They’re not glamorous, breath-taking or even mildly exciting. Instead, brown bag lunches are convenient, economical and all too often boring. But are your packed lunches becoming too mundane, unappealing and dull? If you have the brown bag blue... Read more
A few years back I typed up a list of New Year’s resolutions on a small piece of cardstock, laminated it, and put it in my wallet. On that list was the resolution to eat a salad every day, simply because eating salad always made me feel like I... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Fiber is one of the easiest nutrients to incorporate into your diet, and one of the most important. However, many Americans don’t get the much needed 25 to 35 grams recommended daily for a healthy diet. Insufficient fiber intake can increase yo... Read more
Okay so I went to my first water aerobics class. Okay so it was a walking water aerobics and at 52 I was the youngest one there. Now I wonder how to count it because it wasn't like full impact aerobics.What do you guys think?... Read more
I'm not used to drinking 8 glasses of water a day and have been tracking it here. The only trouble is from the time I get up and go to bed my tummy just keeps getting bigger. Could I be drinking too much or is it because I'm only a week in.... Read more
There are 60 calories in 1 serving of Trader Joe's Sprouted Rye Bread and 7 carbs per slice. Claims are made that sprouted grain bread does not cause as high or fast of a blood sugar rise as regular bread, but always test to make sure. A good rule is... Read more
We all know fast food isn't good for us, but sometimes it seems like there's no other option. Follow these rules, and you can drive through with a clear conscience! 11 Ways to Beef Up (the Nutrition in) Your Fast Food MealLook up nutrition info onlin... Read more
Do you remember the scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy is walking through the forest and the mean, angry trees start throwing apples at her? Sometimes I feel like I’m in that scene when I drive near my house.One time when I came out... Read more
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