The Skinny

With: Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Supporting the WHOLE you. Bringing you the TRUTHFUL discussion to support you in becoming the healthiest, happiest, most fit version of YOU possible. Join in and let’s take the Skinny Life journey together.

Are You Drinking Your Calories?

Are you drinking your calories? Beverages are not as satisfying as solid foods and typically don’t compensate for eating a balanced nutritious meal. According to research, our brains register liquid calories differently than calories from eating solid foods. Orange juice (for example) is naturally high in calories and sugar. An 8 ounce glass of OJ…

Do You Eat Out Too Often?

Do you eat out too often? Cook at home more often for healthier, more nutritious meals. When you cook at home, you control how much oil, sugar, and other high-calorie ingredients you use in your recipes.  Eating at home also allows you to eat more whole foods and control portion sizes. This can lead to…

Health Benefits of Eating Garlic

Garlic not only makes food delicious, it may also have a number of health benefits. Some of these benefits are more likely if you eat your garlic raw, since cooking it may reduce the amounts of certain chemicals garlic contains. Before adding large amounts of garlic to your diet or taking garlic supplements, speak with…

How to Successfully Lose Weight

How to Successfully Lose Weight Throughout many successful weight loss journeys, there are similar factors that contribute to lasting and successful weight loss.  Here we share a few, and, if you have tips to share with others, please comment below or head over to our Facebook page to share your weight loss tips! Mindset is…

Health Benefits of Quitting Caffeine

Millions and possibly billions of people drink coffee or some type of caffeine daily. Yes, caffeine is accepted as safe for our consumption in moderation, however, there are incredible health benefits of breaking the caffeine habit (coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks, etc). Here are several reasons to kick the caffeine habit that I hope you…

Quick Tips to Improve Your Eating Habits

It can be difficult to change your eating habits and sometimes feel like an impossible thing to do. Many people find that it helps if you focus on small changes. Making changes to your diet may also be beneficial if you have diseases that can be made worse by things you are eating or drinking or are…

The Gluten Free Craze

Research has showed us in recent years that whole grains are good for us.  So why are so many people giving up wheat, barley, soy, and rye in what appears to be an all-out war on products with gluten?  Is there good science that shows us gluten is not a good thing for our bodies…

Should I Stretch Before or After Exercising?

Do any of these lines sound familiar? You have to hold a stretch to get the benefit. Don’t bounce in the stretch — you’ll tear your muscle. If you don’t stretch before a workout, you’ll hurt yourself. Well, they’re all wrong. But first, there’s a bigger question to answer. Do You Need to Stretch at…