Have a sweet tooth?

                                                  Have A Sweet Tooth?

If your like most women there are just times where you feel like you have to have something sweet, right? Problem is we are not always prepared for that moment and may grab something without thinking to satisfy that sweet tooth.

A good rule of thumb is to STOP and ask yourself, why do I want this? Is this taking me closer to my goals or further away? This works well for me unless I have allowed myself to get too hungry(BIG NO NO) and then mindless eating wins! UGH!

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Encouragement For My Friends

Encouragement For My friends

I am dedicating this blog to a group of women who I am walking with in this season, but it is encouragement for all!

This area of health and wellness is a marathon, not a sprint! This has been a struggle off and on throughout my life. I have battled with gluttony (overeating), emotional or stress eating, and cravings for foods that are not healthy!

This has been an area that I have had to pray through and ask for grace from God to get a hold of. My heart is to help others overcome and experience abundant life in every area including your health.

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Cheapest Way To Eliminate Dry Winter Skin

                               Cheapest Way To Eliminate Dry Winter 

As we get into the winter, it usually means drier skin. This is because of the lack of moisture and running the heat. Washing our hands more frequently to ward off the viruses and colds does not help with eliminating dry winter skin.

I used to lather up with lotions until I thought about our skin being the largest organ. I heard someone say, “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” O.k. I was pretty sure I could not eat any of the lotions I was bathing my body in, so I decided to start looking for more natural options.

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How Do We CRUSH PMS Cravings?

                                      How Do We CRUSH PMS Cravings?

This is a question most women have once a month. As I examine myself, this has been a real struggle on and off again. Can anyone relate? So before we can crush our cravings, lets talk about the “why” behind it.

HORMONES: Cortisol and Serotonin. So we get this part of it–yeah , yeah, Stef. We know about the hormones.

Cortisol spikes before your period which causes the calm-inducing hormone serotonin to dip. This combo tends to cause us to crave what “satisfies” us to spike that “feel good” hormone. I would like to invite you to gain some perspective with me.

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What Does Healthy Look Like For You?

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In today’s society we are bombarded with images and ideals of what we as women should look like according to the media. A lot of these models that are featured on the cover of the latest magazines are not always a healthy weight for everyone!

Not only are they airbrushed and made to appear as if they have no flaws, which is a complete fantasy, but it can make women feel as if this is a standard we all should live up to.

The question we all need to ask ourselves is what does healthy look like for me? For each of us, it may be very different in our appearance and that is o.k.! As we get older we realize that our health is what really matters, not what size we are or how we look in our bathing suit.

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Fun In The Sun

Fun in the Sun: The Best Way to Get Your VitaminDPP_0026

  It’s summertime! There’s lot’s of sun–maybe a bit too much lately with the heat and drought already this year. So there is no need to fear a vitamin D deficiency epidemic, right?We can’t be any more wrong.

According to this post deficiencies in vitamin D are at an all time high–this post were stats in 2014, so we can expect them to be at least that or higher.

According to the CDC 32% of children and adults were vitamin D deficient

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Simple Healthy Breakfast Cereal

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If your like me and your on the go with a big family, you are always looking for simple healthy recipes right? Cereal tends to be a common household breakfast item, but a lot of times there not exactly providing the fuel you need for a busy day. Cereal can often leave you unsatisfied and hungry not long after eating.

Your body is looking for fuel to provide energy, not empty calories loaded with sugar, that can pick you up and let you down quickly. Always read labels! Go to the ingredient list to find out what you are eating.

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Concerned About Chemicals In Sunscreen?

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If you are keeping abreast with the latest information you may be like so many of us that are left scratching our head when it come to making the right decisions about sunscreen.

You may hear, use sunscreen so you don’t get skin cancer, then others are saying don’t use sunscreen, it may cause cancer. What do we believe and how do we find the truth?

First of all, I want to state I am just like you, a mom trying to make the best decisions for my family, not an expert of any kind.

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A Simple Healthy Lunch Idea

A Simple Healthy Lunch Idea

If you are looking for a simple healthy lunch idea we have a cleaner version of pizza! If you like eating healthy, but never want to sacrifice taste this recipe is for you.

Pizza is a fav food for so many and I had a client asking for some simple healthy lunch ideas, so here ya go!

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1 Ezekial english muffin

4 oz deli turkey

2 oz mozzarella cheese

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/4 cup of marinara

add spinach and veggies of choice

bake at 400 for 8 minutes or until toasted and cheese melted and enjoy!!

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Simple Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Simple Healthy Breakfast Recipe

Ever think to yourself ,what can I do with all these leftovers? Recreating what you have can be challenging to many, but I would like to help you here if I can with a simple healthy breakfast recipe.

 I  work from home and I am on the go more than not. I have three kids, need I say more?  As women and moms alike we tend to think of ourselves last.

What if I could tell you there was a way you can be prepared most of the time when it comes to nourishing your body? Prep for Success!!

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