Category: Food

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Little Kids and the No Sugar Challenge

“Mom, I want to do a 40 day no sugar challenge.” I never expected those words to be uttered by my six year old, but when she did, I was delighted. It never crossed my mind that something like this would be too hard for a child. Little kids are strong, resilient creatures who, with some motivation and the right kind...

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What Happened When I Gave Up Gluten, Dairy, Sugar & Grains for a Month

January is always a good month for diets. I kicked off the year with a simple plan of attack: No gluten, dairy, grains or added sugar One glass of wine a night 6-7 servings of fruits and veggies a day I figured there was no better time to start a nutrition reset (yay for postpartum weight loss!), get my energy...

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How to Nail a Diet on Your First Try

The first time I went on a gluten free diet, I lasted three days. I didn’t fare much better on my second and third attempts. Six months and four tries later, I finally figured out how to stick with the program. Over time, it became my new normal. Unfortunately, it all fell apart when I entered my final months of pregnancy. That, followed by childbirth,...

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Want to Make Some Changes this Year? Start With Your Keystone Habits

Do you have a long list of resolutions for the year? I do. Here it is: Learn guitar Practice piano every day Make music on Garage band Write every day Grow this blog Lose the baby weight Stay clutter free Improve Spanish Learn Italian Record my family history Start a side business Become a wine snob Sure, it’s a little crazy, but at least...

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My Struggles With Food and Fatigue

I’m having a bad month. I’m crashing in the afternoons in a big way. I haven’t meditated in weeks and am struggling to stay productive. Admittedly, in my frustration and self pity, I’ve slipped a number of times, sneaking bites of cheese, adding dollops of ketchup onto my bread-less burger, loading up on the rice and potatoes, and drinking too much wine. In the...