“Good” Food vs “Bad” Food: Is There Really Such A Thing?

  So every night, shortly before bed, I will eat about 5-6 dark chocolate covered almonds that I have stashed away in the fridge. I know -it may sound a little crazy, but it’s actually not and we will get into that in a bit! I like to end the day with a little something sweet.  But, I don’t like … Read More

8 Ways To Help Moms Curb Emotional Eating

If there’s a common reoccurring theme among us moms when it comes to nutrition it’s that is many of us (myself included) tend to be stress or emotional eaters.  It’s easy to understand why with all that we’ve got going on as a busy mom -especially when we are caring for a new baby (cue the endless cycle of no … Read More

5 Nutrition “Hacks” For Busy Moms

I’m back at it again after a few weeks’ hiatus while working out the logistics of moving the family back to Florida.  Phew!  I forgot how exhausting and mentally consuming the process of moving can be!  As a result, my nutrition has somewhat taken a back seat while my family settles into our new way of life down here.  We’ve … Read More

Post Christmas Thoughts

This is how a lot of us may feel the day after Christmas. We “over indulge” on the big day, and then we feel like we need to punish ourselves the day after with grueling workouts and starving ourselves for the day. What if we switched our mindset from “over indulging” to enjoying ourselves? What if we looked at the … Read More

Moderation: The Long Term Recipe For Nutrition Success

There is a growing trend in the fitness industry to approach your nutrition game plan with an “everything in moderation” mindset.  I couldn’t be happier to see this taking place.  It wasn’t always this way for me, especially through high school and college, as I took the more extreme “it’s all or nothing” approach.  My hope was that this “all … Read More

Nutrition Quickie: The Basic Habits

  Just a short post for today… When you want to lose weight or maintain a lean physique, try to keep the process as SIMPLE as possible.  Our lives are already stressful enough as it is, and if your goal is to get to a healthier weight, it needs to be as uncomplicated and stress-free as possible.  Otherwise…you will only … Read More

Food Guilt: Learning To Let Go

Food Guilt: Learning to Let Go   Every single one of us has been there, at least once. At a party, at home, feeling good or feeling bad, we’ve eaten until we felt uncomfortable. Bloated, gassy, and nauseated, we promise ourselves we’ll never do that again. Sometimes, if the foods we ate were “bad” for us, we will rush to … Read More

5 Ways Less Is Not More When You’re Getting Healthy

Have you ever noticed that the headlines on all those fitness and fashion magazines are telling you to be and do less in order to be acceptable? Eat fewer calories, lose ten pounds in one week, kill your cravings, 4 exercises for a flat stomach. Nia Shanks over at Lift Like A Girl has a great post on this topic. … Read More

One Small Step Leads to Leaps and Bounds

  Hello VixieChicks!  I have been thinking about what I wanted to blog about and then it hit me last night while I was surfing the Internet! If you don’t already know, March is National Nutrition Awareness month!!!  I know -I know – I can already see the eyes rolling and the yawning about to commence but wait, just stay … Read More