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.
This weekend my husband and I went on a date. Finally!
Between being busy with travel, moving, organizing a new home, and figuring out all the baby gear we need, we have not had a proper date in a while. We actually planned a fun dinner at a new restaurant in town. We love experiencing new places so this was a perfect date night for us.
Though we had a great night, we both felt ... Read More
Can I drink my nice glass of wine and still achieve my health goals? Can I drink my afternoon beer and still lose weight?
Every time I speak to a group about healthy nutrition principles, I get that question. Seriously, ever time. Most of my clients ask that question in our first meeting. People I randomly meet and share what I do ask me that question.
It’s a common one. ... 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
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