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5 Essential Ingredients Found In a Healthy Diet

Understand the 5 essential ingredients to a healthy diet. Healthy eating is rather simple in theory but a bit tougher in practice. Getting all of your ducks in a row when it comes to calories, macronutrients and how they all work toward a healthier you can be somewhat of a juggling act with no end in sight. It doesn’t have to be this ...

Environment-Friendly Eating Tips

Photo source: Wikimedia.org Are you sick of all the chemicals they load your food with? Do you want to eat clean food? Have you made up your mind to start eating environment-friendly? It is a tough and long process, which requires lots of research, preparation and perseverance. There are loads of things to consider in order to become more ...

Featured Fitale Stephanie Maguire

FFFC:  Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.).  SM:  My name is Stephanie Maguire. I am a 26 year old fit mom to a bubbly six year old boy. I have been in the fitness lifestyle since my teens and took it all the way to college where I graduated with a BS in Exercise Science. My hobbies ...

Surprise! Unhealthy is Now Healthy

Can you believe what was once unhealthy is now healthy?  Scientific studies are being conducted on thousands of items of food that we consume every day.  Some of these studies show how these once deemed unhealthy foods are not as detrimental to your health as initially thought. Below are just a few examples of what was once considered an ...

Unknown Bad Eating Habits that are Making You Gain Weight

Have you been trying hard to lose those extra calories or the extra flabby fat that can be seen around your belly? Are you strictly following the diet plan and the workout routine that is given to you? Many people make sure that they do all of this but still fail to get proper results that they might be expecting. It is rightly said; Gaining ...

How To Combat Stress Eating

I had the pleasure to speak with certified nutritionist TaVona Denise of So Fit Ladies about the causes and triggers for emotional and stress eating.  Many of us tend to eat even when we aren't hungry.  Why is that?  In this discussion we explore: 1.  Why we eat when we aren't physiologically hungry 2.  Ways to manage those emotional ...

Meal Mondays: Farm Fresh Fit Meals by Homeshed Kitchens

  I don't know about you but between workouts, family, work, etc. there is very little time to prepare nutritious meals that is satisfying.  Many times I try to cook on Sundays only to get maybe 2 dishes out of the effort that no one in my household wants to eat more than a single day.  I don't know where these people are from ...

How To Eat Clean + Interview

I had the pleasure to speak with Robin Marion of Velvet & Steel Fitness, LLC about the elusive subject of eating clean.  I remember when I first heard of eating clean.  It was 2008, I started working out with a new personal trainer and I was completely clueless about what it meant or how to eat in that fashion. Fast forward to 2014 after ...

Meal Mondays: Panera Bread Thai Chicken Flat Bread Review

  I went to the dentist and was so hungry afterewards decided to stop by Panera Bread downstairs and pick up some lunch.  I figured Panera Bread has healthy choices since they have non-GMO, non-antibiotic produce and hormone-free chicken.  Since I was hungry their Pick 2 menu was right on time. I wanted to try something different ...

Meal Mondays: Flying Avocado Cafe Southwestern Wedge Salad with Chicken Review

  I'm so excited to be sharing this review of The Flying Avocado Cafe and their Southwest Salad with Chicken with you all.  This cafe is less than two miles from my home and is very unassuming but OMG, the food is delicious.  I used to hate to read about other cities having juice bars, health bars, heck even OXYGEN bars but my town ...

Featured Fitale Veronica Spriggs

FFFC: Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.). VS:  Hi I’m Veronica Spriggs. I began using my real name on the internet after some advice from a mentor of mine. Before that I was very commonly known as Vivarant. I still use the screen name as well because after almost 10 years it too is very ...

Meal Mondays: 40-Clove Garlic Chicken

I was stalking ...ahem looking at some food sites and found this delicious looking garlic chicken recipe on Damn Delicious.  Damn Delicious is a food recipe site by Chung Ah and the woman knows how to throw down in the kitchen.  This garlic chicken recipe is just one of delicious creations featured on her site that just makes you want to ...

Meal Mondays: Sticky Bourbon Chicken

I was stalking ...ahem looking at some food sites and found this recipe on Pinch of Yum.  Pinch of Yum has a delectable food site with recipes that will make your mouth water.  This dish in particular looked so delectable I just had to try it myself.  The name alone sounds delectable and I am always searching for new recipes to serve to my ...

Meal Mondays: Panera Bread Greek Salad with Shrimp Review

  Since I'm participating in my own Cinch an Inch challenge I have been working very hard to rethink my food choices especially when I eat out.  Now let me explain - this past week was my birthday so I ate out almost every day.  If it wasn't lunch then it was for dinner and more lunch and dinner.  I mean I did go a bit overboard but ...

What’s Behind Those Food Labels?

Have you heard?  The word on the street is our First Lady Of The United States, Michelle Obama, is making an impact by challenging food labels and forcing companies to make updates they are more realistic and fair.  Ms. Obama has an initiative called "Let's Move" where it combines better nutrition with activity to help make a positive impact ...

Meal Mondays: Tomato Basil Pasta

I'm  not Italian but I must admit - I PUT MY FOOT up in this dish.  This is an excellent side dish to any Italian meal such as chicken parmesan for example.  I found this on Facebook in Simply The Best You private group and then shared it.  It appears it was originally from the website Apron Strings.  I decided to try it for myself and let me ...

March Madness Challenge Your Diet Calendar

Hey everybody!  Who's in for the FFFC March Madness II Challenges?  If you haven't read up on it visit HERE for the scoop!  One of the challenges is "Challenging Your Diet by Changing It".  Here is the calendar. Download it, tape it to your refrigerator and follow it closely.  If it takes 21 days to form habits, let's see what 31 days of ...

Five Friday: What I ate

It's Five Friday and this week was a week of challenges from all over.  Recovering from a brief knee injury, to work demands to trying not to gain too much weight since I am sidelined and not working out as intensely as I normally would.  With that said I have tried my best to EAT better and DO better.  It is a work in progress because I ...

Meal Mondays: Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

I reposted this on our Facebook Fan Page and it was a big HIT!  It's from Mel's Kitchen Cafe and a total scrumptious recipe.  I decided to try it for myself on my family and received thumbs up all around.  This was very easy to make so please try it out and let me know what you think. Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable, canola or ...

To Eat or Not To Eat – That’s The Question

One of our illustrious Femme Fitale Fit Club members posted this question to the group "Do you eat before your workouts?"  Now I must admit I do not.  Not because I think I will burn more fat or anything, but because I either get sidestitches or nauseas and queasy.  Sounds like good reasons to not eat before an intense workout right?  Well she ...