Healthy Fourth of July Recipes

This week is going to involve celebrations, family outings, vacations, and other events for many of us. You can tell yourself that you will eat only healthy choices the entire weekend but the reality is that most of us don’t have that kind of willpower. Also I really don’t think we should have that kind […]

The Map to Navigate the Black Hole of Motivation

Did you ever stop and think about why most workout programs are 90 days, 3 months, 12 weeks? If you haven’t, give it a wild guess.  I’ll wait here… (insert Jeopardy theme song)… Think you know? You might just be wrong if you’re thinking muscle confusion or something similar. Ha, you’ve been watching way too […]

Three Little Questions To Ask Yourself About Food

I’ve been so good lately and have lost weight so I can loosen up a little. I worked out extra hard to earn these pancakes/ice cream sundae/extra slice of pizza. I’ve got calories left today so let me go find something to eat. I’m sure lunch didn’t have that many calories so I can have dessert […]

Six Great Uses For Leftover Canned Pumpkin

Do you have a pet peeve in the kitchen? Mine is when you have a recipe that uses just part of a can of something, and then you’re left with the rest of it to figure out what the heck to do with it. Case in point – leftover cranberries and brown bananas. I was […]

Possible Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight – My Real World Example

Back in my pre-AFQ days, I always wondered why I couldn’t lose weight. I mean there were weeks that I did lose, but there were more weeks that I didn’t. Gah, frustrating! I truly had no idea why. If you’d asked me what I was eating, I would have said that I ate really well […]