10 Amazing Snacks to Try Right Now

Whenever I am gathered with a group of health conscious women (and that is six days a week BTW) the conversation quite often turns to snack options. Everyone struggles to find a satisfying snack in short order.  FACTOID: 99.9% of all women snack at least once a day. The big question then, is what is a tasty snack, that is …

5 Surprising Reasons to Never Stop Exercising….#4 is a sizzler

Everyone knows the obvious benefits of working out like aesthetics and metabolism mastery. But do know about the 5  quality of life game-changers that will make you want to hit the weights and do the cardio consistently??? You bet there is, and if you are keeping your “Why” up front and personal, then you are going to have more reason …

Homemade Caesar Salad for Lazy Days

Last week I shared my recipe for soft-shell crabs. When Grateful Fitness was born, I wanted to name this blog Grateful Bytes, because my vision for my readers was that I would share bytes of information on behaviors for making the best of your life the best, and food bytes for making celebratory meals fun yet simple. It has been …

Simple Soft Shell Crabs at Home

I am gratefully back in the kitchen again creating more simple seasonal meals. Today I am sharing my super simple version of soft shell crabs. But first, I have a true confession. I was afraid to invest in soft shell crabs because I had this story in my head that they must be hard to make. I didn’t want to …

Why Calorie Counting Doesn’t Work.

Samantha (not her real name) came to me with this scenario. She works out 6 days a week for an hour, and her calories consumed are in a perceived deficit, according to her nutrition app and her fitness tracker. Yet she never makes any progress. She is perplexed cranky, exhausted, unmotivated, and her workouts are suffering. Sound familiar? Why isn’t …

Fresh Audiobooks and Podcasts to Rock Your Workouts

Last week, we talked about how skipping a workout can actually be better for your health. This week, I’m going to share some fresh audio to break up your typical workout music playlists. Playlists for the gym are essential for a great workout, and changing up your usual rap, country or classic rock can mean renewed motivation. Below are some …

The Essential Guide to Metabolism Support

Every week it seems that a new ‘metabolism boosting’ ad that is too-good-to-be-true pops up on social media. This topic is more confusing than ever, and women are posting questions about it all the time. For example, this question has been coming up repeatedly:  “What is your favorite product for energy and metabolism support? Hold on to your food scale. …

What You need Now, to Have the Best Health Later

This may surprise you. Skipping date night to stick to your diet can be a bad investment in your health. An eight-decade and study at Harvard* has shown that meaningful relationships are a vital ingredient for better emotional, mental, and physical health.” Specifically, the findings suggest that people who in engage in meaningful relationships live a longer and more healthy life …

6 Smart Strategies for Moms to Make Fitness Fit

It’s no secret Moms and women everywhere struggle with balancing time to juggle family responsibilities. Loving on your kids, feeding them, nurturing your marriage and excelling at a career, all leave little time to be consistent with self care and fitness.   The only way to do it is to stop trying to be Wonder Women. Wonder Woman is a …

A 2 minute habit that gives 5 massive health and wellness benefits

I started my first diet 44 years ago, and for decades I searched for the golden diet plan. The problem with following someone else’s diet, is that we become stupid. We forget how to trust ourselves.  A few years ago, I took on a radically different approach. I yearned to be self reliant in my pursuit of eating well. Following …