Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds. – Orison Swett Marden
We all face opposition to achieving our goals. If the road towards success were easy, everyone would have it, thereby making [...]
Did you know that many schools are banning chocolate milk in an effort to address the childhood obesity epidemic? Read my latest Working Mother blog post to see why I strongly feel that this is not the right solution for improving the health of our kids. I’d love to hear what you think.
Research shows that having frequent sex (safe sex in a committed relationship of course) offers many health benefits including weight loss, improved mood and a closer relationship. Sex burns approximately 150-200 calories per half hour. Given the recent research that shows exercise is equally beneficial done in 15-20 minute bursts throughout the day, [...]
Study after study shows that people basically eat three pounds of food a day, regardless whether the food is high calorie or low calorie. Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a nutrition research at Pennsylvania State University, has conducted a ton of research on appetite and has found time and time again that people feel just as [...]
My name is Stacy I am completely addicted to sugar.
I thought I was OK because I don’t eat the foods that blatantly scream “sugar” like store-bought cookies, soda or sugary cereals, but I still consume way too much sugar. I HAVE to have a special treat every night and I look forward to [...]
I know, I know, slow cooker carrot cake doesn’t exactly sound mouth-watering, but trust me, this cake is one of the most delicious, moist, decadent cakes I’ve had in a long time. The best part – it’s healthy, low in calories & take mere minutes to make.
This clean eating approved carrot cake is [...]
Check out my blog post on Working Mother magazine today about the importance of sleep. I’d love to hear what you think! I need to make some changes peeps! This 5:00 a.m. wake-up everyday is NOT working for me!
I love Trader Joes! Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways:
1. They are inexpensive
2. They carry a wide selection of healthy, organic and fresh foods
3. Their Trader Joes brand is high quality
4. They sell grass-fed beef and chicken with no antibiotics or hormones
I shop at Trader Joes [...]
Check out my latest article in Suburban Woman magazine. It’s about my “marathon” journey to weight loss. Would love to hear what you think!
Given that my last name is Cacciatore, you would think that Chicken Cacciatore would be part of our family’s regular repertoire of meals. However, traditional chicken cacciatore can be high in calories, especially when served over pasta, so I hadn’t prepared the beloved family recipe in years.
I bought fresh mushrooms at Trader Joes last [...]