29. July 2012 13:53
Portion control is critical for anyone to find success with their weight goals. The spotlight on portion control was re-lite when first Lady Michelle Obama introduced the healthy eating initiative called “My Plate”. The portioning recommendations were created to help wi... [More]
24. July 2012 10:06
Recently I cooked a whole grain that I have really enjoyed, called farro. Farro, also known as the pharaoh’s wheat, originated in Egypt centuries ago and is a member of the wheat family. It is primarily grown in Italy now, and is considered a healthy alternative to wheat pasta there. It ... [More]
22. July 2012 13:44
Finding the time to cook healthy foods can be challenging too many in our busy society. But cooking doesn’t have to be time consuming, intimidating, or expensive. Have some of these basic healthy staples in your pantry and you can whip together an energizing meal tha... [More]
21. July 2012 20:40
Summer is the perfect time to go meatless! Not topless, meatless!! With an abundance of hearty, delicious vegetables available, and weather that calls for a lighter menu, try to integrate at least 1 meatless meal per week into your plans.
Grains, whole fruits, and vegetables are a... [More]
19. July 2012 21:27
Caffeine is a tricky beast to manage and understand. Studies have shown that moderate caffeine intake for adults can improve your mental and physical performance. Many exercise trainers believe it helps boost your metabolism and exercise output. But, there is a downsi... [More]
16. July 2012 20:11
Making a basic home-gym is often less expensive than a year’s basic gym membership, and the equipment belongs to you! I have utilized pre-owned sports equipment stores often and have found success controlling the cost that way. Otherwise, sport stores and on-line retailers... [More]
12. July 2012 05:38
A reader sent a question in asking whether weight training or cardio is better for burning calories. I’ve asked this question of the years myself.
What I’ve researched, been told by trainers, and experienced for myself is that weight lifting is the winner overall.&nb... [More]
11. July 2012 19:35
Summer salads are great, light, quick choice for a summer meal. A basic ingredient is the greens. Pick and wash your greens. You can use, spinach, romaine, Boston bib, spring mix, arugula, or an herb blend.
Next thing to add is a seasonal fruit. Choose blueberries, orange sec... [More]
7. July 2012 21:51
There are ways to dine-out, without blowing your weight loss goals, or to end up with an evening of guilt or indigestion. On average restaurants misrepresent the calories in their food (if required to provide) by 18% according to a Tufts University study. Here are some tricks or... [More]
16. June 2012 21:13
Summer picnics and swim parties are part of the fun of summer, but if you don’t attend these events with a plan, they can derail your workout goals, and leave you with a food hangover. I am not suggesting that you only nibble on carrot sticks while your friends chow down on German potato... [More]