Hi, I'm Ginny and this is my blog where I share interesting facts on food and fitness, the latest health and wellness research, my latest recipe experiments (mainly on my husband who is a willing subject), as well as a little inspiration from my learnings on living a full and vibrant life. Check out my ME page to find information on what I do and how I could help you or someone you know.
Recently, I made big changes to my diet. And I feel better than ever.
I have been on a healing journey over the last 8 months. Back in December 2017, I lost a baby 23 weeks into pregnancy. It was a traumatic experience physically, emotionally, and spiritually. After months of allowing my body, soul and spirit to rest and recover, I decided it was time to pursu ... Read More
I recently wrote a blog for the integrative medical practice I work with, CentreSpring MD. I thought I would share the helpful information and tips on my blog as well. Everyone could use a little encouragement to eat their greens!
Eating greens every day is ESSENTIAL for good health. Greens are one food I recommend everyone eat, every day. Really, they are that important! Study after s ... Read More
I worked hard to stay fit during my pregnancy (I wrote about how I worked at it in this previous blog post (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/how-to-prioritize-taking-care-of-yourself)). I was sure it would help me have a smooth delivery and bounce back into shape post pregnancy. And it did!
Yet, what I didn’t expect was how long it would take me to get back to where I was b ... Read More
“You go girl!” I heard that a few times and even got 2 high-fives on my Saturday afternoon run (or should I say jog) this past weekend.
I was a little surprised at these reactions. I was just doing my thing, in my normal zone, focused on my running as usual. Then I realized I probably did look a little strange running because I am ALL belly these days.
I tend to for ... Read More
This weekend my husband and I went on a date. Finally!
Between being busy with travel, moving, organizing a new home, and figuring out all the baby gear we need, we have not had a proper date in a while. We actually planned a fun dinner at a new restaurant in town. We love experiencing new places so this was a perfect date night for us.
Though we had a great night, we both felt ... Read More
Can I drink my nice glass of wine and still achieve my health goals? Can I drink my afternoon beer and still lose weight?
Every time I speak to a group about healthy nutrition principles, I get that question. Seriously, ever time. Most of my clients ask that question in our first meeting. People I randomly meet and share what I do ask me that question.
It’s a common one. ... Read More
Why would you want to boost your metabolism? Maybe you want to lose weight. Maybe you want to increase your productivity at work. Maybe you want to avoid getting sick from allergies or the common cold. Or maybe you want to build more muscle mass and see the effort you are putting in at the gym pay off.
All these are great reasons for wanting to boost your metabolism. So how do you actu ... Read More
“What are the top supplements you recommend?” If I have heard that question once, I have heard it a thousand times over my years of coaching nutrition. Especially these days.
We are inundated with messages of needing all types of supplements because our environment, our stress levels, and the poor quality of our food. There are tons of supplements out on the market that can ... Read More