40 Days of Yummy – Day 14 – The Fat Fast

Fasting means different things to different people but often when you hear the word fasting, you might think of abstaining from all food for a specified period – if a person says they’ve been fasting for two days, you might think no food has passed their lips in 48 consecutive hours. Sometimes, that is what…

5 Sugar Detox Surprises

It’s officially Day 10 and these are the 5 best (and surprising) things about the sugar detox: All the salads. All the options. All the health benefits.       Cutting down on the processed sugar-laden foods gives this lighter, healthier feeling in your tummy. That’s quite an addictive feeling. Knowing your drink options are water, water, or…

WIAW – Sugar Detox Day 7 

Eat Right Breakfast:  Tuna salad sandwich with greens and roasted red pepper, water with orange slices. (Fun fact: I have a summer cold so I had glasses of water with orange slices x about 20 and made about the same number of trips to the bathroom. Fun indeed!) Lunch:  salad with carrots, apples, greens, tomatoes,…

10 Day Sugar Detox Day 6: Summer Survival

The temperature in NYC is expected to hit a high of 92 degrees… with humidity making it feel even warmer than that. When it’s hot like this, the tendency is to cool down with frozen lemonade, cold sodas, ice pops, ice cream… all sugary treats. The only way to get through the heat without compromising…

10 Day Sugar Detox Day 4 and 5

It’s hard to resist the sugary drinks and cakes and cookies that are plied on me on the weekend. As a matter of fact, I accidentally drank some juice before I realized I wasn’t supposed to drink it. It was only a few sips so I figure I’m okay.  I was at dinner after a…

10 Day Sugar Detox Day 3

Five tips that have helped me get through the Sugar Detox thus far:  Replace sugary drinks and soda with water. Add fruit chunks for flavor if necessary.     Have a plan for snacks – bananas, apples, nuts.    Plan ahead to prevent making hunger-motivated decisions – have items on hand so you can make delicious salads…

10 Eat-Right Tips You Should Adopt Today

Most of us eat at least three meals a day, every day. If you’ve been planning to eat better, every meal is an opportunity to make a good choice.   Sure, there are diets that focus on all the things you should exclude: Paleo – exclude the grains; Vegetarian – exclude the meat; Vegan – exclude the dairy; Atkins –…

Currently

Currently, I am … Nursing a cold and headache #whydoesmyheadfeelsomuchheavierthanitdidyesterday … but I refuse to be kept down by a cold which is why I am also… Celebrating… knocking out at an hour at the gym anyway – 35 mins on the arc trainer, 25 mins doing steps, abs machines and floor exercises #sweatpink #exercisemakesmehappy…

What To Eat Before Christmas

How should  you eat before a feast?  My friend and I joined the gym two months ago and although we don’t go religiously, we both feel like we haven’t been seeing the results we would have liked to this point. And I know diet is to blame. Yes, Thanksgiving was a delicious bust. but a…

WIAW: Going Rogue

What to eat after thanksgiving when your appetite is still high but you’re trying to get back to regular sized portions? With no meal plans this week, I’m just eating what I love. Like chunky peanut butter on whole wheat bread with Apple slices and chia seeds… … like this sampler plate… … and salads…

Eat Like It’s Winter

It’s Winter in NYC. Although winter is still officially a month away, the temperatures are in the low 20s and it makes us (me) want to get warm, filling meals, the stick-to-your-ribs kinda meals. Like oatmeal or hot chocolate in the morning and soup or chili or macaroni pie waiting for you in the evening…

Happiness In A Bowl

Vegetarian chili, homemade kale chips and grilled salmon were high on my list of things to make in my meal plan for this week. I’m off plan a bit because the vegetarian chili was so delicious, it’ all I’ve wanted to eat. I actually made a 5 bean/peas chili – black beans, kidney beans, yellow split peas,…