This time of year I start getting excited about holiday baking. The pies, cakes, cookies, and candies – all of my favotires – and the delicious smells they fill my house with! Mid-November I start brainstorming, gathering recipes, making sure I have enough baking supplies, tupperware containers, and freezer space for all of the baking I plan to do. Any other baking fanatics out there? Love or hate the holiday season, ya’ll have to admit that there’s something crazy tempting about holiday baked goods. But this year it’s a little bit different, because i’m a Trim Healthy Mama. Thankfully, this… Read More
I remember the thought that went through my head at the precise moment I was handed Trim Healthy Mama for the first time: “Any plan with a name like this just isn’t for me!” I mean really, I’m a feminist in the truest sense of the word, I’m not really into rabbit food, and reading an honest to go paper book? This was not happening. But my Trim Healthy Mama journey has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. It’s helped me shed weight, have more energy, eat and exercise more, and so many other things. Here are… Read More
Image that you’re surrounded by fresh water. Not salt water, fresh water, that is safe for drinking and that tastes great. You’re surrounded by this water and you have a cup in your hand. You’re thirsty, so you take a glass of this water and drink it. But you’re still thirsty, so you drink another glass. Then another. And then another. You’re drinking, and drinking, and the water tastes amazing, but no matter how much water you drink, you’re still thirsty. That has been my nightmare for the last 3 years. I know what you’re thinking: “She probably has diabetes…. Read More
Even though I’m a self-proclaimed chocoholic, there are SOME healthy foods that I could live on for the rest of my life. The Oriental Chicken Salad from Applebees is one of those foods – except it’s not healthy. The version from Applebees has 1,290 calories (and entire day’s worth of calories for me!), 82 grams of fat and 2300 grams of sodium. Way, way unhealthy for a salad. Unfortunately, many salads found at restaurants actually have more calories than an entree, but the taste in this one is right on point.
Man, I love me some chocolate! But chocolate and paleo/clean eating (or halfway paleo) don’t really mix. I had kind of given up on having brownies for the next, well, rest of my life until I ran across a killer deal in Sam’s Club during my monthly enormous shopping trip. You know what it was? 5 pounds of organic coconut flour for $8.98 – a crazy good deal! To give you an idea, the exact same thing sells on Amazon for $17.21. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; I had this crazy idea to make coconut flour brownies. Brownies with no refined sugar, gluten… Read More
I’ve always wanted abs. Killer, sculpted, sexy abs. Like JLo’s, Jessica Alba’s, or even Britney Spears’ abs (either before her mental break, or now that she’s back in shape). In high school, I first discovered my love of ab workouts (and fitness in general) when I was forced to do Pilates in an 8th grade gym class. I wasn’t good at sports, I couldn’t act, sing, or dance, but I could do abs. And for a while, I did abs. I watched what I ate, shed 50 lbs, and practiced pilates like a fiend until I had a mini 6-pack…. Read More
I am SUCH a sucker for Mexican food. If I had it my way, I could enjoy all the extra fat, calories, sodium, and chemicals that typically come with Mexican food, without any repercussions. But you and I both know thats not how it works.
I had been on this weight loss/fitness/clean eating journey for 2 months when I realized that something was holding me back. Something was derailing my diet, causing me to have less stamina during my workouts, and even affecting my mood at home. What was it? A sugar addiction. Sounds like a good thing, right? I’ve been an admitted “chocoholic” for year now, but my addiction hadn’t been just limited to chocolate. Oh no, everything from caramel, to jelly beans, and even muffins were part of my addiction. But learning how to stop eating sugar would not be so simple. And… Read More