Guide: How to Lose Weight for Women Over 40

In this How to Lose Weight for Women Over 40 guide, I’m going to teach you ten powerful ways to get motivated to lose weight – especially if you have spent decades fighting the same pesky pounds. And don’t worry if you’re younger than my 47 years, because the strategies work well at all ages. We all want to live our happiest, healthiest life, am I right?  But sometimes life seems to stand in our …

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes Your Kids Will Love

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day…and I say it can also be the yummiest! Today’s post is all about simple, deliciously fluffy pancakes. All kids love a bit of something sweet and all parents love a brekkie that’s healthy for their kiddos. Pancakes offer the best of both worlds, plus they’re super easy to whip up when you’re short on time.  Of course, a yummy alternative on really busy mornings …

Three Extremely Simple Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

Being a parent involves plenty of responsibilities. Making sure your family eats well is one of the most significant.  It can also present some of your greatest daily challenges. If you already have a busy schedule, finding the time to regularly prepare tasty and nutritious meals for your family may not seem easy. That’s understandable. However, it doesn’t have to be the case. First of all, you have other options when you don’t have time …

Improve Your Gut Health to Reach Your Goals Faster

Digestive health says a lot about your overall health. If you’re always feeling sluggish or have low energy, if you’re having trouble losing weight or getting in shape your stools can give you some valuable insight. “Heal the gut and you heal yourself.” – Gerard E. Mullin, MD How do you know if you’re absorbing the nutrients from the food that you’re eating? Look to your stools. Your gut’s purpose is to allow the nutrients …

Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar

Do you ever find yourself craving sweet snacks? Like candy, cookies, donuts, or cake?  If you do, you’re not alone! I want to talk about sugar cravings, how they affect your brain, and ways you can start to wean yourself off of the sweet stuff! OK, so let’s talk about SUGAR!  Just to be clear, I’m talking about foods with ADDED sugar like sweet drinks, baked treats, prepared foods (like breakfast cereals), ice cream, and …

The surprising effects of stress on your health…

Stress can be good and bad. If it is left unchecked, stress can be terrible for your health. It’s important to recognize signs that stress is overwhelming you, and know how to deal with it in a healthy way. “Pushing through stress” is rarely a good idea. There are simple alternatives for stress relief that this blog will go over.

Keeping Food Fresh – Tips from the Experts

A while ago, I shared a post about how you can eat healthy on a budget. I shared things to look for while grocery shopping – and tips on buying healthy food on a budget. A lot of people ask me, as they did after reading that blog post, how they can make the foods last. Ever bought a food, get excited to enjoy it, only to see it go bad before you can use …

Find Yourself Suffering with IBS?

The other day I asked members of my Facebook group to see how many people suffer with IBS symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and cramps. A number of people put their hand up because unfortunately, IBS is very common. I put my hand up, as well, because I’ve been coping with IBS since I was a teenager. Over the years, I would have flare-ups that would prevent me from …

Going Grain-Free

I’m just going to come right out and say it. This week you should just say NO to bread.   You don’t have to do it forever but I strongly suggest you try it for 2-4 weeks and see how you feel! Giving up the bread in your diet might seem challenging in the beginning, but I promise you will learn something about yourself and your body by the time you are done. Not only …

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Sleep! It’s Important!

SLEEP! It’s one of those things that most think isn’t important. You don’t need me to tell you how amazing a great night’s sleep is.  It can make or break your entire day. I don’t know about you, but I’ve certainly had mornings when my first thought was “I wonder if I can get a nap today?!” Sleep has INCREDIBLE health benefits so it shouldn’t be overlooked. The quality of your sleep has an immediate …