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.
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
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
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
What does eating seasonally mean?
It is when you eat foods that are grown and harvested at the time of the year you buy, cook and eat them.
Why does eating seasonally matter?
Here are my top 5 reasons:
1. The Flavor
Food just tastes better when eaten in season versus when it is out of season. Who wants to eat a pale, gritty tomato in January? But a p ... 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