My Body is Going Rogue

I turned 52 four months ago and my body is staging a coup.

It reached a crescendo last week. I realized that my normally favorite bra was suddenly irritating the tar out of me and constantly needing readjusted. It wasn't too old and it wasn't stretched out and it was fine probably the day before. I figured I must have gained 10 pounds over night. But then the suddenly

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Tasty, Satisfying Snacks That Are Healthy Too

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Real fruit bars - no added ingredients. It's hard for me to keep fresh fruit around because of how quickly it spoils and because I don't like to go to the store several times a week. Another challenge with fresh fruit is that it's messy. These bars are fabulous. All they are is the dehydrated version of actual fruit; nothing added. So they last longer and they're portable. I've seen them in apple-blueberry, apple-mango, and apple-pear combos. Obviously this wouldn't fill you up when you feel like you could eat the whole pantry, but they're great to bring along on errands or when you just need to take the edge off.

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”Help! I’m Craving a Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Blizzard and a Side of Biggie Fries!” Getting Real About Dealing With Real Food Cravings – Part 1

You've probably read those articles that tell us to drink a glass of water or chew ice chips to stave off hunger, right? Or wait 30 minutes and let it pass? And you laughed - or cried - at how unrealistic that is?

I know I certainly have!

Here's the thing, my sisters. Do not let them make you feel...

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10 Things to Try to Start Loving Fruits & Vegetables

I remember many a traumatic evening of facing vegetables on my plate as a kid. I attempted all the familiar maneuvers: hiding peas in my napkin; “accidentally” flinging a few cooked carrots onto the floor when trying to reach for something; dramatically gagging while trying to swallow zucchini and insisting that my body just could not force them down; refusing to eat succotash and having to stay at the table after everyone else was done until that evil concoction was consumed.

Then came some miraculous day…

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I’ll Start on Monday… Getting the Body You Want Without Trying to Lose Weight

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “muscle weighs more than fat.” And then the comeback that “a pound of muscle and a pound of fat both weigh the same pound.”

Here’s the point: muscle takes up less space than fat. So let’s reprogram ourselves, because the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. We shouldn’t be using it as the indicator of …

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I’ll Start on Monday… 5 Delicious, Filling & Healthier Breakfast Ideas

If you’re really going to start on Monday, make that impression on your brain first thing in the morning! Plan for breakfast. Eating food that is filling and won’t put you on the sugar rush-crash-crave-repeat or food coma roller coaster is a really great way to set yourself up for success the rest of the day.

{*Going the Distance food basics are: fresh, real food, as minimally processed as possible, no or very little added sugar, nothing artificial, from scratch – no or very little packaging,]

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