Fifi's Fat Farm

I'm an author, mother, and trainer who believes in a balance of Faith, Family, Fitness, and Fiction. While I’m no nutritionist and am not qualified to offer medical advice, I am a full-fledged fitness enthusiast (not the crazy body-building type, but the kinder, gentler, fit mama type). I am a Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant and personal trainer, hoping my passion for fitness and nutrition will one day become profitable in some way. Like you, I’m not perfect; I still love ice cream and Diet Coke....more

How Much Caffeine Is Safe During Pregnancy?

Caffeine  one of the most beloved stimulants, contained in a variety of drinks, foods and common over the counter medicines. In large consumption, it could pose potential risks for your developing fetus including potential miscarriage ....more

Eating Clean and Insanity

Back to life, back to reality. :/ It's not even been a full week since I returned from Mexico and I'm already back in the full swing of classes and work!However, I have changed up my fitness this year. And my diet. For fitness, I have started doing Insanity. I asked for it as a Christmas gift cos it is butt expensive (but my grandma got it for me used on Amazon! So if you don't want to spend the full $180 or whatever it costs, check it out used on Amazon cos we got it for like $70 and it obviously works just as well). ...more

Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Let’s face it, pregnancy is a life changing time in anyone’s life and eating nutritionally for the optimal health of the mom and baby is absolutely paramount. Ask any physician, expert or nutritionist and they will tell you that the average pregnant woman only needs about 300 extra calories a day!...more

Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas for the Whole Family

Due to time constraints while taking care of my children and living the busy life that all of us lead, I’ve developed some go-to, quick meals that are high in fiber, include fresh produce and lean protein, low-fat dairy and plenty of green tea and water. These are easy to pack for work lunches and to throw together quickly for dinner.Breakfast-...more

HELP! I want sexy curves but I can't seem to gain enough weight...

If you can relate to this, keep reading...Most Women Just Want Curves...more

"Are all calories created equal"?

This article is the second in a series of four and covers an issue that has created long-standing health complications for us physically, mentally and even spiritually -- obesity rates in this country. There are so many differing opinions about this issue from physicians, dieticians, nurses and every day folks like you and me. Do you remember your mother or grandmother ever saying: "you can eat everything, but eat in moderation" I suppose that has gone out the window....more

Your "Healthy Holiday" Coach

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How To: Tempeh

Before I even begin this How-To discussion on tempeh, I want you to make me a promise!  Yes promise me…over the internet…that you will read this whole post before making an “official decision” on tempeh.  It might sound a little funky and strange and maybe a tad bit scary.  But trust me as a serious food lover, I wouldn’t steer you down the path of bland, not so tasty, scary food items.  Come on guys, you know I live to eat!  And like I tell my younger clients – my tasting rule is “you can’t say ‘ew’ or ‘yuck’ before you’ve tried it.”  Or in this case, no ew or...more
I've always wanted to try tempeh, just never got around to doing it.  Next time I am at the ...more

SD in Depth: How did we get so fat?

I normally don't get the San Diego Union Tribune only because I read most everything "news-wise" on line. My Dad gave me this article not long ago and I thought I would say a few words about it since it is on topic with what I write about. The article is Part 1 in a series and deals with how "obesity rates and health complications continue to climb in the United States". As the article points out -- "eat, drink and be wary"....more