Crazy About Ginger? Try Turmeric!

Ginger has become an increasingly popular pantry ingredient as news has spread over the past few years about the massive health benefits that may be gained from adding both cooked and raw ginger into your daily diet. However, folks who are in the know on the ginger craze might not yet be aware of the benefits of its powerful cousin: turmeric. Turmeric and ginger are both "rhizomes" or roots with antioxidant properties, and both come from the same … [Read more...]

Calorie Counts Shown On Menus

Have you noticed how many restaurants have their calorie counts displayed on their menus?  I LOVE THIS!  I am a calorie counter and love that I can now choose my meals based on the calorie counts of each item.  For the restaurant above, I usually choose a grilled chicken but I can also get a Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap.  With the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap, it is already cut into halves, so eat one and save the other half for later if you'd like. … [Read more...]

Drop Those Added Holiday Pounds

Did you eat too much over the holiday break?  Have you started cutting back on food intake in order to get your pre-holiday figure back?  Do you have a gym membership but are embarrassed about going back to the gym because you allowed yourself to gain so much over the break? So many times, people are embarrassed about going back to the gym while they are still packing the extra pounds they gained over the holiday.  I can completely understand … [Read more...]

Obsessed With Chia Pop Popcorn

I count calories daily, which means that it is important to me that I find low calorie snacks that I enjoy eating on a regular basis.  Low calorie popcorn is one of my favorites, but I have to measure it and put the bag up or else I'll eat too much of it. When I am on the go, it's important that I take a snack with me in order to keep myself in line while I am out.  Above you will see my favorite "road trip snacks."  I like flavored water, … [Read more...]

Advocare Meal Replacement Shakes Taste Great

Are you looking for a healthy, great tasting meal replacement shake but don’t know where to start? Let’s talk about why Advocare's meal replacement shakes are good for you: They only have 220 calories per serving They are a balanced meal for those struggling with weight management They include 24 grams of protein! This is awesome, because protein is really important to include in your daily diet! It’s also high in fiber, also very … [Read more...]

Wearing Loose Clothing Hinders Weight Loss

Are you trying to lose weight?  If so, I have some great tips for you involving the clothing you wear while trying to shed those extra pounds.  Something we ALL love to wear is anything with an elastic waistband.  It’s comfortable, stretchy, and you don’t have to unbutton your jeans after a eating a big meal!  Oversized clothing such as t-shirts and sweatshirts are also comfortable enough to wear daily, but you might not realize that you are … [Read more...]

3 Juicing Recipes for Weight Loss

The holidays are right around the corner, and we all know what that means.  Too much turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie (and that’s just for Thanksgiving).  Holidays are when people tend to gain the most weight.  To help, I’ve gathered several weight loss juicing recipes to help with those cravings so you aren’t craving all those pumpkin lattes. These weight loss juicing recipes DO need to have an electronic juicer to process the juices … [Read more...]

Ready To Wear A Swimsuit Yet?

Photo Credit:  http://www.altmanphoto.com/ If you were asked to wear a swimsuit tomorrow to an indoor pool party, would you be reluctant?  Once you got there, would you show off your swimsuit, wear a long bathing suit cover,  or say that you'd rather sit and visit rather than get in the pool?  Summer will be here before you know it and it is time to start working on a diet plan if that is something that concerns you.  Unfortunately, if you are … [Read more...]

Review: Dr. Mercola’s Organic Protein Bars

I was given a box of Dr. Mercola's Pure Power Protein Bars in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are 100% mine. For the last 3 days, I have had Dr. Mercola's pure power protein bars for breakfast.  I make it a point to eat a protein bar for breakfast every day.  I do this because it is a great meal before my morning workout and I am just too busy to actually sit and eat breakfast.  Eating a protein bar allows me to eat on the run … [Read more...]

Low Fat Strawberry Pie Recipe

Strawberry Pie Crust: 1 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. oil 1 tsp. salt 2 T. sugar 2 T. milk Mix with a fork, and pat into a 9" pie plate.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min. Filling: 1c. sugar 2 T. cornstarch 1 c. water Cook until boils fast and mixture clears, and thickens. Remove from heat, stir in 1 pkg sf strawberry jello, cool. Gently stir in one quart strawberries. Refrigerate for a few hours. This great strawberry pie … [Read more...]

11 Tips To Regaining Control Of Your Diet On New Year’s Day

I have thoroughly enjoyed the holidays and all the sweets and treats that go along with it, but come New Year's Day, my eating binge will end.  Once you start eating larger amounts of food and adding all that extra sugar into your diet, it is very hard to wean yourself back off it, but you need to remember that it is much easier to lose weight that was gained quickly than it is to lose weight that is gained over a long period of time. I want … [Read more...]

My Top 10 Favorite Low Calorie Snacks

In order to stick with my Weight Watchers Plan, I have to keep my favorite snacks on hand! Skinny Cow Creamy Clusters Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars - Chocolate Peanut Butter Fiber One 90 Calorie Fudge Brownies Fresh Fruit 100 Calorie Mini Bags of Microwave Popcorn Skinny Cow Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches Dole Fruit Crisp Cups - Apple Cinnamon Cereal Hard Boiled Egg Whites Sugar Free Pudding Cups   I love my sweets, … [Read more...]

BlogWithMom’s Weight Watchers Journey

I had mentioned a few weeks ago that I was fired up and ready to shed a few pounds with Weight Watchers since knee surgery was coming.  http://www.blogwithmom.com/2012/04/weight-watchers-round-2-knee-surgery-on-the-way/ When talking to my orthopedic surgeon about this idea, he said NO.  Since my bones will need to heal, he doesn't want me to make any drastic changes to my diet right now.  So my Weight Watchers weekly count down is going to … [Read more...]

I Lost 2 Pounds Since The Holidays!!!

WooHoo, I stood on the scale today and I've lost 2 of the 5 pounds I gained over the holiday gorging myself in every dessert I could get my hands on!  In order to make it through Christmas, with my love for Peanut Butter Fudge, I have to watch my diet and at least drop the Thanksgiving pounds before adding any more weight on!Here's what I ate for breakfast this morning :I made Quick 1 Minute Quaker Oatmeal by measuring out 1/2 dry before … [Read more...]

New Slim Fast On The Go Bottles Taste Great!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slim-Fast for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I have been drinking Slim-Fast shakes for over 15 years now.  When I first started drinking these shakes I was buying the large tubs of powder and mixing it in the blender.  Then I moved on to the cans, which I would take to work in my purse.  Next came the cans with added protein and fiber and now.... Slim Fast On The Go in bottles which … [Read more...]

BlogWithMom Hits Week 18 on Weight Watchers

Today marks 18 weeks since I started tracking my food intake with Weight Watchers. I stood on the scale this morning after a HUGE holiday food binge and saw a 5 pound weight gain.  Yes it is depressing to see this, BUT I knew this would happen and I REALLY enjoyed myself over the holidays eating pecan pie, vanilla cake, blackberry cobbler, chocolate torte, peanut brittle,chocolates, cherry cheesecake, pizza, and a Traditional  Thanksgiving  … [Read more...]