Timeout Tuesday: The Benefits of Healthy Fats

  Do you find yourself drawn to foods labeled, "Fat Free! Reduced Fat! Low Fat!"? After all, if a food is high in fat, it must make you fat. Seems logical, right? Years ago, this theory resulted in a plethora of foods with additives and higher amounts of sugar, meant to replicate the taste and textures only fats can provide....

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It’s OK to Crave Comfort Food

  "Stay away from the buffet table! Avoid second helpings! Say no to the cookies and cake!" How often do you hear these voices? Whether they're shouting out loud or whispering in your ear, these thoughts are often self-imposed and, while meant to keep us healthy and accountable, can do more harm than good. Sure, over time, repeat helpings of...

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Success Story: Tod Meisner

In December 2014 I sent Tod Meisner a home workout routine and an XBAR. He was hesitant to send any “before” photos and he definitely didn’t want me sharing any of those photos. I created a series of bodyweight and resistance band exercises, providing him with a program to support his fat loss goals.  During that time, Tod experienced a...

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4 Reasons to Go Caffeine-Free

As I sit here now, writing this blog, I am on my second cup of tea. I am trying to focus on the flavor. I am embracing the cinnamon, warm and spicy, while visualizing the kava root sprinkling fairy dust on top of my anxious thoughts...watching them fade away. A picture of Yogi Bhajan, an inspirational teacher of holistic living,...

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Get Fit with HIIT

What is HIIT? HIIT is the acronym for High Intensity Interval Training.  During this type of workout, you alternate between intense bursts of activity and periods of less intense activity. Not only do you burn a significant number of calories during a HIIT workout, but the effect of the exertion causes your metabolism to increase. As a result, you burn more fat...

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Chocolate Banana Protein Shake

This protein shake is full of nutrients and vitamins that will help your body recover from whatever stress comes your way.  A healthy diet, high in protein, will keep your immune system strong, help your muscles repair, keep your metabolism running and so much more! Ingredients 1 scoop Quest Nutrition Chocolate Milkshake Protein Powder 1 small frozen banana (break into...

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8 Healthy Holiday Habits to Practice Year Round

It's the time of year when we raise our glasses along with our holiday spirit. We spread cheese on our crackers and cheer among friends.  Shortly after, when the parties have ended and the presents have been opened, we realize our waistlines have also spread.  The numbers on the scale have risen.  Rather than panic later, it's best to prepare...

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Post Workout Nutrition

Most of us go to the gym, take a fitness class, or head outdoors for a run with a specific goal in mind.  We want to increase our strength, decrease body fat and improve our well being without spending our lives at the gym and our nights preparing meals for hours on end. Over time, we learn that various formats...

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Cardio-Cable Core Workout

If you're like a lot of gym enthusiasts, you may have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill that turns to hate after ten minutes. And the long, slow upward climb on the stepmill feels like a trek to reach the top of Mount Everest. As a result, I created this core-inspired cardio cable workout. It's a great way to get...

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4 Questions Every Vegetarian Is Asked

It doesn't come up often.  One would think that after 30+ years, I would get tired of talking about it. It's inevitable though that whenever we have people over for dinner, or when I'm discussing nutrition with clients, I end up talking about my vegetarian lifestyle and plant-based diet. It seems absurd to most people or, at least, they're surprised....

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