28. May 2012 20:04
With bathing suit season at our feet, many people are doing multiples of sit-ups hoping to look better at the pool.
Doing high numbers of sit ups alone is not going to give you the desired ripped abs by summer or even the end of summer! Why? The abdominal muscle -wall may be strong, but ... [More]
24. May 2012 19:17
Is Dieting a Four Letter Word?
When I talk about what I eat (especially when my children are around), I am very careful to use the word “food plan” instead of the word DIET.
Growing up in the 70’s where fad diets such as the “Grapefruit Diet” “Sauerkraut... [More]
25. April 2012 20:13
Studies suggest that eating a diet that contains lots of fresh fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and certain cancers. It also helps you manage your calories which helps you attain your weight goals.
Which fruits and vegetables are the best choices ... [More]
17. April 2012 19:43
A reader sent in a question about how to stay motivated to lose weight and live healthy day after day. She feels like she can't stick with any program, diet, or plan that she has tried. She begins with a purpose, but life's stresses and temptation quickly take over, and she is back with her tub of i... [More]
9. March 2012 04:58
Part of the success in living healthy is to reduce your stress when possible, continue regular workout of strength training and cardio, and follow a clean eating diet. This plan includes 3 small meals and 2-3 snacks to regulate your blood sugar, and to keep fueling your systems throughout your... [More]
17. February 2012 05:53
One of my biggest challenges in creating a clean diet plan is not a lack of vegetables, which I love, or eating lean protein, it's overcoming my cravings for sugar!
Most Americans are consuming 46 more calories a day from sugar-sweetened drinks than two decades ago (American Journal of Clinical Nutr... [More]
13. February 2012 06:21
This is around the time after New Year’s Resolutions are made that frustration for lack of progress sets in, and programs are dropped. THIS year, do it differently. THIS year, stick with the process!
No more feeling frumpy, slow and frustrated. Realize that changes in ... [More]
12. February 2012 05:22
Tips to Help You Slim Down:
Yesterdays tips were more practical clean eating tips about what to include or remove, to give you more energy and more results from your workouts.
Today’s tips are more about staying motivated:
Find a workout buddy, and put your workout clothes on, or pack them , ... [More]
7. February 2012 06:44
Spaghetti squash is a versatile vegetable that can be included as a vegetable or a substitute for pasta on a variety of dishes. It is a good source for folate, vitamin A, potassium, beta carotene, and fiber. It has about 40 calories per cup (about 180 calories fewer than pasta), an... [More]
6. February 2012 13:35
Need another reason other than taste for eating delicious salmon or tuna? Try omega-3's. Omega-3's are fatty acids found in cold-water fish such as salmon or tuna which help prevent fat from building up in the arteries. Omega 3's reduce a molecule called lipoprotein lipase(according to a... [More]