Being Fit Over 50

What makes a Salad healthy?

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The reason I am writing about this is because there are so many people out there that are eating salads thinking they are healthy and really have no idea what’s in them and what nutritional value they hold, if any. I eat salads almost every day but now I know what should and should not be in them. Get rid of the Iceberg lettuce (pretty much worthless when it comes to nutritional value) and 90% water. I am not saying it has no vitamins but it sure doesn’t carry the…read more


Blueberries are the Bomb!

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Anyone that knows me knows that I always have an abundant supply of blueberries on hand. I usually eat them as a snack right out of the freezer, or I thaw them and throw them in my greek yogurt with a little vanilla and some chia seeds. But when I first pick up my blueberries they are the best just eaten out of the container. Now it’s a yearly tradition to go out to the west side of the state in early August and go blueberry picking. If you don’t…read more


Five Tips to keep you on Track!

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For those of you that don’t know me I am a bit of a perfectionist. I call it a curse sometimes, but it is what it is. I am almost 55 (yikes) but it’s true and I am finally in a place where I am just maintaining what I have. I am not looking to lose weight or gain weight. I just want to stay where I am at and be happy. I truly think it has to be a lifestyle you embrace to be a healthier you. Not that…read more


The Farmers Market is the Best!

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This last weekend I was able to get out the Eastern Farmers Market. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit and somewhere I have never been before. I had heard so much about it and how great the flowers, produce, and herbs are that I have been wanting to go there for quite some time. Not only was I surprised by the number of people that were there, but I was also surprised at how much produce there was to pick from and at the number of street performers…read more


Sweet Potato hash with a twist

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Well if you’re anything like me you love your breakfasts on the weekend. Maybe there’s a reason I like them so much? Maybe it’s because I’m not the one who usually cooks it? Or maybe it’s because I can take my time to cook and not be rushed. Or maybe it’s because it’s the time when you can enjoy a cup of coffee, and just chat about the important things in life or chat about absolutely nothing? (Now it kind of sounds like a Seinfeld episode to me). Regardless, this…read more


Why I love my breakfast on the Weekends

Posted by in Food, Fun, Happiness, Health, Love

I have to say I love my breakfast on the weekends. Why? Because my husband cooks breakfast for me every weekend. Yes you heard that right. We get up together and enjoy a cup of coffee as we talk about what he should create and what the day will bring. I might take a few minutes to play a game of words with friends on the phone and he might take 10 minutes to scroll through boats on his phone (yes we do those things too). It’s not a perfect…read more


Comfort foods with a Healthy twist

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Since I mentioned in my last blog that I have been making comfort foods with a healthy twist I thought I might share with you what that means. I am using recipes I have had for quite some time but changed some of the ingredients out. I am substituting sugar with the Stevia baking sugar (and then not even using the required amount). I am using Coconut flour instead of regular flour (this can be tricky as you don’t need to use nearly as much). Then for my dinners if…read more


It’s called Healthy! NOT skinny

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I have to write about this as my husband and I have encountered this numerous times in the past few years. We are on a path of eating healthy and staying fit. With that comes an added bonus like dropping pounds or in terms most women will understand, dropping dress sizes. That however is not the intent when we started this journey to being healthier. Back in 2009 we did a transformation contest and everyone’s goals were different. Mine was to simply get my body more sculpted. I had no…read more


Is Bison really better for you?

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Lately we’ve been trying to add some different proteins into our meals at our house. I always make the same assortment of things like Chicken, Fish, Steak, etc. We’ve also been using the grass fed beef for burgers as well. So now we decided to try Bison. I asked my husband the other night? What is Bison? He said “Buffalo”. Then I said “Why don’t they just call it buffalo?” That got me to thinking so I started to research it and this is what I found. Apparently the two…read more


Eating Healthy is not Brain Surgery

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I know with so many different things on the market and so many different opinions out there as to what to eat, it can seem like an overwhelming task. One of the first things I do with my clients is have them track their food. Keep a food log! You can use a tablet (a bit old school but some prefer that). Or you can use apps like My Fitness Pal. You simply input your food and it calculates all of your calories and keeps track of protein, carbs, fats,…read more