Sleep Lost May Be Weight Gained

Sleep is more important that you probably think. The past two weeks have been BRUTAL. Waking up every day at 5:10 a.m. so that I could be out the door and running with the girls by 5:45 was catching up to me because I wasn’t getting to bed until midnight or later each night. TheContinue reading “Sleep Lost May Be Weight Gained”

The Health Benefits of Green Bananas

In Barbados, bananas are kind of a big deal….from green bananas to plantains to regular, yellow bananas – there seems to be no wrong way to consume this sometimes green, sometimes yellow, sometimes black and yellow spotted fruit. And believe me when I tell you that I’ve eaten bananas a ton of different ways. From banana mayonnaiseContinue reading “The Health Benefits of Green Bananas”

To Meat or Not to Meat

The following is a guest article, submitted by one of RJR’s readers. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, please email me:, and put “Guest Article” in the subject area. I don’t know about you- but I grew up eating meat. And now that I am an adult who is maintaining my ownContinue reading “To Meat or Not to Meat”

Don’t “Drink” the Air- A Look at Aerophagia and Running

Aerophagia, or swallowing air, typically occurs throughout the course of performing normal, everyday activities such as: eating, exercising, talking, etc. But recently, I was contemplating how something as simple as swallowing air might inhibit an athlete’s performance while running. According to the Mayo Clinic, bloating, burping and passing gas are normal reactions to a) swallowing airContinue reading “Don’t “Drink” the Air- A Look at Aerophagia and Running”

Emotionally Starved Eating

Oh, how I love love love sugar. Whether it’s biting into that first piece of moist chocolate cake or nibbling on a crispy slice of pizza, we LOVE food. And unlike other animals, humans are the only ones who form an emotional connection to what they are eating. The college kid who goes away to school forContinue reading “Emotionally Starved Eating”