I recently cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. This may be a very controversial decision and there are a lot of loaded opinions for and against it, but it was a decision I made for myself, based on my own body. I am not a nutritionist or dietician or certified in anything, so… Continue reading Going Gluten and Dairy Free
I've been dealing with acne for just about as long as I can remember. At least since 5th or 6th grade, for sure. Just about everyone can identify with the embarrassment and discomfort acne brings, but when you have had it for your entire life, it really drags on your self-esteem as well. I've tried… Continue reading A Little SoulCandy (Skincare)
I have always fed my son more healthy than I would eat myself, but I could always do better. Thankfully, I think since I started him out with healthy foods, he really likes a lot of really healthy things that most children don't, such as broccoli, edamame, carrots, pretty much all fruit, whole grain breads… Continue reading Healthy Meals for the Whole Family
As everyone knows by now, I have been participating in the Summer Shred and Extreme Summer Shred through Bobbi McCormick's blog NHerShoes. This has been an incredible and life-changing experience for me! I have lost 7 pounds so far and will be measuring my inches in about a week, but I can definitely tell my… Continue reading Join in the Shred!
So I completed the Summer Shred! I was incredibly proud of myself as this was the hardest I have ever pushed myself when it comes to my health. And in an effort to make this a lifestyle change and not just a fad diet, I have entered the month of June starting the Extreme Summer… Continue reading Summer Shred to the Extreme!
Foraging for Clean EatsWhat is more clean and fresh than wild finds straight from the earth? My cousin, Dana Nahai of One Haute Plate recently wrote an article for Edible Atlanta Magazine about urban foraging. This article is not only extremely insightful, informative and enlightening, it also makes me really hungry and ready to get… Continue reading Foraging for Clean Eats
I've been posting about the fact that I have been eating clean for three weeks now. But what exactly does eating clean mean? Well, it can mean different things to different people, but the main concept seen in every version is cutting out processed foods as much as possible. This means limiting prepackaged foods and… Continue reading What is Clean Eating Anyway?
Bobbi's Summer Shred has been kicking my booty! Its been an amazing, enlightening journey for me the past three weeks. I have discovered that I have A LOT more willpower than I ever knew, and that it is possible for me to eat clean every day, exercise 5-6 days a week, and get everything else… Continue reading Pushing Forward
This morning I cried when I heard on the radio that Angelina Jolie had announced through an article in the NY Times that she had tested positive for a genetic mutation that is known to make one more succeptible to breast cancer. As soon as I got to work, I looked up the article and… Continue reading BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations