If you read my recent article about how research shows counting calories makes some people gain weight, you know that calculating caloric intake really is not for everyone. However, it is something that works for some individuals. I can’t stress enough how different each human body and mind is and how everyone’s approach needs to be customized to their system. So for those of you who do count calories and who are interested in ways to almost effortlessly cut calories you don’t really need Continue Reading
Travel is in my blood. Or maybe my bones. Maybe both. Either way, taking off to explore new places – near and far – is a significant part of my life and has been since I was in my late teens when I packed up and moved to Australia for a few years. I’ve been on the go ever since.
Dreamy shares my love of travel, and our favorite spots happen to be more far than near these days, with France at the top of our list. That’s our favorite coastal spot, Dieppe, in the picture up top.
While prepping for our upcoming return to France, I considered essential items I simply cannot leave home without (and I’m not just talking about my Amex!). It occurred to me you might be interested (or curious), so I compiled a list of my Top Travel Essentials for a Long Flight. I hope you enjoy and possibly even garner a few tips for your next getaway! Continue Reading
This is the time of year many of us make adjustments to our habits and behaviors, including the foods we eat. I know a lot of people who are cutting back on sugar, salt, dining out and meat as part of their New Year strategy to a healthier body. That’s why I’m happy to be able to tell you about fabulous tools that can help you with your endeavors! Continue Reading
Chances are you know someone who diligently counts every calorie in an effort to lose or maintain their weight. While there is no one-size-fits all approach to weight loss (or anything else, for that matter), this method does work for some individuals; however, for others, when it comes to weight loss, counting calories can backfire and lead to weight gain instead.
Research from the University of California San Francisco reveals dieters who restrict calories as well as those who count calories without restricting them have increased cortisol levels.
Before we realize the connection between increased cortisol levels and weight gain, let’s discuss what cortisol is and its function in the body. Continue Reading
Happy New Year! It’s time to dust off the holiday glitter, pack away those ugly Christmas sweaters and get back to basics with healthier meals at home. I have just the recipe to transition us into the healthier frame of mind without giving up anything when it comes to taste.
Let’s Get Back to Basics with an Easy, Budget-Friendly, Healthier Meal
I’m teaming up with my friends at Kroger to bring you this easy go-to meal. It’s as kind to your budget as it is your waistline. You won’t believe how tasty these 2-Ingredient Oven Crisp Chicken Nuggets are. The best part is this healthier version of a restaurant-style favorite pleases the entire family!
A Versatile Meal that Suits Your Family’s Dietary Needs
I’m so happy to welcome my first guest blogger, Jackie Aanonsen McEwan, of Gluten Free Follow Me. Jackie is a very knowledgeable about gluten-free eateries and products, and just a warm personality in general. I enjoy following her site, as well as her social media channels. They’re all listed at the end of this post, so be sure to give her a follow! Today, Jackie is sharing her best tips on Dining Out Gluten Free. Thank you, Jackie, for these great pointers!!
Welcome Jackie of Gluten Free Follow Me
Hi! I’m Jackie, and I’m the founder of Gluten Free Follow Me, the Guide to Dining Gluten Free in NYC, California, and beyond. I’m so excited that Gigi and I are both guest blog posting on each other’s blogs this week! And I’m here to tell you that you CAN eat out without negotiating your gluten free diet and to give you some tips on dining out when gluten free! Continue Reading