Alkaline Water?

Several people close to me have recently been touting the benefits of alkaline water, so I decided to do some research.  There are claims that it improves yous skin, soothes acid reflux, promotes increased hydration, and even reduces cancer risk.  According to various sources including healthline, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.  However, some…

SPF from Food?

One of my favorite sites, Eat This, Not That, sends me regular emails with great nutrition and weight-loss secrets.  They have some awesome lists and are very informative, but this one article is a really new concept to me: you can get SPF benefits from food!  The idea never crossed my mind before.  And not…

Brain Food

Check out this great  IIFYM article : 9 Foods That Are Beneficial for Cognitive Health. For those of you that are unfamiliar with IIFYM, it stands for If It Fits Your Macros and you can learn more about that healthy lifestyle switch here.

Becoming a Morning Person

Punctuality, particularly first thing in the morning, has never been my strongest suit.  I’m such a motivated person throughout the day, and that fire can stay strong well into the evening hours when I should be winding down; then getting up and running in the morning is hell.  I read this fantastic article from Foundr about some important tips…

21 Days Later

So I’ve made it through 21 days of “clean” Paleo-ish Crossfit-eating!  Yay!  I’ve lost 13 lbs since my weigh-in on day 1.  I also measure about 2 inches less around my waist and 2 inches around my buttocks.  I feel great and I’m so glad I did it. I had a few cheat meals and definitely…

“Stay Motivated for the Long Haul”

It’s been 1 week of my changes to a lifestyle of fitness, so I thought I’d post this motivational message.  It’s from a site called Meditations for Women. “Keep the passion for change alive.” When you decide to change something in your life you start out with commitment, determination and passion to make it happen. But,…

Getting Into Fitness: 10 Tips

Today is a day for turning over a new leaf; like so many Americans, I struggle to maintain a heathy weight.  While exercise is super-important, nutrition is the key to making an impact and living healthfully, so for the next 21 days I’m going to make some drastic changes to the way I eat.  Coupled…

Fats, Oils, and Butter — Oh My!

A conversation about butter vs. Smart Balance earlier today sparked a whole bunch of research on my part to find the real truth — which is better?  I share a lot of recipes here, so I thought I’d share what I’ve read. A major tangent that came up while I was digging was finding out…