Coffee and Broccoli

My first blog post...and my first blog. Lately I've been drawn into the blogosphere, reading blog after blog about diet, fitness, and health. I work in the publishing industry (desk job) but my dream in life is/was to be a Registered Dietitian. With a fulltime job and 2 small children I don't see myself going back to school anytime soon, so I will blog and hopefully connect with others with the same passion for health and fitness. The name of this blog is Coffee and Broccoli....more

Have a Heart for Diet Coke?

Are you hooked on diet sodas, thinking you can shed a few extra pounds by avoiding sugar? Here’s what Marcelle Pick, NP, Co-Founder of the Women-to-Women Clinic in Yarmouth, Maine has to say about diet sodas and how they affect women. “Companies have spent billions of dollars convincing all of us that diet soda is the healthier, lighter choice — that all we have to lose is the calories, ergo the weight. And since so many of us are struggling with ...more

Skinny French women

Mireille Guiliano's best seller French Women Don't Get Fat hit a raw (and plump) American nerve. Lucky French women! What's their secret?...more

Things to Think About Before Going Vegan

There are quite a few things one should consider before becoming a vegan. After strongly investigating vegan menus and recipes, you will find that veganism really promotes the spice of life. It is not an easy road by any means, but it may encourage you to live vibrantly and with a new purpose!I have not reached the veteran stage of vegan lifestyle yet, but I will share what I have learned....more

sounds so nice!

And never needing a doctor is the best benefit of all!

I'd love ...more

Goldilocks and the Free Beers

On the occasional evening, when Ben and I don’t feel as if we’ve been overcome with carbon monoxide gases, we’ll throw blankets and pillows on our bedroom floor and watch PG movies with Lexi and Whitney. When we’re about half way through the movie we take an intermission and make popcorn because if we don’t have popcorn, well then, it JUST ISN'T A MOVIE NIGHT. Doesn’t count. Whitney won’t let us hear the end of it until our grievous infraction has been rectified with a redo movie night. And you know what? By God there’s popcorn on redo movie night!...more

What's the best way to form a new (good) habit?

The second month of the new year is a better time  to affect positive change.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  Anybody can make a New Year’s resolution that promises changes will begin on January 1st, but some of us know we’re doomed to fail with those expectations hanging heavily right there on the nearby calendar....more

Best of 2009

2009 was definitely the year of the Veg & Green lifestyle.  From Ellen to Oprah, Tal Ronnen to Alicia Silverstone, Gardein to Daiya, the last year of the decade was a veritable vegan, health & eco fireworks extravaganza! So I figured I'd compile my faves of the last year in case any of you missed them so that you can enjoy them well into the new decade ; ) ...more

Obesity: Causes & Treatments

Obesity: Causes and Treatments Courtesy of CheatingDeath.com  ...more