How Healthy are Your Groceries?

You’ll never guess what the grocery store checkout lady said to me the other day… She took a look at my groceries – a whole week’s worth, all lined up on the conveyor belt. She then shifted her focus to … Continue reading

Got Gut? How to use your Gut Reactions to Lose Weight, Boost Happiness, and Create the Fulfilling Life you Crave!

Gut reactions? What do they have to do with my ‘gut’ and my health as a busy mom? (If that’s what you’re asking yourself then that’s OK! Read on to find out…) So many of us have turned off our … Continue reading

Messed Up with Your Weight Loss Plan? Here’s how to Get Back on Track

“I messed up on my plan, might as well just give up…” This is something that I hear from women a lot! And it is usually paired with a ton of negative emotions like feelings of failure, defeat, and beating … Continue reading

“I’m Fat” – Have You Ever Said It?

I was having a bad afternoon. We were 3 days in to our cruise – I was feeling bloated from all of the excess food and alcohol I had indulged in on board, and I was frustrated with my daughter … Continue reading

Good Nutrition Made Easy; How I Eat Healthy (and Feed my Family) as a Busy Mom

Good Nutrition Made Easy

I have to admit – in the past I haven’t liked meal plans and have actively avoided them. Every meal plan that I saw was overly complicated (I don’t want to spend 30 minutes chopping veggies for dinner, thank you … Continue reading

Change for Fall: Avoid Weight Gain While Keeping Your Mood & Energy High this Season

fall season change in routine

As the seasons change, so do our energy levels. I have seasonal affective disorder so I find that my mood and energy plummet around this time of year. Even if you aren’t affected as drastically, the cold weather and shorter … Continue reading

I’ve Lost It! How I Avoid the Yo-Yo Weight Gain Cycle & Maintain Long-term Weight Loss

Yo-Yo Weight Gain

I got a big surprise when I stepped on the scale a week ago – my weight was up 2 pounds. Ok, maybe it didn’t come as so much of a surprise; I had in fact started to notice some … Continue reading

My Fast Food Confessional: A Tale of Weight Loss, Role Modeling, and my Family’s Journey to Health

fast food

I’d like to start this article off with a bit of background and a confession: I used to have a fast food addiction. Well, maybe it wasn’t really an addiction; it was more of a habit I suppose. Before I … Continue reading