archives for this lovely Turkey Day! Turkey, sweet potatoes, green beans, roasted butternut squash, pumpkin and apple pie ....more

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Who (Else) Is Reading UnPickled?

 Do you wonder who else is reading recovery blogs besides yourself? Question if you are unique among the group or normal as anything? Curious what their worries and concerns are? Me, too! I have been analyzing the survey results with great interest.As of this writing, 274 readers took the survey in just 2 days  – a much larger sampling than I expected. Thank you all for taking the time and sharing your experiences.Without further adieu…the results!Question 1: Which statement describes you best?...more

[Extra] Cheesy Potatoes

This recipe is called "extra" cheesy because I honestly used between sixteen and twenty-four ounce of cheese, instead of the recommended eight ounces. I will tell you, I am not sorry. I am sorry that we didn't dice the onions smaller, but you live and you learn.What You Need:2 pounds...more

Memoirs of a Reformed Control Freak

I just looked at my almost 11 month old son and he has food in his hair, he has more food on his sleeper and some dried up milk on his face and his diaper probably needed to be changed about an hour ago. He smiled at me and went back to playing and I continued on writing this blog post. Now I can tell you that when my daughter was born 3 years ago that this realization would have resulted in an immediate bath time where she would have been scrubbed clean and then had a fresh diaper and fresh cloths. Who am I kidding; this scenario would have never happened 3 years ago....more

My Brain on Zumba

The most random things occur to me when I'm at Zumba, when I'm glistening from sweat, my breathing is laboured and my muscles are warm. This is what is going on in my head, my brain on Zumba. During Zumba:  My Spanish is largely unintelligible and inaccurate. I’m pretty sure what I’m trying to sing is inappropriate and potentially profane.  Zumba makes native English speakers do bad things to foreign languages.I know more Pitbull lyrics than most other soccer moms....more