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Almost Done with the Whole30(60)!

March 26, 2013

So we are almost done with our challenge now, and I haven’t heard from too many of you lately. How are things going?! What has been the biggest challenge for you to date?  Have you figured out any good ways to get past this challenge? What has been your biggest insight so far? For myself, … Continue Reading

Clearing up a few questions regarding the Whole30 (60) Challenge

February 7, 2013

We’ve had great participation from many of you on the challenge so far; as well as some awesome success! 4 pounds lost in the first 3 days 7 pounds lost in the first 2 days More awareness about food choices Being more vigilant about reading food labels There has also been some really good conversations … Continue Reading

Let’s Get Cookin’!

January 7, 2013

Many of you have heard from me that the easiest way to be successful at this “no grains thing” is to prepare your menus and meals in advance so there are always options available for you in the refrigerator.  This will prevent you from eating “whatever” is around, or worse: eating out and making even … Continue Reading

Less sedentary time crucial for children’s health

April 3, 2012

When you teach high schoolers, as I did for a number of years, there are very few things that they do that will really surprise you. But spend a day shadowing any student and you will be astounded at how much sedentary time they have: they sit on their way to and from school, they … Continue Reading

Busting through those Late Winter Plateaus!

March 9, 2012

So you’ve made it to March on your New Years Resolution program of eating better, sleeping more, and getting some exercise, but now you’re running out of steam.  I get it: you put all your gusto into changing all of your habits at once, and you’re just a little bit fatigued at this point.  Yes! … Continue Reading

Dying Younger from Heart Disease

December 1, 2011

While I am not really one for scare tactics and fear-mongering, I couldn’t help but share this startling finding: Today’s Teens Will Die Younger of Heart Disease, Study Finds In the article, the authors point to a study performed by researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine who found that: -[many] children and … Continue Reading