Quick and Healthy Comfort Foods

Quick and Healthy Comfort Foods

Everyone has a go-to “feel good” meal. Over the years, I’ve figured out how to make healthier versions of my family’s favorite comfort foods so we can enjoy them more often and not feel guilty. Here are two of my recipes (and ...
Lots to Love about Lolo Jones

Lots to Love about Lolo Jones

One of the things I enjoy most about the Olympics is the athletes’ personal stories.   It’s so interesting to learn about who they are, the obstacles they’ve faced and how they persevered to achieve their dreams. One of the athletes ...
Want a Better Workout? Stay Focused!

Want a Better Workout? Stay Focused!

I think most people consider me a helpful, friendly, talkative person. Outside the gym, this is true. But while I’m training, I’m a different person. Like so many other women, I have a limited amount of time to spend at the gym. During th ...
How Many Calories Do You Need?

How Many Calories Do You Need?

How many calories should you consume daily? Are you trying to lose weight, gain weight or just maintain your current weight? Depending on your answer there’s a formula to help you figure out the right number. When trying to lose weight, many wo ...
Tasty (Low-Carb!) Fruitless Smoothies

Tasty (Low-Carb!) Fruitless Smoothies

Cutting back on carbohydrates is a popular diet technique, but it’s not a good idea to eliminate them completely, because your body needs good carbs to function properly throughout the day. If you enjoy smoothies and shakes, replacing fruit wit ...
It’s Lunchbox Makeover Time

It’s Lunchbox Makeover Time

While shopping the other day, I noticed school supplies were already on the store shelves. Wait a minute, didn’t summer just begin? Sadly, it won’t be long before we’ll be packing lunchboxes and backpacks once again. Most parents fe ...
Slather It On! Top Natural Sunscreen Picks

Slather It On! Top Natural Sunscreen Picks

Now that summer is here, you’re probably spending a lot more time outdoors. For me, it took years to learn the importance of wearing sunscreen. I remember being at the beach with friends when I was younger, slathering on tanning oil and spendin ...