Fun Foodie Friday: Drinking My Veggies

Our CSA box has taught us more about vegetables than I would’ve ever imagined. We joined a local farmshare group, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, when they first opened up to the public. Ever since then, every two weeks, we’ve gotten a box full of delicious, organic, seasonal, fresh veggies. Moving toward a plant-based diet hasn’t been easy… Continue reading Fun Foodie Friday: Drinking My Veggies

What I Learned from My 7-Day Detox

Going through this detoxification was a very enlightening experience. I learned quite a bit and will be making changes as a result. All of it was good. Background: I undertook the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine’s 7-Day Detoxification to Promote Health program. To find out how the first three days went, take a look my earlier… Continue reading What I Learned from My 7-Day Detox

Kickstarting Change with a Cleanse

Springtime in Austin means bluebonnets. For my fun workout group, it also means a bluebonnet run. Each spring, one of our founding members always puts together a route from her home followed by a lovely group breakfast. One of the beautiful things about our group is its athletic diversity–younger/older, runner/triathlete/walker, experienced/newbie. You don’t always see… Continue reading Kickstarting Change with a Cleanse

Fun Food Friday: A Taste of SXSW with #Southbites

There’s something for nearly everyone at the 2015 SXSW Festival. My primary draw is SXSports and its wide variety of athletic- and fitness-related panels, speakers, and presentations. Did you know about SXstyle and SX Health and MedTech Expo, both new this year? It wouldn’t be Austin, however, without some type of food connection (does anyone… Continue reading Fun Food Friday: A Taste of SXSW with #Southbites

How Do You Find Motivation When Success Doesn’t Seem to be Coming?

Here we are, nearing the end of January and the waning of many a New Year’s resolution. According to statistics from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64 percent of those who made a 2014 New Year’s resolution were still going strong one month later. Six months on down the road, that number dropped… Continue reading How Do You Find Motivation When Success Doesn’t Seem to be Coming?

Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet

The other day, a friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook of the inside of her refrigerator; she did it as part of ongoing work with her nutritionist. Now, Amy is probably any nutritionist’s idea of the perfect client, a poster child for dietary success — she lost weight, sculpted her body, and took… Continue reading Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet