Potlucks are a fun and convenient party plan, especially for the host. Less cooking means more time to relax, let loose and spend time with your guests. But if you’re making an effort to eat healthier in your day to day life, potlucks–whether you’re hosting or not–can pose a few problems....more
As a fitness professional, it's expected that I follow the rules. I work out almost every day, I rarely take a day off. I hardly ever eat out. I eat clean and commit to my daily Shakeology. Sounds good right? Where are those abs? Come on baby belly, when will you leave me?
I still cheat almost daily. I allow myself to have one cookie. Sometimes I eat an extra carb.
I have always loved to try new foods. As a nutritionist, I have learned that this is a rare attribute.I don’t get it. Whenever I walk through the produce section of a grocery store, I am fascinated by strange looking foods. I regularly get sidetracked by fruits and vegetables that I don’t recognize, and I end up spending ridiculous amounts of money to try strange new things.$6 for a pomelo?...more
I have to say that I'm truly excited to start this new chapter. In the past, when it's come to food related changes, I've never held any 'excitement'. I've set goals, but no true excitement about change....more
With a BS in English and a minor in Spanish and an MBA, my true loves are writing, fitness, and nutrition. While I doubt I will become the next great novelist or the next Chalene Johnson, the next best thing must be a fitness blogger where I can utilize my two great passions, writing and fitness. I have a future goal of becoming certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through AFPA....more
Healthy foods give kids the energy they need on a daily basis while also supplying the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that help their bodies and minds to develop and mature. Since most are constantly on the go with school and play, snack time is one of the absolute best times to introduce healthy foods into their diets....more
You know eating fish is good for you because of the omega-3 fatty acids, (It only counts if the fish is baked or broiled. Frying it destroys the fatty acids.), but a new study found that just eating the baked or broiled fish is good for your brain--regardless of the amount of omega-3 fatty acids!The study found that weekly fish eaters had more gray area in the regions of the brain related to memory and cognition. But the researchers did NOT find a link between the brain differences and the omega-3 levels in the blood, which surprised them....more
We are officially back from vacation after a wonderful week in Ocean City, NJ. Now that it is Monday, it is back to the grind! I have sports nutrition on the brain, and was going through some pictures so I decided to share some tidbits with you....more