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Here you will find numerous articles from me on the various way you can Be Healthy By Design. If you’re interested in my recipes to help you along the way, click here to go directly to them!

Even as I child I loved to write letters. I had numerous pen pals around the world. Long before the internet, I created a monthly newsetter on my first Apple computer. It included family updates, pictures and recipe exchanges. My distribution list was made up of siblings, cousins and aunts and uncles. It was sent snail mail to some 40 different households. Yes I am from a big family. It was fun and helped us all stay connected.

Today Facebook and online newsletters having left old fashioned letters and printed newsletters in the dust.  I enjoy Facebook and newsletters and also love blogging.  I think it’s also a wonderful means of staying in touch.

I hope you enjoy these blogs posts!



Instant Flat Tummy Tip #2 – Reduce Fluid Retention

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Any of us can easily gain 3 – 5 pounds, even a dress size, if we are experiencing water retention. For most women, hormonal fluctuation is often the main cause of fluid retention. Food allergies and intolerance can also result in water retention. Although you may not be able to get rid of all the fluids that Mother Nature imposes on you, there are a few things you can do to reduce the “impact”: Stay hydrated – There’s a cool free app you can put on your phone called “Drinking Water” – in fact, there are several apps that set…
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Instant Flat Tummy Tip #1 – Ban Belly Bloat

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With all the New Year’s goals people have, two of the most common are getting healthy and losing weight. While the majority of Americans are overweight, and some 30% of that population are obese, getting healthy and losing weight often go hand in hand. With a focus on getting healthy by including more exercise, detoxing the food and other toxic things in life and a better diet consisting of whole foods rather than processed foods, fast foods, sugar, and drinks that just don’t serve the body, people can lose the unhealthy pounds and inches. Conversely, when someone focuses on losing…
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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “during the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.” While the CDC indicates that the number of preschool children who are obese has gone down slightly over the last couple of years, I find it sad that children that young are obese in the first place! It’s concerning that kids as young as five are being diagnosed with…
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