Necessary Changes to my Eating Habits

Back in November I shared my shocking blood profile results, specifically my unexpected borderline prediabetic A1C % and disappointing triglyceride #. Since then I've been diligent with making the right food choices and embarked on a journey to transform my body to add muscle and reduce belly fat.  Last month in May, I requested my primary care physician for an A1C test follow-up via email....more

What's For Dinner?

What's For Dinner? The proof of the pudding is the eating.  ~Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra...more

Program Your Teen to Eat Healthy

When it comes to preparing nutritional meals for children, teens are the hardest to cater to. With their increased independence they often skip family meals and opt for fast food over healthy home-made meals. It is more fun to eat out with friends. Junk food is fun...more

The most imperfect, perfect food

Describe for a minute the perfect apple or tomato.  Is it round, red, shiny, perfect with no imperfections? Now close your eyes and describe the perfect tomato. Is it firm, rich in texture and flavor, just picked and juicy? ...more

Is Candy Craziness O.K. On Halloween?

My son is candy-obsessed. Should I be worried?We attended a Halloween party at the Y last week. There were carnival games set up and J was excited to play them. He then found out that success at a game was rewarded with a lollipop.Candy as a prize? Suddenly those gameswere even more thrilling....more

Use the Glycemic Index to Your Fit and Fabulous Advantage

Please check out my blog at http://thejoyoffitness.wordpress.comThe Glycemic Index (GI) has a name that is off-putting, to say the least. First, it sounds like something scientific which has no place in the land of the non-geek. Second, it sounds like something that may pertain only to diabetics so the regular person can simply add to the “ignore” list....more


Hey y'all! How is everyone? Things are good in New Orleans. I woke up this morning and the weather was FINALLY below the 70's. What a way to start of the day!So that little 8 mile run I was supposed to do last night? I totally chickened out! I have no idea why, I just started to panic. Haha. I think I was a little overwhelmed. I had never run that far, and it would be my first time using a shot gel....more

Meatball & Goat Cheese Bake

Can I just say that I'm BEYOND happy today is Friday? Is it me, or did this week go by super slow?Maybe, I was spoiled with those two days off last week.Or maybe, I'm super excited about what I have going on this weekend! My agenda consists of dinner dates to catch up with friends, a baby shower for Darci, Christmas shopping, a birthday outing AND the LSU game.  Am I off yet?...more

Healthy Holiday Eating Guide

With the approaching holiday season, if you're like me, you're already thinking ahead about the bounty of delicious food that will soon be available to you!While I'm looking forward to the holidays, time with family and all that good food, I still have to be careful not to sabotage my weight and everything I've accomplished this year....more

I Am Raising Two Future Foodies

After putting my toddler to bed couple of nights ago, I went and snuggled with my older daughter for a bit.  We don't do this every night but I like to sneak little moments with each child alone so that we can have real conversations.  Like this one....more
Love this post, and couldn't agree more! My son eats EVERYTHING because we always served him ...more