Are these extra pounds normal during PMS?

It may seem that when "that time of the month" is coming around that you start dreading a lot of things. One of the most common issues is wondering how much weight gain is going to take place this time? While it may seem that you really pack on the pounds, it isn't as much as you think. Yes, there is a level of discomfort that comes from a ... Read More »


There is a lot of high fat pumpkin temptation in the air this time of year. And if that weren't enough, we're right around the corner from those few weeks of the year when everywhere you go, someone has a bag of candy. Anyone who has struggled to lose weight knows that this is a high temptation season we are embarking upon. Make some seasonal ... Read More »

Chocolate Delight Smoothie

IS there ANYONE who doesn't honestly just love chocolate? This smoothie recipe is definitely the number one choice for smoothies at my house. Most of the ingredients I keep on hand at all times and they should be staples in your kitchen too. Some have crinkled their noses at me when I drop in the kale leaves but all of those skeptics admitted ... Read More »


I try to make a hot breakfast a few times a week for my family, especially during the cooler months. It makes me feel good to know their tummies are filled with something warm and nutritious before they go about their busy days. I always think I won't have time and then I remember this quick, easy power packed scramble. There's nothing to it. ... Read More »

Is A Glass of Wine with Dinner Making My Belly Fat?!

If you frequently have a glass of wine with dinner, or a few beers after work, you may wonder about the effects of alcohol on your weight loss. Every food or beverage you consume has an effect on your weight loss speed. Alcohol is no exception. Alcohol can lead to overeating and the calories in alcoholic beverages are generally consumed in ... Read More »


One of my family's favorite ways to spend an afternoon is to travel to a nearby orchard to pick the fresh fruits. We have a great time selecting and gathering our own locally grown berries in the Summer and right now, it's apple season! Apples are a great source of fiber to keep you filling full and the skins have a notable amount ... Read More »

The Ugly Truth About Trans Fats

I always hear the media covering news about trans fats and I want to be sure my readers are made aware of this critical health information. Back in 2006, the US Government ruled that any product containing trans fat must be labeled as such. Since then, foods and restaurants have been scrambling to remove trans fats from their products. But what ... Read More »


Even if it's not quite Fall, the kids are back in school and everyone is starting to have pumpkin everything, everywhere! My family is no exception. We are ready to settle in and looking forward to the 'hoodie weather.' Nothing warms you up and soothes the soul like an aromatic pot of this Butternut Squash Soup! It's super healthy and screams ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Fries

If the thought of giving up french fries forever is more than you want to commit to, I have some good news for you. You don't have to give up any foods at all, just re-think the unhealthy foods and replace them with their healthy counterpart. These sweet potato fries are a perfect example and once you try them, you will wonder why you ever ... Read More »

Quick Turkey Meatballs

Today I am setting aside 30 minutes to make some healthy meals on the go. Nothing derails your healthy eating goals like being unprepared. Trust me, when life gets busy, as it always does (life of a mom, wife, and business woman), I will grab quick snacks such as raw unsalted nuts, fresh fruit or veggies. But there are times when I really want to ... Read More »