The Many Names of Sugar

Sugar intake is on the rise, the average American consumes approximately 130 pounds of added sugars a year! 130 pounds, that is a lot, it breaks down to approximately 31 teaspoons of sugar a day! All this sugar, which is commonly hidden in our foods is wreaking havoc on our bodies. Consuming too much added Read more about The Many Names of Sugar[…]

Tips for Reading Food Labels and Checking Ingredients

When making food choices and trying to eat a healthy, nutrient dense diet one of the most important things you need to know and start doing is reading labels and checking ingredients. It goes beyond looking at the front of the box and seeing deceiving words like natural, organic, heart healthy, whole grain, low sugar, Read more about Tips for Reading Food Labels and Checking Ingredients[…]

Two powerful tools: accountability & community.

ACCOUNTABILITY & COMMUNITY Accountability– the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility Community- a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing a common attitudes, interests and goals. Accountability, we all need it!  We need it for any goal that we set for ourselves, whether nutrition and fitness related or not.  We need Read more about Two powerful tools: accountability & community.[…]

Don’t let the holiday weekend keep you from reaching your health goals.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, including an extended three day weekend, with celebrations often times including unhealthy foods and alcoholic beverages. Holiday weekends can make it more difficult to stick with your nutrition plan and exercise program. Do not let this holiday weekend set the tone for the rest of the summer. Read more about Don’t let the holiday weekend keep you from reaching your health goals.[…]

5 Tips to Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies or what is also referred to as Hay Fever?  If you don’t suffer from this I am sure you know somebody who is feeling miserable because of seasonal allergies.  Those who suffer are the people walking around with stuffed up heads, red Read more about 5 Tips to Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies[…]

Ditch the Sugary and Processed Snacks!

Are the items in your pantry keeping you from reaching your health goals?  Do you find yourself wondering why you cannot lose those last 5 to 10 pounds?  Ever wonder why you are always craving sugar or find yourself snacking?   Do you find yourself getting tired in the afternoon and wonder why?  You are most Read more about Ditch the Sugary and Processed Snacks![…]

Stress, Fatigue, Exhaustion? Is it Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue seems to be everywhere these days.  I read articles about it online, see Facebook posts, listen to podcasts; but what is it and why should I care? Adrenal fatigue is a fatigue caused by overworked, or poorly working, adrenal glands.  It frequently occurs in individuals who are under a lot of mental, emotional Read more about Stress, Fatigue, Exhaustion? Is it Adrenal Fatigue?[…]

Breakfast. Dinner. Who has time for meals?!

Quick and Easy Meal Ideas. I often hear people say they do not have time for breakfast.  I also hear so many people say they are too busy to make healthy dinners at home. There are two things I recommend to people when they do not have time for breakfast:  1. Wake up earlier so Read more about Breakfast. Dinner. Who has time for meals?![…]

Is Fat Bad For You?

Is fat bad for you? Are you consuming the right fat? Have you been told that fat is bad for you?  Are you, or have you been, on a low fat diet?  If so, you are going to want to read this. A diet that consists of bad fats is detrimental to your health.  Many Read more about Is Fat Bad For You?[…]

My Favorite Health and Wellness Blogs and Podcasts.

I am writing this post from sunny Florida.  We decided to book a last minute spring break vacation to the sunshine state.  I wish I could stay in Florida until it was warm and sunny in Wisconsin.  We have been enjoying the beach and pool daily.  No agenda, just fun and sun, I could get Read more about My Favorite Health and Wellness Blogs and Podcasts.[…]