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Commonly called the ‘alligator’ pear, the avocado is one of the best fruits for many different processes in the body.  Plus, it can go with almost anything – a great topping on your cheeseburger, the perfect addition to your salad, etc.  It’s even great by itself or alongside other lean proteins.  The biggest advantage comes from the high level of fat contained in this fruit.  However, before reading any further, don’t be scared by the little big word F-A-T. Healthy Fats Avocados are roughly 85% fat.  Now I know that’s a

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

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

Losing weight can be a real challenge as we age. Logic tells us that more exercise and less overall calories eaten is the best strategy to drop the pounds. Then why do so many people see no change in the number on the scale, and in some cases even see that number go up?! Bottom line: undereating will slow down your metabolism, especially if you exercise on a regular basis. The body needs calories to walk, eat, sleep, think, breathe, pump blood, etc. Please don’t leave exercise and especially strength