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.
Have you ever gone on vacation and lost all sense of control with what you are eating?
I hear this time and time again. Recently I was talking with a client who after going on vacation was having to make up ground when he returned because he gained weight. We tend to give ourselves permission to forget our normal disciplines and “go all out” when we get into vacation mode. ... 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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I celebrated my 36th birthday this past weekend. I cannot believe I am now closer to 40 than 30. But 40 is the new 30, right?!
It was a beautiful weekend full of some of my favorites, a massage, a new dress, a manicure, a long run on a sunny afternoon, a dinner at a new restaurant with my husband, and sweet texts and phone calls from so many friends and family. I felt loved and special ... Read More
Over the weekend, I spent time with my 86 year old grandmother, Bambi. She got that nickname from one of my cousins when he was a child, and it has stuck for 30+ years. Fits her perfectly. She is fading in health so I decided I wanted to sop up as much time with her as I could. It was a sweet time spent with the women of my family, my mom and aunt included, and the women of the small community ... Read More
I see it over and over again. Whatever health goal or focus one of my clients has, drinking a smoothie for a meal or snack just works. Every time.
In our fast-paced society, we spend less and less time eating a meal. This pains me, because I believe meals are one of the most important tools for overall health of a person. Meals help you savor and enjoy food, and they promote the o ... Read More
Is there a right or wrong way to eat?
Does this question nag at you as you think about what to make the family for dinner? Does it paralyze you as you walk through the grocery store? Does it cause you to throw your hands in the air, yell “forget it!” and out of spite order the hamburger and fries for lunch?
Let me free you. Switch this question for another one: &l ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I have worked with a lot of busy professionals in my roles as a manager of a corporate wellness program and as a registered dietitian. I have coached presidents and vice presidents of companies and business consultants who spend a good majority of their week on a plane. I have worked with managers who spend the majority of their day going from meeting to meeting with no breaks. When these cli ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 06, 2016
It’s that time of year again. My social media accounts are full of people’s goals for the new year. I see pictures of smoothie bowls and running shoes and words about showing compassion to oneself and others. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed at trying to set goals at the beginning of the year. It is daunting to try to figure out what you want to accomplish in one year. A year can seem ... Read More