Optimal Health!

I’ve been on vacation—on a little lake in eastern Canada, far away from civilization. It’s quiet. Except for the birds in the trees and the haunting melodies of loons calling to one another on the lake. For the most part, I’ve stayed off the grid. Instead of working, I sit on the beach with the lake lapping at my feet, …

Top tips for kale chips

By: Leanne Ely   There is a topic that keeps coming across my radar, both on Facebook, my email inbox, and even at the market when my fellow shoppers wonder what I’m doing with all of that kale (when my own crop has been harvested for the season, of course!): kale chips. And, today, we’re going to talk kale chips …

An old fashioned weight loss tip with real results…can you guess it?

By: Leanne Ely   To date, I’ve dished about barre classes, my diet, getting plenty of rest, and keeping tabs on my thyroid and how this has all made a big difference in my weight. And today, I’m going to talk about a classic weight loss secret that seems to be totally ignored by so many. Probably because it’s not …

Thyroid: it’s the key to weight loss

By: Leanne Ely   The 2 biggest questions I get asked is, 1) how did you lose all that weight, and 2) how did you drop it so quickly? I hear it all the time–from friends, family and our Saving Dinner community. I’ve shared some things I’ve learned along the way that have made a huge difference—changing my diet, exercise …

Slow down in order to slim down

By: Leanne Ely   When I get asked what the secret to my slimming down was, mostly it is people who want to know about what I’m eating. That of course, is a huge, integral part of it, but it’s not the only thing. Delving full steam ahead into a very strict paleo eating plan certainly moved the needle, as …