I know it is that time of year to break out the sugar and the cookie cutters… However, the holiday season can be an opportunity for good nutrition (with a few sugary indulgences). In fact, I would like to introduce my current favorite “Christmas Salad,” which is guaranteed to bring you some tastes of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When you hear the phrase, “Convenience foods,” you may automatically assume that they have to be unhealthy or over-processed. Not true!!! I use all kinds of convenience foods in order to feed me and my family on our busy schedule. I do believe that we can prepare healthy meals without always cooking from scratch. In […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I don’t usually encourage political banter during my training sessions. In fact, I will often point out that politics serve only to divide the client/trainer relationship. However, I was recently reading a news website and fell upon an article that explains Donald Trump’s views on exercise… And…I can’t not respond…I just can’t! From the article […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I am asked by a friend or client about healthy eating, I often get a tad nervous. As an ACE Personal Trainer, it is not within my scope of practice to offer nutrition counseling services or refer specific food choices. With that in mind, I was very excited when ACE offered a lecture series […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If you have visited the grocery store recently, you may have noticed the plethora of Valentines cards, decorations, candles, and other “red/pink heart” items that fill the aisles with love. However, as you start to think about your Valentine plans this year, let me suggest an additional idea: Make February your “heart healthy together” month! I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A couple of years ago, I took on my first vegetable garden. In previous years I had watched my husband start the garden and, as the Summer became busy, it would turn into a weedy mess. Usually after the weeds would take over, I would reluctantly go in and help bring it back to life. One […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You’ve, of course, heard of the show “The Biggest Loser,” right? I consider myself on a much smaller trajectory. I’ve been at odds with my bathroom scale for decades. My weight has fluctuated up and down through college, post-college, pre-babies, post-babies, pre-Christmas, post-Christmas, and onward. While I’m not a yo-yo dieter, I usually need to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If this were your last meal before hibernation, I would tell you to just dig in. No need to worry about the caloric information here…However, you aren’t planning to sleep the winter through (right?). So, just relax! Enjoy a few bites, but don’t go overboard. There is more food coming, in only a few short hours. I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
To the patch we go, to find the perfect pumpkins to stab open, spill their guts and carve a creepy face into! I don’t know what pumpkins ever did to us, but we sure like to torture those beautiful orange squashes! This year, I would recommend that you don’t just purge the seeds. Roast a few […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I am often asked by clients how they should eat to lose weight. Since I am not a certified dietitian or nutritionist, I feel it is most important to give them ideas that they can live with (for their whole life!). I truly believe that food doesn’t have to be so darn complicated. In fact, I apply […]Continue Reading... No Comments.