Episode 007: Kombucha, artisanal food, and the staying power (or not) of fads

Happy first week of October! This week we talk Kombucha, artisanal food, fads that have come and gone, and the pros and cons of owning a scale.

Jacey spent the majority of her week at the Influence Conference.  Don't miss out on the chance to get the early bird rate for next year's conference (through October 6th).

Jacey shared some exciting news with us: she's debt free! She'll share more about this on a future episode, but you can read more of her debt free journey here and here.

Kombucha, Kombucha, Kombucha!

  • Here is a link to the Synergy brand we referenced.
  • Janet Helm is a dietitian and contributor to WebMD and NBC who has some great thoughts about Kombucha on her blog NutritionUnplugged.

Running, yoga, and artisanal foods are health trends with staying power.

  • Bill Bowerman is one of the forerunners (no pun intended) of the modern jogging movement.
  •  Want to know where to start when searching for quality artisanal foods? Check out this year's Good Food Awards.

Maggie thinks that weighing yourself is important when trying to lose weight as a way to stay accountable to your program and monitor progress. Like anything though, it's best when done in moderation.

As a (very) general guideline, the Hamwi Formula is a good starting point for calculating Ideal Body Weight.

Pogs, Beanie Babies, Tamagotchies, oh my! What were some of your favorite childhood trends?Do you think acid wash should have made a comeback? Don't forget to leave us a comment with your thoughts or questions for next week!

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- Maggie and Jacey