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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!



Do You Get “Hangry” From Blood Sugar Crashes?

We’ve all had those moments where we waited too long to eat followed by the all-too-real struggle through a blood sugar crash where “hanger” (the state of being where hungry + angry or grouchy) settles in and takes over. And, let’s face it, we don’t like being around “hangry” people, not even ourselves!  You feel lightheaded, shaky, generally unwell – and become grouchy! That’s why it is important to keep your blood sugar stabilized throughout the day – only then will you experience sustained energy, feel vibrant, and keep your body functioning optimally.  Balancing your blood sugar is essential for…
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Easy, Portable Summer Snacks

Quick & Portable Snacks! Summer produce boasts a large variety of fruits and veggies that we wait for all year long to enjoy.  Sweet juicy watermelons and cantaloupe…berries, apricots, and peaches just bursting with flavor are a few of my favorite summer treats. And along with the abundance of fruits and veggies, are loads of outdoor activities that make for a jam-packed summertime schedule – especially if you have kids or grandkids.  And, for good reason!  These summer months are what memories are made of and what we look forward to as we dredge through cold winter months. However, spending…
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Five Steps to a Guilt Free Mentality

Don’t Beat Yourself Up! Let’s face it, when you get started on your journey to be a healthier, more vibrant, energetic you, the desire to eat yummy food just doesn’t go away. The commitment to make diet and lifestyle changes is exciting when you jump into action…yet after a while, you may feel stuck, discouraged when change doesn’t happen overnight, or you tire of the plan you’re on, especially if it is restrictive or boring.  And, you may feel trapped, which happens when you strain yourself to stick to difficult ways of eating or being in overwhelm because you’re trying…
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How Does Lemon Meringue Pie Fit into a Healthy Diet?

Have You Heard of the 80-20 Rule? Most likely you have as it’s been a fairly popular subject lately.  So, what does living 80/20 mean anyway?    Actually, it’s a quite simple concept and when you discover how to live this way, you’ll find that it takes the fuss and frustration out of all the confusing food advice we seems to be bombarded with regularly in the media, Facebook, magazines, and especially food advertising!   This is not to say that there isn’t some valuable information out there as there are lots of things to consider about living a healthy lifestyle…Living 80/20 is more…
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Kat’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Kat's Lemon Meringue Pie 2018-05-10 18:33:40 Serves 8 A mountain of deliciousness. This is definitely not on the weight loss menu - however, a slice of pie is always a great treat when you fit it into the 80-20 or 90-10 rule. This mouth watering, scrumptious pie is one you'll proudly serve for special occasions. It's all from scratch and worth every step it takes to make! Directions are set up to walk you through the most effective steps to your own gorgeous pie! Print 3393 calories 557 g 829 g 116 g 44 g 44 g 1514 g 3154…
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