What My Husband Taught Me About Relationships

The moment that I first knew I would marry my husband was only about four months in to our relationship. From the beginning I knew he was different than any other man I had dated. I knew that this relationship worth investing in, not just in love, but in a partnership that would make each of us stronger. Continue reading “What My Husband Taught Me About Relationships”

5 Reasons your Budget Doesn’t Work

I have always worked with a budget for personal spending and savings goals, but up until now my budgets never really worked for me. It was always something that I did, begrudgingly, out of need. I was fully aware of the purpose and need for sticking to a budget, but it was (and sometimes still is) a constant battle. Continue reading “5 Reasons your Budget Doesn’t Work”

Why I Avoid Artificial Sweeteners Like the Plague

In the interest of making healthier food choices, some of us turn to artificial sweeteners. While these products certainly offer fewer calories, you might want to think twice before making that swap. I am focused on eating cleaner and staying away from processed foods. In my opinion, that means avoiding chemically-altered food products to the best of my ability. Continue reading “Why I Avoid Artificial Sweeteners Like the Plague”

5 Tips to Get Better Sleep

I have always fought mornings, for as long as I can remember. They are just. not. fun. It is not exactly a lack of sleep thing and it doesn’t seem to matter what time I go to bed. Me and mornings just do not get each other. Continue reading “5 Tips to Get Better Sleep”

5 Ways to be a Good Step Parent

When I started dating my now-husband, he had a 9 month old son from a previous relationship. Not having any children of my own, I wasn’t sure how I felt about a dating scenario in which I could one day become a stepparent to someone else’s child.  Continue reading “5 Ways to be a Good Step Parent”

4 Steps to Plan a Healthy and Satisfying Breakfast

Convenience is key when it comes making a routine stick in my household. Whatever the plan is, it has to be super simple to follow. I have failed at nearly every attempt that I have ever made to eat healthier, until this last one. In the past, I used mostly poor information on how to lose weight and eat healthy and tried to follow plans that were far too complicated for my ultra low-maintenance lifestyle. Continue reading “4 Steps to Plan a Healthy and Satisfying Breakfast”

The Simple Formula I Use to Plan Meals

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to eating healthy is a series of blog posts that highlight my best tips for healthy eating habits that you can stick with.

 

There is such an enormous amount of information out there about how to eat healthy and what nutrition you actually need that it is, well, overwhelming. There have been plenty of times that I thought I was eating pretty healthy, at least according to FDA guidelines, only to come to the realization that I wasn’t. Continue reading “The Simple Formula I Use to Plan Meals”