CHANGE YOUR HABITS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Chances are there is some behavior you’d like to change relating to exercise, weight loss, sleep, money, productivity or relationships. “If we change our habits, we change our lives”…claims author Gretchen Rubin in her book Better Than Before, Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of the Happiness Project,Continue reading “CHANGE YOUR HABITS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE”

Get the Most Out of Your Walking

  Here’s a link to an EXCELLENT article on walking! It details how you can change variables (speed, hills climbing, arm pumping, and more) to get the most out of your walking minutes. The tips on posture and stride  are excellent, as well. http://www.superskinnyme.com/how-to-lose-weight-walking.html  

Protein and Vegetables to Start Your Day

Trying to cut down on carbohydrates? Try this quick egg puff for breakfast. Saute veggies in olive oil in frying pan, add beaten eggs, a tiny bit of cheese (or none), seasonings, and cook slowly over low heat with a lid. Poof. A puff. A cross between an omelet and baked egg. More and more evidenceContinue reading “Protein and Vegetables to Start Your Day”

Food Rules,  a short book by Michael Pollan

“We’re very confused about food, … which is weird. I mean, what other species needs experts to tell them how to eat?”, says food expert/journalist  Michael Pollan in an NPR program interview. The more he studied about food, the shorter his book, Food Rules, became. Not advocating for one ideal diet, Mr. Pollan wants us toContinue reading “Food Rules,  a short book by Michael Pollan”

What to Eat Between Meals When You’re Really Hungry

HERE’S SOME GOOD, HEALTHY SNACKS…. Healthy eating including healthy snack options takes planning and shopping. Here’s some easy to eat, fast snacks, most of which are protein,  vegetables or fruit. I love this idea of a healthy snack drawer in the frig (skip the packaged food) which came from the blog, Life is Sweet…in Kindergarten.   VEGETABLESContinue reading “What to Eat Between Meals When You’re Really Hungry”

Healthy Eating for Weight Loss – think twice before taking that bite

The best way to lose weight  is to eat meals robust in protein and vegetables and to assure our daily consumption of carbohydrates (complex!) and fats are within recommended guidelines. Tracking what you eat can be revealing.  The USDA MyPlate is one source for guidelines on a healthy eating plan. Below is a link to the USDA site,Continue reading “Healthy Eating for Weight Loss – think twice before taking that bite”

How Much Body Fatness Do You Have? Calculate Your BMI here.

(Link to this calculator below)   Here’s a link to a BMI calculator. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categoriesContinue reading “How Much Body Fatness Do You Have? Calculate Your BMI here.”

About Me – My Story

I’m in my 60’s and I’m an athlete. No, I don’t do anything amazing like running marathons. I’m just really fit. It wasn’t always that way.  Born pre-Title Nine, I wasn’t exposed to sports; there were no teams for girls. I grew up smoking with friends at the mall.  In my 30’s I quit smokingContinue reading “About Me – My Story”