Healthier Coconut Truffles

Often, when you start eating healthy, the first thing to go on your list of taboo foods is dessert. But I love dessert! It can be a struggle. I never knew what a mean sweet tooth I had till I had my boys. I crave something sweet right after a meal and this is one habit I don’t see changing. But then it doesn’t have to. With so many healthier alternatives out there like honey, maple syrup, dates, agave and stevia (still haven’t tried this) it is easy to swap out the sugar for a healthier, more wholesome experience! Continue reading “Healthier Coconut Truffles”

A Few Things to Keep in Mind When Eating Out

I would be lying to you if I told you we didn’t eat out at all. Maybe not as much as we used to before, but eating out is still very much part of our weekend ritual.  Every Friday night or Saturday we allow ourselves one meal out. Okay sometimes two, but as we evolve into healthier versions of ourselves we avoid fast food, choose healthy eateries and even if we end up going to  chain restaurants, we consciously pick out the healthier entrees on the menu.

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Why You Need To Give Up Diet Soda Today

My relationship with diet soda began about sixteen years ago. It’s as old as my marriage. “Fresh off the boat” and straight into life in the good old U.S of A.where “diet” everything was  a sign of being fit. I don’t recall the diet variety being available back home and even if it was, it wasn’t very popular. Back in college days, I was always the one shunning regular soda because of it’s sugar content but this, this was different. I could have my cake and eat it too! Not once did it occur to me that it could be detrimental to my health. I even remember reading an article about it being as safe as water!

Articles such as these, aggressive marketing and the general lack of information as to the adverse affects of  the component in these drinks had a whole generation guzzling down diet pop without a care in the world. I, for one was hooked. I loved the stuff. When eating out I would nod every time the waiter asked if I wanted a refill, usually two or three and at home I would chug down at least one a day. Not as bad as some I guess but everybody’s tolerance level is different and it wasn’t long before my habit caught up with me. Continue reading “Why You Need To Give Up Diet Soda Today”