I grew up in Tennessee, and as such, reveled in the traditional Southern diet – rich, delectable, and not always so healthy. After years of enjoying foods bathed in butter and cream, I couldn’t imagine a diet outside these confines. The prevailing thought was that food couldn’t possibly taste good if fat and sugar weren’t involved. It wasn’t until I adventured beyond these “necessary” ingredients that I discovered a whole new world of wonderful flavors – and ironically, ones ... Continue Reading
Learn how you can substitute foods to trim down your favorite recipes.
Get sexy, toned arms by changing your diet and lifting weights.
Many women’s health magazines say you can get great, toned arms if you do their prescribed exercises (in 4 weeks or less). I am here to argue that you can’t get those arms doing what they say. It is my belief that most women featured in Women’s Health Magazines are: Too skinny Don’t really have sexy, toned arms Don’t eat enough protein or healthy fats to really get defined arms What kind of arms do you want? The kind that are simply toned or do you want real womanly ... Continue Reading
Small changes can lead to a big difference in your health and fitness goals this year.
When I was a mother of a newborn, I remember thinking I could eat anything I want. That included iced mochas, pumpkin pie, cookies, whatever. I was always athletic, but had a healthy appetite for food. I thought working out gave me the okay to eat whatever I chose. Wrong. My daily iced mocha added up to 350 EMPTY high sugar calories a day. That was an extra pound every week and a half. My children are now 8 and 5, so I’ve had plenty of time to make every mistake in the book as far as ... Continue Reading
Fun ways to add juice to your diet and incorporate super foods and vegetables.
I was introduced to juice and juicing by the film, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. Though I was not fat, sick, or nearly dead I was facing a big nutritional gap in my diet. I was definitely not consuming enough veggies. But how to incorporate it? I started juicing. And here's how you can start too. Find a Juicer! When you look into a juicer you will notice there are hundreds of different brands and styles to choose from. For my husband and I, we chose an inexpensive juicer from Wal-Mart. It cost ... Continue Reading
Lift heavy and change your diet and watch your body transform in just six weeks.
You know you've seen this title before. Transform Your Body in Six Weeks. It graces the covers of women’s magazines in every grocery store across America. Just follow X, Y, and Z steps. But, how many of you have ever gone to the gym with an article ripped out and performed all the exercises as prescribed - even one time? Most of us read the articles, think about them, and then file the article away, never to be seen again. And in my opinion, that's okay. I don't think these articles ... Continue Reading
Parenting a child with gluten intolerance might seem daunting, but with the right tools and preparation you can adjust quickly to a new routine.
As a parent, having a child with a food allergy can be a stressful situation. You want to make sure your child leads as normal a life as possible while still keeping them safe. Fortunately, parenting a child with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity doesn't have to be a nightmare. Remember these simple steps and your child can have a happy, healthy childhood. Do Your Homework. Gluten can be hidden in surprising places. Always be sure to research products before you buy them. Not only do ... Continue Reading