My 2nd Half-Marathon: Some Lessons Learned

Recently I ran a half-marathon (13.1 miles).  It was my second half ever–the first was 2 years ago.  I went into training for this one with a wildly ambitious goal.  While that goal was not achieved, I am proud of myself for getting the race done.  I wanted to...

How Much Wheat Should We Eat?

It is time to face the elephant in the room.  Yes, today we are going to discuss wheat.  I feel like it is a topic that there is a lot of confusion around.  On one hand, it is obvious that we are a wheat-loving (or obsessed?) society.  But then you get the anti-grain...

What in the World is Skinny Fat?

(Post contains Amazon affiliate links) Once upon a time, I was a couch potato.  My favorite pastimes were TV, Internet, and books.  My active time consisted of cleaning the house and wrangling small children. But, I was fairly thin.  So, it’s okay to be a couch...

Why Artificial Sweeteners are the ANTI-Diet Food

(This post contains Amazon affiliate links) In my post last week, I talked about natural versus added sugars.  This week it is time to discuss the unfortunate cousin of sugars, artificial sweeteners.  While we find these chemical concoctions in everything marked...

Natural Sugars versus Added Sugars

Today I started my first 3 Day Sugar-Free Challenge—going well so far!—so I thought I would write about the differences between the sweeteners we use, or eat in pre-made food: what we want to eat, what we don’t want to eat, and what we should be avoiding at all costs!...