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Kickin’ It with Healthy Living Blogger Rachael Moshman

by Cascade Ice on September 4, 2014


Knocking bad eating habits can be difficult, but thankfully we’re Kickin’ It with healthy living blogger Rachael Moshman today. Join Rachael’s journey on Shrinking Momster as she makes healthy lifestyle choices for her and her family. She shares her weight-loss story, recipes and more!

Rachael Moshman

Why is “Healthy Living” important to you?

I’m a mom and want to be around for my daughter for a really long time.  However, I got a big wake up call from my doctor that I wasn’t living like that was my goal.  I realized that in order to be the strong, healthy mom she deserves for many years to come, I needed to lose weight and get my health in control.  I started www.shrinkingmomster.com to chronicle my journey to lose weight, get fit and overcome my battle with emotional eating.

Who are your “Healthy Living” role models and why?

Vinnie Tortorich, author of “Fitness Confidential,” has given me lots of great no-nonsense, easy-to-implement advice.  Kai Hibbard speaks out about the dangers of reality TV weight loss competitions.  I also admire my friend Ruth who makes fitness a priority, no mater what else is going on in her life – she even rocks a Wonder Woman bathing suit while doing it!

What is your go-to healthy meal when you are short on time?

Ham, cheese and veggie omelet with a side of fruit – and not just in the morning.  We love breakfast for dinner at our house.

Do you have any tips for families who want to make some healthy lifestyle changes?

Make small changes in a fun way and get the kids involved.  For example, let everyone pick a new fruit or veggie to try at the farmer’s market.  Also, get in physical activity every day, such as a walk around the block or dancing around the living room.

Are there any foods that you consider to be off-limits completely?

I would have said edamame until a few days ago, but that’s just because I thought I hated it.  (Then I tried edamame hummus on an airplane and really liked it!)  I don’t consider any foods off-limits, unless there is a food allergy or intolerance.  Finding the balance in “all things in moderation” is something I’m still working on, though.  Making treats just that – an occasional treat – is admittedly a challenge for me.

In addition to eating right, do you have any other tips to share on overall wellness (i.e. sleep, relaxation techniques, fitness routines)?

Make time for yourself.  So many of us give to everyone else – our kids, our spouses, our jobs, our parents, our volunteer obligations – and save nothing for ourselves.  You have to take care of yourself or you’ll run out of steam and have nothing left to give to anyone.  Plus, you deserve to give yourself the same care you give everyone else.

What is your favorite Cascade Ice flavor and why?

It’s a tie between the Coconut Pineapple and the Pink Grapefruit.   The Coconut Pineapple reminds me of a pina colada – how can you not relax while sipping those flavors?  I’m a Florida native, so I’m partial to all things citrus.  I love the sweet and tart mixture of Pink Grapefruit.

To see more of Rachael’s tips, visit her blog Shrinking Momster. You can also connect with her on Facebook, and Twitter.

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