Happy Halloween

I made these and took them to my fourth grader’s class today for her Halloween party. Most of the kids gobbled them up. I can’t take credit for coming up with the idea, I found them on Pinterest, but they were fun to make. These are great examples of relatively quick (the carrot jack-o-lantern took…

What Does 200 Calories Like?

The quality of your calories matters. Filling your diet with nutrient-dense foods is key to weight management and better health. Nutrient-dense foods are foods that have a lot of nutrients and are relatively low in calories, with a few exceptions such as avocados and nuts. Eating a nutrient-rich diet can decrease your risk for certain…

Healthier Alternatives For This Year’s Trick-or-Treat

Halloween is right around the corner and candy is an inevitable part of the festivities. Here are some creative alternatives for this year’s trick-or-treats to make it more about the spooky fun and less about the sweet treats. I promise one less piece of candy won’t be missed. ❖Colorful pencil or pens ❖Stickers ❖Glow in…

Beautiful Weather For a Run/Walk

The weather right now could not be more perfect for getting outside and being active.  This weekend is the Go Pink 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk and the American Heart Association Heart Walk. The Go Pink Run is presented each year to benefit the Joanna Francis Living Well Foundation.  The Heart Walk is one of the premier cause…

Help Your Metabolism Work With You Instead of Against You

Metabolism is often the go-to scapegoat when people struggle with their weight. If that scale won’t budge many people immediately blame their lagging metabolism. Metabolism is basically the process the body uses to turn food or calories into energy.  The faster and more efficiently our metabolism works, the better for calorie burn and desired results…