We Don’t Just Teach A Practical Approach to Eating Healthy — We Live it

In 2009, a girl met a boy.  Just two short months later, they were in love.  Sparing the rest of the mushy details, they were married in 2012.

The changes and pressures of life created the perfect storm, and soon the girl had gained 40 pounds.  She was unhappy with the track she was on.  She needed a change like a 1 year old Brita water filter.

I’m sure you’ve figured out by now the girl in the story is me.  Imagine that you’re struggling to balance your life.  You’re working a full time job to support yourself and your family, and that doesn’t leave much time for other things, let alone living a healthy lifestyle.

Fast forward to 2014.  By taking a practical approach to eating healthy and exercising, I’ve lost 20 pounds (and counting) by making a few easy lifestyle changes.

Let me explain.

  • I cook most of my meals at home from scratch.
  • I walk about 15-30 minutes every day.
  • I eat out in moderation.

You can cook healthy and delicious foods that don’t take a ton of time and energy to prepare.

I talk about nerd stuff a lot too.  Harry Potter, Supernatural, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Big Bang Theory are talked about a lot around here.

If this sounds awesome to you, you’re in the right place.

Our secret to eating healthy is cooking our own meals from scratch.


  • You control the portions
  • You control the ingredients
  • You control the calories

I’m Crystal R. Sykes, founder of Simply Playful Fare, content marketer, blogger, freelance writer, food fanatic, and nerd extraordinaire.