eating healthy

4 Tips to Break Mindless Eating Habits

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | September 27th, 2012 | 6 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss | tags: calories, diet, eating habits, eating healthy, healthy-eating, junk food, lose-weight, mindless eating, Mindy Fenske, nutrition, snacking, the firm, weight-loss, working from home

Mindless Eating

By The FIRM Master Instructor Mindy Fenske

A while back, I took a teaching sabbatical and worked out of my house for a few months. Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved having the flexibility of working from home, but I had a small problem.

I would be working diligently at my computer, tap-tap-tapping the keyboard, when, all of a sudden, my fingers would stop. Then my legs would stand me up and walk me into the kitchen and, before I even realized what was happening, my hand would be force-feeding chips into my open mouth. It was as if my body was possessed by aliens!

Experiment in Frugality

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | April 9th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating | tags: eating healthy, economic, food stamps, frugality, meals, organic, thrifty

It doesn’t look like the economy is improving any time soon, so let’s revisit the concept of healthy on a budget. Can it be done?

A “Grapple” A Day

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | April 16th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Healthy Eating | tags: eating healthy, grapple, groceries, healthy-eating, processed foods

Like many of us, my husband’s a sucker for a good marketing ploy. Which is why, in the supermarket produce department the other day, he picked up a plastic clamshell container and asked if we could buy it. The container encased four red apples, but the label identified them as Sweet Grapples®… “Looks like an apple. Tastes like a grape.”