Rise N’ Shine: The Benefits of Morning Exercise

According to a CBS News poll, about half of the people in the U.S. (around 55 percent) are morning people – but for the remaining 45 percent who struggle to tear themselves from the warmth of their sheets in the wee hours of the morning, early productivity has never really been a feasible option. However […]

Why Meal Prep Can Help You Stay on Track with Weight Loss

One of the best ways to hold yourself accountable for staying on track while losing weight is creating a weekly meal plan. Buy an inexpensive paper calendar to hang somewhere that’s clearly and frequently visible in your home and fill it in each week with a list of meals you want to make for yourself. […]

Eat Until You’re… Still Hungry?

Michael Pollen, author of “In Defense of Food,” sites an eating habit practiced by natives of the southern Japanese Okinawa islands, called “Hara Hachi Bu,” which translates roughly to “eat until you’re 80 percent full.” The Okinawans are known all over the world for their longevity – the average life expectancy there is 90 for […]

Achiote Chicken Breasts with Mango Salsa – #SipeSunday

INGREDIENTS • 6 chicken breasts Sauce 3.5 oz Achiote Paste (eg El Mexicano, Rojo en Pasta, *see directions) 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1/2 cup orange juice 1 tsp cumin • 1 tsp majoram 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 2-3 minced / smashed garlic Mango Salsa 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and finely diced […]

Reach Weight Loss Goals by Falling Out of Love with Salt

It seems like as we get older, and especially as those living in the Midwest, we tend to put more and more salt on foods that already have a lot of salt in them. Whether we’re adding salt because our sense of taste isn’t as strong as it used to be, or because we just […]

Choose Cauliflower, Not Carbs

One simple and extremely healthy lifestyle change is to reduce or cut out carbs. Easier said than done, right? We all crave a bagel in the morning, a sandwich in the afternoon and pizza in the evening. However, one good way to substitute carbs but still trick your taste buds is by substituting bread for […]

Vegan Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all get those sweet-tooth cravings. When the sugar temptation strikes, be smart about your decisions & try a new recipe! Below is one that you can try that will please your taste buds and your waistline. Ingredients: 1 cup flour (all-purpose, whole wheat, gluten-free flour) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon […]

Sweeten Up Your Day With Fruit-Infused Beverages

It‘s National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day! If your taste buds are looking for some new, fresh flavors, one easy and healthy way to satisfy them is through fruit-infused water. Not only are you getting your water intake for the day, but you’re also adding healthy fruits to the equation to create a sweet, low-calorie drink […]

The Best HEALTHY Road Trip Snacks for Soccer Moms

The life of a soccer mom is always a busy one, as just when you’ve crossed one event off today’s list you’ve got to start getting ready for the next. As a soccer mom, snacking on a road trip is a way of life – but the difference between a snack and a healthy snack […]

Log More Zzzs—Lose More Lbs.

Doesn’t it seem as if there’s always something conspiring against humans to deprive us of a good night’s sleep? Once we discovered that electricity was controllable, we invented the incandescent light bulb, the TV, the internet, email, and our beloved smartphones. Our modern conveniences clamor for our attention, compete with our downtime, and cut into […]