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We hear and read about certain foods being BAD for us all the time.  Should all wheat and gluten products be avoided?  Are fried foods bad for you?  Should eggs be included at every breakfast?  The list goes on and on with the media constantly reminding (and confusing) us that certain choices may lead to weight gain, poor health, risk for diabetes, etc.  Well here are four that may actually improve your overall health and trim the waistline at the same time. Gluten Products The term gluten-free may be one of

There are many, many diets out there.  Whichever it is, human weakness is a reality for all that participate.  Yes, I’m talking about cheating…. and NOT the relationship kind.  Trust me though; there is a silver lining here.  Including cheat meals in your plan is a way for your body to get what it needs.  The key is remaining strong in the process.  Don’t let feelings of guilt begin to fester, leading to more bad food choices that ultimately sabotage your long-term weight-loss goals.  Just eat the cheat food, forget

I think we’ve all heard it at one time or another, “don’t eat too many eggs because they’re high in cholesterol”.  And, if you have high cholesterol levels, there may be a greater chance for heart disease, right?  This thinking is not entirely true.  Both doctors and researchers have determined that eating a whole egg will NOT raise your cholesterol.  In fact this food may help dissolve cholesterol and fat due to the nutrient choline found in the yolk.  Let’s take a closer look at some of the other benefits.

There's no question, it's hard to workout on your own and stay consistent at home.   As a mom of 4, have a puppy and biz women, I get it. We get distracted by our kids, house cleaning, the phone and everyday things to do list. Why don’t I just do my workout at home? I’ve heard this question a time or two, but I always say that working out in a group setting is different than being at home and watching a video. The research shows that you’re going to see more

I’ve been talking about self-care a lot on Instagram and I know how difficult it is for women to prioritize themselves. But you have to take care of yourself before you can fully support others. In order to be that good wife, mom, or self, we’ve got to start taking care of ourselves. What does that look like? I spent this weekend at the Portland Mom & Baby Expo where I’m an exhibitor and a big contributor. Seeing all these women and their beautiful babies got me thinking more about self-care

#1 Plan, Pick, Prep & Pack Once, Eat for a Week! This past Sunday morning would have been better to catch up on my sleep or cozening up on the couch for a Netflix marathon but instead I trekked out to the supermarket. One quick trip is less stressful and time-consuming than attempting to navigate the produce section and express lane multiple weeknights after work. And if you go with an organized grocery list and meal plan, you never have to stare into your fridge wondering, "What's for dinner?" or resort

We're getting ready for the long weekend. Heading to NH to meet up with family & cousins camping.  I wanted to bring some healthy food choices for the picnic and came across a twist on potato salad with no mayo.  It's Green beans and potatoes, served in a Dijon mustard and balsamic vinaigrette. Another favorite is Tex Mex Corn Salad or Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad. Try them

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring mild stimulant that exists in a variety of foods, most notably coffee as well as tea, chocolate and cola drinks. No surprise, the average person consumes an inordinate amount of caffeine annually. Over 113 million people drink at least one cup of coffee per day. The good news: there are many positive health benefits linked to regular caffeine intake. Just make sure this primarily comes in the form of coffee and tea, not soda. 1.Mental Alertness Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system by blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine, usually

If you eat dinner between 6-7:30pm and are still up by 11pm, chances are you’ll be hungry again before bed. Contrary to popular belief, eating at night doesn’t lead to weight gain. It’s all about caloric intake versus caloric expenditure over the whole day, not just at 10:30pm. Despite these facts, there are still some bedtime snack options that should be put to rest. 1. Cereal This tends to be the most popular choice for people when they can’t sleep. Not all cereals are bad choices. However, if it’s a high-sugar, low-fiber

A while back I wrote an article that talked about understanding body types. Today’s post will discuss one in particular: the endomorph. This person tends to have a larger bone structure with greater amounts of total body mass and fat mass. Unfortunately excess calories in endomorphs are usually stored as fat and don’t create the same caloric expenditure with movement as seen in ectomorphs and mesomorphs. Below are some simple strategies to minimize bad gains and maximize the good ones for all those endomorphs out there. Cycle Macronutrients If you’re looking for