How To Navigate The Holiday Season Without Gaining Weight

I worked hard this past year to lose weight and I am NOT going to let the holidays put a damper on my success (for a reminder of my journey, click here). Here are 10 tips on how you can navigate the holiday season without gaining weight! Keep your health a priority during the holidays. Do not give into temptations or over-indulge. Remember, nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels! Sure, have a small portion, but don’t over do it. And if you do, don’t beat yourself up…start fresh…

#PorkPledge Good and Good for You Twitter Party

Exciting news, I am co-hosting a Twitter party with the National Pork Board and The Motherhood in honor of Nutrition Month!  Keep your healthy habits on track this year with a lean diet that includes simple and tasty pork recipes – like the ones I tried and posted here on my blog throughout the month of February (for a reminder, see the photos below).  Join us at the #PorkPledge Good and Good for You Twitter Party for great tips, trivia and prizes! When: Tuesday, March 13, 7-8 p.m. ET Where: The…

Sunday Shape-Up Report With Medifast Week 7

Another week in the books. This week was a bit insane with personal stuff, so my exercise level was not as high as previous weeks. While I was still active, I did not log as many jogging miles as I would have liked. I also went to EPCOT one evening (a Walt Disney World theme park with tons of food and beverage options) and was able to stay on plan! It took a little more time and discipline to find food that is lean and green approved, but thankfully my local pal…

Medifast Food Tips, Alternative Recipes & Coupon Code For Free Products

I am in my sixth week on the Medifast 5&1 program (down 20 lbs so far) and wanted to share some meal preparation tips I have learned along the way. Helpful Medifast Food Tips: To make sure your powder packets mix well, use the Medifast blender bottle (or a small blender, shaker jar, etc.) when preparing your drinks. Do the same when mixing Medifast hot cocoa and cappuccino, just do NOT put the shaker jar inside the microwave. Using these devices will help eliminate excess chunks (stirring in a glass does…

Healthy Grocery Shopping Advice From Dr. Oz

Yesterday, Dr. Oz helped shoppers make wise choices at our local Whole Foods in Winter Park (to read the Orlando Sentinel article, click here). Grocery shopping can be confusing. You may think something is good for you, but in reality it is not! Below are key points from Dr. Oz that I had to share! Hopefully, your next grocery shopping experience will be less confusing and you will grab the healthiest options for your family. Broccoli is the most important food in the grocery store, it cleanses your liver AND fights…

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Today is the first day of a very important week, Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness! CHD Awareness Week (February 7 – 14)  is an annual awareness effort to help educate the public about Congenital Heart Defects. Participants include individuals, local support groups, national and local organizations and congenital cardiology centers throughout the world! My friends at Mended Little Heart of Winchester work diligently to spread awareness every single day. They aim to bring Hope, Help, and Healing to parents and families of the “littlest heart patients of all.” I enjoy reading their Facebook updates where they…

Sunday Shape-Up Report With Medifast Week 5

Another week in the books and I remained 100% committed to the Medifast program. I even visited a bake shop and walked out with only 2 cupcakes – for my son and husband! I thought that would be tough, but it wasn’t. I watched them devour their cupcakes as I enjoyed a S’mores Crunch Bar (one of my favorites)! Then, we visited Epcot this weekend and I enjoyed walking around the park without sampling food and wine in all the countries. I am impressed with my will power, I am…

Become Yourself With Medifast

Check out this new commercial featuring a true Medifast success story. No, this person is NOT a celebrity or actress, instead she is a normal person just like me and you. Her name is Jessica Westmoreland and she has lost 85 lbs with Medifast AND has kept it off for 3 years! Not only has Medifast helped Jessica become healthy, but she is also an athlete, opened her own law firm, and became engaged! She is a true example of how you can “become yourself” with Medifast! Check out Jessica’s new…