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.
Should I be taking supplements? If so, what should I take?
I am often asked these questions by clients, by friends, and those I randomly meet when I share my profession. The nutrition information and science out there about supplements can be confusing so honestly, I often ask myself the same question.
I don’t think there is one standard answer for everyone, for I believe ... Read More
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
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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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
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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By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
I think every client at one point has asked me this question: “Ginny, how do I curb the intense craving I have for _______ (insert your food drug of choice: sweet, salty or fried)?” It is such a good question, one I am continually trying to figure out myself. I’ve heard and given so many answers: “substitute fruit for chocolate” or “go for a walk outside wit ... Read More