Plant Life

Today marks two years of not eating anything with a face. I discussed my reasons for moving toward a plant-based diet here, but two years in, a review of the process seems in order. There have been many failed recipes. Homemade bean burgers that fell apart before we even got them out of the oven, … Continue reading Plant Life

DIY Mayo!

I love LOVE mayonnaise on things like sandwiches, in potato salad, egg salad and also for use in creamy dressings like ranch! What I am not a huge fan of is processed commercial made mayos - love their flavor, but not the preservatives and soy-based ingredients. I went looking for a "tastes like Best Foods" … Continue reading DIY Mayo!

Learning, Learning, and More Learning

Since the phone call, I have met with a registered dietician in my area twice and have gained a wealth of knowledge. So much of which is counter to what we are taught as trainers. (Not to mention the crap nutrition info that gets passed around on the internet!) During the first session, I was poised to take … Continue reading Learning, Learning, and More Learning

Turn Off the Noise

I'm really tired. I'm tired of all the drama, the hype, the noise around pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Have you heard the term orthorexia? According to the National Eating Disorders Association: Orthorexia nervosa is not currently recognized as a clinical diagnosis in the DSM-5, but many people struggle with symptoms associated with this term. Those who … Continue reading Turn Off the Noise

WonderFull Wednesday: Confessions

I admit it. Throughout the entire weight loss journey I never once journaled my food intake. All the statistics say that when you write down everything you eat, you eat less, you make better choices and it's easier to pinpoint problem areas to correct. I know this in my head. I fortunately had an accountability … Continue reading WonderFull Wednesday: Confessions