Want to Lose Weight? Forget Willpower…Be SMART Instead!

Want to Lose Weight Forget Willpower…Be SMART Instead!

Succeeding at weight loss does not require a cutting-edge plan or the willpower of a saint. Rather it’s about being smart what you choose to focus on. Being smart means that you’re:

  1. Starting with a goal that matters to you, and not one that you pick because it sounds good or because your doctor says it’s the right thing to do.
  2. Focusing on metrics that matter as you take action so you can find ways to win even before the number of on the scale becomes what you want it to be.

The tool that Continue reading “Want to Lose Weight? Forget Willpower…Be SMART Instead!”

How to Load ePub and Mobi Files on to Your Mobile Devices

How to Load ePub and Mobi Files on to Your Mobile Devices

This post will show you how to load your .epub and .mobi book format into Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle so you can enjoy your books on your smartphone or tablet while you’re on the go. Plus, unlike PDF Books, these file formats allow you to highlight important passages and take notes within a book with the right app. I’m focusing on Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks because the instructions I found when I was looking for this information weren’t all concentrated in one place…I had to click through several pages to figure it out. For Google Play and Kobo, see the links below:

P.S. You can do this for Continue reading “How to Load ePub and Mobi Files on to Your Mobile Devices”

Two Variations of My Best Toddler Friendly Pasta (Meatballs and No Meatballs)

Pasta is one of those things that you feel you have to completely give up when you’re losing weight, but you don’t have to. The carby deliciousness of a bowl of pasta and the feeling of slurping spaghetti that’s reminiscent of childhood makes you dread having to cut it out or make the switch to spiralized pasta.

I love making this pasta recipe that I’m about to share with you because it’s one of the meals that my toddler, Riley, will happily eat. He screams Continue reading “Two Variations of My Best Toddler Friendly Pasta (Meatballs and No Meatballs)”

Try this restaurant quality Indian Chicken Vindaloo dish at home

Try this restaurant quality Indian Chicken Vindaloo dish at home

I’m a fan of ethnic food. Give me a Nigerian, Thai, or Indian dish any day and you’ll be in my good book for the rest of your life. The basic starch/sauce formula is always a winner for me and I love the combination of spices that yield a very flavorful meal without the calories you’d expect. That’s why I was over the moon when I found this Chicken Vindaloo recipe on Rasa Malaysia that I could make at Continue reading “Try this restaurant quality Indian Chicken Vindaloo dish at home”

Try this versatile stir-fry dish that I make every week!

Try this versatile stir-fry dish that I make every week!

Since I discovered the stir-fry cooking method, it’s been a great go-to on a weeknight when I have no time. This particular recipe doesn’t fail to deliver in that respect. It’s one that I got from one of my favorite cookbooks – How to Cook Everything, The Basics by Mark Bittman. And in true Bittman fashion, he offers Continue reading “Try this versatile stir-fry dish that I make every week!”

My take on Tacos

My take on tacos

I love tacos because they’re easy to make and easy to eat. But I don’t get to go out to eat often enough, so I didn’t eat them as often as I’d like till I started making them at home. I honestly don’t know how authentic these are, but the recipe:

  • tastes good and the family loves it;
  • is healthy;
  • is ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes;

And that Continue reading “My take on Tacos”

How to make pancakes a part of your healthy lifestyle

How to make pancakes a part of your healthy lifestyle

I love pancakes! Always have. When I was growing up in Nigeria, my sister made the best pancakes on weekends, and her artistry with those little fluffy, flowery clouds got me started with my obsession for pancakes. The obsession is still strong today to the point where my weekend breakfasts are always pancakes!

But this hasn’t always been true.

When I started losing weight, I thought I was going to have to give up pancakes. At the time, I was Continue reading “How to make pancakes a part of your healthy lifestyle”

A breakfast salad you can enjoy any time of day

A breakfast salad you can enjoy any time of day

If you know me in real life, you know that I’m not a salad fan. So it’s a bit of a surprise that this recipe is on this website, but there are a few reasons:

  1. This is not about me.
  2. It’s my husband’s breakfast and he’s already had colleagues ask for his salad dressing recipe, so I can give him this link to share 😉.
  3. The salad is very good when paired with meat and sweet potatoes or plantains (see below). I love it in combo with that, so this is a salad that I”ll actually eat.

So Continue reading “A breakfast salad you can enjoy any time of day”