Friday Favorites: Latest Workouts

Friday Favorites: Latest Workouts

Minnehaha Falls This last weekend my husband and I had the opportunity to spend some time with family in the Twin Cities area at Minnehaha Falls. It was great to catch up with extended family and see the beautiful falls.     We went on Saturday and we didn't realize how packed it was going [...]

Should You Detox?

Should You Detox?

I've heard lots of talk post-holidays about starting detoxes. Most of the time, it's crazy amounts of water, lemon juice and cayenne powder (yuck!) and only fruits and vegetables for days. I don't know about you, but this kind of detox would make me feel worse than I did before I started it. I don't [...]

Should I Have a Bedtime Snack?

Should I Have a Bedtime Snack?

People often believe the myth that they will gain weight or not be able to lose weight if they have a bedtime snack. "Don't eat after ___ or you will just store it!" Well, I'm here to tell you that a bedtime snack can help you with your weight goals. What matters more is the [...]

Why am I always Hungry? (Blood Sugar Rollercoaster)

Why am I always Hungry? (Blood Sugar Rollercoaster)

Have any of you ever felt starving after eating what seemed like a satisfying-enough meal? I definitely have. This is a dopamine-driven appetite. This is caused by too much insulin in our bodies. What is insulin? It’s a hormone that our body releases when we eat carbohydrates. Insulin unlocks cells to use carbohydrates as energy. [...]

Raising Healthy Eaters (+2 kid friendly recipes!)

Tips to Involve Your Children in the Kitchen Meal planning Kids like to have options, provide them with some meal ideas and have them weigh in. Plan your weekly menu together. Grocery Shopping Your child can help you create the grocery list. This will make them more familiar with the different food items. In the [...]

Should You Go Paleo?

Should You Go Paleo?

What is a paleo diet? I bet you've heard somebody, somewhere mention the "paleo" diet. This diet is based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food. Why would it be bad for [...]