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Be You

I was reading an article and it made me think of fitness and health and how women define themselves by what they see in magazines and social media. That is why this article put a smile on my face, because the author said she’s not sorry for being who she is and she loves the

One diet DOES NOT Fit All

There isn’t one perfect diet that fits all. Everyone’s body reacts differently to food so a diet that works for your friend, may not be one that works for you. For years I tried to follow eating plans that were built for other people instead of actually figuring out what worked for me. I wondered

What Makes A Mom?

What makes a mom? If you asked 100 people this question, there would probably be 100 different answers. I was thinking about this question, because I am a mom now and I want to be the best mom I can be. But what does that look like? I have a great example, because I have

Quality vs. Quantity

How many of you feel like if you aren’t spending hours in the gym, you aren’t going to get a “good” workout or you won’t be able to reach your fitness goals? I used to feel the same way. I would spend hours exercising and I would never feel like I was getting anywhere! The

Attaching Emotions to Food

Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to eat healthy on special occasions? I know for me I used to dread them because I knew there was going to be so much food (and not all of it healthy) and I would feel like I was ravenous and had to eat it all! I don’t

Garlic Honey Chicken and Vegetables

The reason I want to share this recipe is because it’s so easy and I love the creative sauce they use for the chicken. I frequently make chicken and vegetables, but I am always looking for new ways to marinate and coat the chicken. It does involve a little bit of sugar, but it’s not

Living In the Moment

What does it mean to live in the moment? I try my best to live each day as a new day and not focus on what I could have done yesterday, or what I might be doing in the future—but it’s not always an easy task. “If you are depressed, you are living in the


Perfection is a dangerous word! When you strive for perfection, you are setting yourself up for failure. If you have a goal of having a six-pack, running a marathon, bench-pressing 200 pounds, or doing 20 pull-ups, it’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication. It will not happen overnight. There are no


Do you know why you get cravings? Sugar is an addictive substance, but cravings cover more than just sugary foods. Most cravings are caused by a substance called excitotoxins. Dr. Cathie Lippman, founder of the Lippman Center for Optimal Health, explains that “excitotoxins are substances, usually amino acids, that stimulate taste receptors on the tongue.


1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed) 2 to 4 tbsp water 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 to 4 cloves garlic (depending on how spicy you like it) ¾ tsp ground cumin ¼ to ½ tsp salt Add all ingredients into a food processor and process until

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