Category Nutrition & Diets

The 5 Worst Foods for Heart Health

Valentine’s Day is here! In the midst of cuddly stuffed animals , flowers and chocolate, have you stopped to considered the health of your heart? February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading killer of men and women in the U.S. But, it is a highly preventable disease. Your lifestyle choices can make […]

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A Fresh Salad Dressing Recipe

Tired of olive oil and vinegar day after day to dress your salads?  Try this recipe from Kris Carr’s new cookbook, Crazy Sexy Kitchen. I took it to work and it has become an office favorite. And, if you haven’t bought this cookbook yet, you really should.  Focusing my food choices on clean eating, avoiding alcohol and using […]

Office Weight Loss Competition

Work-based Weight Loss Programs Breed Success

Looking to shed a few pounds this year? Don’t discount the efficacy of a little healthy competition at the office. According to a report by the National Business Group on Health, teaming up with co-workers to whittle your middle is an effective way to lose weight.  In a discussion published by the The Wall Street […]

My New Favorite Cookbook

Kris Carr’s CrAzY SEXY Kitchen As you know, for 2013 one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to really focus on clean eating. That meant finding creative ways to make fresh vegetables taste new and exciting everyday. Lucky for me, or as fate would have it, my husband forwarded me an article about Kris Carr, […]

Super Immune-Boosting Smoothie

After the whole Dr. Oz Detox debacle, I decided to go on search for delicious smoothies to serve as meal and snack replacements, so I don’t have any “emergency” situations happening that force me to eat processed or fast foods.  This one has become a staple for me. Unless you have a juicer, it is […]

Giving up the Booze

The real reason alcohol derails your “perfect” body goals? (P.S. It’s not just about the liquid calories.) About mid-December, I wrote down my New Year’s resolutions (something I rarely do because I believe in making change for the sake of really changing, not waiting for a certain date, but nonetheless, I felt compelled.) My 2013 […]

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Take it to the Greek

Looking for a bold way to enjoy antioxidant rich vegetables? Try this delicious, flavorful salad complete with homemade dressing! I love Greek food. There are several Greek restaurants in this area of Florida, so I have had the opportunity to sample a variety of Greek dishes recently.  Since clean eating is on my agenda for […]

Healthy Habits for the New Year

What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2013? If you are among the 45 percent of Americans that set New Year’s resolutions, you may be happy to learn that 49 percent of people achieve their resolutions – at some point in their lives. Only eight percent of Americans, who set resolutions each year achieve them within […]

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The Cure for the New Year Hangover

Before you dutifully begin your New Year’s resolutions, a little mayhem is always in order. And after the mayhem, as tradition would have it, a hangover often ensues. But you don’t have to let a hangover ruin your first day of the New Year – try this all-natural hangover cure – and start 2013 feeling […]

Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation inside the body is the root of many deadly chronic diseases. You have the power to fight inflammation and reduce the risk of disease. Several factors can contribute to internal inflammation, including and especially excess pounds. Make plans to maintain a healthy weight and eat a diet that keeps inflammation down. Check out these […]