Have you ever been around people who you know don’t eat huge amounts of food (in fact they eat less than everyone else) but are still overweight? This used to be a strange phenomenon to me. Even stranger still, I’d hear about these diets where people reported weight loss while eating way more than they normally […]
Grain Free Granola
Since most granolas in the grocery stores these days are loaded with sugar and preservatives I decided to make my own. Enjoy this recipe and be creative with what you can eat this with! Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup raw walnuts 1/2 cup to 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes […]
Beat the Winter “Blahs” with Exercise
Feeling a post-holiday letdown? Tired of shorter days and early nights? Wondering how you can get through the dark months as you pine for summer sunshine? Fear not. You can walk—or jog, run, or lift—your way to a brighter mood with exercise. When you’re feeling low, moving may be the last thing you feel like […]
Risotto Made with Cauliflower
There are so many uses for cauliflower other than the same old steamed soggy way. This is one of our favorite and it was years before by boys knew it wasn’t “rice”. Ingredients: 1 large head cauliflower, chopped into florets, Discard the leaves and thick core. 1 15-oz BPA-free can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and […]
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 […]
6 of My Favorite Healthy Fish
Have you ever wanted to know which fish is good to eat and which you should try to avoid? Well, here is a list of 6 of my favorite fish that are good for you. 1. Wild caught Salmon from Alaska This is by far my personal #1 choice. Alaska’s wild-caught salmon is so good […]
Fall Roasted Veggies
Fall is my favorite time of year and to have the oven on is a treat. So I wanted to share with you a recipe for Fall Roasted Veggies. ⅓ cup olive oil 3-4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch thick pieces 1½ cups brussel sprouts, halved 1 cup beets, cut into thick pieces 1-2 onions, […]
8 Tips for the Beginning Runner
Over the years I have had so many people say to me, “Wow, how far?. I hate to run”. But my all time favorite that people say is “I could never do that, I can’t run.” Really, give yourself a break!. Yes you CAN run, but YOU have to believe that you CAN. I have always […]
5 Ways Hydrating Can Keep You from Hurting
That little 12-ounce bottle is truly a fitness enthusiast’s best friend. After all, adequate fluid intake during a workout is essential for comfort, performance, and safety. And the longer and more intensely you exercise, the more important it is to drink the right kind of fluids.