Health

The Pros & Cons of a Food Tracker App- Is It Right For You?

Food tracker apps are on everyone’s smart device.  MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter has over 50 million downloads!  The USDA SuperTracker has over 27 million users.  LoseIt, SparkPeople, FatSecret- there are dozens of food diary apps that allow you to record what and when you are eating.  The question isn’t ‘Are you using one?’ but ‘Which one are you using?’  And maybe more importantly, are these tools really useful?

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Health

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?  How to Find Out…

Vitamin D is 1 nutrient that Americans aren’t getting enough of, especially during the winter! It is considered a “nutrient of concern” in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Often called the “sunshine vitamin,” the best dose of vitamin D comes directly from ultraviolet B rays, not foods.  And of the foods that do contain Vitamin D, Americans aren’t eating enough.  Some reports show that  40-80% of Americans are vitamin D deficient.  Are you?

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Recipes

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken With Almond Butter Sauce

Let go of the take-out menu and embrace this yummy Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce.  If you have been craving some Asian-inspired cuisine- here it is!  It might sound a little fancy, but this recipe can be put together in a matter of minutes.  The nutty almond butter sauce is perfectly savory with a hint of sweet and spice!

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Faith, Life

My New Year’s Challenge

Resolutions may be a thing of the past.  In our current culture, anti-resolution talk is everywhere.  We are dissuaded from making these unrealistic proclamations that less than 5 % of individuals actually achieve.  Ironically, productivity experts, health gurus, organization masters, finance coaches and other wizards are all busy promoting their stellar programs to help you overcome your biggest obstacles and become your best self…

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