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
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
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
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If you know me, you know I believe in the therapeutic powers of regular massage. Massage can alleviate pain in the body, banish onset headaches, enhance sleep quality and improve circulation. There’s also the instant relief of stress and relaxing those achy muscles many of us experience from repeated daily tasks. For me, that is sitting at my desk in front of the computer screen for hours at a time writing.
While I love going to my massage therapist once each month, there’s not time in my schedule to go more often. That’s not to say a neck and shoulder massage wouldn’t be welcome more often. Continue Reading
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My mother has always said I give the most unique and individual-appropriate gifts. It’s the highest compliment she’s ever paid me. I take immense pride in listening to those I love, making mental notes along the way about their needs, wants, likes and dislikes.
When a gifting occasion arises, I retrieve one of those tucked away tidbits about the individual to use as my starting point in my search for the perfect gift I know they will use and enjoy.
To that end, it usually means recipients get something that will enhance their health, or help them along the path to a healthy, balance life.
This list contains some of my top picks for health-conscious holiday gifts to give, or perhaps to gift to yourself. After all, your health should always be at the top of your list, regardless of the time of year. Continue Reading
The holidays are upon us and the Christmas candy is out in full force in stores everywhere. Because the Halloween and Valentine’s Day gluten-free candy lists are so popular (and useful!) to readers, I compiled a Christmas candy list for you.
Note: this list is not all-inclusive but I’ve tried to make sure the top Christmas candies and treats are here, including mainstream brands as well as a few specialty allergen-free candies, too. Continue Reading