Does eating sugar make you tired? Unable to focus? Drained? If you have a human body, sugar can make you tired. And it happens to children, too, despite the initial energy boost. My stomach churned as the school bus bounced through the turns on its way to the museum. I hadn’t been on a school bus […]
Are you sleeping enough but still tired during the day? It’s what you eat that is sucking your energy. Read on, exhausted friend… On Sundays, I sleep in as late as I want. My husband gets up with the kids, and when I sleep really late, he’ll even make breakfast. Sunday is my catch-up time, […]
The delicious smells of pumpkin pie and coffee fill the air as I look around at the stunning floral centerpieces on the Thanksgiving table. I lean back in my chair and a moan escapes my lips; I can barely breathe I ate so much. I unbutton my pants and hope no one notices.
For some of us, it’s nearly impossible not to overeat during the holidays. But huge holiday meals can cause real stress on the body, making us nauseated, uncomfortable, and tired.
I stood on the scale in the pale, sterile exam room and slowly lowered my head to read the dreaded display. My polite half-smile melted away as evil numbers made my heart pound and my cheeks hot. Why is it that when I get weighed at the doctor’s office it’s more painful? At home or […]
It was early morning and my eyes could barely stay open as I trudged to the kitchen to turn on my trusty red coffee maker. I expected to hear the machine steam and bubble, the smell of my favorite vanilla macadamia nut coffee filling the kitchen. But instead, there was silence. I filled my water […]
In my haste, I grabbed the bottle of grape juice that said “100% Grape Juice, No Added Sugars.” Later as the kids threw thousands of puzzle pieces in the air I wanted to scream at the top of my lungs. I felt like I fed them marshmallows for lunch. Apparently “No Added Sugars” does not […]