Author Archives for Kathy Hester

Join the 2009 National Body Challenge


Recommitting yourself to a healthier you is a good task for the New Year. And me, I’ll take all the help I can get. I’ve just joined up with Discovery’s Health 2009 National Body Challenge. Once you sign up you get a daily healthy menu plan that includes links to recipes, a daily fitness routine, […]

Crafting Your Way To Weight Loss


I know it sounds funny, but trust me a good hobby can help your cause. With the holidays over and your New Year’s commitment to taking better care of yourself, it’s even more important to limit the everyday snacking pitfalls. If you’re like me, you indulged over the holidays and now it’s time to get […]

Curl Up with a Hot Chocolate


Don’t feel guilty about indulging in everyone’s favorite winter treat. It’s a great way to satisfy a sweet craving without sabotaging your entire eating plan.
The easiest and lowest calorie way to have your cocoa is to buy unsweetened chocolate almond milk and heat it up on the stove or in the microwave. It’s only 45 […]

Savor the Holidays with Pumpkin Tofu “Ricotta”


Ok, it’s getting near the holiday season. If your office brought in left over Halloween candy like mine did - it may have already kicked in. While we can’t declare the office a treat-free zone, we can be more conscious of what we’re eating. And if we’re really nice, we can bring something healthy to […]

Slow Cooking for Your Health


Fall is the perfect time to start cooking again. The kitchen isn’t as stuffy and you won’t break out in a sweat just thinking about turning on the stove. Plus you can easily cook with no oil and less salt in a slow cooker.
Tip: It’s also a great way to cook dried beans. Just store […]

Give Yoga a Try


When I’m stressed, feeling sore, or just realizing I need to start exercising again, I turn to yoga. It’s a great stress reducer, and when you finish with a session you feel like you had a massage. Ok, maybe that’s after you’ve been doing it for a month or so. But even after the first […]

Getting Back on Track


I have veered off track and gained back a few pounds I lost. I’m disappointed, but also hopeful that I can get my program going again. It’s important to be gentle with ourselves when we are trying to make big life changes.
One of the things that always gets me back on track is to list […]

Healthier Ways Come to Starbucks?


It’s fall, and as always Starbucks has a few new treats. Sometimes it’s hard to get up and actually make breakfast, even if it is a smoothie. Can Starbucks new offerings help us pick up the slack in our mornings?
Before the fall menu, they added the Vivanno smoothies. There are two flavors, both made with […]