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.
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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I absolutely love fall. It is one of the most spectacular times of the year. I love the weather, for I can sip on a warm cup of coffee early in the morning snuggled up in a blanket and can enjoy a long evening run because it is still light at 6pm. I love the colors of the leaves, how they gradually change from green to bright hues of red, yellow, and orange. I love that it is the season for co ... Read More
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
“You go girl!” I heard that a few times and even got 2 high-fives on my Saturday afternoon run (or should I say jog) this past weekend.
I was a little surprised at these reactions. I was just doing my thing, in my normal zone, focused on my running as usual. Then I realized I probably did look a little strange running because I am ALL belly these days.
I tend to for ... 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 ran 6.2 miles this past Monday in the Peachtree Road Race. Yes, I am 7 months pregnant.
After I posted a picture of my husband, baby Streib, and I starting the race on Instagram, I had tons of questions on how I do it. I took some time this week to really think about how I have worked to stay fit during my pregnancy and why it has mattered to me.
I focus on my big vision
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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