Did You Know

Little things make a big difference in wellness… so here, we talk about the little things you might not’ve known that can make you ten times healthier!

27 08, 2013

Hercules: A Look At America’s First Celebrity Chef

By | August 27th, 2013|Did You Know|7 Comments

The story of Hercules, the "top hat and tails" chef of President George Washington, and his plan for freedom.

5 08, 2013

Infographic: The Secrets Of Better Sleep

By | August 5th, 2013|Daily Infographic, Did You Know, Tools For Weight Loss|5 Comments

...plenty of answers to your questions about sleeping and how sleep affects your health...

5 08, 2013

High Fructose Corn Syrup: What’s The Big Deal?

By | August 5th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, What Are You Eating?|37 Comments

And now, a moment of tough love. I'm not gonna lie - this is more for me than it is for you, dear reader, because I have a bad habit of running back to foods that are laden with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and usually don't realize what I'm doing to myself until I'm [...]

25 07, 2013

Infographic: The Skinny on Obesity in America

By | July 25th, 2013|Daily Infographic, Did You Know|17 Comments

An infographic detailing the issues with obesity, and a few simple solutions.

23 07, 2013

Infographic: How To Get Your Foam Roll On

By | July 23rd, 2013|Daily Infographic, Did You Know, Exercise 101|4 Comments

Wondering how to use that big foamy-rollie-thingy? Learn how to take advantage of "the poor man's deep tissue massage" here!

27 06, 2013

Exactly How Does Milk Do A Body Good?

By | June 27th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|26 Comments

I have a bit of a penchant for talking about food myths. Mainly because, well, a lot of what our families have learned over the years about our relationships with food has come from... well, commercials. And logically, what company is going to pay millions of dollars for a little ad that will turn people [...]

30 05, 2013

Why Your Burger Never Looks Like The One On TV

By | May 30th, 2013|Did You Know, Fast Food|22 Comments

While I haven't had a burger in about a decade, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that the occasional juicy thick meaty monster something-or-other on the TV screen didn't make me a little tempted. I don't feel so bad now, especially since it's - apparently - raw burger and built with toothpicks and sad [...]

13 05, 2013

What Does “USDA Inspected” Mean On Your Poultry Label?

By | May 13th, 2013|Did You Know, Food 101|4 Comments

What does "USDA Inspected" mean on your food label?

2 05, 2013

The Coffee Conundrum: To Drink Or Not To Drink?

By | May 2nd, 2013|Daily Infographic, Did You Know, What Are You Eating?|25 Comments

On coffee, it's potential benefits, its usefulness in exercise, and how to enjoy it responsibly (if you choose.)

2 04, 2013

Infograph: Obesity In America

By | April 2nd, 2013|Daily Infographic, Did You Know|14 Comments

An infographic that explains the effects that obesity has on our country.

13 03, 2013

Did You Know: Eating After 7PM

By | March 13th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating|44 Comments

Here's an interesting little tidbit I picked up from a Weekly Spark article about misconceptions that we have about our bodies and doing right by them: So what makes 7 (or 8 or 9) p.m. a magical cutoff time anyway? The original idea was that people should stop eating about 3 hours before bed, using [...]

28 02, 2013

Weight Loss… and Your Libido

By | February 28th, 2013|Did You Know, My Journey|73 Comments

Discussing the increase in sex drive a woman experiences when she loses weight.

25 02, 2013

Lies In Your Food: Made With REAL Blueberries? But I Thought…

By | February 25th, 2013|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|12 Comments

I know you've seen it. You hit the frozen foods section at the grocery store, and you pass the waffles. You're thinking "Man, I could eat these for a quick breakfast in the morning." You skim the freezer, and it catches your eye. "Blueberry Waffles -- Made With REAL BLUEBERRIES!" I don't know about you, [...]

21 02, 2013

Study Says Common Food Chemical Packs On Belly Fat

By | February 21st, 2013|Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|17 Comments

I really, really, reeeeeally wanted to write about Jamie Oliver's new show "Food Revolution," but something much more compelling came across my desk. Thanks to Ink for sending it over. We're all familiar with my disdain for high fructose corn syrup, right? I mean, the stuff's pretty awful. If you'd like a not-so-quick rundown, check [...]

19 02, 2013

Molasses: The Original “Sweetener”

By | February 19th, 2013|Did You Know, Food 101|8 Comments

Where does molasses come from, why is it better than regular sugar, and what can I use it for?

23 01, 2013

The Math Behind Weight Loss Plateaus

By | January 23rd, 2013|Did You Know, Fat Loss, Tools For Weight Loss|43 Comments

Wanted to know why it's so important to count calories and be aware of how much you're putting in your body? Here's why.

9 01, 2013

The Body Magic Isn’t Magic After All

By | January 9th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know|155 Comments

Dear reader, there are very few things that annoy me. Why? Because I feel like in my twenty-something years on this earth... I've seen everything. That's sarcasm, by the way. But back to the matter at hand. There are very few things that annoy me. Why? Because most things don't affect me, and the things [...]

27 12, 2012

FDA Close To Approving Genetically Altered Salmon

By | December 27th, 2012|Did You Know, What Are You Eating?|7 Comments

Why you may want to give up salmon for good.

19 11, 2012

Joy Bauer: Eat To Beat Your Food Cravings

By | November 19th, 2012|Did You Know, It's All Mental|24 Comments

Joy Bauer, Today Show Nutritionist, on cravings and how to overcome them.

15 11, 2012

What’s Wrong With White Rice?

By | November 15th, 2012|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, What Are You Eating?|37 Comments

I'm a rice eater. I have about four different kinds of rice in my pantry at this moment.. none of them white. They may be white in color, but they're certainly not of the "American White Rice" ilk. Why? There are a few reasons. But first, I think it might be important to explain the [...]