Why Breakfast, and What You Eat for It, Matters

Recently I applied for a job with a local store.  It was interesting, but while “Nutrition” was in the store name, it was more about supplements than food, so I decided it wasn’t the best fit for me.  One interesting thing they do, though, is run every customer...

What in the World is Skinny Fat?

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 potato, right? If you have ever read my...

Why Artificial Sweeteners are the ANTI-Diet Food

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 “Light” or “Diet”, after decades of their...

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!...

Appreciating Your Hunger

In our culture’s mindset of “eat less to lose weight”, we often stop appreciating the feeling of hunger. After all, hunger means you need to eat, and if you eat you will take in calories, and if you take in calories they may cause you to gain weight, right? No! First...

Finding Joy in Your Fitness Journey

This year I have started posting my weekly workouts online.  Part of the reason is accountability for me, but also to show what kind of moves I do, and share any workout wisdom tidbits I come up with.  This past week I had to no-workout days in a row.  Typically, I...

The #1 Easiest Habit to Improve Your Health

Yelling at the kids.  Angry reactions to bad drivers.  Just feeling like the whole world is full of stupidity and aggravation.  Ever been there?  Yeah me too. And of course there are a ton of different reasons we may get to te end of our rope on any given day.  But...

Consistency is Key

Starting a business is no easy task, and for someone like me who absolutely hates personal failure, it can be downright painful. In the past week, though, I have heard three different very successful give three pieces of advice. The first was to, “Go out and fail! I...