Top 6 Reasons Why New Years Resolutions Fail

Yes, it’s that time of year. In just 30 days, we’ll start thinking about New Years Resolutions. Did you know that 71% of all resolutions makers fail make their resolutions?.  Here are the top 6 reasons why we fail to stick with our New Years Resolutions.

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5 Natural Immune System Boosters

This weekend I caught my 1st hopefully last cold of the year! I can trace thistissues, healthy living, immune booster cold back to getting run down, I have been burning the candle at both ends and skimping on my sleep. Guess what it caught up with me! Here are 5 natural immune system boosters in case you’re someone is also burning the candle at both ends.

  1. Eat more mushrooms and green leafy veggies. Research shows that increases your white blood cells (germ fighters) and potentially makes these white blood cells more resistant to cold/flu bacteria.
  2. Be social. Having people to turn to during times of stress, reduces your chances of internalizing stress and breaking down your immune system.
  3. Chicken soup. No one’s quite sure how chicken soup helps, its either the raising steam from the soup that opens your nasal passages or the hot liquid soothes your throat.
  4. Add lemon. Lemons increase the PH acidity in your body making it a less hospitable environment for cold and flu germs to grow.
  5. Rest. Get a good night sleep. Your body needs it. Sleep restores your body’s hormonal balance and recharges your batteries.  Studies show that people who don’t get at least 6-10 hours of sleep will be 3xs more likely to catch a cold.

So, take care of yourself, the holidays are fast approaching and blowing your nose at the dinner table is frowned upon. If you have any other suggestions, I would love to hear them, just write them in the comments below.


When Should You Toss It?

clean out your fridge weekI know that I’m a FREAK about how long food stays in my fridge. My husband constantly makes fun of me because I FREEZE everything immediately. I hate to see food go to waste, because I couldn’t eat it before it went bad.

It’s National Clean Out Your Fridge Week and I wanted to share with you some quick tips around how long you should keep some popular food items.

  • Eggs fresh in the shell – 3-5 weeks
  • Poultry (cooked) – 3-4 days (raw) – 1-2 days
  • Yogurt – 7-14 days

Here are just a few, are you looking for a specific food, check this database.

Well that great, I have a database that I can check my food, but what does best buy, best if used by and all that those terms mean.

  1. Best Buy — the food manufacturer makes up this date. Basically it is still good, but it may have subtle changes. If anything smells or look funny DUMP in the trash immediately.
  2. Sell Buy — this when the store should sell the product by. They say you can still use it, provided you use it by the Keep It Toss It Guidelines.
  3. Expires on — the federal government mandates this and you will find this on mainly baby food products.

After you’ve tossed all your food be sure to wipe down the fridge and the condiments that you put back into the fridge.

If you are on a roll and want to clean out your pantry, check out this out.


Body Fat Loss Secrets

I have had the pleasure of getting my hair done at Simply Erinn for as longWeight Loss Secrets Fab Fit Squad as I can remember. She not only is a great hairdresser, she is a great person!  Every time I go into the salon we always talk about hair, men and workouts. On Monday, November 29th at 7pm I will be hosting a FREE Body Fat Loss Secrets at her salon.

We’ll be discussing the best ways to burn body fat and busting nutritional myths. If you are ready to feel great and look fabulous the time is NOW!


Just Finished My Thanksgiving Menu

This year my husband and I are cooking Thanksgiving for his family. As I health fried turekyperpetual planner, I needed to get the menu all straight in my head. This is the only way that I can relax and ease into the holiday.  I spent the weekend scouring my cookbooks and old Cooking Light magazines and this is what I’ve come up with.

We are going to deep fry a turkey, I know I said FRIED. Well surprisingly deep fried turkey has only 25 more calories in 3.5 ounces than traditional roasted turkey and only 4 more grams of fat. Instead on focusing on those small caloric difference, I focusing on how much it’s going to free up my oven and not make my house feel like a sauna.  [Read more…]