Nutrition – 3/3 – The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


As of today, I have successfully been a vegan since March 11. That’s about 5 weeks, people! I have been diligent and faithful with minor unintentional slip-ups. And guess what? I survived! It IS possible to go vegan without starving yourself or depleting your body of the vitamins and minerals it needs. In fact, I have […]

3 Seeds for Supercharged Smoothies One of the best ways to get a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients packed into one meal is adding seeds to your favorite smoothie. Hemp, chia, and flax seeds fortify your body with energy, fiber, and omega 3 fats. If you’re a seed novice, add any one of these […]

Spring is here, and while some of us might be in denial because winter won’t let go, it’s time to start thinking about the warmer months ahead. You know what that means, right? It’s time to shed our, ahem, winter coats. And I’m not talking about your super-cute down puffer jacket. Let’s be real. It’s […]

Zero calories. Zero relinquishing of taste. Zero hesitation. Sugar substitutes and alternative sweeteners abound! They line supermarket shelves, are packed in to chewing gum, are in your favorite diet soda, and can replace regular sugar in virtually any form. How well do you know your sweeteners? Aspartame. Saccharin. Sucralose. Ring any bells? That’s because we […]

The holidays are over, Valentine’s Day has passed, and chances are there’s still a few holidays treats lurking around your home. If any of those delectable morsels happen to be dark chocolate, you’re in luck! Not only is dark chocolate good for the soul, it’s also scientifically proven to have all sorts of health benefits! […]

Not long ago, we posted an informative article about the benefits of consuming 30 grams of protein immediately after a workout or run. Research has found that 30 grams seems to be the *magic* number to give your muscles the tools they need to do the building and repairing that peaks in the 3 to 5 […]

Whether you love them, hate them, or are indifferent to them, you’re probably not getting enough of them. We’re talking vegetables here. The average American diet should include at least 2 ½ cups of vegetables per day. Easy, right? Maybe not so much. With the hustle and bustle of day-to-day activities, it’s almost easier to […]

You work hard to lose weight. You pay attention to what you eat and how intensely you exercise, but when it comes to staying hydrated, it’s possible that you’re unintentionally sabotaging your best efforts. If your body seems to have hit a plateau, try drinking more water to get things moving! Improves Energy Levels It’s […]

Eating right can be a challenge. With so many distractions and obligations pulling us every which way, it’s hard to stay focused on health goals, but a few simple steps is all it takes to eat right every day. 1.      Drink All Day: Drink warm water with fresh lemon every morning to open the digestive […]

Move over, beans. Seeds of all shapes and sizes are staking their claim as the ‘magical fruit’ of the health world (minus the flatulence). Not only are they making a trendy comeback from, well, forever ago, they fall within the guidelines of dietary restrictions –voluntary or not–  for many individuals, including gluten free, dairy free, […]

In 1900, the average American consumed 5 lbs. of sugar per year. Fast forward 100 years and the average person now consumes 150 lbs. of sugar per year. Yikes. With heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and depression skyrocketing, cutting out refined sugar is the number one thing you can do to protect your health. Here are […]

Whole grains. We all know they are good for you. But do you know exactly what whole grains are, how to prepare them, and how many different varieties there are? No? Well, never fear. I’m here to give you the lowdown. First of all, what exactly makes a grain whole? To be considered a whole […]

Despite our best efforts, many people struggle with the ‘last 5 pounds’. Though genetic and lifestyle factors certainly come into play, streamlining your body also comes down to eliminating certain foods from your diet. Refined Sugar: Processed sugar, found in everything from candy bars to cereal, salad dressing to yogurt, triggers the production of insulin, […]