Oatmeal without the Oats

This is one of my favorite recipes for these cold mornings. I have 1 serving with half the amount of pumpkin seeds and berries,that morning and save the other serving for another day within that week. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1/4 cup raw unsalted almonds 1/4 cup raw unsalted walnuts 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2 Tablespoons ground […]

How to read Food Labels

Have you ever wondered exactly how to understand food labels? For a long time, I was so confused by them. Do I pay more attention to the fats? Total calories? Well hopefully this will help you.   The above food label is from a Grass Fed Greek Yogurt. One serving is 160 calories when you […]

3 Ways to Exercise Body and Mind

Odds are, you’ve noticed yoga and martial art studios popping up like Starbucks® in your neighborhood. Or maybe you’ve noticed that Sunday Tai Chi class in the park being populated by increasingly younger, fitter practitioners. Mindful exercise techniques may date back as far as 3rd millennium BC in Asia, but they’re only now really starting […]

3 Steps to Beating your Head Cold

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. —Hippocrates Head colds can be a real challenge for me. On one hand, I have no time to deal with a bout of sniffling, sneezing, and aching. On the […]

Counting Calories or Macronutrients?

I get asked quite often “what are macros” and “should I count calories”? To help understand the difference I thought I would explain. Macronutrients (macros) is needed every day and consist of protein, carbohydrates and fats. They are important to how your body will function but if eaten unbalanced it will mess up your fitness […]

What Should I Eat After a Hard Work Out?

Have you often wondered what you should eat after a hard. I sure have especially since there are so many different opinions. One thing for sure is that it’s important to have a lean protein source, good source of carbs, fruit and vegetables. So I thought I would highlight what works for me and are […]

5 Biggest Myths about Nutrition Bars

Nutrition bars work for our busy lives and allow us to stay fueled and energized throughout jam-packed days. But what do we actually know about the bars that we eat? And are all bars created equal? If you pick up a “nutrition” bar and eat it with out even looking at the label or even […]

6 Ingredients to Boost your Immune System

Boost your immune system by adding to your daily concoction some of these nutrient-rich foods. Add them to your favorite smoothies or cereals since they are filled with antioxidants to help fight against those dreaded winder bugs. 1. COCONUT OIL If you’re looking for more energy, stronger bones and healthier skin, add coconut oil to […]

Easy Holiday Shakeology Recipes

We all know the challenge of eating healthy during the holidays. Well, here are some easy creative Shakeology recipes to help you with your healthy eating. Are you looking for healthy ways to stay on track this holiday season and haven’t tried Shakeology yet? You have then come to the right place. Shakeology is a […]

Holiday Weight-Loss Plan For Runners

Don’t sweat your next big feast–we can show you how to get back on track after any holiday splurge.  This is a great read from Runner’s World. Source: http://www.runnersworld.com/weight-loss/runners-holiday-weight-loss-plan By Sally Wadyka The good news: it’s prime time for holiday celebrations, turkey feasts, homebaked pies, and fruity little drinks in martini glasses. Truth is, if […]