The Worst (And Best) Cereals to Snack On

I grew up on cereal. And not just the occasional bowl for breakfast. I mean eating the stuff morning, noon, and night when my brother and I would line up the boxes on the table, mix and match pounds of the various flavors, and down these overly refined carbs by the spoonful. And raise your hand if you’ve ever purposefully poured extra milk into the first bowl with the sole intention of knowing you’d need extra cereal so you wouldn’t “waste the milk.” (Every true cereal eater does this.) Now if you take a stroll down the cereal aisle, there are so many options you don’t know where to turn. Gr…
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Read this If You LOVE Bacon, Butter & Cream

When I was in 8th grade I was overweight.  Well, I was overweight for most of my childhood, but it was in 8th grade that I had to make a change. I played football but always played with the grade above me since I never made weight. Well, then 8th grade happened and it’s not an option to play with the high schoolers, so I had to lose 20 pounds to make weight and play. I did. And now 20+ years later I’m even more interested in nutrition than I was then. I bring this up because when I was losing weight and learning about doing so … … low fat diets were “all the rage.” So as any…
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How Long Does it REALLY Take to Form a Habit

Have you ever heard that it takes 21 days to form a habit? Of course, we all have. But interestingly, while we’ve all jumped on that 21 day bandwagon and preached it like it was gospel … …it had no scientific truth or merit whatsoever. NONE (the real answer is at the bottom of this blog) Sorry if that disappoints, but it’s just the truth.  And there’s actually scientific research to confirm this. Now, we will say that 21 days is certainly a great start.  And every day you successfully work on a habit is another day closer to making that habit permanent. But accordin…
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5 Fake “Health” Foods (shocking truth!)

Maybe it comes down to what we believe is really healthy—or maybe it’s clever marketing that’s rattled our brains—but it’s becoming easier for you to get tricked into thinking something is good for your diet when, in fact, there’s much hiding under the surface that makes a "health food" as bad as a candy bar. Try to nix these five common foods from your regular diet and work in the healthier alternatives instead. Sushi Fish has healthy omega-3 fatty acids and can be high in protein. Rice is a healthy grain. This has to be good, right? Don’…
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PROCESSED FOODS RULE!!

A couple nights ago we had taco night in our house — fun for the girls, as they can pick and choose what they want and create their own mix (which often means half on the floor half on their plates) — but always good to get the kiddos involved in the kitchen as much as possible. We had a combo of ground beef and mushrooms, then had caramelized onions, guacamole, black beans and hummus … … all wrapped up in a Bibb lettuce wrap. I bring this up because the other day I was in a conversation at the grocery store.  By "conversation" I mean a person who happened to be near…
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