Balancing health and fun to me means…

…eating one piece of pizza at the pizza party at work as a substitute for my afternoon snack, then having a healthy salad after the party for my dinner (and taking no pizza home).

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…

12 ways your life changes when you become fit

1. You may not realize what you look like I went from a size 10 to a size 0-2. But when I still look in the mirror, I see a size 10. It’s amazing the tricks your mind can play on you. I’ve known other women that have had this issue as well. It’s a challenge for…

Recipe review: Teriyaki tofu and roasted brussel sprouts

  As part of my attempts to cut carbs and amp up on protein on my new hypoglycemic diet (it’s working really well to control my blood sugar for 6-7 hours at a time!) and as part of my wellness coaching, I’m trying a couple of new recipes over the next few weeks. So, I tried making teriyaki…

Recipe review: Cauliflower crust pizza

As part of my attempts to cut carbs and amp up on protein on my new hypoglycemic diet (it’s working really well to control my blood sugar for 6-7 hours at a time!) and as part of my wellness coaching, I’m trying a couple of new recipes over the next few weeks. So, I tried this Cauliflower…

Oh wait! I have a food scale

Me, “I need 4 oz of chicken in each salad to get my protein…how the hell am I going to ballpark 4 oz of cubed chicken? (long frustrated problem-solving pause) Oh wait! I bought a food scale a while back!” (pulls out scale, zeros it with plastic container on it, and perfectly portions 4 oz…

Recipe: All-Natural Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

My Health Magazine had a recipe for “Golden Fruit and Nut Granola Bars.” I decided to change it a bit to cut the fat, use local honey, and make it easier to prepare. Admittedly, these are still pretty high in sugars. Fruit and Nut Granola Bars Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 35 minutes Servings:…

Product Review: Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar

I’ve written several times on my constant attempts to eat healthy while traveling so much for work (see Travel tips for hypoglycemics and healthy eaters and Healthy party in my hotel room). For this trip, I decided to try a new product, Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple Brown Sugar. I chose it because of…