5 tips on contentment during the pandemic

During this pandemic I find contentment fleeting and elusive.   The physical distancing and not meeting with family and friends is feeling really long now.  When will our world get back to normal? I keep thinking that with the next phase of the reopening I will be content.  But I’m realizing that contentment is a […]

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Things your doctor doesn’t tell you about iron absorption!

Do you know the best way to help iron be absorbed by your body?  Do you know there are some food combinations that actually reduce the amount of iron absorbed too?  I had an appointment with a dietician and I learned so much! The dietician explained that food combinations could increase or decrease iron absorption.  […]

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7 Easy steps to lose weight – diet free!

Did you gain weight over the holiday? I did! I know exactly how it happened too. I enjoyed a few extra treats for too many days. Christmas goodies are my downfall! Those empty calories added up and now my favorite jeans are tight. Grrr! It doesn’t seem fair that those pounds go on so quickly. […]

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Pep talk for a healthy Christmas

Christmas it’s a wonderful time of the year and the food is amazing! But you’ve worked too hard to blow it! Make this your healthiest Christmas. Be intentional! Choose only your favorite sweet or savoury treats. Slow down and savor every bite of the treat. If it’s not a 10, it’s not worth it! Keep […]

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My best energy tips for a busy life.

Is your life crazy busy?  The pre-Chrismas season is upon us!  It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and feel like we are always running on empty. How do we get recharged and refocused? When my life is crazy I have learned that there are some important things I need […]

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10 tips for winning the summer eating battles!

I so easily wander off the path of health and well being when summer comes.  How about you?  I love the change in routine.  But it’s so easy to fall back into old habits.  Old habits are comfortable, like a favorite pair of shoes.  Before I realize it, I’m having ice cream treats almost every […]

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How to beat the Halloween munchie monster!

The scariest part of Halloween is the munchie monster that lives in my house. Me! I can pop those treat sized chocolate bars into my mouth as easy as can be. Before I even realize it I’ve eaten 700 calories. That’s the same as eating a double quarter pounder with cheese! WOW! Not good! But […]

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Sneak in some exercise-10 tips

Exercise seems hard to add to our already crazy lives.  But when we add incidental exercise into our day it makes a difference. Incidental exercise is the exercise we get during daily activities. Activities like taking the stairs, walking the dog and doing housework. Every little change we make to be more active helps us […]

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My strategies, my struggles – summer!

I want you to know that I struggle too. I have reached some of my health goals but I have to continue to take these little steps to health. Writing this blog helps me stay accountable.  I find the summer especially hard because there is less routine and summer equals fun food! Here’s how I […]

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Secrets to incidental exercise!

Did you know there is a sneaky way to keep your body healthy and the pounds from creeping on? It’s incidental exercise. The exercise we get every day by just living life. Incidental exercise in part of my healthy lifestyle. My kids tease me because I park at the farthest corner of the parking lot […]

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10 Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

Tis the season for eating! Everywhere I go there will be tempting goodies. Then I’ll add some holiday stress and I’ll have the perfect combination for overeating.  My favorite foods – turkey, stuffing, gravy, pie, cookies, rich desserts and chocolates will be within my reach. But this year is going to be different! I have […]

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The perfectionists’ guide to drinking water!

Ever wish there was a perfect formula for how many cups of water we should drink? Sorry, but there isn’t one! My research found the amount is very individual. It is based on our weight, our activity level and the climate we live in. But keep reading right to the end to find the perfect […]

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