Good For You Gifts for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And, by that, I mean it’s time to get in your holiday shopping. This season, instead of scrambling for last minute gift ideas, why don’t you give the gift of health and wellness to those you love? I’ve made a list of my favorite good-for-you products from companies I adore. Want to …

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

As most of you know, the Super bowl is this Sunday. What you may not know is that Super bowl Sunday is reportedly the second-largest food consumption day behind Thanksgiving. Some statistics suggest that the average person consumes about 2,000 calories during the game (and that doesn’t include food eaten the rest of the day). And if we’re being honest, …

Eliminate These Top Three Metabolism Ruining Behaviors From Your Diet

Believe it or not, the best way to recover post holiday feasts is not by ‘detoxing.’ In fact, you should go right back to your normal routine to help your body stay on track and minimize the damage from overeating, even if the festivities lasted more than just one day. If you’re having difficulty recovering from your holiday, you may …

Avoiding Hidden Sugars for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching (3 days away!) and holiday parties are about to be in full swing. With all the obvious indulgences around (pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cinnamon ice cream, gingerbread cookies, eggnog…) it’s more important now than ever to watch what you eat when you’re not at a family dinner or boozy office party. You may have …

9 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds Fast This Holiday Season

  Managing weight during the holiday season can be tough. There is no shortage of food, family, friends, and let’s face it, alcohol. Making healthful choices is more difficult during the holidays, which is why I’ve put together several holiday survival guides to help you navigate everything from Halloween to New Year’s to Valentine’s Day. But let’s face it, sometimes …

5 Things to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

A pillowcase full of halloween candy can bring joy to your children’s eyes, but to you, this candy means that you and your child’s health is at stake. If your kids (or you) haven’t already devoured all of the halloween candy, consider some of the following tips for extending the shelf life of your candy or getting rid of it …

Be Thankful… For this Thanksgiving Guide

Navigating the Thanksgiving table can be harder than navigating the traffic to your in-laws house. A holiday dedicated to abundance and overindulgence may seem like a total recipe for diet-disaster, but if taken in moderation, there are ways to make healthy choices and still enjoy yourself on Thanksgiving day. In the spirit of giving, I’m giving you a quick “this …

Trick or Treat Yourself

Beyond the fun decorations, creative costumes, and pumpkin carving, Halloween is synonymous with candy- and lots of it. If you’re planning on taking your kids Trick or Treating, or simply buying candy for the kids in your neighborhood, chances are, you may want to treat yourself too. Before you indulge, here are a few of the best and worst options when …

Valentine’s Do’s and Valentine’s Don’ts

Ahh, Valentine’s Day. I can already smell the roses, lilies, candles… and chocolate. Lots, and lots of chocolate. With chocolates lining the aisles of every grocery store, convenience store, and market alike, it’s practically impossible to avoid it, but who says you have to, I know I’m not!  Did you know that chocolate is a natural aphrodisiac, that is loaded …