“Here we go again… I’m hungry and I have to figure out what to eat…again…” -My thoughts, every single meal. I had an existential crisis with food a week ago. Nothing, and I mean nothing looked at all appetizing or delicious. Try as I might, nothing in my fridge, pantry or a restaurant looked good. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How do we get rid of that dang spare tire? How can we get a visual of those six pack abs? What’s the secret to removal of the muffin top? Here’s my answer to those questions, and a possible call to help from a local plastic surgeon… 🙂 People are constantly asking me this question, as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It isn’t popular, but then again, I didn’t choose a popular profession with the family. In fact, my kids sometimes groan when they see me coming because they know the truth: if it isn’t a holiday, I am going to limit their intake of junk food. Yes, I am the witch of West Washtenaw County. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you heard the phrase, ‘Skinny Fat?’ Well, I don’t like this term for people who are naturally thin and out of shape, but I will use this phrase for some of my favorite foods. You see, some foods will help you to stay lean, while they also contain a higher amount of fat. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Just like in Forest Gump, squash is a basic food that can be prepared in many assorted methods and dishes. However, unlike most basics, they are a nutritional powerhouse! For example, if you cut an acorn squash in half, and roast it in the oven, adding just a tiny bit of butter and brown sugar, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This week, I took in my beloved little blue car for some routine maintenance. Lots of of thing-a-ma-jiggers and what-cha-ma-call-its needed replacing and cleaning. The mechanic, of course, dutifully explained all the work and then charged the routine multiple hundreds of dollars to complete the work. Now, I can continue to drive it around (hopefully?) […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have heard this phrase from many of my clients and friends. After I tell them how often I workout, they will exclaim, “You can eat anything you want!” Sorry, that is not true…here’s why: The truth hurts: eating calories is soooooo much easier than sending them away. Even if you complete a marathon today, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fit Mommy note: My awesome friend Jenni (since middle school!!) contacted me months ago, telling me that she had started a weightloss journey. I am thrilled to say that she has made her first goal (two months early)! I think that her story is inspiring, not only because of what she has accomplished, but because she […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
In recent weeks, my doctor gave me the bad news: I am severely anemic. All of sudden, the symptoms I had been experiencing became clear (from Webmd.com): Easy fatigue and loss of energy Unusually rapid heart beat, particularly with exercise Shortness of breath and headache, particularly with exercise Difficulty concentrating Dizziness Pale skin Leg cramps Insomnia Other […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have admitted in the past that I am not a big fan of taking vitamins. In my experience, they make me sick and for the longest time, I just figured that….”If I ain’t broke, why fix it (meaning me)?” That is, until recently… A bout of sickness and fatigue has led me to a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.