Healthy Food Odyssey

Cooking, Eating, and Enjoying Healthy Food!

LCHF: A Week of Meal Ideas

Pyramid source and more information can be found here. LCHF = Low carb, high fat. I love this website as a resource. I’ve gone LCHF before, and have always had … Continue reading

February 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Feeling Stressed? Free Online Resources!

Stress can impact how you eat and how you workout. Here are some free online resources to help you de-stress using yoga, tai chi, stretching, and meditation.   Free Yoga Videos: … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

MyPaleo30 Dinner Ideas

Notice I skipped “Lunch Ideas”? Well, I eat the same thing for lunch every day: a big green salad with turkey (My favorite is the in-house roasted turkey at Whole … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

MyPaleo30 Breakfast Ideas

For the month of November (and maybe a lot longer!), I’ll be eating a mostly paleo diet. See my last post for more details. Here are a few of my … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 1 Comment


I was looking into doing the Whole30 after finishing my 7-day detox yesterday, but I’m, of course, going to modify it to fit my own needs, dietary restrictions, and preferences. … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Day 7: Detox Success!

I’m feeling pretty good on my final day of the 7-day detox. I did it! I drastically changed my diet and daily routine, even if only for 1 week. Now, … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

Detox Day 5: Creating Habits

Day 5 is coming to a close, and I can see the end of the detox tunnel. I’m starting to think about which aspects of the detox I want to become … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Detox Day 4: Feeling Good

I’m really digging the affirmations and visualizations that I’ve been trying for this detox. I’ve tried out several on youtube and other websites. Here are my favorites so far: Heal Yourself … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Detox Day 3: Going Strong!

Day 3 was great. No cravings, no headaches, no more indigestion, and no second thoughts about cutting the crap out of my diet. I’ve never eaten so many vegetables! It … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Detox Day 2: Combating Cravings

Day 2 was hard. I’m already sick of the food, so I’ll have to really change things up tomorrow. I find it’s harder to finish my meals, even though I’m … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Detox Day 1

Day 1 is finally here! I feel like I’ve been prepping for this detox for weeks. I have. I came up with my parameters and meal plan, made three batches … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Detox Light – A 7-Day Detox of My Own Creation

I hesitate to use the word detox, as it carries all sorts of connotations, myths, and false promises when used in natural health and healing arenas. I prefer to follow … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Prepping for the 21-Day Sugar Detox

For the past few months, I’ve been experimenting with low-sugar and low-carb eating trying to curb sugar cravings that I have throughout the day and also attempting to feel my … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Low-Carb, High-Protein Breakfast Ideas with Lots of Veggies!

My witching hour for food cravings is around nine or ten in the morning. I eat breakfast around five, so by nine or ten, I’ve already worked out, and I’m … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Meal Ideas: A Week of Real Food

  I did some meal planning this week and really tried to eat for nutrition and flavor.  Instead of restricting what I ate, I tried to include as many fruits … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quitting the Gym: 7 Home Workouts

So, I’m trying to quit the gym. I have a pretty good setup at home for working out – elliptical, bench, lots of hand weights, kettlebells (ok, so only my … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Addicted to Sugar!: An Experiment in Cutting Back (Way Back)

I’m constantly experimenting with my diet, in the hopes of cutting cravings, and finding a good balance of protein, carbs, and fat. I’ve noticed lately that I’m eating way too … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Detox Fail: Day 1 and Done!

Hate to be admitting this, but I could only do one day on this detox plan.  I couldn’t stomach the shake. OMG. It was terrible!  I’ve never been a fan … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Planning for a 14-day Detox-Cleanse

So, I’ve never really done a detox or cleanse before, and have been skeptical of these types of crash “diets.” But, I’ve been seeing a nutritionist, and have decided to … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

I passed!! What I Did to Study for the NASM CPT 4 Exam

I honestly was not sure what my exam report was going to say – pass or fail. That sucker was difficult! I studied a lot, but a lot of the … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

A Day in the Life of Clean Eating + a Back/Hamstring/Shoulder/Abs Workout

If only I could eat like this every single day. Here’s my version of a full day of clean eating. I’m sure I could add more green veggies, reduce the … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flatbread Spinach and Pepperoni Pizza for One

Pizza is one of those things that I really miss when trying to eat healthily. And, this pizza is a great substitute for delivery.  The crust is ultra thin because … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Awesome Pre-Workout Breakfast for ~450 Calories!

I still do veggie/fruit smoothies, but lately I’ve been cooking my greens for lunch instead of eating them raw, then doing a protein fruit smoothie on the side. So, now … Continue reading

April 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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