Little Book of Thin

Ten years ago, I witnessed the power of Lauren Slayton’s nutrition acumen... My fellow work colleague had undergone a major lifestyle transformation and had lost approximately 40 pounds.  When you’re pulling 8-10 hour days with an intimate group of people, it’s inevitable that you start to function as one unit. So, as my friends’ weight came off, we too picked up some nutritional cues and celebrated her milestones along the way. Little did I know at the time, my colleague was a walking poster child for Foodtrainers, Lauren’s successful … [Read more...]

Demystifying the term “homemade”

Last week in my "Natural with Nutella" post, I was so giddy.  I made three different homemade dairy-free versions of Nutella!  I was convinced, even before embarking on the project, that no matter what, my version would be healthier than the purchased jar.  Why?  Well, because I was making it in my home.  Isn't that automatically healthier? Don't laugh.  For someone like me, who's still very much fumbling around the kitchen like Frankenstein, knowing some of the ingredients in a recipe has been enough to claim something … [Read more...]