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Boost Your Nutrient Intake with These Food Buddies

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 2, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Boost your nutrient update with these food buddies

Sometimes, eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals isn’t enough. Many of the nutrients we need to stay healthy and fight disease are not very easily absorbed by the body. The good news is that by combining certain foods (food buddies), you can increase absorption and get greater benefits from the foods you […]

How to Kick Sugar to the Curb

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 9, 2017 | Categories: Health and Fitness
Exercise like yoga can help kick sugar habit

A few months ago I started a low-carb, high-fat lifestyle. My biggest goals are to eliminate grains/wheat and sugar from my diet. I am thankful for brands like today’s sponsor, Savings.com, for making it easier for moms like me to kick the sugar habit. I won’t lie, it’s not been an easy journey to eat […]

Lettuce Wraps for a Low Carb Diet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2016 | Categories: Food, Health and Fitness, How To, Weight Loss
Lettuce wraps for a low carb lunch

Recently, I’ve been eating a high protein, lower-carb diet. I’m not doing a “low-carb” diet, just cutting back on the carbs a bit, while amping up the protein. I love lettuce wraps and they’re perfect for not only a low carb lunch, but a low calorie lunch, too. One way for me to cut down […]

Jabra Headphones from Best Buy are perfect for your New Year’s Goals

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 5, 2015 | Categories: Health and Fitness

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Can you believe we’re already almost a week into 2015? I can’t tell you how excited I am for this new year. It is full of endless possibilities. I have […]

Getting Healthy With The Shine From Best Buy #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Reviews, Weight Loss

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free…. Many of you know I have been on a weight loss journey for over a year now. It really has been a journey. One full of ups and downs, good days […]

Is this your idea of Gluten?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 29, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Food, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness
gluten free

Guest Post Image Source You’ve heard it all: the good, the bad, and the ugly. You’ve heard how gluten is bad and the evil twin of sugar. But did you know that gluten is also unavoidable like sugar? Really! Gluten isn’t all that bad if you know all that there is to know about it. […]

Fuel a Better You Sweepstakes with Nutrisystem® #FuelABetterYou #ad

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 22, 2013 | Categories: Contests, Health and Fitness, Weight Loss
Nutrisystem Fuel a Better You

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrisystem, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This getting the body I want and the Fuel A Better You Sweepstakes post has been brought to you by Nutrisystem…. If you are a regular reader here, you know I have been on a […]

After Liposuction, Exercise Keeps the Fat Off

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 22, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Health and Fitness

Guest Post Liposuction is a very common and popular procedure that involves a surgeon removing fat cells that are right under a person’s skin. These types of fat cells are also known as subcutaneous fat cells. Although liposuction is an effective way to help a person lose weight immediately, it’s vital that people who have […]

Top Tips to Encourage Your Kids to Be Healthy

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 3, 2013 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness
tips to get your kids healthy

Guest Post The uphill struggle to persuade young children to eat their greens is one that has troubled parents since time immemorial. Desperate promises of ‘it’ll make your hair curl’ or ‘you’ll grow up big and strong like Popeye’ tend to be ignored. So what can you do to encourage your youngsters to eat their […]

I dropped the ball last week… #Mamavation Monday

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 18, 2013 | Categories: Health and Fitness, Mamavation, Weight Loss

What a week! Since starting my weight loss journey 19 weeks ago… this is the worst week I’ve had to date. I was so proud of myself for not gaining any weight. Every single week with the exception of two weeks, I lost something. Even if it was just .5 pounds. Hey, a loss is […]