Toxins To Avoid: Phthalates, What Are They & Why

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Having a child made me more anxious than I already was about everything especially food, plastics, household cleaners and my own cosmetics. I decided to do this series Toxins To Avoid because I was overwhelmed by the number of ingredients and products I felt I should be avoiding. First, I shared why you should avoid […]

5 Surprising Ways To Nutritiously Satisfy A Sweet Tooth After Dinner

I’ve always had a sweet tooth but I believe I’ve trained myself to want something sweet after I eat a meal. I wish I hadn’t and I’ve tried too many times to count to train myself to NOT want sugar after dinner but it’s easier said than done. Instead, I’ve found surprisingly healthy ways to […]

We Survived Getting Our First Round of Shots

We survived getting our first round of shots today at Tommy’s 2 month appointment. I can now bring him out in public with a little less stress. He didn’t cry really at all and was smiling shortly after! Victory. The big boy weighed in just over 15 lbs and 24 inches long. He’s proudly in […]

How To Eat Mindlessly Without Gaining Weight

When you think of portion control, you think of your fist, a thumb or deck of cards to correctly learn how much food you should be eating. We know how much we are “supposed” to eat but we just can’t seem to stick to that magic number. The USDA says Americans eating 500 more calories […]

Top 10 Tips New Grads Need Now

Favorite New Products

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Are you a fan of YouTube favorites videos? A favorites video is a showcase of products, typically beauty or fashion related, that YouTubers discovered, fell in love with or have been using regularly that month. It is usually posted a week after the month ends, so a March favorites video would come out in early […]

Why Protein Should be Your Workout Companion

I did not start incorporating protein into my workout routine until about 2 years ago. I heard about post workout nutrition but assumed it was for athletes and bodybuilders. Protein supplement education has come a long way, and now as a personal trainer I understand the science and benefits behind it. Despite numerous blog and […]

Top 5 Fitness and Health Apps for the iPhone

The iPhone has thousands of health and fitness apps geared towards helping get you in the best shape of your life. How do you find the best app in the sea of paid and free offerings? In my opinion, here are the 5 best iPhone apps to feed your healthy obsessions. What are your favorite […]

Heart Healthy Guacamole with Crab and Mango Recipe

Having a little fat at each meal is good thing, a very good thing! In college, after I lost my “Freshmen 15” I feared fat.  I steered clear from nuts and cheese.  I was a low-fat junkie.  I was always hungry, in a bad mood and would often restrict myself so much during the day […]

Mom Gives 8-year old Daughter Botox!

Remember when I wrote that post about losing our “naturally skinny” metality?  Well, showing your daughter pain and injections are necessary to win beauty pageants might be one of the top choices of “What Not To Do” as a parent to preserve the naturally skinny mentality.  Click the video below to watch the segment from GMA or […]