Live Mindfully

It’s the Day After Thanksgiving! Congratulations to those who made mindful choices during the holiday meal. I know that took some planning and determination! If you are feeling discouraged today- please don’t be. Yesterday was just one day in the Holiday Challenge. It doesn’t mean that the challenge is over and you can’t be mindful… Continue reading »

Free Webinar: December 9th at 12:00pm EST Steps to Eating the Med Way: Change Your Protein Nutrition Decisions Mini Series: Steps to Eating the Med Way The response to the first Med Instead of Meds webinar was overwhelming. We want to give you the tools you need to Go Med AND answer all of your questions. As… Continue reading »

Are Tupperware containers filled with leftovers from the holidays bombarding your refrigerator? Make room and reduce food waste by fixing a turkey soup with your leftovers! You can use any of your leftover thanksgiving vegetables like Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans, carrots, and the most important ingredient: your leftover turkey. Here’s what you’ll need… Continue reading »

The holiday season is fast approaching and I just completed my annual check-up. The nurse had checked my weight, heart rate and blood pressure and I sat on the examination bed waiting for the doctor to read the results. “Well,” I asked as she sat in her chair typing into her laptop. “Your heart rate… Continue reading »

Many of us have holiday memories that are near and dear to our hearts. In most cases, we associate these memories with food. If you have a favorite holiday food that may not fit within your diet, it does not necessarily mean that you should cut it out. In the Mindful Holiday Eating webinar found… Continue reading »

The 2016 Holiday Challenge is ONE Week Away! You are invited to join the 11th annual Holiday Challenge. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week challenge provides participants with tips, tricks, and ideas to help maintain their weight throughout the holiday season. We currently have 49 out of the 50 states (missing… Continue reading »

It’s getting unbelievably close to the start of the Holiday Challenge (November 14th), and we kicked off this year with a fabulous 10th annual Holiday Challenge Taste Test! The Holiday Challenge Taste Test is an annual event in which we determine which recipes will be included in the Holiday Challenge. Each team member chooses a… Continue reading »

“Mom, how do you spell zucchini?” asked my eight – year old son this past weekend. He was sitting across from me on the kitchen counter as I was peeling & dicing carrots for lunch and he was jotting down the grocery list for me. He asked about a few other spellings and suggested we… Continue reading »

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!  It’s that time of year… the start of the slippery slope into the Holiday season. Yup, I said it! You know the drill, eat too much candy on Halloween, oops here’s Thanksgiving, then one blink it’s Christmas and suddenly our pants aren’t quite fitting so well. BUT this year we can join together to… Continue reading »

Signals of fall include decrease in temperature, pumpkins everywhere, Halloween costumes – but for me, I know it is fall when I start seeing Pumpkin Spice Latte signs at Starbucks. I love Starbucks. I am not ashamed to admit it. I also love all that is pumpkin. The first pumpkin spice latte I had I… Continue reading »