I love water! The weightlessness of wading in the pool, the coolness it provides on a hot day, or the therapeutic warmth of a steamy bath. I even love the sound of water. Waterfalls, ocean waves, rainstorms…I love it all! In fact, the only thing I don’t like about water, is actually drinking it. It … Continue reading Water: Is More Always Better?
Last week I grabbed one of my favorite snacks of pita chips and hummus during my usual shopping trip. I love to snack on these while cooking dinner or relaxing in front of the TV, and my mouth was practically watering just thinking about munching on them when I got home. Plus, it's one of … Continue reading A Curious Craving for Celery
I ran into an incredibly interesting academic article while browsing through my school's online library. It was titled, "Meal-Insulin Cycle: A visual summary of the biochemical events between meals." This article caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First, it was not published in a diet and nutrition journal, like one might expect. It … Continue reading What Happens In-Between Meals?
Last week, a downblast consisting of 90mph winds, heavy rain, and hail blew through our small town, leaving some major damage in it's wake. Our family was extremely lucky to have only experienced some minor property damage and several downed trees in our yard, as others had major damage to their homes and vehicles. My … Continue reading Feeling Superhuman
November 14, 2018 was a surprising day for me. It was my friend/coworker’s birthday and I had decorated her office all things Chris Evans, AKA Captain America, and given her a package of her favorite fudge stripe cookies. After gushing over shirtless pictures of Mr. Evans plastered all over her office, she tore open the … Continue reading Fudge Stripe Cookies Now Taste Like Plastic
After several months of success on my What IF Diet Plan, I cringed at the phrase: “Breakfast is the most important meal the day.” Bull Crap! I’d lost more weight, gained more energy, and felt less hungry by skipping breakfast, (and eventually lunch,) so that statement had to be a bold-faced dirty lie. Surely cereal … Continue reading Breakfast is Still the Most Important Meal of My Day
As summer rolls in, and school winds down for both my kids and me, my husband and I have started maintaining our yard more. We absolutely love hosting cookouts and inviting friends and family over for Bar-B-Que, but our yard was a complete mess from several months of neglect over the busy school year. A … Continue reading Landfills and Bar-B-Que all on a Saturday
In my experience, intermittent fasting has very few downsides. However, as a mother of 3 very active little boys under the age of 12, there is one issue that I’ve run into several times since I started. As much as I hate to admit this, I sometimes forget that my kids need to eat. <insert … Continue reading It’s all Fun and Games Until the Kids Need to Eat…
Like most people, I became interested in fasting to lose weight. More specifically, to lose TONS of weight as QUICKLY as possible! Sound familiar? However, I soon learned that my What IF Diet Plan had nothing to do with losing weight, or any of the other physical benefits of fasting. Instead, my What IF Diet … Continue reading Take It One Half-Day a Time
A few weeks into my new eating schedule, I was having a very busy and productive day at work and like clockwork, I looked at the clock on my computer screen to see that it was 10 a.m. on the dot. Time for breakfast! Although, this time I realized that I was not hungry like … Continue reading Wait…I’m Actually Not Hungry?