Planning for Passover (or insert your diet-busting holiday here)!

I refuse to even consider that Passover is coming until after we get past Purim. I prefer to live in sweet denial up to that point, basking in the quiet period between holidays. Eventually, though, it comes time to start planning. I’m pretty sure every culture has holidays like this that are anticipated both withContinue reading “Planning for Passover (or insert your diet-busting holiday here)!”

What Stops Me?

I’m half-watching a yoga therapy anatomy conference presentation as I write up tickets for work…as one does, when a slide catches my attention and pokes at my brain in a certain way…there’s something here beyond just yoga anatomy. “What Stops Me?” In this context, the speaker is talking about normal variation in anatomy and howContinue reading “What Stops Me?”

Supplement Review – Garden of Life SPORT Plant Based Recovery

So, I’ve talked previously about supplements and the main categories that most people begin with and whether you even need them, but this time around, I’m reviewing a specific product I tried out this week, which is a recovery drink. The purpose of this drink is to try to help your muscles recover faster afterContinue reading “Supplement Review – Garden of Life SPORT Plant Based Recovery”

What Supplements Do I Need If I’m Working Out?

The simplest answer is…you don’t. If you’re already eating a healthy diet that has plenty of protein and antioxidants, then you probably don’t need any of the wide variety of products sold as “fitness supplements.” I view these very similarly to the vitamin aisle at the pharmacy or grocery store. If you’re already eating aContinue reading “What Supplements Do I Need If I’m Working Out?”

You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy

This is a difficult and painful truth. Many of us have people in our lives we worry about, people who desperately need to make changes in their lifestyle to be healthier. It might be a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or close friend and it comes from a place of love. You can see them suffering.Continue reading “You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy”

EASY Non-Pinterest Worthy Food Prep

My food prep isn’t cute. I don’t have coordinated, perfectly-sized containers lined up in my fridge when I’m done. In fact, my fridge is smaller than a normal fridge to fit in our 1912 kitchen, so there’s no way all those cute containers you see on Pinterest would fit in there. I also am notContinue reading “EASY Non-Pinterest Worthy Food Prep”

What IS the Best Diet for Health, Weight Loss, and Longevity?

I’m a bit of a nutrition nerd, even if I don’t always follow what I learn. If you come to my house, you’ll see bookshelves lined with books about nutrition, often conflicting each other. I’ve tried almost every “diet” out there, from low carb, to paleo, to high carb, high fiber, to vegan…and everything inContinue reading “What IS the Best Diet for Health, Weight Loss, and Longevity?”

Elul, Wake Up Calls, and Why I’m Doing This…

Even if it’s not your New Year coming up, this time of year, with Fall coming in, lends itself well to new beginnings, whether it’s the energy of kids going back to school or the return to our more usual life after summer, Autumn seems to call for a similar introspection as January. For Jews,Continue reading “Elul, Wake Up Calls, and Why I’m Doing This…”

Hobbit Breakfast Scramble Recipe

This recipe is really more a template I use to make a breakfast scramble that I have for breakfast 6 days a week. It got it’s name because it’s usually my “second breakfast” and I was joking that I eat like a hobbit, with smaller meals every 2-3 hours, similar to the hobbits in LordContinue reading “Hobbit Breakfast Scramble Recipe”

How I Handle Holidays…Without Getting Off Track!

How many times have you been doing great with workouts and eating…making steady progress and then…BAM! Holidays hit and next thing you know you’re waking up in a carb inspired stupor, gravy dribbled down your chin? Ok, maybe that’s just me, but holidays are one of the toughest times for any eating plan. Most holidayContinue reading “How I Handle Holidays…Without Getting Off Track!”