Breakfast is a very sensitive subject for me. I know people who go without it but I’m not one of those people. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I don’t think anyone should ever go without it! When I was floating on the heavier side, one of my biggest problems was not eating. I would go all day and not eat until 4 pm so when it was time it eat I was starving. That meant I would eat anything and everything. That was a huge problem in itself but I was also really messing up… View Post

Lose It! has been the main phone app we have used to lose weight. This app is not only a way for individuals to keep track of their diet and exercises routines but this is the app we used in our weight loss journey.  An August 2010 study by Kaiser Permanente shows people who logged their food in a food diary were more likely to lose weight AND keep it off! “This study shows that if people use quality weight management websites consistently, and if they stick with their program, they are more likely to keep their weight off,” said… View Post

Whenever we have company, this is my go to recipe for my banana loving friends and family. I always want to show people you can still indulge without really breaking your nutritional bank! This banana bread is great and you can add whatever you want to it. I don’t like nuts, but nuts or other dried fruits (raisins, cranberries, apricots) would be delicious! Now this isn’t something we have every day or even every month. It’s a treat for us. Watch your portions and your sugar and this can be a treat you can enjoy too! Author: Angela Cook time:… View Post

I’m not a chef. In a sense, I wouldn’t even consider myself a home cook. The space known as the kitchen is a foreign language to me and I’ve avoided it for as long as I can remember. I’ve cooked things in the past and they turned out ok. I would never have shared those previous experiments with other because frankly, I had no idea of what I was really doing in the kitchen. Towards the end of my weight loss journey, I started to become interested in food. Not the consumption of it but the art and science of… View Post

Foodie Friday: Black Bean Layer Dip Author: Angela Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 small container Greek Yogurt (such as Yoplait) 1 can Goya Low Sodium Black Beans or 2 cups of cooked black beans 2 tsp Taco Seasoning 3 oz Mango Pico (or regular pico de gallo) 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional) 1/2 cup Green Onions Salt and pepper to taste Instructions Mix the Greek yogurt and taco seasoning together in a bowl. Put aside. Drain the black beans and put in a food processor or use hand blender chop attachment to… View Post