beet crust pizza

With beets, Bob’s Red Mill quinoa flour, & Bob’s Red Mill hazelnut meal married together with coconut oil, this crust is gluten and sugar free!

Mystery ingredeint cheese cakes

 present yall with this “cheese”cake – similar to cheesecake in texture and sweet and creamy, tongue tantalizing, taste....more

Zone Diet creator Dr. Barry Sears explores weight loss and metabolism: Exclusive

Author of "The Anti-Inflammation Zone: Reversing the Silent Epidemic That's Destroying Our Health" and "A Week in the Zone: A Quick Course in the Healthiest Diet for ...more

Fireside Chat With The Autism Mom: My Boy Is A Lightweight And I Am So Proud!

I just made Evan weigh himself. The last time he was officially weighed was at the doctor's office back in April. He weighed over 200 lbs then...I think 203. Today, with Scott's verification, he weighs in at a no-too-shabby 178!Now, I do recognize there's a difference in the weights of the doctor's scale and ours so I'll just crow that The Boy has lost approximately 20 lbs since our doctor's visit! That's pretty impressive if I do say so!...more

Work Lunges Into Your Exercise Routine

Summer time is upon us, which means that we're wearing shorts, skirts, and swim suits! Summer styling is just so much simpler. And, I know you've heard about my love of flip-flops. I'm a happy girl, just because of my flip-flops. Along with the summer season we usually have more travel and less routine. Two things that also make me happy! But with these changes can also come the need to squeeze in more exercise "on the go." The cool thing about a lot of different exercises are that you really can do them anywhere. Today I am going to break down the STATIONARY LUNGE for you. As a fitness instructor, this is probably the exercise that has required the most amount of coaching over the years. Lunges are hard. Lunges take a lot of discipline to do correctly. But trust me, they can get you some awesome results. Results of lean, strong, and toned legs. Which sounds good to me with all of this short and skirt talk. ...more
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To sleep, perchance to slim: Low carb and Paleo diet gurus explain sleep-weight loss links

"To sleep, perchance to shed pounds; Aye, there's the rub." With apologies to William Shakespeare's "Hamlet," that sums up the intriguing connection that's become evident between our slumber and our weight. How can you make the latest information work for you? I asked some of the world's weight loss experts to share their knowledge....more
Ummmmmm no, our ancestors did NOT have to deal with dinosaursmore

What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You need to get 400 hits on my YouTube video about Women and Heart Disease (CVD) for my Women's Global Health and Human Rights class.  Please click on the link and view my video!Thanks for yout help!Cathy...more

My favorite low carb diet desserts, from Dixie Diner to Quest Bars

Life without dessert for me is like a home without a pet. I can survive, but I always feel as if something's missing from my day. So I've been trying different options that fit into my low carb diet plan. After some highs (ooooh, sugar-free chocolate!) and lows (ick, chocolate dip that tastes and looks like library paste), these are the winners:...more

Dr. Oz: Metabolism-boosting weight loss tips range from CLA to tea to whey protein

If you're battling belly fat and losing the weight war, Dr. Mehmet Oz recently revealed a cornucopia of calorie-cancelling cures on his talk show. Natasha Turner, ND, served as his expert....more

How I prepared for my First Half Marathon

I completed my first half marathon just a little over 2 weeks ago, w00t!...more