5 Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

For years, sugar has been the enemy. Especially when it comes to weight loss. Everyone has waged a war against sugar and carbs since the Atkins Diet became popular nearly 2 decades ago. And to counter our need for sweets – the artificial sweetener – has come to save the day. Found in everything from […]

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My Whole30

It’s the eve of my 41st, and I have been remiss in writing to all of you. Our last month was filled with heartache – we finally had to let Jazzy go – and far too many illnesses at home. I am hoping that we are headed in the right direction as March is nearly […]

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Let food be thy medicine

The older I get, the more I realize that my mother and grandfather were right. Shhh…please don’t tell my mother. As I get older, I realize the value and wealth of nutrients that can be found in our kitchen, not on the medicine cabinet shelf. Even though I spend my days with physicians sharing the […]

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What you need to know about employee wellness programs

Does your company have fitness goals? Well, it’s 2017, and if they don’t, they are behind the 8-ball! More and more companies are incorporating employee wellness programs into their key priorities. What’s the motivation? Healthy and happy employees mean more productive employees. More productive employees mean greater revenue. Not to mention, many insurance providers provide […]

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5 reasons to buy an air fryer

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past few years, you are familiar with my fitness and health journey. When I first met Nate 8 years ago, I was overweight by medical standards, very sedentary, and a very unhealthy eater given my hectic travel schedule. At the same time, I was diagnosed with hypertension,¬†which […]

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Meal Planning

Ok, so I am a little late in getting out my New Year’s post, but it’s been fast and furious in our house. Between closing out work with a product launch in mid-December, the holidays, a family reunion and getting back to work with another product launch next week, I have been slammed. With so […]

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5 reasons you should buy a multi cooker

It’s hard to believe we are just 5 days away from Christmas, and if you are like me, there are just not enough hours in the day to get it all done! Yes, I probably bite off more than I can chew, but there is a lot of fun in the madness, right? Between a […]

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5 reasons you should be eating fermented foods

Ugh, the very sound of the word fermented leaves me feeling gross. I don’t know about you, but it has taken me a while to appreciate the potential health benefits of eating fermented foods. And it’s probably TMI, but as I have gotten older (I hit the big 4-0 earlier this year), my gut health […]

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Beets

Have you ever tried a food as a grown-up that you never enjoyed as a child?! Brussels Sprouts, zucchini, eggplant, and beets all fall into this category. Honestly, I say I didn’t like beets as a child, but I don’t think I every really gave them a shot. Beets are an amazing vegetable, so sweet, […]

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Green Tea

With the colder weather approaching, it seems as though the lines at your local coffee shop are getting longer and longer. I love the feeling of a drink to warm me up from the inside out, and who doesn’t love those amazing holiday drinks at Starbucks (my favorite cheat drink is the Nonfat Chestnut Praline […]

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The Military Diet

The Military Diet – have you heard of it? It is another fad diet that rose in popularity in the last year. And it’s just hitting our radar. The claim is pretty incredible. Start this diet, and you will lose 10lbs in a week. That’s right – I said LOSE TEN POUNDS IN A WEEK. […]

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Roasted Root Vegetables

How in the world is it already Thanksgiving??!! And why does it sneak up on me every year? Needless it say, I am NOT ready for Thursday’s cooking extravaganza. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited. Excited for time in the kitchen, time with family, time making memories with our boys. But, we still need […]

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