Meet Teresa

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Teresa Marie Howes

Armed with a formal education in business and nutrition, a certification from the American Council on Exercise in personal training, and nearly 15 years of professional experience in the weight loss industry, Teresa is a natural health enthusiast, avid runner, active blogger and published author. With a track record of leveraging strong written and verbal communication skills, she is focused and driven to motivate, coach and instruct individuals on how to live stronger, happier, healthier and more satisfying lives. Her passions have been reflected in various works since 2009, read on for quick highlights of her passion projects!

SkinnyTinis — All the Fun for Half the Calories

In addition to creating this lifestyle blog goal of providing readers with simple, applicable, beneficial, and quality content as it relates to food, beverages and overall wellness, she is also the author of “SkinnyTinis–All the Fun for Half the Calories.” SkinnyTinis was published by Wiley in 2009 was released in paperback in 2013 and will always exist as the original low calorie cocktail book.

The 30 Day Challenge Series

When not researching, learning, collaborating and writing, Teresa is also a very active gal from a fitness perspective. She has been running half marathons and marathons since 2000 and just completed her 11th marathon in New York City and is currently training for Boston 2014. In addition to running, she spends time inside and outside the gym in yoga, body weight, Pilates and spin classes. Her personal passion for fitness is reflected in her social effort and the development of the 30 Day Challenge Series on FaceBook that creates fun, excuse free monthly challenges with the goal of  “making fitness fun and weight loss a reality.”

Chicago Marathon

Some things get better with age!!

Color Yourself Skinny 21-Day Diet Detox

After leaving her 14 year career at one of the worlds largest weight loss companies, she knew she had her own message to share. She took 4 years of formal education, 14 years of professional weight loss experience and 20 years of personal passion and experience and put all of that knowledge into the comprehensive on-line digital system Color Yourself Skinny — which is a 21-Day Detox from Dieting.

With coaching and sports nutrition certifications under her belt, combined with formal degrees in both nutrition and business and nearly 15 years of professional experience consulting in the weight loss industry, Teresa is well equipped with an arsenal of strategies, recipes, disciplines and lifestyle programs that really can and do help people live stronger, happier, healthier and more satisfying lives.

Read below for a few words from Teresa and why she started this blog:

“I was born with a natural interest in health and wellness. When I had to decide what to study in college way back in 1995, I picked nutrition because I figured at the very least, the topic would personally serve me and my life well. As it turns out, I’ve built a long career in the industry and in 2013 took the leap to forge my solo entrepreneurial path. I really am on a mission to make a happy and healthy lifestyle a reality for people everywhere.  I want to help good people live a good life. 

You read my bio and credentials — but you know what really seals the deal and prompted me to build this space on the interweb? The older I get, the smarter, fitter, leaner, meaner, quirkier, more confident, efficient I am. Experience made the difference and a lot of trial and error…It took being chubby, then learning to be “skinny.” Drinking too much one fun night, then waking up confused and embarrassed (um, well, maybe more than one time).  Training to run a faster marathon than I ever thought I could, and then suffering an overuse injury that left me in a boot for 8 weeks. I flew almost every week for my career and I’ve seen all parts, sides, menus, lifestyles, scents and smells of this country. I’ve learned so much in these 15 years of adult solitude, that I feel obligated to pass on all the tips and tricks I’ve acquired along the way.

Just about every day I do something wrong, which means just about every day, I’m learning something new. If my stories of fitness, nutrition, weight loss, detox, cocktails, parties, friends and family, and even fat cats are at the very least entertaining, and at best actually useful, then this blog has served its purpose.”

Welcome to Eat, Drink and Be Skinny ~ Truly, a fun girl’s guide to having it all!


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