I grew up the old fashioned way eating three square meals a day. I’m certain that most of you women over fifty followed a similar meal plan in your house: breakfast was eggs and toast, cold cereal or if your were really lucky a Pop Tart. Lunch was usually a sandwich and dinner was meat and potatoes. As we boomer babes have aged, most of us do things a little differently now. I almost always have a traditional dinner, but during the day I follow a timed fasting routine so I usually just like to graze on snacks, or little mini meals.Read More
Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, is just 2 weeks away. We’re all going to be showing a lot more skin so here is my 2 Week Memorial Day Weight Loss Plan guaranteed to make you slimmer and tighter before the big day. Most of us have been concentrating on cleaning up the patio furniture and barbecues but we need to also concentrate on cleaning up our nutrition and exercise routine. So forget about buying the hot dogs and beer and let’s get focused on us.Read More
I love versatile foods that can be cooked and served in various ways. One of my favorites is quiche. It’s an old standard and many people still chuckle about it but I love it. A traditional quiche starts with a buttery crust and a filling loaded with cream, lots of cheese, and typically ham. The beauty of a quiche is that you can vary the filling to make it much healthier. You can use lots of veggies which greatly increases the nutritional value and helps to fill you up. And let’s not forget how delicious a veggie quiche can be. You can use any vegetable — asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini are popular but I much prefer spinach. But the biggest calorie and carb saver is eliminating the crust which is typically made from white flour and lots of butter.Read More
You wouldn’t embark on a road trip with an empty gas tank, would you? The answer here is (hopefully) no! This same mentality should apply when we’re fueling up our bodies to get through the day. According to Harvard Medical School, “drinking fluids is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles. Fluids carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation.” While women are incredibly resilient, it’s important that we fuel ourselves with what we need for optimum levels of energy. As we grow older, we should pay even closer attention to what we’re taking in, and how it impacts our overall health.Read More
Picture this – you’ve had a long day and you’re feeling absolutely burnt out. You long for the moment you get home, put on a comfortable pair of sweats, and cuddle on your sofa with a blanket and a healthy a glass of wine. Your favorite bottle is waiting for you in the kitchen and it’s calling your name!
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there. I’ll be the first to admit that there’s something truly relaxing about this scene. I’ve indulged in time and time again. I’ve also enjoyed many cocktails over the years during the holidays, while on vacation or as I was out on the town with my friends. Whichever way you slice it, for many of us, alcohol is present in our lives.Read More