Hosting Holiday Gatherings

Eat This, Not That! put out an article called 17 Secrets Every Holiday Party Host Needs to Know.  If you’re going to take their advice on a signature beverage, you can try my Sparking  Spiced Citrus Sangria as your cocktail of choice.  As a seasoned veteran in the Christmas Dinner arena, I found that these…

Too Much Sugar!

We’re right in the thick of the holiday season–the first binge-eating holiday has passed, and we’re plummeted right into the most wonderful retail-rushing, Starbucks-grabbing, family-visiting, cookie-baking, holiday-partying, cocktail-downing time of the year.  I always have a killer sweet-tooth, but with all this holiday madness whirling around me (and it’s sweater season anyway, you can’t see…

Binge-Eating Recovery

I found this great article from Eat This, Not That! about how to recovery from a food-binge.  Not only did I go hard on Thanksgiving, but I continued to overeat on Friday and really didn’t feel well.  Some of these tips will really help me get back on track to feel better physically and mentally. …

Brain Food

The foods we eat impact every single part of our bodies, so eating healthful foods isn’t just part of maintaining a fit physique.  Eat This, Not That! put out this list of foods that help maintain focus, improve memory, decrease the likelihood of issues like Alzheimer’s disease, and more.    They also list some harmful foods…

Adaptogens!

I’ve been taking adaptogens for several years and I think they’re an important part of my ability to cope with my high-impact line of work.  What are adaptogens?  They’re super-foods, plants, and herbs that help us “adapt” to stress and maintain inner balance.  Different adaptogens target different parts of our bodies and brains and give…

Fuel for Mind and Body

Your diet plays a major role in your overall well being, not just your level of physical fitness.  For one, when we like the way we look and feel more confident it elevates our mood.  Additionally, the vitamins and nutrients we take in through food (or not) can have a major impact on focus, headaches,…

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…

Help Eliminate Food Waste

Here’s a really awesome infographic on America’s food waste problem.  Knowledge is power, now you’re armed to fight it. 🙂 I found that on UpWorthy, check it out here.