Andrea's Antics December 26, 2018

    dec anticsA couple of weeks ago I noticed that my brain seemed kind of foggy and that I was feeling a bit down.  This went on for a handful of days until I started tossing around potential reasons in my head.  Maybe I was just overwhelmed with the time of year and the extra things on my to do list, maybe it was because, Chris, my partner in crime, was out of town and I didn’t have her around to bounce things off of or just giggle with, or maybe it was because this time of year has a tendency to bring loved ones to mind and I was just missing my sister.  Read More


Andrea's Antics December 12, 2018

december antics 1I eat out 2-3 meals per day. It’s true!! Ask my friends, my family, or any of the BL staff. Part of the reason is that I’m on the go a lot and it’s more convenient for me to grab something at a local restaurant than to pack a lunch or run home. Read More


Andrea's Antics, November 27, 2018

Did you know that the average American gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years??  Maybe you are painfully aware of this fact first hand, but what you probably aren’t aware of is that you can no longer just blame holiday dinners and Christmas cookies for these unwanted pounds!!  Research shows that those extra 7 pounds, that often find their way around our waistlines as we cheer in a New Year, are in large part due to the stress of the holidays!!  Read More

Andrea's Antics November 14, 2018

As part of my mission to share sound nutrition advice, I am starting a new series called Wednesdays Wine & Wisdom.  Yep - it's pretty self explanatory, but I am combining 2 of my favorite things: my passion for nutrition and my affinity for wine. Read More

Andrea's Antics November 1, 2018

In my last couple of nutrition nibbles (Facebook video that goes out every Sunday) I’ve been trying to educate listeners about why low carbohydrate diets are bad for our brains and our bodies. Today, I just want to follow up with a little more information on what good carbs we should be consuming. Read More

Andrea's Antics October 17, 2018

I recently attended a nutrition seminar on sleep and learned how important quality sleep is for our bodies and our brains.  We need 7-8 hours of sleep every night - the average American only gets 6.3 hours. The presenter emphasized that although there are many important things going on while we are sleeping, the major purpose of sleep is to restore brain energy reserves that are depleted during our waking state. Read More

Andrea's Antics October 3, 2018

Massage rocks!! Massages rock!!  They truly do!   And not only do they just feel good, they are SO good for you!  I recently taught a nutrition seminar called Mood, Mind & Appetite, on ways we could change our brain chemistry to be calmer and have more impulse control over our compulsive overeating and other addictive behaviors. Read More

Andrea's Antics September 18, 2018

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you about an upcoming nutrition seminar that I’m excited about titled: Mood, Mind & Appetite.   Most of my nutrition seminars focus on helping you to make better food choices, but the truth is most of you are painfully aware that you should be choosing baked potatoes more often than French fries or that you should eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer desserts. Read More

Andrea's Antics September 5, 2018

A couple of weekends ago I was headed to the Barefoot yoga festival at Proud Lake and at the last minute decided to change out of my leggings into shorts due to the steamy weather forecast.  It was during the first down dog that I looked back at my knees and said to myself "when did that happen!?" Yikes!! Always doing yoga in leggings, I hadn’t noticed that the skin above my knees was a bit crinkled and now sagging over my knees when upside down. Ugh!! I tried to shake it off and think yogic thoughts like...just be grateful your leg is healthy. Or that you even have a leg...right?? Or just close your eyes. But those critical thoughts kept creeping back into my brain.  Read More

Andrea's Antics, August 22nd 2018

Just kidding…but almost!!   As those of you who are Facebook friends with me already know, I’ve had a busy last couple of weeks. I spent a long weekend with some girlfriends up north, then drove straight to Chicago for a retail conference, was home one night to pack and unpack, and then headed the next day to Idaho for a family wedding!!   Phew!!  Read More

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