I don’t know when they got there but I know how. I’m talking about the little tires I carry with me around my waist everywhere I go. My calorie-centered diet and sedentary lifestyle have everything to do with these unwanted layers but as to when they settled there, I’m not too clear. What I know for sure is that there is a clear difference between me when I started blogging and me today. Clearly, years of sitting at my computer for hours on end on a daily basis have taken their toll.
The impact of being overweight in my blogging career
Along with the extra pounds came a decline in my output despite the 10-hour shifts I was putting in. I was not the fresh blogger full of zest I once was. Alarmed by these unwelcome developments, I drew a line in the sand (I really did!) and set out to look for a way to regain my lither self without surrendering the thing I love most- blogging.
Now I’m not a gym person; lifting anything heavier than my laptop is a no-no for me. So I opted for a trip to a local dietician. What I gained from that five minute jaunt really has revolutionized my existence. Not only have I discarded a significant amount of fat, my metabolism rate has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels; all in just a couple of weeks. I’m sure you’re curious as to the mechanics behind (Read More....)
There’s always that one mom in the playgroup that just makes the rest of us feel like we’re not green enough – you know who I’m talking about. Her kids only wear clothes manufactured from sustainably harvested, fair-trade hemp. Her mini-van runs on used vegetable oil. When it’s her turn to provide the weekly snack, she brings veggies picked fresh from the garden growing underneath her solar panels. Most annoying of all, even though she only showers once a week to conserve water, she always looks completely put together and amazing, probably from all of those exercise classes.
So, even though you sort of hate this woman, you still kinda want to emulate her green creds. It’s not as if you want to give up your daily shower and build a wind farm in your backyard, but it would still be nice to go more organic. After all, organic is healthier and better for the environment: Studies show that an organic diet can shield children from exposure to pesticides and hormones; provide more nutrients; and contain more cancer-fighting antioxidants.
Luckily, there are a few simple ways to incorporate organic living into your lifestyle. From composting to (Read More....)
Buying organic baby food for your child can be tough. It seems like it should be an easy task, but marketers like to confuse moms with terms like “green” and “natural.” The packaging can also be a concern, because some baby food containers have BPA, which is poisonous. Consider all of these different points when buying baby food to ensure you are really getting high-quality, organic baby food.
What is Natural?
A lot of food producers like to use words like “natural” and “green,” but what does this mean for baby food? In the best case scenario, natural means that no or few pesticides were used on the produce that make up the baby food. However, this isn’t always the case. There is no legal definition for natural and green baby food, so this can just be used to lure in people that don’t know the different.
Overall, don’t get baby foods that just say natural.
Varying Levels of Organic Ingredients
When something says it is organic, most moms believe all of the ingredients are organic. But, it’s not that (Read More....)