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.
No, I’m not going to talk about protein or fat.
Though those two nutrients are critical for good health, they get talked about all the time in the health and wellness circles. The one I want to talk about is not quite as “popular” as the other two, but just as important.
What nutrient is it?
Dietary fiber is essential for optimal health.
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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
Do you struggle to get enough protein in your diet?
Studies show that eating a diet rich in quality protein can help you lose weight, build and maintain muscle mass, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy.
You don’t need to eat a crazy amount of protein every day to experience these benefits. The current Dietary Guideline recommendation is to aim to get between 1 ... Read More
My husband loves oatmeal for his breakfast most every morning.
My daughter loves the same.
So oatmeal has become a staple in our home the past few months. I love that my husband and daughter have a special bond over their morning meal.
Though I am not a huge fan of bowl of oatmeal for my morning meal, I love cooking it for all of the following reasons:
1. It is packed ... 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
I recently started working with 4 new clients who are all trying to lose weight. In reviewing their current eating plan, most of them are either not eating breakfast or eating very little (a protein bar while heading out the door for work). I shared with each of these clients why eating breakfast was essential to achieving their weight loss goals and suggestions on what to eat for their partic ... Read More
I received a few texts this past Sunday from family and friends wishing me a happy Mother’s Day. I hadn’t thought about celebrating Mother’s Day at this point. I didn’t feel I was technically a “mom” yet. But as the texts rolled in encouraging me that I am caring for and nurturing my baby, I realized that I am at the beginning stages of being a mom!
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