15 Benefits of Exercise to Get You Back in the Gym

Turns out, one of the best decisions I ever made was to do a complete 180 on my health. I remember so well how sluggish and old I felt in my early 40s. It wasn't even on my radar to exercise to feel younger. I didn't realize the benefits of exercise at all, or I would...

Post Workout Meal: What You Should Know

So you've just worked out...now what? If you are just starting to workout, you should know how important your post workout meal is. It's one of the key elements to getting into shape. It's time for your post workout protein! Your muscles have worked hard and in need...

How I Used Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss After 40

I often get asked how I used meal replacement shakes for weight loss after 40. It's a fact weight loss after 40 can be very difficult for so many reasons. At age 42, I decided not to be a stereotypical middle-aged woman who was overweight and couldn't keep up with...

Walking for Weight Loss: 5 Things Never to Leave Home Without

What comes to your mind when thinking about walking for weight loss? Do you procrastinate until it doesn't happen? Or do you look forward to it and never miss a day? If you make excuses NOT to walk, it could be because you aren't prepared with these 5 essential things...

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs have always been a favorite of mine. Now that my focus is on healthy foods, it doesn't mean I have to give up my favorites and neither should you or your family. So many of our favorite comfort foods have the potential to use alternative...

Carb Cycling for Women Who Love Carbs

Looking back at the beginning of my weight loss, I was carb cycling to lose weight and didn't even realize it. Prior to 2013, my normal daily diet was carbs, carbs, and more carbs. Problem was, after 40, that also meant pounds, pounds and more pounds. That was until I...

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash Perfectly 3 Different Ways

Spaghetti squash serves as a great side dish as a healthy alternative to pasta.  When you know how to cook spaghetti squash perfectly, chances are even picky teenagers will like it! If you are looking for a way to increase healthy nutrients into your diet and lose...

BCAA for Women: Weight Loss Benefits That Surprises Women Over 40

Study after study supports the weight loss benefits of BCAAs for women, and anyone trying to lose weight and live healthily. If you're one of the many women over 40 struggling, don't give up yet, BCAAs could be the magic you've been waiting for. I really like the...

A Must Read: Ground Turkey vs Ground Beef?

Ground beef vs ground turkey? I can still remember standing in the meat department looking at the reportedly healthier choice ground turkey. I had been buying ground beef for years and loved everything about red meat. But, I wanted to be healthy. I wanted to be a...

How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss

You've lost weight. Congratulations! But, you didn't count on having so much loose skin, right? There can be a big concern about how to tighten loose skin after weight loss. If you're a woman over 40, you may have noticed your skin's elasticity isn't what it used to...

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs Recipe

Grilled vegetable kabobs are the perfect healthy, delicious side dish and even a great addition to your weekly meal prep! I love grilled vegetables for the fresh, summer taste that goes well with anything! I make sure to grill extra to have leftovers for my lunch a...