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.
Several months ago I posted 4 food rules I try to live by every day (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/4-food-rules-i-try-to-live-by). One of these rules is to eat mainly plants. Why is this rule so important to living healthfully?
1. Protects your body from all kinds of disease, cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and dementia
The list of nutrients in vegetables that protect ... 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
Bathing suits, shorts, sleeveless shirts, summer’s must-have wardrobe items. You may love them or loath them. Whatever your preference is, we all wouldn’t mind slimming down so our arms and legs look toned and defined when we throw these outfits on for the summer months. I mean who wouldn’t want Jennifer Aniston’s legs and David Beckham’s arms, right?!
Duri ... Read More
“If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.” Errick McAdams, celebrity personal trainer
I live by this motto.
So what do I stock in my fridge so I can eat well? Here is my current list:
Hummus (I love any kind! I’m currently liking the black bean and edamame flavors)
Guacamole (perfect for an afternoon snack or topping my black be ... Read More
What is your biggest challenge to eating healthfully?
How can I help you learn to take care of yourself so you can thrive and experience the fullness of life?
I want to know what you need! Please take a few minutes to answer a 10 question survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z7L7DXN) that will help me better know and meet your needs.
Back to my original question: i ... 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
Spring is here! I love the beginning of a new season, especially spring. Spring means longer days with more sunlight (and vitamin D), warmer weather (I much prefer sandals to rain boots), and new life and colors popping up around every corner. It invites hope. Hope for new beginnings, excited anticipation for the growth that will happen not only in creation, but in you.
I am anticipating ... Read More
Who wants arms, legs, and abs with well-defined muscle tone? Raise your hands. Both of mine are up.
As a certified specialist in sports nutrition, I work with all kinds of athletes. From the corporate athlete to the high school competitive swimmer to the full time mom running 5ks, all seem to have one common goal: "toned and fit muscles." Why? It improves our confidence in the way ... Read More