Plan time to grocery shop after a vacation

We just came back from a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands (I know, poor us).  While we made both our breakfasts and lunches on the trips, we splurged on dinners and I splurged on calorie-dense tropical drinks (I choose the lowest-sugar ones I could). We got home late, thanks to both of our planes…

Woman weighs herself 15 times in a day

Check out this Lifehacker article, What I learned from weighing myself 15 times in a day. Not only is it fascinating, but it’s funny too (come on, you know you laughed at the poop thing). And it’s a good reminder not to stress about a few pounds, particularly if you are female, as you can…

Magazine Review: Clean Eating Magazine is not worth the read

For some points program, I was given a year’s worth (which I think it 10 issues) of Clean Eating Magazine. Constantly on the hunt for good recipes that are low in processed foods, I thought this would be a good fit. But, the magazine has so many flaws in it it’s honestly not worth reading…

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…

Infographic shows the correlation between alcohol and weight gain

If you are struggling to shed pounds or keep a healthy weight, it may well be your alcohol consumption. Most people don’t think to factor alcohol into their daily caloric intake and, if they do, they miscalculate it (“It’s only 50 calories!” Yeah but that’s pure fat and what are you mixing with it?) Anyway, here’s…

The good and the not-so-good about the S.E.L.F.I.E. Method

espnW’s Sarah Spain recently published an article on the S.E.L.F.I.E. Method she created. Here’s what I like about the method: It emphasizes getting to the gym, which is a critical element of weight loss and health. The group aspect allows for accountability. The donation to a politician you DON’T agree with add an extra incentive…