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.
Do you struggle to get enough protein in your diet?
Studies show that eating a diet rich in quality protein can help you lose weight, build and maintain muscle mass, boost your metabolism, and increase your energy.
You don’t need to eat a crazy amount of protein every day to experience these benefits. The current Dietary Guideline recommendation is to aim to get between 1 ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I have listed a few strategies to help you enjoy a great meal while not eating so much you end up sleeping through the rest of the afternoon and missing out on the fun with your friends and family.
1. Enjoy! It is so important to enjoy this meal that happens once a year that cultivates good relationships. It is a time to feast and celebrate with those tha ... Read More
What is a leaky gut?
You probably have a good guess just from hearing the name. If you guessed something like, “it is when things that shouldn’t pass through your gut pass through your gut and cause lots of problems” you are right.
I recently wrote blog for CentreSpring MD (the holistic and integrative practice where I counsel patients on all kinds of nutrition ... Read More
Within this past year, I started working with an integrative medical practice, CentreSpring MD. This group believes in looking at every aspect of your health, from what you eat to how stress affects your body, to help your body perform its best. They want to help you feel your best through holistic and integrative practices, meaning they use western medicine, Chinese medicine, and integrative ... Read More
There is no shortage of meal preparation tricks out there for busy people. Every Sunday, my Instagram feed is full of pictures of people preparing beautiful meals for an entire week. They make it look so simple. I’m sure it is. Yet I find myself still in the process of figuring out what works for my schedule and my family.
We are in a season where trying new recipes and food is j ... Read More
My husband loves oatmeal for his breakfast most every morning.
My daughter loves the same.
So oatmeal has become a staple in our home the past few months. I love that my husband and daughter have a special bond over their morning meal.
Though I am not a huge fan of bowl of oatmeal for my morning meal, I love cooking it for all of the following reasons:
1. It is packed ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
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. Santa dishes filled with chocolate covered goodies were in every room of the house. Travel made it tough to ... Read More
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