Discovering Trader Joes

If you have a Trader Joe’s in your area, spend the time and give it a try. It’s worth it. 

EXACTLY the amount of food I wanted

I can relate to this tweet so much, except it’s not my fiance usually saying it, it’s me. Before I put food on my plate, I portion-out exactly what my diet allows; meaning what will keep me healthy and keep my blood sugar even.

Working out doesn’t have to be complicated

Ah, the new year is upon us, which means the gym is flooded with new year’s resolution people. Most regular gym goers hate this time of year because the gyms are crowded, but know it will be short-lived. I get inspired by more people trying to become healthier. One of the main reasons I think…

“Mindless Eating” book is a funny, practical guide to eating

I first heard of Brian Wansink and his book Mindless Eating: Why we eat more than we think during my Influencer training at work. His video (above) intrigued me to learn more and finally pick-up the book. The book is full or real, practical advice on how we and our situations around us impact our…

Sunday = Set yourself up for success day

  Sundays I nickname “Set yourself up for success day.” It’s usually the day I do everything I can to make it easy throughout the week to stick to my diet and fitness goals, including controlling my hypoglycemia. It usually consists of: Meal planning. I don’t plan-out each meal per se, but I plan out at least…

Perpetuating the myth of exercise-only weight loss

Ugh!!! I did it again without thinking! I was at a conference, overwhelmed with people wanting to speak to me after a talk I’ve given and a woman I know came up and asked me what I do to stay skinny. She asked if I was a runner or something and I immediately rattled-off all…

Why my wellness coach doesn’t call me anymore

My work wellness coach believes very heavily in the coaching part of her job, which means she doesn’t want to give you advice, just “coach” you and motivate you to come up with your own solutions. The following is a general idea (this is meant to be humorous) of what went down during our call….

Would you eat bugs for protein?

As we continue to grow as a human population, we need to find sustainable sources of protein to feed everyone (or reduce the population, but I won’t go there). One highly-touted option is incorporate bugs into human diets to increase the protein count. Humans already do this, but it’s not popular in a lot of…