How I Eat Breakfast on the Road…

I’m not overly fond of eating out and have the embarrassing habit of taking my own food with me for travel. Of course, this isn’t embarrassing for me, but a 16 year old tends to embarrass easily, again, who’d a thunk? Actually, the only meal that I consistently pack for myself for travel is my

Surprise Spice to Help With Belly Fat Loss

What a sweet surprise to find out about the virtues of this spice. Would you believe that this spice can actually help you lose your belly fat? Here are just a few things that this spice can do: It helps control blood sugar levels, maintains insulin sensitivity, it has antibacterial and antifungal properties as well … Continued

A Plan of A-Snack!

Many people find that they are ferociously hungry at certain times of the day. They can even sabotage their dieting efforts by falling off the wagon at these times. It can be a different time for different people: for some it’s mid afternoon, others it’s just before dinner, or it can be evening eating for … Continued

Are You Sweet on Artificial Sweeteners?

Losing unwanted pounds of body fat can be challenging, even when the person attempting to improve their health and looks is doing everything correctly. So, does substituting artificial sweeteners for real sugar products improve your chances of success?  Artificial sweeteners might seem to be a smart choice to sweeten foods without adding calories, but the … Continued

Organic or Not?

Here’s a chart put out by the Environment Working Group that gives some direction as to when you should buy organic and when regular produce is fine. The chart was developed based on data from nearly 87,000 tests for pesticide residues. Go to for more info. Buy organic: Don’t spring for organic: Peach Onion … Continued

Healthy Breakfast Choice

Thanks to Krista (5:30 am) for sharing this recipe with us. She gives it two thumbs up and says that even her family members that usually dislike oatmeal enjoyed it. CALEDON BAKED OATMEAL – 2 cups old-fashioned oats – 1/2 cup slivered almonds – 1/2 cup dried cranberries or dried fruit of your choice – … Continued

Minestrone Soup

With the cold weather coming, I like to have some nice soup recipes on hand. This one is from the creator of Adventure Boot Camp, John Spencer Ellis. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped celery 1 carrot, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 4 cups fat-free, unsalted chicken … Continued

Popcorn at the Movies? No way!

Colleen shared this article with me that she got from Thanks for sharing Colleen! When was the last time you scarfed down three quarter-pound cheeseburgers slathered in 12 pats of butter? As horrifying as it may seem, for Americans, it was likely the last time they bought popcorn at the movies. That’s because a … Continued

My new favorite food!

I didn’t even know what kale looked like a week ago. I brought it home from the store and could not fathom how it could turn into it’s crispy goodness. I had to trust Danielle (Simply for Life) and Stacy Buckland that it would be my new favorite food. So I gave it a try … Continued

Vegetarians: What NOT to Eat!

I get many questions regarding vegetarian eating and I’ve found some answers for you. I’m not a big sales person, so when I see something that I think is worthwhile, I want to let you know about it. A very well respected trainer, Craig Ballantyne of Turbulence Training, and a nutritionist, Kardena Pauza have put … Continued

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