Hi, I'm Martha McKinnon. Welcome to my blog!
I'm a longtime lifetime Weight Watchers member who is fascinated by food, health and weight and how it all interrelates. I love learning and have certificates from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
After decades of struggle, I've come to understand that deprivation doesn't work and try to embrace the pleasure principles emphasized in French Women Don't Get Fat while regularly practicing intermittent fasting.
My slow cookers are my number #1 kitchen secret for eating well while staying slim.
It's hard to believe that it has been fifteen years since I started Simple Nourished Living in December 2007 as a place to share my passions for yoga, healthy balanced living and cooking. To say I had no idea what I was doing is an understatement. I posted erratically on a wide variety of topics from my favorite yoga DVDs for back pain, and favorite cooking classes to eating like a french lady and guiltless self care.
A longtime Weight Watcher who loved food and cooking, I also shared recipes for everything from my nana's crunchy jumble cookies to easy blueberry cheesecake bars made lighter. But it was Weight Watcher's friendly recipes, especially crockpot recipes that seemed to resonate with folks most.
In the years since then, my brother, Peter, and I have shared hundreds of recipes, dozens of success stories, and made tons of online friends. We wrote several eBooks and send out weekly emails to support you on your healthy weight loss journey. (You can Sign up here for emails from me if you'd like.)
None of this would have been sustainable without you. Thank you for reading our posts and emails and cooking our recipes. Thank you for leaving comments and sharing this site with friends. Thank you for your amazing testimonials. Every time I read them I feel happy and humbled to know that I have been able to play some small part in your success. I feel so fortunate to be able to do work I love. I'm forever grateful.
Thank you for being here!
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Disclaimer/Please Note: I began including nutritional information and Weight Watchers Points values on my recipes in September 2012. I'm a longtime Weight Watchers Lifetime Member but this site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers in any way. What I write here is about my personal experience on the plan. The views expressed are my own and do not reflect the views of Weight Watchers.
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