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20 November, 2017

55 Thanksgiving Recipes

55 Thanksgiving Recipes
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Thanksgiving is fast approaching, which means everyone is on the hunt for great Thanksgiving recipes.  I thought I pull together a sweet line-up of  a few of my own recipes and a bunch of my favorite blogger friends’ recipes.  I got it all folks, turkey, gravy, green beans, dressing, sweet potatoes, veggies, rolls and dessert!…

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20 November, 2017

Nutrition 101: Your Quick Guide to Good and Bad Calories

Nutrition 101: Your Quick Guide to Good and Bad Calories
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Whether you’re trying to lose, gain or maintain your weight, it’s all a question of your calorie intake. The question is are all calories created equal? What is a calorie actually? Calories are the physical units for measuring heat and energy. The nutritional energy contained in fat, protein and carbohydrates is expressed in kilocalories (kcal
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18 November, 2017

New Zealand Woman Proves Diabetes Doesn’t Have to Derail Your Life

New Zealand Woman Proves Diabetes Doesn’t Have to Derail Your Life
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Rachel W.’s success story is heart-wrenchingly inspiring (watch it here if you haven’t already). After being diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, she turned her life around, dropping 79 pounds, and learning how to better manage her blood sugar levels, all while getting pregnant with her third child—something that had eluded her and her husband for more
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17 November, 2017

This Fitbit User Shared Her Reason for Getting Healthy. Now You Can, Too!

This Fitbit User Shared Her Reason for Getting Healthy. Now You Can, Too!
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The moment when playing tag with the kids doesn’t leave you winded. The day your doc says you can come off the meds. The finish line you’ve been training for, triumphantly crossed. There are so many reasons driving you to make healthy choices and be more active each day. Some are easy to identify and
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17 November, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Reaching for Heavier Weights

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Reaching for Heavier Weights
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You’re eating well, training hard, and still falling short of reaching your goals. You’re not alone—the dreaded fitness plateau is real! But loading on the weight isn’t always the answer. Listening to your body is key, but before you go heavy, it’s also smart to ask yourself these five questions. 1. Have you mastered your
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16 November, 2017

Healthy Recipe: Butternut Mac & Cheese

Healthy Recipe: Butternut Mac & Cheese
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Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese with Crispy Breadcrumbs Mac and cheese is classic comfort food, but it doesn’t have to be a butter bomb. Stir pureed butternut squash directly into the sauce, to create that creamy texture, while slashing saturated fat. Whole-grain pasta, winter veggies, and low-fat milk are ingredients you can feel good about,
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16 November, 2017

Endurance Training in Winter >> Swimming as the Perfect Alternative

Endurance Training in Winter >> Swimming as the Perfect Alternative
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Winter offers some new cross-training alternatives like cross-country skiing or ice skating. However, it also makes it more difficult to run outdoors. The temperatures outside are colder, and it gets dark earlier.This is why many runners look for other conditioning possibilities in winter. Swimming is one excellent option: the movements involved in swimming require a
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15 November, 2017

How to Have a Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Day for the Whole Family

How to Have a Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Day for the Whole Family
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For most Americans, November is the time for turkey, football, and pumpkin spice everything. But it’s also National Diabetes Month, a time to spread awareness about the disease, which, in 2015, affected over 30 million people in the U.S. While there are a few different kinds of diabetes, all involve a problem with the body’s
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15 November, 2017

Food Comparisons: Which Option Is More Nutritious and Beneficial?

Food Comparisons: Which Option Is More Nutritious and Beneficial?
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Plain yogurt or Greek yogurt, spinach or kale – which one provides you with more valuable nutrients or is lower in calories? Read these food comparisons to find out which foods are the better choice. For smoothies: spinach or kale? Your breakfast smoothie should ideally not only consist of fruit but vegetables as well. Green
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