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 Wednesday, February 17, 2016
I’ll admit, I used to not be obsessed with eating organic. I knew I should buy the “dirty dozen” foods organic, like apples, grapes, celery, but other than that I would buy the standard and what I viewed as less expensive produce and meats. I used to recommend this to my clients as well.
Over the years, I have slowly changed my mind. Mainly due to two of my own discov ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Ansley, one of my past clients and now great friend, has a remarkable story on how she transformed her life by taking care of herself, starting with her health. I asked her a few questions about her journey of freedom from consuming thoughts of insecurity to confidence in the woman she is created to be.
Her story inspires me to keep taking care of myself. I hope it inspires you to do t ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Do you live by any food rules?
I do, though I like to call them standards. It sounds more pleasant than rules. Plus it helps me not feel the anxiety I used to back in second grade trying to earn stars on the bulletin board for good behavior.
It is important for me to have standards or principles I live by regarding what I put in my body. This helps me make decisions when I a ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Is it really possible to change your cravings? Is it possible to find freedom from a sugar addiction? Could you crave spinach for dinner instead of Mac and cheese?
Yes, I really believe you can. How you may ask do I have such a strong belief? Because I have watched clients and close friends do it. Because I have done it. How?
*You crave what you feed yourself.*
Here are a ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Meal prepping on weekends. Easier said than done, right?! Who really wants to spend their time on the weekend meal prepping. Yet it truly is one of the most important keys to sticking with your healthy eating goals. For just as the the old adage says (which I believe was said by Benjamin Franklin) “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Herein lies the dilemma: ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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. Not to mention all kinds of chocolate covered goodies laying on Santa dishes in every room of the house. Al ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
"Pear eaters are less likely to be obese than everyone else." This headline caught my attention. I am always looking for foods to eat to help me stay at a healthy weight. Aren't you? A recent study1 found that pear eaters had a lower body weight and were 35% less likely to be obese than those who did not eat pears. Pear eater’s diets also had less sugar and fat than non pear eaters even ... Read More
"Is there a pill I can take that will make me lose weight, give me a boost of energy, improve my mood, clear up my skin, and prevent disease?" You laugh, but this is the number 1 question I get asked when I tell people what I do. My answer is always, I wish! Maybe one day I will invent one and retire.
Until then, I do have one tip that is the closest thing to a one-stop-shop nutrition p ... Read More