Christine’s April Newsletter

  Is it true that “April Showers Bring May Flowers”? I hope so! I am so excited for all the beautiful blooms, farmer’s markets, beach weather, and the great outdoors. It’s officially spring and that means summer is almost here. It is no secret that I absolutely love coconut oil, but I have been finding…

Christine’s March Newsletter

spring tulips

How is the weather where you are? On the west coast, although weeks away, Spring is in full swing! Are you ready for the sun? I am! March is National Nutrition Month, and of course, I am super excited about this month! Every year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics comes up with a theme…

Christine’s February 2016 Newsletter

chocolates

February is the month that gives us an excuse to love a little more, express our love more extravagantly, and hold on to our loved ones a little tighter. It also gives us an excuse to eat more chocolate…right?  I say, absolutely! Everything in moderation, though and you need to know specifically which chocolate is…

Christine’s January 2016 Newsletter

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It is a new year and this is the time that people normally reflect on the last year and make new resolutions for the upcoming year. Do resolutions really work? Did you stick to your resolutions last year? Some research points to New Year’s resolutions not working because people either don’t allow themselves to fail…

Holiday Guests With Dietary Restrictions? Bring it On!

vegetable lasagna

At the holidays more than any other time, we gather together family and friends from different backgrounds and with diverse tastes and dietary needs. Allergies and food sensitivities are nothing to fool with, and preparing a tasty meal that respects your guests’ health risks will make for a memorable and happy occasion. Here are some tips to help you make it through the social season!

Don’t Overindulge This Holiday Season

Family playing games

The holidays are about getting together with loved ones we don’t get enough time with in our day-to-day lives, right? Rather than sitting around the table in a turkey coma, awkwardly running out of small talk and mindlessly helping yourself to a third helping of dessert, try this: Sleep well, eat well and enjoy what the holiday has to offer, without the drama.

Five Ways to Stay Healthy on Halloween

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You can’t be expected to substitute your favourite candy bar with an apple on a holiday that practically demands your participation in this candy orgy. So what’s a Skinny Chick to do? Here are some tips that will keep you from blasting off on a sugar high that will have your dentist rubbing his hands together in evil glee.

Five Ways to Cut the Fat this Thanksgiving

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So, at first glance the traditional thanksgiving turkey dinner appears innocent enough — turkey is one of the leaner sources of protein, lots of healthy vegetables and fruits are available. That is, until we pour on the gravy, cream sauces and melted cheese. If you really would rather not wake up next Tuesday with a tryptophan- hangover and a shock when you step on the scale, here are a few tips for trimming the fat, Skinny Chicks style.