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.
Did you already take time to set your 2019 intentions?
Maybe you are more organized than me, but I am just now getting the chance to really sit down to think through mine as we were still celebrating Christmas with family the week between Christmas and New Years. Whether you have or have not written down those intentions, I wanted to share a few tips I have learned over the years (thro ... 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
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I have listed a few strategies to help you enjoy a great meal while not eating so much you end up sleeping through the rest of the afternoon and missing out on the fun with your friends and family.
1. Enjoy! It is so important to enjoy this meal that happens once a year that cultivates good relationships. It is a time to feast and celebrate with those tha ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
I’ve heard from many of my clients that the holiday was tough this year. Christmas cookies were on display in the kitchen for weeks on end. The food at the family’s traditional Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas morning breakfast, and Christmas day late lunch was hard to resist. Santa dishes filled with chocolate covered goodies were in every room of the house. Travel made it tough to ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Thursday, December 15, 2016
In my last post (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/5-ways-to-enjoy-thanksgiving-without-gaining-weight), I talked about 5 strategies for avoiding weight gain over Thanksgiving. I should have included Christmas in the title because those same strategies apply for it as well.
One of those strategies was to eat protein at each meal and snack. Eating protein will fill you up therefore ... Read More
Does the approaching Thanksgiving holiday excite or scare you? Maybe both?
Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday where we set aside intentional time to be with friends and family around a table. This meal creates space for friendships to deepen and families to unite. Beautiful right?! There is one small issue with this holiday though, it can also create space for waistlines to expand.
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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