Depression – My Story

Basic Information About Depression According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working." Even though depression is common, it should not be ignored. Types Though there are several... Continue Reading →

How To Go 30 Days With NO Dessert

I love dessert chocolate, ice cream, cheesecake, cookies, and candy. I will frequently eat dessert after lunch and dinner, sometimes as a snack too. All this sweet eating does not help me become healthy. I know it, but I feel addicted to eating a dessert, preferably chocolate. As you can imagine, I am not meeting... Continue Reading →

Homemade Twix Bars – No Refined Sugar

This past month I have searched for recipes I could reasonably and avoid refined sugar. While combing no refined sugar recipes, I came across homemade twix bars. Intrigued, I had to try them out. As usual, I made a few changes. I found this recipe from the Vanilla Crunch blog. While doing the recipe I... Continue Reading →

Honey Sugar Cookies – No Refined Sugar

Sugar cookies are versatile. With most recipes you can use cookie cutters to make fun shapes or pictures. You can eat them without frosting. Though I prefer them with some sort of topping. Though the name sugar cookie implies the use of some sort of refined sugar. Imagine my delight when I found a recipe... Continue Reading →

Buckeye Bars – No Refined Sugar

Ever crave that deliciousness that comes from the combination of yummy peanut butter and chocolate in buckeye bars? I do. That is one of my favorite combinations for dessert. When I started the refined sugar fast, I thought I would be giving up that flavor combo for the whole month. Luckily, I found a recipe... Continue Reading →

No Bake Cookies – No Refined Sugar

I love chocolate. It is my guilty pleasures. One of the struggles I have had with the removal of refined sugars has been not getting my daily little taste of chocolate. I decided that I did not want to try to hunt down and taste vegan chocolate chips. This would not be a normal ingredient... Continue Reading →

Inspiration To Exercise

Exercise requires work. Work requires desire. For this reason many people look for something to inspire them. In a perfect world, we would exercise to stay healthy and feel our best. While some people do this, most of us need a little more inspiration. I’ve listed a few reasons for to inspire more exercise. Inspiration... Continue Reading →

Fad Diet vs Lifestyle Change

Lose 20 pounds in two weeks sounds like a dream come true. While probably possible, it is most likely unhealthy and not sustainable. The diet promising such extreme weight loss is called a fad diet. They usually involve extremely restrictive diets of only a certain type and amount of food. I have started many of... Continue Reading →

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