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Breast is Best — For Mom Too!

Good news for breastfeeding moms: not only does breastfeeding benefit the baby, but it also benefits you in the long run.
A new study showed that women who breastfed for more than a year (combined) in their lifetime lowered their risk for a number of ailments including high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. They were […]

Get Beach-Ready With Body By Glamour

The first hints of warm weather are starting to nudge into the days and grass is beginning to look positively green … ish. With the tendrils of spring spreading across our lawns and parks, you are probably starting to feel the familiar nudge to shed winter’s layers (including those extra pounds lingering from all the […]

Perfectly Poached Eggs to Combat Holiday Munchies

In the past, unless it was worked into a baked good, I avoided eggs like the plague. I despised their taste and texture … yet, in just the last few years, they have begun to grow on me a bit.  I still have my limitations.  In an omelet packed with veggies or poached is just about […]

On The BodyBugg: Update 5

Have you been following my adventure with the BodyBugg (Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4)? So far, I have dropped a few pounds and learned a lot about my habits.
My husband hung up a full length mirror for me yesterday. I used to have one, but it was damaged when we were doing […]

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 […]

Yoplait: Yogurt That Eats Like Cake

Even though it seemed like an eternity to get to me, the three flavors arrived on my doorstep via a very curious delivery person.  Needless to say, I told her is was just yogurt and the James Bond like look quickly faded from her eyes.
I opened the package and put them in cold storage until […]

Small Changes for Better Health

Country star Amy Grant has teamed up with the folks at Country Crock and Second Harvest to help Americans have a healthier lifestyle by integrating small changes into their regular, daily routines.
A few of their simple suggestions include:
Take it in stride: Walking is a simple way to burn calories and stay fit. It’s also an […]

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 […]