Dinner Party 101

Dinner Party 101 - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

When I was in high school, I would daydream about what my life would look like as a “proper grown up”. I thought about a lot of things– the cute house, the great style, the fabulous and sophisticated social engagements… and fancy dinner parties! To me, it seemed like nothing could be better at announcing “I am […]

6 Favourite Dinners Under 450 Calories

6 Easy Weeknight Dinners Under 400 Calories - Diary of a Formerly Fat Girl

Dinner can be the trickiest dinner to get right. Frequently, if it’s healthy and low-cal, it isn’t filling and satisfying (and vice-versa). We’re never working with as much time as we think we are, and it’s really easy to get an entree rut.  With that in mind, here are 6 of my go-to healthy, quick, […]

Making the Most of Your Produce- Fruit & Veggie Storage

Molly Daley

Looking for every single little thing you’ve ever wanted to know about storing your fresh fruits and veggies? Click here for how & where, charts to print and hang in your kitchen, and piles of helpful tips & tricks!  

Running For The Non-Runners (April 5 ’14)

Walk-to-Run Program

For my April 5 article about walk-to-run programs and how even the least talented jogger can become a runner, Walk-to-Run: Running For the Non-Runners, either click here or keep on readin’!   I used to hate to run. In fact, for most of my life, I abhorred it. Couldn’t understand why people did it. Couldn’t understand […]

10 Easy Ways to Sneak Greens Into Your Diet (March 22, ’14)

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For my March 22 Kingston Whig Standard article about adding extra veggies into your meals, 10 Easy Ways to Sneak Greens Into Your Diet, either click here or scroll down!   Though snow banks still crowd Princess Street and I’ve not yet seen one crocus, spring has arrived — officially, at least. The season has many themes; […]

Starvation Mode: The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss

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For my March 8 article about the enormous and far-reaching misconceptions about ‘starvation mode’, Starvation Mode: The Biggest Myth in Weight Loss, either click here or scroll down!   In my last column, I talked all about weight-loss plateaus — what they are, why they happen, what to do about them and what not to […]

The Dreaded Plateau (Feb. 22, ’14)

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To read my February 22 article about weight-loss plateaus, The Dreaded Plateau, either click here or keep on reading!  Last week, a friend of mine turned to Facebook to seek advice on a problem likely all too familiar to most of us: The Plateau. No, I’m not sounding off on the trials and tribulations of […]

Tamarind: The Best Fruit You’re Not Eating (Feb. 8 ’14)

Molly's Better-Than-Delivery Pad Thai

For my February 8 article about the tamarind fruit, it’s uses, & it’s health benefits (plus my recipe for better-than-delivery pad thai) either click here or keep on reading!   If you’re anything like me when it comes to cooking, you can find inspiration on nearly any level. You might be moved to create an […]

Fun, Adventurous, Healthy Vacations (Jan. 25 ’14)

Healthy Vacations

For my January 24th article about staying active on vacation and the trend of fitness tourism, Fun, Adventurous, Healthy Vacations, either click here or scroll down.   Now that the holidays are officially behind us, Canadians from Charlottetown to Victoria are collectively looking forward to one thing: March Break. No matter if we’re trading the […]

‘Tis the Season…For Temptation (Dec. 12, ’13)

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For my December 12th article about resisting temptations and staying fit during the holidays, ‘Tis the Season…For Temptation, either click here or keep on readin’!   The trees are trimmed and the stockings have been hung with care; the holidays are finally upon us. And although it’s a time of family, fun, light and laughter, […]

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