Diets = Nutrient Deficiency

I know everyone can probably attest to the fact that diets don’t work. You may have tried a dozen different kinds of fads diets with the same result every time. We get pumped up and fizzle fast as we experience fatigue, foggy head, irritability and more. We try to attain permanent results from a temporary action.  I know when someone…

Sleeping In Means Staying Thin

As someone who used to suffer from severe insomnia, I know how the anxiety can snowball when you are sleep deprived.  Simple daily tasks become overwhelming and the stress cycle it sparks is a real beast to overcome. It literally took years for me to identify what the underlying issues were that caused me to experience insomnia, but thankfully I…

Non Toxic Popcorn

You would assume that popcorn, being so close to its natural state would be a healthy, non toxic food. Not so much. If you have not heard, research is showing that microwave popcorn as you buy it in the store is actually harmful to your health. After popping, the fumes released as you open the bag are not good to…

Why All The Hype About Shakeology?

Ok, here is the deal,  right from the get go I am going to be honest….I drink Shakeology and I  encourage others to do so as well. But don”t move on so fast assuming this is a biased and slanted review. Here is how I came to be here. After my third child I had some serious health problems that…

The Basics On Clean Eating

If you are interested in health and nutrition you have likely heard the term “clean eating” floating around lately.  With so much talk about this dietary choice I thought I would go over some of the basics and what exactly it means to “eat clean.” Foods should be as close to their natural state as possible. Think whole foods. Fresh,…

Lift Weight To Lose Weight and More

Until recently I had never been much of a “weight lifter”. I always skipped that part in an attempt to squeeze in more cardio hoping to torch more calories. I never realized like many women out there I was cutting myself short. One of the number one reasons I hear from women as to why they don’t strength train is…

H.I.I.T Why Intervals Work

There is so much information out there about the benefits of different types of exercise. This article is going to be focused on H.I.I.T.  High-Intensity-Interval-Training. As a former steady state cardio junky who would mentally zone out and run, walk, or train on the elliptical for sometimes over and hour a day, this was a hard transition for me. What…

Simple Super Food Salad

Mixing up my  super foods with this awesome and easy salad.  Below are the ingredients the portions and ratio per item is your call. Makes it simple right! 1)  spinach 2) kale 3) shredded cabbage 4) shredded carrots 5) diced onions 6) shredded chicken (optional) 7) garbanzo beans 8) diced avocados 9) roasted red peppers 10) pepperoncini ( I know these…

Sweet Potato Mash Soft Taco

We love pretty much any variety of wraps in our house! I especially appreciate how easy they are to prepare. In an attempt to change things up I put together this recipe. It offered a whole new flavor in a meal that has become a bit too predictable for me. Hope you enjoy!! Filling~ 1)  1 cup of pre-baked sweet…