Archive for March 2015

Your Eating Plan (Diet)—Keeping It Simple: Why Less is More

Keeping It Simple: Why  Less is More

A lot of us, including myself, struggle with eating well.  Why?  There are so  many choices out there that are available to us.  Good and bad.  Honestly, we tend to gravitate toward the bad.  It’s easier to eat something that is convenient rather than cook or prepare something at home that is more nutritious.  Here are some simple tips to help you keep your eating plan on track.

  1. Less is more.
  2.  Keep it simple.
  3.  Eat real food.
  4. Listen to your body.


  1.  Less is more.  If you’re taking 20 supplements a day (even if they are all natural), you’re probably taking too much.  Focus on a good multivitamin.


  1.  Do not overcomplicate this.  Eat to live.  Eating is necessary for survival.  Choose a diet plan that you can follow.  If you can’t follow it every day, then you will not see your desired results.  Your diet’s effectiveness is directly linked to you effectively following the plan.


  1.  If you are trying to lose weight, please limit food-like substances that come in a box or a bag.  It doesn’t matter if it says, “Healthy” on the label.  Avoid it.  Eat a diet that consists of mainly vegetables and fruit.


  1.  Listen to your body.  If it says rest, rest.  If it says move, move. If it says this food is making me gassy, then don’t eat it.


Of course, this is all easier said than done.  The most important thing about choosing an eating plan or diet plan is that you stick to it!healthy food with measure tape indicating weight loss

Press Release



Gwinnett County (METRO ATLANTA) GA- FamilyWellnessMD  has been recognized as one of the top businesses in metro Atlanta in the category of Healthcare with a nomination for a 2015 IMPACT Regional Business Award.

FamilyWellnessMD is a holistic medical center that aims to create an atmosphere of wholeness and healing using medical knowledge and alternative healing strategies.  They specialize in treating children who are overweight.  Dr. Nadia Taylor, Founder, says, “We are focused on healthy nutrition and fitness for the whole family.  One of the challenges that I’ve faced in trying to combat childhood obesity is that if, ‘Momma doesn’t change; nobody changes.’  Mom is the key decision-maker typically when it comes to food choices in the home.  Why not include her as the team captain in our quest for healthier families?  Our center includes a nutrition library where patients can check out resources on healthy eating and exercise and a fitness room where 1-on-1 personal training or group fitness classes can take place.”  Dr. Taylor says, “I created this primarily because I was tired of telling kids what to do.  I decided it was time to show them.”   More information can be found at

The2015 IMPACT Regional Business Award is designed to be reflective and unique to Gwinnett.  The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce will honor and celebrate exemplary organizations from the community at the IMPACT Regional Business Awards on Wednesday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center.  The IMPACT Regional Business Awards recognizes Gwinnett’s best-in-class organizations in some of the following areas:

  • Entrepreneur (Established and Pre-Venture)
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • International
  • Nonprofit

“The IMPACT Regional Business Awards celebrate premier organizations in critical industries that are driving economic development and job creation, while enhancing our quality of life,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “They represent the creativity, determination, and engagement of our business community and are examples of the enormous contributions of Gwinnett businesses and their employees.”
Contact Dr. Nadia Taylor at 404-625-0531 or  for partnership opportunities or with questions.

Wheat-free Protein Pancakes

vanilla-protein-pancakes-Try these delicious wheat-free pancakes!!! Can anyone say, “Yum-Yum!”

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Who doesn’t love a delicious stack of pancakes on beautiful Sunday morning? Try this new Vanilla Protein Pancakes recipe filled with scrumptious flavor and none of the calories.


  • 1 Hi5 Lean Packet (super-duper vanilla protein powder)
  • 1/2 Cup Oats
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/4 Cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt (or Goats milk yogurt for those sensitive to dairy)
  • 1 Tbsp Unsweetened Coconut Milk (or milk of choice)


Blend oats in a blender or magic bullet. Stir dry ingredients together. Add liquid ingredients and mix well (batter will be thick). Heat pan on medium heat. Spray with nonstick spray and slowly spoon batter into pan. Cook time will vary, flip pancake between 30-40 seconds. Top with fruit, Greek yogurt, pure maple syrup or healthy topping of choice & enjoy!