We feed our children too much sugar. I think we probably all know that as a society, we consume too much of it. Even if you don't consider all of the ways that it's secretly hiding in our food. Too much. I've always been wary of how much sugary drinks and candies my daughter Lena… Continue reading Too Much Sugar
We all know that what you eat makes a difference in how you feel, what you look like, how your body functions, your life expectance as well as a ton of other things (I really could go on and on). When you consider that the food that we eat can either make you healthy or… Continue reading What Your Food Eats Matters
For the last week or so I've had a little cold. I knew that I might get one when my daughter was stuck home for several days. She ran a fever, then later developed a runny nose. Actually the cough was the first symptom. That's unusual for her and me - usually the cough comes… Continue reading A Little Cold
Another update this week on my stats. Ya'll are probably going to get tired of hearing about my glucose and ketone numbers, because I'll admit that I'm a bit obsessed at the moment. I'm an accountant by trade so I like numbers. I like statistics even more. Lately I've gone deep down the rabbit hole,… Continue reading Suddenly A Science Geek?
A couple of weeks ago I ordered a glucose and ketone monitor. It's one little machine that tests both ketones and glucose in your blood. It felt like it took forever to arrive, but it was really only a couple of days to process the order and then a couple for shipping. The monitor had… Continue reading Empowered By A Glucose & Ketone Monitor
I'm going to lay some truth on you guys today. I'm struggling lately to get back into Ketosis. Every day brings a battle with my brain. It keeps coming up with reasons to indulge in a carbohydrate heavy food. So Monday, after having some french fries at lunch, I sat down a evaluated my thoughts… Continue reading Excuses Are Like Opinions, Everybody’s Got One
You and I both know that the world is full of temptations. In money, relationships, but especially in weight loss. We had a lot of social events this week and I had a lot of stressors at work. I have a long history as a stress/emotional eater. I didn't manage my thoughts well and the… Continue reading Tiramisu Has Healthy Fats
This may shock some of you, you may assume that I'm the kind of person that always sets a resolution at the beginning of each year, but I don't. I've never like the cliche of a New Year's resolution. But I do like setting goals. This year I've decided to step out of my comfort… Continue reading I Don’t Make Resolutions.
Last week I wrote about buffering. Just to recap... Buffering is any action you engage in to avoid feeling an emotion. I admitted that I buffer with food aka emotional eating. Many of us buffer emotion with social media, etc. I buffer when I have a task that I think will be long, complicated or… Continue reading Processing Emotion
I listened to a podcast episode this week about goals. The speaker was talking about the components in achieving any goal you set for yourself. He did a great job of explaining each component and gave a concrete example of how you would apply each one. His example was his goal of reaching “optimal health”.… Continue reading There is More to Optimal Health Than Your Weight