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MY SEXIEST RECIPE
February 10th 2014
I'm a firm believer in eating chocolate on Valentine's Day. It's a tradition that should never fade in my book. Chocolate is rich, decadent, and down right sexy! But, if you're goal is to slim down, you may feel hesitant to indulge. Something that delicious has to be murder on your thighs, right? Nope.......
Quick Thai Basil Stir-Fry
This dish is one of my not-so-guilty pleasures. I love Thai food. I love the spices and exotic flavors. This recipe is a spin-off of veggie spin-off of an amazing dinner I had at a Thai fusion restaurant in Chicago.
The original recipe called for fresh........
5 Ways to Stay Hydrated this Winter
California is thirsty! Just a few days ago, I discovered that 2013 went down as the driest calendar year in 119 years of rain falls records. This year is following in its footsteps. Every morning I wake up hoping to see signs of rain clouds. It hasn't happened yet, but I'm remaining positive and doing my part to conserve.
During the winter time, your body can experience a personal drought. Dehydration isn't just a summer time concern. While you crank up the heat and seal up any drafts, your body may be begging you for a bit more moisture. The most common ways to dehydrate during the winter are:
The 2014 Create Your Dream Year Guide
Its that time of year again. Its the end and the beginning. As you head into 2014, its a perfect time to reflect on 2013 as well as get clarity on what you want your new year to look like.
Whether you want to lose weight or start a new career, you need an action plan! To help you in this process, I've put together the 2014 Create Your Dream Year Guide. Its a sweet little workbook to .......
My Christmas Wish List
I'm the hardest person in my family to shop for. Or, so I'm told. Christmas for me has always been a day to spend with family, give back, and have fun. I'm all about the homemade gifts so when its time to share my wish list, I tank. (Thankfully, my sisters know me pretty well and got me this 2 years ago.)..........
Slim, Sexy, and Satisfied is not for you.
In less than a month, Slim, Sexy, and Satisfied will be starting. I'm excited to share 6 weeks worth of life and body changing information with 20 amazing women. Its going to be fun, yummy, and igniting!
In a perfect world, I'd love it if every woman could join us. Can you imagine the impact of billions of women transforming their health, lifestyle, and relationships?! It would change everything. But in all honesty, I don't want that. There are women I don't think should join Slim, Sexy, and Satisfied.
In fact, if they asked to join, I would have to respectfully decline their request.
With any type of change.......
4 Questions to Ask Your Body Now
Our minds are amazing things. At any given moment, you have 50,000 thoughts going through your mind like a bullet train. However, only a few of those thoughts actually make stops and influence your daily life. These thoughts are the loudest and most convincing ones we have. So loud in fact, they can overshadow a very important voice in your life, your body.
Throughout the day, you get bombarded by a ton of randomness:
Its rainy today….I think my head hurts….I wonder what Russia is like in winter….That jacket looks great on her…did I turn the stove off?...I wish it was sunny….California sounds nice…..(insert more thoughts here.)
Somehow, along the way......
5 Chocolate Recipes for the Holidays
I hope you're enjoying the season so far. My family enjoyed a very low-key, high-laughs weekend. It was filled with lots of jokes, cooking, and chocolate.
Yes, chocolate. My younger sister makes great holiday chocolate bark. She whipped up a deliciously healthy batch this past weekend and I have been happy ever since. Her recipe inspired me to share something with you today:
5 Chocolate Recipes for the Holidays.
If you have dieted during the holidays before, you probably have a list of foods you're getting your.....
7 tips to beat holiday weight woes.
November 24 2013
Thanksgiving is 2 days away. I’m ready for the cooking party, dance fest, and comedic sibling roasts that go on during this day. I look forward to it as much as I do my mom’s maple bourbon gravy (seriously, the best thing since hula dancing!).
With all the food and festivities, I know it can be an anxious time of year if you’re trying to lose weight. I want to make sure you’re taken care of and feeling ready for the celebration without feeling like you need a mega helping of ......
Don't wait for weight loss to shop.
November 19 2013
I recently hung out with my little sis at the boutique she works at here in Sacramento. I found a ton a beautiful dresses and tops to try on. And I did, from juicy red pumps to an $800 fuchsia party dress. If it fit, I was in it!
Shopping around like this really reignited my creative love for clothes. It had been years since I really bought anything new or just enjoyed trying things on. When I thought about it, I hadn’t bought anything really great for myself since before I......
Put down the pizza and forgive your ex.
November 11th 2013
I forgave my ex about a year ago. I didnt want to at first. After all, this was the same person who went on a German vacation 2 weeks after I miscarried. I was left at home trying to keep it all together for the sake of being able to study for my finals. We tried to mend things but it didn'twork. The cuts were too deep and I refused to keep bleeding.
The next few months were a blur. I really didn't know how a ten year relationship could end so devastatingly. But, I did know I was angry and heartbroken. I ate to numb the feelings. I sat on my couch after class and ate whatever I could find. The comfort was temporary and my weight kept creeping up. It wasn't until I was staring at an almost empty pizza box that I got a clear wake-up message.
Why you don't need willpower to lose weight.
November 4th 2013
There seems to be a willpower deficiency going on. Or, so many people think. I did too. At some point in my life, I thought my willpower went out the window. It seemed to do that when food was around.
The more I begged it to stay, the more it stayed away. I blamed my ‘lack of control’ on its absence. I was convinced that there was something wrong with me. Some of my friends seemed to have willpower in the bag, but I struggled.
So do many women.
If we could only control ourselves! Control! Control! Control! Why is it so hard to say no to that second helping, that dinner party, or that office coffee cake? Here’s the thing.....
Why not diet?
October 28, 2013
If you flip through any woman’s magazine today, you’re bound to see an ad for a weight loss drug. You’re met with images of thin, fit women grinning ear to ear, celebrating their big lose. Walk into any health food store and there’s an entire aisle dedicated to ‘natural’ weight loss pills and slimming shakes. And, I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but every strip mall has a big brand weight loss center tucked away somewhere. Seeing these things lets me know one thing:
I had to learn how to say 'yes'.
October, 21, 2013
This Sunday is my birthday! I’m so lit up! I feel like a little girl again waiting for the strawberry shortcake and caramel ice cream. I’ve been counting down the days and thinking about what I’m going to get into this weekend. Whatever it is, I’m sure it’ll involve cooking, laughter, and great wine!
This isn’t my usual response to my birthday. The last few years I can remember dreading the day. I mean put-my-head-under-the-pillow-and-sleep-until-its-over kind of dread. It wasn’t until recently that I sat down and really understood why:
Get more support from your guy.
October 13, 2013
An old friend of mine called me this week. She’s been successfully losing weight since the birth of her son a year ago. She was feeling frustrated with her guy’s snack habit and how much it distracted her from eating healthy.
Sometimes his ‘stash’ of candy or chips would greet her when she came home and she couldn’t say no.
“He doesn’t need to lose weight!” she told me. “I do so well when he doesn’t bring it home.” This brought up an interesting question...