Month: September 2016

The Stinky Truth: What’s In Your Deodorant?

With October around the corner, breast cancer awareness month immediately comes to mind. It’s a sad fact that most of us have someone we love or know of someone that has been affected by cancer. The circle gets smaller with each passing day and the scary realization that cancer will continue to be a part of our future is daunting. With this fear comes the topic of prevention. There are many conflicting studies and research that boast certain products and/or environmental factors make us more prone to cancer  and in result have many of us wondering, what should we do to be proactive? This question is something I ask myself when I hear about new research or see first hand a miraculous recovery of someone who has battled the devastating disease. While I try to keep a home clear of non-toxic products, follow a “clean” diet and incorporate antioxidants and regular exercise, there is still the question of what more can I be doing? While I can’t answer that definitively, I can delve into something …

Eat It, Drink It, Wear It: 3 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin This Season

I don’t know about you but the minute there is a slight chill in the air (post summer) I get fall-fever. Being in Southern California you really have to search hard for those signs of season change, but it doesn’t make the joy of the seasons changing any less. Fall means light sweaters, cute boots, delicate scarves and PUMPKIN. Being the first day of fall, I thought it was fitting to do a post on all things pumpkin! Like most things, food was the main inspiration for this festive post but health and beauty began to play a factor the more I researched. I enjoy the many flavors of fall (and I know I’m not alone) which often include spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and sage as well as seasonal produce including the hearty squash, pumpkin. You can incorporate pumpkin into many things to get a healthy boost from the beauty products you use on your face to the pureed version you use in a recipe. I always knew it was healthy because, lets face it, it’s …

Time To Get Preppy: 3 Simple Rules To Meal Prep For Life

Let me let you in on a simply fit secret, meal prep. If you’re looking to take your health to the next level whether that be achieving a weight-loss goal, working towards getting off medication, or simply looking to optimize your health, meal prep is one of the best things you can incorporate. Not only it is a time saver and cost-effective, it will give you the results you’re looking for in lost pounds or inches and increase your energy and productivity, guaranteed. Any single thing you do that is consistent and something you incorporate everyday is a way to get the results you’re after. Meal prep is something that may sound intimidating or time consuming, when in reality it doesn’t have to be either. There are 3 rules that make meal prep simple and something you can commit to for life. 3 Simple Rules To Meal Prep For Life Plan ahead Shop smart Keep it simple If you commit to these three rules every week, there will be no reason you can’t continue to …

Things Are Getting Salty: A Look Into Himalayan Pink Salt

You would be hard pressed to walk in anywhere holistic and not find a glowing “crystal” lamp. While I am interested in the current fascination people have with crystals, that’s not what I want to focus on in this post. Instead, I’d like to keep it simple and delve into what’s been intriguing me lately, the benefits of Himalayan pink salt. I started coming across numerous health and wellness recipes that supported choosing Himalayan pink salt over sea salt or Kosher/table salt because it was more beneficial to the body. I also made the connection that most of the “crystal” lamps I was seeing in yoga studios, acupuncture offices, and massage and spa facilities were made of Himalayan pink salt. At this, my attention was peaked which meant I had to do some research. I am going to share what I found on using Himalayan pink salt in your diet and in your home because this is what interested me most from what I read and also aligns with what My Simply Fit is all …

DIY Mail Order Meals: A Review Of Blue Apron

Delivery services have been popping up everywhere. You would be hard pressed to find an item that you can’t have delivered straight to your door. So why would having chef designed DIY meals be any different? Disclosure, this is not a sponsored post I just write about what’s trending or interesting me each week. My husband and I LOVE to cook, we may be the minority but are those people who look forward to planning the week of meals and cooking most nights of the week. This is probably why I never looked into meal delivery services before. I saw the commercials and the ads popping up on Instagram and my podcast channels but never thought much of it or planned on trying it. I did look into a local produce delivery but was turned off by the options in my area. I do enjoy going to the local farmers markets around me, there is so much variety and I could browse the stands all day. So what ended up peaking my interest about companies …