About Me

Styled by Kiki of kikisdressupbox.com

I’m Helen, a professional woman in my late 20s with an equal love of food and form-fitting dresses. And for a long time therein lay the problem! When I first started my health & fitness journey, all I wanted was to be able to  enjoy food and still squeeze into that BCBG dress at the same time.

So then came a lot of working out and (some) dieting. I ran 5Ks, 12Ks and even a half-marathon. I completed countless workout videos, including the grueling 60-day Insanity program and Insanity Asylum. And I put myself through countless diets: low carb, no carb, high protein, no sugar, no dairy, etc. And I got results but…

Me in my favorite BCBG dress

Then, a little under a year ago, someone very close to me was diagnosed with diabetes. Seeing the impact of this diagnosis on their eating and fitness habits, I began to realize what was missing in my own health regimen: depth!

Sure it was great to be able to squeeze into that itty bitty dress -and I had plenty of them so I had to get my money’s worth!- but I realized it was more important to understand what I was eating, how it impacted my body and what I could do to be healthier through diet and exercise.

After spending time eating cleaner and working out with more of a purpose, I’m now a firm believer that healthy diet/exercise should be a lifestyle not a fad!

So this blog will share some yummy, healthy (& diabetic-friendly) recipes I’ve learned. It will also offer some workout DVD reviewsfitness/exercise tips and general opinions on health issues of the day. I hope the blog is helpful to anyone who is living with diabetes, caring for someone with diabetes or is just trying to eat/live healthier! Oh yeah, and you BCBG-wearers are more than welcome too. 😉

Update as of 09/01/13: In September 2013, I became an Independent Beachbody coach. My reasons for becoming a coach were to connect with readers of this blog who were doing the Beachbody programs I was already reviewing on this site! While I do earn a commission from sales of Beachbody products, my reviews continue to provide an honest opinion on Beachbody programs.

-Helen aka “CFC”

posted January 26, 2012

19 Responses to About Me

  1. spree says:

    What a good thing you’re doing, cfc! I wish you the VERY best of luck (and joy too!) with your blog!

  2. Eve says:

    Very cool! I love cooking and eating, so I will be making some of the recipes for sure!

  3. Nicole L. says:

    The site is awesome! Every recipe makes me drool. Full of flavor, fast, and healthy! Amazing. Loves it and keep it coming. – Nicole L.

  4. ChicFitChef says:

    Thanks for writing in Nicole! Please let me know if you have any healthy/diabetic friendly recipe requests! -CFC

  5. Jennifer says:

    Great blog and story. I will be back for more. 🙂

  6. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 😉 http://piecingtogetherpeace.wordpress.com/

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  8. vinicooksveg says:

    Hi there, Your blog has some amazing tips. Very useful. Love the combo of food and fitness. Thanks for sharing

  9. ~ Jennifer says:

    Very positive and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Melanie Bowen says:


    I have a question about your blog, could you please email me? Thanks!!


  12. CHE Sadaphal says:

    Took a look at your site and very well done. Would love to add some medical know-how to an already thought-provoking blog. Cheers!

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