Tag Archives: diet

#HealthyMe: How I’m measuring success

Since starting #HealthyMe I’ve been reluctant to set official health goals. For me, putting a number on being healthy or setting an objective with an “end” to it is counterintuitive. I’m not trying to reach anything in particular, nor do…


How to lose weight without going hungry

So you’ve committed to losing weight. Good for you! While your initial reflex may be to cut way back on food, that will just make you hungry and lead to you ultimately giving up and quitting your efforts all together….


The great weight-loss debate: diet vs. exercise

If you had to choose one way to lose weight–diet or exercise–which would you pick? Many people have a definite preference when asked this question, so we thought it was time to reveal which option is actually the best for…


What does sugar do to your brain?

Sugar consumption can be a tricky beast, as our bodies actually need sugar to function properly. However, sugar overconsumption leads to a host of different health issues like obesity, poor memory function, depression and learning disorders, just to name a…


Stop adding calories to your food. Add flavor instead!

Flavor can be a huge deterrent when trying to eat cleaner, healthier and simpler meals. I can attest to this, as I always feel like I want to add a dipping sauce or something to my dish. However, acting on…


Is your lifestyle causing stress and burnout?

I am definitely the type of person who says ‘yes’ to everything and tends to overload her schedule. While this typically works out well and allows for me to showcase my abilities, it can also cause stress and burnout. Feeling…

Mental Health

Doorganics expands service to West Michigan lakeshore

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Organic food. It sounds like the beginning of a lame joke, but it’s a reality for an ever-growing number of West Michigan residents. Doorganics, an organic food delivery service that brings local, sustainable products to your doorstep…


Live Healthy Live United 365 Challenge winner announced

The 2013 Live Healthy Live United 365 Challenge recently came to a conclusion in Northern Michigan and celebrated both the community’s success as a whole and the top winner. The event wrapped up an eight-week challenge that encouraged workplace wellness…

Freshii brings energy-boosting eats to downtown Grand Rapids

Get ready to get revved up, Grand Rapids: There’s a new energizer in town. Joining the fresh-and-healthy food movement, Freshii has recently opened its first location in the downtown area. Sure it’s a chain restaurant, but the concept behind it…