Healthy Summer Snacks!

It’s almost the official start to summer! What a great time for treats, fresh fruits, grilling, and outdoor feasting. I have been doing a Whole30/Paleo meal plan. One of the things that is removed from the diet is processed sugar. What desserts can you have on Whole30 which even forbids even stevia? I purchased a…

The Benefits of Collagen (Anti Aging)

One supplement that I have seen the most benefits from is soluble collagen. Over time collagen decreases. Pollution, too much sugar, and the natural decrease of collagen production can cause wrinkles, achy joints, brittle hair, saggy skin, and lack of firmness in the body. You do not need to slide into the ditch of gravity’s…

HUM Supplements

I wanted to tell you about some products I love! I am not being paid to tell you about them. I simply like them. They will give me a coupon if you use the referral code below. They are not paying me for a review. I was looking for a great cleanse that would not…

Persist Until You See Results

Hello wellness friends, I hope you are taking care of yourself. I wanted to chat with you about persistence. It is important to understand that lifestyle changes and persistence are more important than quick fixes. Every fad diet I have ever tried failed me. They did not shift the way I perceived food. What happened…

What’s On Your Plate?

My plate tonight was grilled lemon chicken, roasted potatoes, arugula salad with almonds and cherries. The dressing is olive oil and vinegar. Quite tasty. Desert will be a banana with mixed nut butter. One of things I loved about the Whole30 program was it forced me to cook more, to try new foods, and develop…

What is Refined Sugar Doing to Your Body?

One of the blessings of Whole30 is that it is a refined sugar free lifestyle. Refined sugar is in many items we purchase including salsa, salad dressing, and ketchup. Many processed foods, those frozen meals, crackers, etc…contain refined sugar. Sugar causes the breakdown of collagen. Collagen helps us to look youthful. Sugar speeds up aging….

Set Goals Instead of Making Resolutions

Set Goals, Not Make Resolutions. Every year I draft goals for the year. Goals are more than wishes, desires, or it would be nice. Goals are more than a resolution of “I will do this or not do that.” Goals are measurable and have a plan attached to them. They are measurable. Therefore I use…

Healthy Living-Choose Health!

One of the greatest things about Whole30 was seeing a change in my waistline and skin. The photo above was taken after 3.5 rounds of Whole30. It has not been modified. It just is a selfie taken at a weird angle. The dress I have on I could not wear for a long time. Now…

Cheat Meals

Hello fitness friends, So I finished two rounds of Whole30. Delighted with the results. Now that it’s over, I have been trying new foods and old foods. What I have learned is the non Whole30 foods do not satisfy my hunger. I eat them; I am still so hungry. Last week I tried pizza and…

Whole Food Lifestyle

This year I completed 4 rounds of Whole30. I know it’s supposed to be a 30 day program, yet the results were so great I decided to keep going. I lost roughly 7 pounds a round. I am down several sizes. I feel better. All the digestion issues I had went away. I noticed a…

Meal Prep is Your Friend

Aloha fitness friends, One of the ways we can stay on track with our goals involves meal prep. Planning ahead helps with staying on track throughout the week. Planning ahead can also help with the monthly budget. “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail,”~Benjamin Franklin. Americans spend approximately 1,000 a year on eating out…

Focus on Being Healthy

Often I run across women in the grocery store, clothing store, and they are putting themselves down. I mean they are really digging in for the kill, “I am so fat. I am so ugly. I hate my body. Do you see this one wrinkle on my face. Oh man I am a troll. I…