How to Quit Sugar: Guide

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to cut back on the white stuff? Here are my tips for how to say “so long” to sugar and ditch it for good. Because you’re sweet enough!

Over the holidays, many people continued to tell me “you have great willpower!” after I turned down sweets and baked goods time and time again. I would tell them exactly what I’ve learned to be true over the past two years since quitting refined sugar – an idea Gretchen Rubin has remarked about a variety of habits – “it actually takes no willpower. I don’t eat any sugar because I have no willpower at all. Having no sugar removes any energy spent on deciding whether or not to have a shortbread cookie because the choice is always ‘no.’” Continue reading “How to Quit Sugar: Guide”

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Forget the Juice Cleanse; Try a Digital Detox

Lots of people have New Year’s resolutions related to food detoxes, but it may be worth considering a time-out from technology, as well.

Ok, so maybe you’ve done the lemon-ginger-cayenne pepper cleanse, the green juice diet, the raw food routine, and any other depriving detoxes at the beginning of the year. But in our ever-present tech society, doing a digital detox might be the much-needed break we need. Continue reading “Forget the Juice Cleanse; Try a Digital Detox”

Two Years Sugar-Free

This January marks two years I’ve been refined sugar-free, so I’m challenging you to do something for 30 days.

In December 2014, I was at my heaviest and after overindulging throughout the holiday that year (also happened to be my champagne birthday!) I needed a health re-start. I decided to give up sugar for one month – January 2015 – to jumpstart a healthier year (also the year I got married). Continue reading “Two Years Sugar-Free”

2017 Goals and What I Read This Year

It’s that time of year again – a time of reflection, goal-setting, and signing up for a gym membership to commit to… hopefully for longer than the month of January.

One of my 2017 goals is to read more books. I have a list of almost 100 books in the Notes app on my iPhone, and I seem to be adding to it far more quickly than I check titles off! Continue reading “2017 Goals and What I Read This Year”

Introducing: 12 Days of Fitmas!

We all need a little push to get active this time of year, so from now until Christmas, I’ll be sharing a new exercise each day on  Instagram from my sister, a certified personal trainer. They’ll be quick and easy to do anywhere with minimal equipment, and most importantly – you’ll feel the buRN!

Continue reading “Introducing: 12 Days of Fitmas!”

Behind the Blog: Getting to know each other

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.”  – Bréné Brown

I recently read a post by one of my fave recipe bloggers, Erin over at Well Plated, about self-doubt and negative self-talk, particularly after social situations. She admitted that she was nervous publishing the post, given that it was about something other than food. But by bravely sharing her story, she was able to relate to a lot of people at a personal level and her readers (myself included) appreciated her opening up. Continue reading “Behind the Blog: Getting to know each other”