Food For Your New Running Bod

Now that I have you all running, right?!, you need to know what to feed that ferocious running machine! While eating healthy, such as whole foods, will always be great for your body’s performance, there are certain foods that help someone with the muscles and needs of a runner.

Snacking is an easy way to get off track with your eating, so here you’ll find some quick suggestions for incorporating healthier snacks into your running and daily routine. Continue reading

Rethink. Recreate. Realize.

When it comes to eating healthy, I am no stranger to pizza and ice cream. I am also a non-intentional practicer of mindless eating. What can I say, I like my food!

Now that I sit in a cubicle for 8 hours a day, I want to make sure I’m staying on track and making the best food choices whenever possible. I find that I’ve had to re-think the way I see food, when my body needs it, and why. This has helped shape some better eating habits my way.  Continue reading

Food To Fuel A Fit Figure?!

My recent amazing food discovery… I think I tweeted a picture of it a while back… is homemade oatmeal. But, I haven’t been working all week, so I’ve been playing around with more food creations and have perfected my oatmeal and thought I would share with a quick breakdown.

With homemade oatmeal, you’ll be getting your fill first thing in the morning, without the extra sugar, sodium, etc that you’ll find in the packaged stuff. Continue reading

Apple-tastic

Admit it, you’re guilty… of being a little over-zealous at the apple orchard and still having five pounds of apples laying around. It’s okay, who wouldn’t go crazy with a picker in one hand an empty bag in the other — it’s only natural.

This means, though, that we must find something to do with all your hard earned fruit. Today I tried my hand at two wonderfully delicious apple creations today and I am here to share! Continue reading

The only emotion we should feel when eating is good ol’ fashion joy

I know that my recent post, a poem, may have seemed quite intense. Reading it back to myself, over and over, I’m feeling a little self conscious of having put out such a raw written piece, but I felt I needed to do it; not for myself but because I feel as though I’m not the only one who has these feelings toward food and self.

I was recently watching Eat Pray Love and Liz, the main character, said something that hit it home for me:

“I’m so tired of saying no and then waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before, counting every calorie I consume so I know exactly how much self loathing to take into the shower. I’m going for it. I have no interest in being obese, I’m just through with the guilt.” Continue reading