Four Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the best times to be with friends and family. Meals bring us together, especially around the holidays. For some however, the holidays can bring on stress, as there are higher chances of overindulging, which can lead to guilt. This does not have to be the case!   Here are my 4…

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Chill and Grill this Memorial Day

Today starts one of the most anticipated holiday weekends… Memorial Day Weekend! It’s a national holiday in which we remember the brave men and women who have died while serving our country.  But, over the years it has also taken on a second meaning.  Memorial Day signifies the start of summer and warmer weather and…

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Make Your St. Patty’s Day GREEN

Today is St. Patrick’s Day!  What comes to your mind when you think of St. Patrick’s Day?  Probably corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and food dyed the color green such as green bagels, green muffins and green cupcakes.   Holidays have a tendency to put your commitment to a healthy lifestyle to the test. …

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6 Tips for a Mindful Holiday

The holidays are an enjoyable time, but between the planning, cooking, cleaning and spending time with families and friends it can become very stressful.  It can be easy to get lost in the shuffle of the holidays, but I am here to help you!   Here are 6 tips to keep you mindful and cheerful…

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Winter is coming! 7 Ways to Boost your Immune System Now!

Winter is coming and I am are here to let you know all the ways you can BOOST your immune system just by walking down the aisles of your supermarket. The flu and common colds are among us all winter long, but did you know that there are many things you can do at home…

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Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is hands down one of my favorite holidays.  I love having the whole family in one place and a table full of good food.  It is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!   However, I do know that with the joy of Thanksgiving comes the stress.  Usually the stress comes from…

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Upgrade Your Easter Basket and Meal

Some claim that the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a pagan goddess of spring and fertility. So how did chocolate, dyed eggs and giant bunnies become such a large part of the celebration? Over the centuries various folk tales and pagan traditions sparked Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and a slew of candy as tradition…

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How to Achieve Your Health Goals In 2016

Health and fitness seem to be on everybody’s mind this season. With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re probably busy worrying about your own New Year’s resolution list. I want to challenge you to ditch your list of New Year’s resolutions and instead set goals for yourself. There are many ways to make changes…

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A Virtual Mindful Eating Tour through Your Holiday Party

The holidays are here! Holiday parties with friends and family can be a ton of fun- but it might also mean overeating way too many holiday foods. Not to fear, here is a step-by-step guide in preparation for your upcoming holiday party.   A few days before the holiday party, brainstorm what kinds of foods…

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Have a Happy Healthful Thanksgiving

    The year is just flying by; Thanksgiving is already upon us! Thanksgiving has to be my favorite holiday. I love that the whole family is one place, tables are full of great food, and it’s just getting cold enough to light a fire. What a way to kick off the holiday season.  …

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To Your Health: December 2012

In this Issue: 10 Holiday (& beyond) Survival Tips Best and Worst of the Bar Prevent the Holiday Hangover Beware of the Skinny Girl “Real” Skinny Cocktails Mindful Eating Coaching Program Special Holiday Gift for Subscribers A Note from Bonnie December is certainly a time for celebrating. Often, that celebrating includes some alcoholic beverages. While…

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Holiday Baking Substitutions

Instead Of… Use… Milk, whole Fat-free or 1% milk Eggs 2 egg whites per egg or 1/4 c. egg substitute per egg sugar Splenda Sugar Blend Chocolate chips Dried fruit Nuts 1/2 required amount, toasted first to increase flavor so less is needed White flour Whole wheat flour Cream Equal parts 1% milk and fat-free…

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Tips for a Heartburn-Free Holiday Season

Eat a low-fat diet. Limit your intake of fried food, cream sauces, gravies, fatty meats, pastries and desserts, nuts, potato chips, butter, or margarine. Avoid foods that decrease lower esophageal sphincter pressure, including chocolate, regular and decaffeinated coffee, peppermint, onions, garlic, spearmint, after-dinner liquors, and alcohol. No smoking! Try to consume smaller portions. If you…

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Tasty Recipe Ideas for Holiday Leftovers

Instead of getting rid of all the great food served at your holiday gatherings this year, use your leftovers for convenient lunches and snacks.  Whether your meal consisted of chicken, beef or turkey, try the following tips to help you prepare low fat meals and snacks. Use leftover meat in soups, salads, omelets, wraps, pizza…

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