Believe me, I’m not trying to rush through fall or anything, but I know how fast time goes. So I am trying to do a little planning ahead, so I was thinking the other day. Why is it that we all make resolutions on January 1st? And, why is it that nearly 38 percent of the resolutions made are weight-related? I’d wager a bet that it’s because we ALL regret all of the indulgences we “enjoy” through the holiday season.
In all reality, though, some people never make real progress on the health and fitness goals because they spend all year working on losing weight and then end up putting it all back on once the Halloween candy hits the counter! Even beyond the weight gain, though, do you realize that a diet higher in carbs and sugar is actually linked to an increase in depression?
So, the holidays are supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year” when we all feel full of love and joy. But, when we combine the stress of managing the Christmas budget, the depression and fatigue that are brought on by indulging in excess carbs and too much sugar and the anxiety of trying to keep everyone happy, and the insecurity of feeling unhappy about how we look…It’s really no wonder we’re all so anxious to make some changes come January 1st!
But, I’m here to tell you there IS another way! And, I want to help! Don’t worry, though, I’m not going to suggest that you eat carrots and celery at Thanksgiving dinner, but I do want to help you enjoy all of your favorite holiday treats WITHOUT the guilt (or extra pounds) that often come with them! Continue reading
Getting started is often the hardest part of any major change, especially when it comes to your health. If you’ve done any amount of research into making changes to your nutrition or getting started with a workout program, you probably feel inundated with information and even a little overwhelmed with the number of conflicting opinions. Don’t get stuck before you even get started! Simplify the process and kickstart your journey to a healthier you with these 5 simple steps!
One of the objections I hear the most is “I just don’t have time to eat healthy…” While I know that healthy eating can be a challenge, I’d beg to differ that it takes any extra time to eat healthy. In fact with a few of my favorite recipes and a meal plan, I actually SAVE time by following ahealthy nutrition plan. This 15-Minute Roasted Chicken and Veggies is one of my absolute favorites, so I can wait for you to give it a try! Continue reading
There are few foods I consider more comforting and fall-esque than a nice pot of warm chili, but it can also be a pretty heavy meal that doesn’t always pack a lot of nutrition. So rather than go with a typical chili recipe this fall, I tweaked the classic Chile Verde recipe and came up with this lighter version. You can’t have too many chili recipes, can you?!
With the cooler weather quickly approaching, I’ve found myself wanting to get a jump on all thins pumpkin. So, the other day when I was trying to come up with a fun activity, I couldn’t help but do one that was fall themed. I knew a basic recipe for no cook play dough, so I decided to use it and add a little of one of my favorite fall spices to make this Pumpkin Pie Play Dough! It was a real hit all around, and I didn’t have to worry about it going into little mouths because all the ingredients are edible!