Supplements: All my questions answered by a Registered Dietitian!

Ever wonder which supplements you should take? Are they even healthy and safe? Is there a need or benefit for protien powder or crazy cleanses in your life? I sure did! So I was so excited when Elizabeth Somer, a Nutritionist, Editor-in-Chief of Nutrition Alert!, public speaker, and author of a variety of books including The Essential Guide to Vitamins and Minerals and Eat Your Way to Sexy, offered to answer some of my questions!...more

Coconut Oil for Sunburns: Just in Time for Summer!

I am a big proponent for coconut oil. I slather the stuff on my skin; use it in my baking and as an agent for soothing sunburn. Coconut oil works wonders as a moisturizer, so when I came home from the beach the other day with a nasty sunburn on the backs of my legs (we’ve all been there, you know, that upper part near your butt that you always miss when you put on sunscreen), I decided to try a little coconut love. ...more
sonjafoust You could be right but I'm not sure that a sunburn is quite the same type of burn as ...more

Workout Wednesday: Running Reflection

Workout Wednesday: Running Reflection Almost a year ago...on June 3, 2013 I decided to start training for a 15K. If you've read any of  my posts on running, you know that I had never run before this date. I actually hated running, made fun of it and said I had no interest in it....more

In-Season Produce Throughout The Year

It has now been a full year since I began posting monthly in-season produce infographics, with their nutritional and health benefits described. They started out very simple last June, and became much more elaborate as time went on. So you’ll see the style change a bit when looking through them all.These images have been passed around Pinterest and Facebook like wildfire, and have been incredibly popular with you guys. So I have decided to put them all on one page  to bookmark for your year-round convenience. You may find them below.Enjoy!...more

Jump for Stronger Bones

Stress may sound like a bad thing when it comes to our health, but when it comes to our bone health, stress is a good thing.  Our bones are living tissue and they adapt when stressed, which is good for them. New research indicates that most people don't put the stress on their bones needed to stay healthy. Brisk walking simply isn't enough to have the impact our bones need....more

8 signs you’re addicted to food

 I learned how to count calories when I was 11 years old. But that didn’t seem to stop me from polishing off a pack of chocolate coins back then. Or that big birthday cake followed by a pint of ice cream that nearly sent me to hospital.My sister told me that I needed to work on my willpower. I guess that’s something I lacked. Even today.  I’ve lost and gained a thousand pounds since then. For the most part of my teenage years, I felt out of control and yet deprived, undeserving of anything good.  ...more
Alejandra_Alex_Ruani ClaireV.Sanders I think my list is so long, it will prob take years!!  I ...more

Its June! Join me for this month's challenge! A new...

I have been "patiently" waiting for June since... March?!  June means SUMMER, end of Kindergarten (tear, but yay), summer vacations, warm weather and just a great time of year!  June also marks my little's half birthday! I can't believe my "baby" is 3 and a half.  How did she end up almost four?!...more

The Week of my first 5K walk/jog program for Me and My Ego!

Week 1 Monday 5-26-14 Day 1 5K walk/ jog...more