Diet Diva Dishes

Get The Most Out of Your Water: Infuse It!

5.03.2015
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If drinking regular water in the winter is hard for you, this tasty alternative will make it much easier, not to mention give you tons of extra vitamins and minerals. 

If you are like my brave family that resides in New England, considering the ruthless winter they’ve had, the thought of ingesting anything that isn’t hot may seem downright undesirable. Hey, I get it. This time of year up there is miserable… so miserable that I even moved over 1,000 miles away just to avoid it.

But what shouldn’t be avoided, regardless of where you live [...]

What’s Eating You?: Alkaline Diet

5.03.2015
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Weight Loss Challenger: Week 1

Food Therapy: Cut Down on Sodium

3.03.2015
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Star Wars Race Recap 2015

3.03.2015
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This finish time earned me a 2nd place age group and 16th overall female.

The inaugural Star Wars race weekend was the weekend after the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend–back to back weekends, with a Disney cruise in between!

 

I docked back in Orlando from the cruise on Friday morning and went straight to the airport to fly out to Star Wars weekend at Disneyland, CA.  My fiancée John and his two sons were already out there and the boys ran their very first 5K with their Dad.  They even dressed up and I’m pretty sure they are hooked on runDisney!

 

I arrived Friday evening and John and I [...]

How to Embrace the Here-and-Now-You

spring flowers

I used to just plow through life at warp speed and rarely slow down to rest or relax, let alone smell the roses. I own my own business and have two young kids and like a lot of people juggle a lot. I was happy being busy, but at times it was downright exhausting.

Then tragedy struck. My husband was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. My boys were only 2 and 4 years old at the time. We took our fight to Germany for some integrative medicine in addition to chemotherapy here in the US. There’s nothing like a [...]

Sweet Potato Smoothie

27.02.2015
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Sweet Potato Smoothie-2

It’s Friday at time for a recipe!! This one is sure to satisfy and is filled with nourishing fruits and veggies!! Yes, slurp up your daily dose of vegetables while you enjoy this tasty treat!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

serves 1

1/3 cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

5 ounces (about 1/2 cup) vanilla greek yogurt

1/3 cup 100% orange juice

Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy [...]

What is Mindful Eating?

26.02.2015
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We’ve been working with a lot of clients lately on developing a healthy relationship with food. This looks different for each individual’s unique situation, but boils down to mindful eating. Which leads us to the big question: what is mindful eating?

 

Mindful eating, as the name implies, involves paying conscious attention to what you’re consuming and also noticing the motivation behind eating. Another imperative aspect of mindful eating is that this is done in a nonjudgmental way. Overall, the goal is to be able to listen to your body for hunger cues, recognize when your body [...]

Cruisin’ Disney Style: Castaway Challenge 2015

24.02.2015
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Snorkeling

When I found out that runDisney had added a cruise to their lineup of races, I was crossing my fingers and toes that I would have the opportunity to go. I was lucky enough to sail the Disney Wonder the Monday after Marathon weekend for 4 nights with my boys and my mom. The cruise went to Nassau, Bahamas and to Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. RunDisney put on a 5K on the island and whoever did a race on marathon weekend and then went on that particular cruise immediately after the marathon was able to earn a special [...]

Where’s the Me Time with a Full Time Job and Kids?

23.02.2015
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Finding Me Time

Raising kids is no easy task, especially if you’re juggling a full time job and doing it alone as a single mom.  It seems every second of every day is devoted to my work or my children, which I love, but I’ve found that it’s important to not let it completely consume me. Making time for myself has to be just as much of a priority so I can be the best mommy, business owner, fiancé, and friend I can be.

Now, I know this is easier said than done. It has taken me many years and [...]