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5 Foods to Avoid to Reduce Belly Fat!

Posted on August 10, 2021 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Just listening to Dr. Charles Livingston D.C.

Looks at the Liver as fat is stored in the liver.   Therefore watching what we eat is very important.

5 Foods to avoid that say "Healthy Foods"

  1. Store bought Smoothes use a fruit juice not real fruit.
  2. Cereals are often packed with sprayed processed grains, coated with high fructose corn syrup, preservatives & sugars
  3. Store bought Granola Bars contain 528 Cal. & 28 grams of fat 
  4. Breads enrighed white flour -devoid of nutrients & full of high glycemic carbs that cause Blood Sugar spikes
  5. Farmed Salmon contain more PCB than wild caught Salmon.  PCB are cancer causing agents that were banned in 1976.  Have 3x more saturated fat compared to Wild Salmon.  Also contains 46% more calories mostly from fat storing toxins.
You can eat some bad food and still lose weight & burn fats.
The liver breaks disfunction down in the liver belly and balances hormones to improve liver.

Dr. Charles Livinston D.C. is a Chiropractor, Nutrition & more." target="_blank">

Not promoting product sharing to be more awareness of what in our foods is important. 
Read labels, Fats, Sugars, portion sized, nutrient value.

Share you comments, questions concerns.
Thanks.  Anne


The hidden dangers of protein powders

Posted on April 8, 2021 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)


They may contain added sugar, calories, or even toxic chemicals.

Adding protein powder to a glass of milk or a smoothie may seem like a simple way to boost your health. After, all, protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle, bone strength, and numerous body functions. And many older adults don't consume enough protein because of a reduced appetite.

But be careful: a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder can harbor health risks. "I don't recommend using protein powders except in a few instances, and only with supervision," says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.

What is protein powder?

Protein powders are powdered forms of protein that come from plants (soybeans, peas, rice, potatoes, or hemp), eggs, or milk (casein or whey protein). The powders may include other ingredients such as added sugars, artificial flavoring, thickeners, vitamins, and minerals. The amount of protein per scoop can vary from 10 to 30 grams. Supplements used for building muscle contain relatively more protein, and supplements used for weight loss contain relatively less.

What are the risks?

There are numerous risks to consider when using a protein powder. Among them:

A protein powder is a dietary supplement. The FDA leaves it up to manufacturers to evaluate the safety and labeling of products. So, there's no way to know if a protein powder contains what manufacturers claim.

We don't know the long-term effects. "There are limited data on the possible side effects of high protein intake from supplements," McManus says.

It may cause digestive distress. "People with dairy allergies or trouble digesting lactose [milk sugar] can experience gastrointestinal discomfort if they use a milk-based protein powder," McManus points out.

It may be high in added sugars and calories. Some protein powders have little added sugar, and others have a lot (as much as 23 grams per scoop). Some protein powders wind up turning a glass of milk into a drink with more than 1,200 calories. The risk: weight gain and an unhealthy spike in blood sugar. The American Heart Association recommends a limit of 24 grams of added sugar per day for women and 36 grams for men." target="_blank">A new risk revealed


From Harvard Health




Posted on February 26, 2021 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)





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Lifestyle changes adopted to manage diabetes and prediabetes include not only more physical activity, but also improvements in diet and nutrition. One trend that many are following is low-carb eating, but that can impact a person's ability to be active and perform well. Learn the ins and outs of dietary plans, adequate nutrition, and select supplements on your or your clients' exercise programming. 


Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, is an author, exercise physiologist, lecturer, consultant, and professor emerita of exercise science (Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia). In 2016, she was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Educator in Diabetes award. A respected researcher and lecturer, she has authored more than 400 articles on exercise, diabetes, and health; 28 book chapters; and over a dozen books, including Diabetes-Free Kids, The 7 Step Diabetes Fitness Plan, 50 Secrets of the Longest Living People With Diabetes, The Science of Staying Young, Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook, The Diabetes Breakthrough, and Diabetes & Keeping Fit for Dummies.


A distinguished graduate of Stanford University (BA), University of California at Davis (MA), and University of California at Berkeley (PhD), Colberg consults professionally for the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) on numerous committees and projects. As a world-renowned expert and opinion leader, she has developed the exercise guidelines related to diabetes for most of these premier professional organizations, and she is interviewed frequently by various media outlets. In addition, she continues to be involved in consulting and in clinical research on exercise, diabetes, and healthy lifestyles.


With over 50 years of personal experience as an exerciser living with type 1 diabetes, Colberg continues to live a healthy, active lifestyle and serve as a role model for others who want to live long and well with (or without) diabetes. She enjoys working out regularly on conditioning machines, swimming, biking, fitness walking, weight training, and hiking with her husband and family in coastal California.

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5 Foods to avoid if you have arthritis

Posted on February 17, 2020 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)" target="_blank">5 Foods to Avoid if you have Arthritis


2. Night Shade Vegetables

3. Blackened Barbecued foods.

4. French Fries & Processed foods.

5. Gluten - bagels, muffins etc.

This link explains why these foods are bad also promotes a product.  

NOTE: I am not endorsing product - only educating on the foods to avoid ad why as expressed by expert in video." target="_blank">

What are good foods to snack on?

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


A cardiologist is begging patients to avoid the high-fat keto diet because their cholesterol levels could skyrocket

Cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas says food can be like medicine for what ails us — and in some cases may replace drugs.

In her practice, she sometimes uses fiber-rich, cholesterol-lowering foods to help her patients get healthier without extra drugs.

But she says that going keto with lots of saturated fats can be dangerous and that patient "cholesterols can just go crazy" on the plan.

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The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has been around for 100 years as a therapeutic treatment for epileptic seizures, but it's recently gained favor with celebrities and heath enthusiasts alike as a foolproof way to lose weight. The idea with keto is to shift the body into a state of fat-burning ketosis, by banishing nearly all carbs (no sweet apples or bread allowed) and fueling up on 70% to 80% fat every day.

The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has been around for 100 years as a therapeutic treatment for epileptic seizures, but it's recently gained favor with celebrities and heath enthusiasts alike as a foolproof way to lose weight. The idea with keto is to shift the body into a state of fat-burning ketosis, by banishing nearly all carbs (no sweet apples or bread allowed) and fueling up on 70% to 80% fat every day.

It's been tried by Hollywood stars including the Kardashians and Halle Berry, while Silicon Valley tech workers swear by its ability to lift their mental fog. Doctors are also starting to believe the plan holds promise for staving off diabetes. There's even evidence to suggest it could one day help some drugs better combat cancer.


Health experts are still cautious about recommending the plan across the board, however, not only because it's difficult to follow but more importantly because there isn't much long-term data about what it may do to heart health after years or decades of use. Cardiologists and kidney doctors are already expressing serious concerns about what they're seeing in practice when certain patients go high-fat.


Going low-carb can be bad for your heart

The cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas says not all of her patients have done well on the trendy plan.


"Stop. Stop!" she told Insider. "In my own practice, the people that have adopted it, their cholesterols can just go crazy."

She's not the only heart doctor to have pointed this out.


Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist who himself has become an ardent follower of a high-fat keto diet plan, says that while high cholesterol isn't a common issue with keto, it can happen.


"I think the vast majority of people who go on this diet will have no trouble with their cholesterol," Weiss told Business Insider last year. "But I'm not going to tell the people that do have trouble with their cholesterol that it's not a problem."


He sometimes suggests a high-fat keto plan to his patients working to manage diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic issues. But he's cautious about how and when he prescribes it, recommending what he calls a "heart healthy" keto, with lots of fatty fish, olive oil, nuts, and avocado in the mix.

Klodas said those were all healthful additions to any diet that she would endorse to her patients, too.


"It's not about high-fat, low-fat — it's good fat, bad fat," she said. "The oils in nuts and seeds, oils in fish, avocados, you don't have to worry about those. Those appear to be anti-inflammatory — they help cholesterol."


But evidence suggests people tend to fuel up on bacon, cream, and coconut oil when going keto instead of favoring unsaturated, healthy fats.


Perhaps this is why studies show that people who follow low-carb diets tend to have a higher risk of death and, in particular, tend to die from coronary heart disease far more often than people who eat more carbohydrates. (Not everyone who goes low-carb will restrict their carb intake enough to enter fat-burning ketosis, however.)

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Trying a 30 Days exercise or food program is a Lifestyle-not a fad diet.

It would be nice to eat bacon 2-3 times a day but seriously-the long term effects?

YIKES! Healthy, Balanced Portions are important. So is your long term health & wellbeing❤️

Blood Sugar is SERIOUS BUSINESS? Why? Because it affects our mood, our eating habits & our hormones. Making sure to keep it as level as possible by eating often & eating high protein foods, healthy fats & lots of greens will help IMMENSELY!

PLEASE SNACK wisely between your shakes and meal(s)!! A few nuts and berries, rice cakes & avacado, green apple, veggies & hummus, etc!! You should never feel like you are ‘starving’ on this program. Listen to your body! Are you hungry or is eating sometimes a habit? It can be triggered by stress! More to come on that tomorrow!

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30 day Challenge changing food habits

Posted on January 3, 2020 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)



Days 1,2 & 3 are usually the hardest because withdrawal symptoms from caffeine and sugar creep in!


Withdrawal symptoms vary for people but just know that they will pass and it’s totally normal. It really is eye opening to realize the effect that food has on your body. This is all part of the learning process.


Here are some tips to get you through the tough part

�� Drink plenty of water �� ! Add lemon, a Fizz Stick, mint, cucumbers or strawberries to flavor the water! Whatever you have to do, push yourself to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces!

�� If you were a heavy coffee drinker, you will definitely want to have 2 Energy Fizz Sticks/day. If you were not a big coffee drinker or did not drink coffee at all, then you may be fine with only 1. (Max would be 3). Fizz Sticks will help with hydration and also reducing headaches.


�� Listen to your body and EAT when you are hungry and STOP when you are no longer hungry ...not when you're full (and yes, there's a difference). TAKE YOUR TIME drinking your shakes + eating your meals.

��Make sure you are having a snack between both of your daily shakes.


I promise this FOG will pass and soon you will start to feel like a totally new person!!! Stay STRONG!! It is SO worth it!

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Sugar Detox In 10 Days (Restart Brain and Body)

Posted on November 19, 2019 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

There is a data about the consumption of sugar in America that seems to be a bit scary. It’s actually worth worrying because the research showed that an average American consumes about 154 pounds of sugar a year. The problem lies in the fact that sugar can be fatal for the health of a person because it can lead to diabetes, inflammation and other issues.

This is why experts recommend sugar detox, and they say it’s a must especially if you love eating sweet things. We are about to tell you one extremely effective way to do that without strict diet, with no carvings and bland food. You will accomplish the thing that you never thought you will: you will no longer be sugar addict.

If you are firm with your decision to detox your organism from sugar, then you will succeed. On the contrary you will only torture yourself because you will break the rules. When you are decided everything is much easier.


You should be aware that consuming to much sugar is also an addiction as any other. The detox will last 10 days, and during this time you should avoid it in every form.


Especially try to avoid sodas, sports drinks, sweetened teas and other sugary juices.


You must use the power of proteins which will balance the blood sugar and insulin level. Furthermore, you should include whole farm egg or a protein shake in your daily diet, preferably in your breakfast. One more thing is to eat more nuts, seeds, eggs, chicken and fish.


Eat a lot of vegetables, but no potatoes, beets or sweet potatoes. Also, you must increase the intake of broccoli, kale, peppers, greens, tomatoes and artichokes.





Consume some healthy fat throughout some foods, for example or virgin olive oil and avocado.


Try to relax a bit and live more calmly. Don’t stress over every little thing that happens in order to avoid the cortisol to make you hungry.


You must think of this every night before you go to sleep. Try to rest at least 7 hours and get your beauty and healthy sleep.

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Food Prep TIPS

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)



One of the best things you can do to set yourself up for success on this program is a bit of food-prep each week! I came across an awesome blog post with some great beginner tips for you to get started on your food-prep journey! I especially love #3!!!


1) Don’t try to prep it all!

First and foremost, when starting out, don’t try and make ahead your entire weekly menu plan. This will completely overwhelm you. Start slow. The first week prep 1 or 2 recipes ahead of time and as you get comfortable with the process you can prep more.


2) Choose which recipe(s), if made ahead of time, would make the biggest difference in your week!

This is huge! If you are short on time or don’t have the energy to prepare a lot of food then prioritize your meals. Which recipe, if made ahead of time, is going to make your week easier? If dinnertime brings you the most stress then put together some meal starters or prep ingredients for a couple slow cooker recipes. If you are always running to the vending machine at 3:00pm then put together some veggie packs or bags of almonds. What is going to make it easier for you to eat healthier during the week?


3) It is not necessary to cook all the food you prep!

Food prep can be anything. You don’t necessarily need to cook all your meals completely. It can mean chopping up onions, peppers, or other vegetables ahead of time for recipes. Washing fruits and vegetables so they are ready for snacks. Portioning out nuts or other food items for snacks. Cutting up chicken or beef to be recipe ready. Whatever is going to work.


4) Even the littlest bit of food prep makes a difference!

I used to think if I did not have hours to set aside for prepping my food then why bother. Obviously, that is not the right approach to take. There are always going to be weeks my time is limited. If I wait for the right time or more time then I would never do anything. It is important to make the most of the time you have and do what you can. I have since learned that any food prep is better than no food prep at all. Some weeks I might not get any dinners prepped ahead of time but if my mason jar salads are done then at least I don’t need to worry about lunch.


5) There is no right or wrong way to food prep!

The options are endless when in comes to prepping food ahead of time so there really is no right or wrong way to do it. Basically, it comes down to just making time and getting it done. However, just like any weight loss strategy, to be sustainable it needs to fit into your lifestyle. Basically this means do what works for you. If the only thing you want to prep each week are hardboiled eggs then that’s fine. Whatever will meets YOUR needs. Don’t get bogged down in thinking it has to be done a certain way.


6) Give yourself time to reap the rewards and make it a habit!

I think like with anything it is really important to keep at it long enough to experience the benefits, see the results, and form new habits. Remember it takes about 3 weeks to form a habit. Weekly food prep is no different. Don’t throw in the towel if it doesn’t work out the first time. Or the first few times. Adapt and overcome. Expect to make adjustments along the way. Food prep is about making your life easier. Sure it takes a little effort and time upfront but it is worth it. It is so rewarding to open up the refrigerator door and see healthy delicious meals and snacks ready to eat. It was a game changer for me and I am confident it will be for you too.



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Nutritional Summer Treat

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


I love Ice Cream �� but dairy is not my friend. �� Thankfully my friend Amy Powers shared this GREAT recipe idea for Summer Entertaining! ������ it’s packed with vegan protein and nutritious fruits for guilt free indulgence! Yay!

After blending your banana ��"ice cream" place scoops in a muffin tin lined with plastic wrap & freeze. You can prepare the scoops ahead and pull them out as needed!


Raspberry Vanilla "Ice Cream" Recipe:

For 12 servings use:

■3-4 FROZEN chopped bananas��

■2-4 scoop Arbonne Vanilla Protein

■4 cups or so frozen Raspberries

{Blend in a very high-powered blender, until desired consistency. You may need to stop the blender or food processor several times to stir your ice cream. Drizzle with almond butter, top with sliced almonds, or dark cacao if you want. Enjoy!


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Healthy Stocking stuffers

Posted on November 27, 2016 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

ParticipACTION preparing kids for active play

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

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ParticipACTION's Backpack Must-Haves for Active Play

Dear Unknown,


Summer is ending and the kids are headed back to school. On the one hand if you’re a parent, summer is a great time to see kids being kids—running, playing, swimming and enjoying the outdoors. On the other hand, it can be a pretty demanding job to keep kids entertained.


As kids head back to school, keep up the summer fun by packing them with ParticipACTION’s six backpack must-haves for active play. The bonus is, regular exercise will improve academic performance, reduce stress and help to build social skills. What better way to set them up for success?

            At this time of year, it’s easy for parents to get overwhelmed by all the tips and tricks for how to set up their children for success in the coming school year. What books should they be reading? What stationery do they need? What time should they go to sleep? The list goes on and on.

But one of the best things you can do to encourage your child’s academic success, reduce their stress, build their social skills and confidence is actually super simple – encourage regular exercise!

Sports teams and activities are part of the equation, but you really need to give kids the chance to be active throughout the school day in every way possible—playing at recess and lunch, walking or wheeling to and from school, making up their own fun and letting off steam.

Your child’s backpack, if packed with all the right things, is the perfect opportunity for you to encourage more spontaneous, outdoor activity.

Check out this infographic for ParticipACTION’s six backpack must-haves:


Let your kids log the total amount of steps they take in a day and make a game out of getting healthy. You might be surprised by how excited they get about reaching their step goal each day.


63 percent of kids’ free time is spent being sedentary, so send kids to school with something to encourage spontaneous, active games with friends. Having a ball on hand can mean the difference between playing a game with friends rather than staring at a screen.


This one will inevitably generate some discussion as some schools don’t allow cell phones on campus whatsoever. But, many parents worry about the safety of their kids and a phone can help you stay in contact while your child walks, wheels or plays outside with friends. Don’t have a phone, or don’t want one? Send them out with a buddy or have them call when they get home.


ParticipACTION's Backpack Must-Haves for Active Play

ParticipACTION's Backpack Must-Haves for Active Play


Weather is one barrier to active play, so make sure your child is ready for anything by packing a good jacket. I don’t know about you, but some of my favourite memories as a kid involved playing in the rain.


Kids need a sun hat and sunscreen in order to protect them from the rays. Make sure your children are prepared to take full advantage of the sun without having to worry about a nasty burn.


Did you know that 58 per cent of parents say their kids are always driven to and from school? Active travelers get as much as 45 additional minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. Wheeling or walking to and from school will quickly add up to a healthier lifestyle.

As a parent, I sometimes feel like I’m in possession of a beautiful secret—that physical activity will give my kids success and joy in every area of their lives, more than almost anything else I can give them. Active kids have better concentration. More fun. Better social skills. Less anxiety and depression. More confidence. What more could you want for your child this school year? Encourage them to be more active and everything else will follow." target="_blank">ParticiACTION

Post Workout Nutrition importance

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Post Workout Nutrition and Shakes for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss


What shakes would i take to increase growth? If you do not provide your body with the proper post workout nutrition, you will not see the muscle gains and fat loss that you want.


While exercise is essential for gaining muscle and losing fat, it does place physiological stress on the body. When you exercise, the muscles’ fuel resources have been depleted and minor damage has occurred. This means that your muscles need repaired and replenished. Of course, the damage and depletion allow your muscles to adapt, as long as you only allow your muscles to be in this state for a short period of time.


Exercise tears down your old, less adapted muscles so the body can build more functional muscles. This process is often referred to as remodelling. However, unless you provide your muscles with the right materials, they will not be able to remodel themselves.


What should the goals of your post workout meal be? Your post workout nutrition should focus on accomplishing the following:



Reduce the muscle protein breakdown that exercise causes

Reduce fatigue and muscle soreness

Reduce cortisol levels after workouts

Replenish depleted levels of muscle glycogen

Enhance overall post workout recovery

Increase protein synthesis within the muscles

One of the best ways to make sure your body is getting the post workout nutrition it needs is to start drinking protein shakes after your workout. Protein shakes with whey protein offer many benefits. If you are not convinced that whey protein shakes are a great choice, here’s a closer look at the benefits of whey protein, how protein shakes enhance results, the continued importance of macro and micro nutrients, and other helpful post workout information.




The Benefits of Whey Protein


Protein is the building block of muscle, which is why it is so essential to fuel your body with protein after a workout if you want to see muscle gains. Exercise causes muscle protein breakdown, which means you need to replenish protein to increase protein synthesis within your muscles. One of the best ways to get your protein is to consume whey protein, which is easily consumed in a shake. Why choose whey protein over other protein options? Here are just a few of the benefits why protein has to offer.


Benefit #1 – Increase Strength and Size


One of the main benefits of whey protein is its ability to help you increase your strength and size. Research has shown that individuals taking whey protein have enjoyed great increases in muscle strength and fat-free mass. Whey protein can be especially beneficial when consumed both before and after a workout for muscle gain.


Benefit #2 – Reduce Hunger


If you are trying to lose fat while working towards muscle gains, you may be cutting your calories. Whey protein can help you achieve your goals, since it helps to reduce hunger. Studies have shown that consuming whey protein can reduce the levels of the hunger hormone for several hours. It’s common to feel hungry after working out, so a whey protein shake offers a great way to reduce hunger and stick to your nutrition plan.


Benefit #3 – Improve Your Immune System


Keeping your immune system strong and healthy is important when you are working out hard. Strenuous workouts have the potential to negatively impact your immune system by reducing glutathione levels. When you supplement your diet with whey protein, it helps to keep glutathione levels from plunging so low, which helps to keep your immune system strong. This can also help to reduce the impact of strenuous exercise on your gastrointestinal and nervous systems as well.


Benefit #4 – Preserve Muscle and Lose Fat


If your goals are muscle gains and fat loss, whey protein can help you to preserve muscle while losing fat. Studies have shown that adding whey protein to a reduced calorie diet can help you preserve muscle and lose body fat. In some cases, people trying to lose fat cut calories and the body begins to turn to muscle for the energy it needs. However, when you add whey protein to the mix, the protein protects and preserves your muscles while allowing you to lose extra body fat.


Benefit #5 – Fast Digestion and Bio-Availability


While many different forms of protein are available, whey protein offers an excellent choice because it can be digested quickly and it offers excellent bio-availability. If you consume protein like chicken or steak, it takes time for the body to break down the food so it’s available to your muscles. You don’t have this problem with whey protein. It’s quickly available to your muscles, which makes it an excellent form of protein to use when you’re choosing a protein source for your post workout nutrition.

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6 ways to banish anxiety from your life

Posted on June 14, 2016 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Do you feel nervous over the slightest thing and struggle to deal with certain situations?

Clammy palms, pounding heart or feeling dizzy?


These can be common signs of anxiety, but often stress and anxiety are not clearly distinguished.


Stress is a response to what appears to be a threat in a situation and the anxiety is a reaction to this.


Experts say anxiety is characterised by impatience, poor concentration, a feeling of helplessness, irritability, being tense and restless.


Other symptoms which are more severe could include chest tightness, indigestion, dry mouth, fatigue, sweating and headache.

Below are a few tips on how to tame anxiety;



Caffeine is a stimulant, which prompts your body to release the stress hormones making you feel more stressed and on edge than you should be.

furthermore, caffeine is addictive, tea and coffee act like a drug.


Leading nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville, author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar, said: ‘As the effect of the caffeine wears off, you will want another one and then you are back on that roller coaster again of highs and lows, exactly like the highs and lows of blood sugar.


‘If you add sugar to the tea or coffee the roller coaster highs will be higher and the lows lower making you feel even more stressed.

‘Because caffeine acts like a drug, you wouldn’t be advised to stop suddenly and go ‘cold turkey’ because you could experience quite dramatic withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, tiredness, muscle cramps and depression.’


Work out what’s important


If you feel the symptoms of stress coming on, learn to get your priorities right. There is nothing in your life right now more important than your health, Dr Glenville stresses. ‘Learn to say no if you feel that you have taken on too much,’ she said. ‘Being assertive is invigorating and empowering. ‘It also helps to make lists of what is or is not a priority and to tackle the priority tasks first. This will help give you a sense of control over your life.’


Increase your ‘feel good’ hormone


We need to make sure that our levels of serotonin (the ‘feel good’ hormone) remain high. And, a simple change of diet can work wonders says Dr Glenville. She explains: ‘The body makes serotonin from tryptophan, which occurs naturally in foods such as dairy products, fish, bananas, dried dates, soya, almonds and peanuts.


‘Combining the foods mentioned above with unrefined carbohydrates, such as brown rice, wholemeal bread or oats, helps the body to release insulin to help tryptophan uptake to the brain.


Steady your sugar levels


An essential part of combating stress is to balance your blood sugar levels. Sugar crashes, which can happen throughout the day due to long periods without food and not eating the right foods, stimulates the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol to be released. Dr Glenville explained: ‘This is because these stress hormones, apart from helping you to run away from a tiger, can also mobilise your glucose - which has been stored as glycogen in the liver - back into the blood stream. ‘This is why you can feel more jittery, irritable etc when blood sugar plummets.’ She advises ensuring you have a small meal every two to three hours that contains protein.

Up your fish intake


Almost 60 per cent of our brains are made up of fat, nutritionist Cassandra Barns explains. About half of that fat is DHA omega 3 fatty acides, which are found in abundance in fish. Hence why fish is often referred to as a great source of ‘brain food’. ‘Omega 3 are known as “essential” fats because our bodies do not make these so we must rely on eternal sources for these nutrients, such as eating oily fish, or taking a supplement,’ Ms Barns said.


Get a good nights’ sleep


Many of us experience feelings of pressure, tension, and nervousness., especially after a busy and stressful day and these feelings can feel more prominent at bedtime. Sleep is a significant part of living a healthy lifestyle, and many of us simply do not get enough. Martina Della Vedova, nutritionist at Nature’s Plus UK says: ‘If we don’t get enough sleep we can find it harder to adapt to challenging situations, and when we can’t cope as efficiently with stress it can be harder to have a good night’s rest.

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Struggleing with weight & body image

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I am addressing Fitness professionals dilema of weight gain and body image this can sometimes be a concern. 

Take what is happening to you as a learning experience to help first yourself than others who live with this all their lives or even for just a short time. Every lesson we learn can be used to help others on their journey to wellness and health. They will see you as real a person who also struggles to become and stay healthy. Remember health changes up and down depending on circumstances healthy today sick tomorrow i.e. flu, struck by a car, death of a family or close friend and some bad choices. I have trained some healthy happy people who got a virus that attached their immune system and changed their lives forever.


There are many instructors out there teaching and training who have similar problems as high up as International Trainers. When you can acknowledge there is a problem then and only then can you make the changes. There is a trainer in California who is one of the best internationally know dance choreographers who for over 10 years was bulimic and it wasn't until she felt like killing herself that we was able to admit she had a problem. I when to her workshop of this topic and listen to how she dealt with this and recognize she will always struggle but now she can move forward to change.


The hardest clients you will deal with will be those with anorexia and bulimia as is is embedded deep in their physic


I too had a similar problem when I was about 14. It drove me to become a National Lifeguard, Instructor & examiner for Red Cross & Royal Life Saving and training like an athlete. When you work hard you eat less. Plan your meals.

Maybe start a blog about your journey the hardships and the successes.


The second time was when I go married I was fit 85 lbs and within the first 3 months I gained 15 lbs I cried when I saw how much I was. Then realized I was not as active as I was before and my eating habits changed. Was eating & drinking far more then I needed.


Start a journal that incorporates what you eat and your exercise (include heart rates for intensity as every workout will be different) so you have something to measure. Remember your goal setting techniques. You didn't just put on weight in a day it too some time. There for it will take some time to see the changes and your goals being met. Feeling happy will start with your first workout use this to set your time for your next workout make it a certain time each day.  If you  miss do something else at a different time - dance, use visulization 25% of your workout.


We can put on 7 lbs over the holidays on an average. Students spend a lot of time studying to get good grades as I am sure you are too. Many snack as their study and sit and sit. You can design a class that helps the need of many students. You may start with just a few friends who are experiencing the same thing. Do it free until you have set up a program that you can follow. Set times to meet and talk about what your plans are. One of the #1 fitness gifts for Christmas is Fit Bits and other electrical devices on the market today. Using these is an instant indicator of how you are eating and your activity. Start a buddy fit group who meet at a certain place or variety of places at a set time.  Idea Boreal Adventure free from library her in Thunder Bay.

 Walking is still the best exercise we can do. How many steps are you taking each day? Can you do more tomorrow? With success there is always failure. This failure can become a positive. There is no simple fix.  Like anything that matters there will be struggles these struggles once addressed can be worked on to improve wellness and health.


I got some kind of a bug a few days ago where my ears are aching, chest congested, headache and fever. Until I feel well I really need to slow down. So listening to your body.


Drink water before you eat when you feel hungry then if after that you still fell hungry eat some fruit i.e. an apple not a whole plate full.

Feel free to comment add what you feel is relevant get the conversation going. Than move.

Merry Christmas to All.



Amazing Frozen Lemons

Posted on September 7, 2015 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Read this

– it may save your life or the life of a friend or loved one. The more you read, the more you want to know… it’s not long, so, read it. It’s amazing!



Amazing frozen lemons


All it a frozen lemon.



Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste?

Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your

grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.


Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup,

cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky... the list is endless.


All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before. Most

likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore.



Now that you've learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.


What's the major advantage of using the whole lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?



Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself.

And yes, that's what you've been wasting.



But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the whole lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier.


It's also good that lemon peels are health rejuvenators in eradicating toxic elements in the body.


So place your washed lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! That's the lemon secret! Better late than never, right?



The surprising benefits of lemon!


Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy.


Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.


You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.


How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?


As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.


You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbets, pastries, etc... It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumors.


This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered also as an antimicrobial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders.


The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that it destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas..


The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used chemotherapeutic in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.


And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells.


So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it

For Better  Health

10 Health Benefits of Celtic Sea Salt

Posted on August 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

10 Key Health Benefits of Celtic Sea Salt


Natural salt is the element that helps to regulate water content in the body. The balance of water and salt in the body is critical.


Another key reason why natural salt is so important is because our bodies need trace elements for proper function. These elements are usually not found in food or nutritional supplements in a form that the body can utilize.


However, all 82 of the essential trace elements needed by the body are found in natural unrefined sea salt and are in a bio-available form.


In general, natural sea salt helps to balance the entire body. Some of the more pronounced benefits include the following:


Regulates heartbeat and blood pressure. Even though refined salt can cause high blood pressure, natural salt with adequate water intake can help to stabilize irregular heartbeats and normalize blood pressure. In other words, if you have low blood pressure, taking Celtic sea salt can help to raise it. If you have high blood pressure, it can help to lower it.

Eliminates mucus buildup. Not only does this salt help to eliminate existing mucus buildup, but it will help to prevent it. This benefit makes it very helpful for people with allergies, asthma, sinus issues, or bronchial congestion.

Improves brain function. Sea salt is vital to the health of nerve cells and their ability to communicate and process information. This salt also helps to extract excess acidity and toxins from brain cells.

Balances blood sugars. Celtic sea salt is especially helpful for diabetics because it helps to balance blood sugars.

Alkalizes the body. Excess acidity in the body is an underlying cause of many diseases. Salt is vital to the removal of excess acid wastes from the cells. In addition, mineral rich salt will help to maintain the optimal acid-alkaline balance.

Increases energy. Salt and water are the key elements for the generation of hydroelectric energy in the cells. When sodium and trace minerals are deficient in the body, fatigue will set in.

Provides electrolyte balance. Natural Celtic salt will help keep the electrolyte minerals in your body balanced, releasing excess sodium and water. For problems with water retention, gradual sea salt intake can help to release excess water stored in body tissue.

Builds immunity. Regular intake of natural sea salt and its highly absorptive minerals can give you a higher resistance to illness, infections, and disease. It can also help your body to heal faster after an injury or surgery.

Promotes restful sleep. The abundance of trace minerals in natural sea salt will have a calming effect on the entire nervous system. In addition, the proper ratio of water and salt consumption can help to prevent the need to urinate during the night.

Prevents muscle cramps. Muscle cramps are often caused by an electrolyte imbalance, especially a lack of sodium. Celtic sea salt provides these minerals in the correct proportion. Your body will take what it needs and get rid of the rest, as long as you are drinking enough water.

Find more informaiton at

Check with you doctor to see if salt in any form is good for you as we are all different.

Have a greata day.  Anne

Not putting in the 7 pounds during the Holidays

Posted on August 26, 2015 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The average person puttings on 7 pounds during the holidays.  Goal not to do this this year!

When we do our best to follow our routines we had before Christmas by our eatting & exercise habits we would succeed. 


Christmas is a time where family comes together & or many gatherings with friends and food is in aboundance and our exercise routines may change for a few weeks.

Found this information of a website I am sharing so struggles with Christmas weight gain will stop.

First - there are choices we can make so this is easy and you can feel better .  Combinations of fats, proteins

1.  OJ - orange juice and other concentrated juices grapefruit, crandberry and others has excess sugar & looses a lot of the fibre we get from eating fruit!

2.  Margerine (transfats not good and is often artificia)l - butter is better in modification is a Saturated fat)

3. Wheat - whole wheat bread, pancakes, pies, pastas - high carbs is comfort foods - Eat in modification less is better & combine with proteins.

4. Process Soy products - are highly processed with little nutritional value.  Eat more whole foods.

5.Corn genetically modified GM Corn - often hidden in breads, cereals, yogurt and so many more.  - Read labels. Plan a full week of meal ahead of time what you want to eat than you can prepare so you are not going to get the products you don't need.

To learn more & better understand the reason why?

Will power is within you.  Be responsible! Be Happy!

Merry Christmas to All


Recommendations on Physical Activity Nutriton & Mindset

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Recommendations on PhysicalActivity,Nutrition,andMindset

  • for Optimal Health For adults18-64 years old

Vision: canfitpro’s Recommendationson Physical Activity, Nutrition,and Mindset for Optimal Health

have been designed to assist healthy Canadians18-64 years of age in preventing non communicable

diseases through physical activity and good nutrition as well as cultivate a healthy,active, and fulfilling



1. Aerobic Activity: Accumulate 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week,or an equivalent combination of moderate-and vigorous-intensity activity.

2. Muscle Strengthening: Participate in muscle-strengthening activities involving major muscle groups on 3 or more days per week.

3. Flexiblity: Enjoy flexibility activities 4 or more days per week.

4. Nutrition: Implement health-promoting nutrition and hydration focus in gon primarily fresh, whole foods, minimizing the consumption of highly processed, energy-dense foods and drinks to support a healthy body composition daily.

5. Mindset: Adopt strategies to attain a positive mindset daily.

Learn more

Article on Grilling

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)


It won’t kill you to grill.

Grilling the safest, most delicious food (without the health risks).


By Brian St. Pierre





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Worried about grilling and cancer? Don’t let the fearmongers fool you. Check out these ingenious ways to grill for your health.




The smell of the grill. The hiss of the flame. The fun of a backyard barbeque.


Grilling is one of the great joys of summer.


At the same time, grilling meat does have its risks. Here’s how to use your grill to make nutritious, delicious food with minimal health hazards.


Fire up that grill, and let’s go.

•Want to listen instead of read? Download the audio recording here…


In defense of the grill


It’s a universal truth: Grilling makes food taste gooood.


It doesn’t matter what you put on there. It smells and tastes amazing.


Burgers? Steak? Seafood? Tofu? Veggies? Lettuce?


Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and, surprisingly, yes — the grill even makes salad taste better. (Try grilled radicchio sometime.)


But the grill doesn’t just make food tasty. It offers some legitimate health benefits, too.


For instance, you don’t need much oil for grilling (unlike, say, sautéeing in a pan). And fat drips off during cooking.


(That’s not to say dietary fat is bad. In fact, the right balance of dietary fat is important for health. It’s just that excess fat — just like excess carbohydrate or protein — is something to be careful about.)


Plus, if you’re grilling, it probably means you’re cooking for yourself.


The company of family and friends, the great outdoors, the easy, minimal cleanup — all these perks mean you’ll be less tempted to head to a restaurant or call up some takeout.


In the big picture, calorie-packed dishes, overeating, social isolation, and lack of outdoor exposure do more to damage our health than the occasional intake of HCAs or PAHs (we’ll get to these in a moment).


So keep things in perspective. Give your grill (and family, and friends, and sunny backyard) some love.


[whispering] I love you, Big Green Egg.


But doesn’t grilling cause cancer?


Okay, now that we’ve gone and given our grill a big hug (was that just me?), let’s look at why grilling has gotten so much flack recently.


Grilling meat does produce a couple of chemicals that may increase risk of cancer. Scary sounding, I know. But let’s talk a little more about that…


Heterocyclic amines


Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) form when meat is overcooked or charbroiled: Creatine, amino acids, and sugars in meat react together with heat.


(Interestingly, this is the same process as the Maillard reaction — the chemical reaction that browns meat and makes it so tasty.)


HCAs can damage and change DNA. Thus, the Department of Health and Human Services places HCAs in the “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” category. Not good.


Animal research consistently shows that HCAs contribute to cancer development — at least in very large doses. (That “very large dose” part is important.) Likewise, human research shows that eating a lot of HCAs is associated with a higher risk of cancer.


More than 17 different HCAs have been identified as potentially risky for humans.


Four factors influence HCA formation:

1.Type of food

2.How it’s cooked


4.How long it’s cooked


Temperature is the most important of these four.


While HCAs begin to form at 212 F (100 C), the truly nasty types start to be made in large quantities at about 572 F (300 C). Most people grill their food in the 375-500 F range, though some will go up to 650 F to sear a steak, for example.


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons


Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) form when meat is charred or blackened, or when fat from the meat drips onto the hot surface of the grill. This forms PAHs in the smoke, which then permeates the meat.


PAHs include over 100 different compounds formed by the incomplete burning of organic matter (e.g., oil, gas, coal, food, etc.) at temperatures in excess of 392 degrees F (200 C).


The Environmental Protection Agency has classified seven PAHs as probable human carcinogens.


PAH creation is influenced by:

•Temperature of cooking

•How long food is cooked

•Type of fuel used in heating

•Distance from heat source

•Fat content of the food


Essentially, the hotter and longer a meat is cooked, the more HCAs and PAHs.


Direct heat methods like frying and grilling produce more than indirect-heat methods like stewing, steaming or poaching.


Interestingly, HCAs and PAHs can only damage DNA after they have been metabolized by certain enzymes, a process known as bioactivation. We’ll talk more about this later.


Also, different people have different levels of enzyme activity, which likely affects how their bodies process HCAs and PAHs — and thus, their potential disease risk.


How to make grilling healthier


Regardless of your own personal response to HCAs and PAHs, there are some universal ways to reduce their formation and protect yourself from damage. These just so happen to be easy, and tasty too.


Use herbs and spices


Herbs and spices make food taste good. They also help lower HCA and PAH content.


The volatile oils and other compounds that give herbs and spices their flavor punch (and their superpowers, such as antioxidant activity) can help prevent the formation of these harmful chemicals.


For example…


Rosemary is the most researched herb. It can lower HCA formation by up to 90 percent in some cases. As a bonus, rosemary also has an incredible capacity for destroying the most noxious form of E. coli, O157:H7. It decreases cancer and food poisoning risk in one shot!


Other herbs from the mint family (of which rosemary is a part), all decrease HCA formation. This includes basil, thyme, sage and oregano.


Turmeric is another helpful spice. A classic spice used in South and East Asian dishes (it’s what makes curry yellow), turmeric can decrease HCA formation by up to 40 percent.


Humble onion powder has also been shown to reduce one of the major types of HCAs (PhlP) by up to 94 percent.


Fresh garlic, when used in marinades, can also decrease HCA formation by up to 70 percent.


Garlic close up


Marinate your meat


Acid-based marinades (vinegar, lemon or lime juice, wine, yogurt, etc.), can dramatically reduce HCA formation.


In one study, a teriyaki marinade was able to lower HCA levels by 44-67 percent, whereas a honey BBQ sauce marinade increased HCA formation 1.9-2.9 times! This was likely due to the high sugar content and low phenolic and antioxidant content of the BBQ sauce.


(Bonus tip: an acid-based marinade likely contains less sugar and fewer calories than the BBQ sauce. But if you are going to use BBQ sauce, put it on at the end of cooking. That way it’s less likely to burn and char.)


Beer marinades work, too — particularly ones made with dark beer.


In one experiment, marinating pork in dark beer before grilling decreased PAH levels by 53 percent, whereas a light Pilsner marinade only reduced PAH by 13 percent.


Other research has found that marinades can lower HCA levels by as much as 99 percent. Even coating your meat in a little olive oil can keep HCA in check by helping to prevent the meat from charring (but don’t go crazy, as fat dripping on the flame can increase PAH levels).


Don’t overcook


HCAs and PAHs depend on temperature plus time.


The hotter the temperature and the longer the cooking time, the more HCAs and PAHs get produced.


So overcooking not only turns your steak into shoe leather, it produces more HCAs and PAHs. Well-done meat contains three and a half times as many HCAs as medium-rare meat.


Blackened and charred meat have the highest levels of HCAs and PAHs. So, either prevent them from developing in the first place, or cut blackened bits off when they happen.


Exposure to high heat in general can be a problem. While it might seem better to use lower-temperature, longer-cooking barbecuing methods, this approach actually leads to very high levels of PAHs and HCAs because meat is cooking so long. (Remember it’s temperature and time, not just one or the other.)


Cook until meat reaches appropriate internal temperatures for food safety, but no longer.


Choose meat wisely


Highly-processed meats have a much stronger link to cancer than less-processed meats.


Foods with added nitrates like hot dogs, bacon, sausage, ham, and deli meats are thought to be much more problematic than whole-food meats like beef, chicken, pork and fish. This remains true even when factoring in the HCAs and PAHs created by grilling whole-food meats.


So start with high-quality meat.

•Most of the time, use whole, less-processed cuts of meat such as steaks, chicken thighs, ribs, etc. Fresh fish and seafood grill up nicely as well.

•If you like burgers, try making your own with ground beef, lamb, pork, bison, chicken or turkey.

•If you like sausages, look for fresh, traditionally made versions if possible.


And go with relatively leaner cuts, as fattier cuts drip more lipids into the grill, causing greater PAH formation.


Include lots of fruits and veggies


Fruits and veggies are your friends. Pair them with some grilled meats and they can also help fight any potential HCA / PAH damage.


First, like herbs and spices, fruits and vegetables (especially colorful ones) are full of health-promoting chemical compounds. In particular, foods that inhibit the mutagenic activity of HCAs include:


•dried plums



•red grapes





•green and black tea

•red wine


Sounds like a good summer grill menu to us. Perhaps a mixed green salad, iced green tea, and fruit for dessert?


You can also use some of these foods in your marinades. For example, mash cherries with lime juice, olive oil, and spices of your choice, then marinate your meat before cooking.


Second, fruits and vegetables help the liver remove potential toxins from the body. In particular, cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, etc.) seem to be extra helpful.


The probiotics in fermented dairy foods (like a yogurt dip) are also effective at neutralizing HCA mutagenic activity.


Interestingly, the yeast in beer also seems to have some neutralizing ability. So even if you don’t use a beer marinade, drinking a beer with your grilled meat can significantly lower the mutagenic activity of the HCAs that formed.


Don’t have to tell me twice.


Strategize while cooking


These tricks help reduce the formation of HCAs and PAHs:

•Cut your meat into smaller pieces to shorten cooking time, which decreases the risk of charring and burning, and lowers the exposure of the meat to high temperatures.

•Flip meat frequently to further reduce charring and burning.

•Cook meat on medium to medium-high heat. Longer cooking times and higher temperatures can both pose health risks, so a moderate approach is best.

•Cover the grill with foil to reduce drips and flare-ups.


What to do next

•Cook at home. If grilling helps you do more home cooking, go for it. Enjoy your grilled meat as part of well-balanced meals. Share the fun of summer grilling with family and friends. Meanwhile, think about what you’re putting on your plate alongside the grilled meat. Mayo-drenched potato salad and a pile of chips? Or a fresh salad and a skewer of grilled veggies? The usual dose of common sense applies.

•Keep the risks in perspective. Overall, HCAs and PAHs make a minor contribution to your cancer risk. Being sedentary, having excess body fat, and eating a diet rich in highly processed foods are much greater risk factors. If you have some slow-cooked, pit-roasted ribs in your life once in a while, you’ll probably survive. (And likely be happier overall. Don’t be afraid of your food.)

•Use grill-friendly seasonings and marinades. Use the power of herbs and spices to lower your risk (and make more flavorful food). Marinate your meat in acidic marinades rather than sugary sauces.

•Eat good food. Quality meat is better for you than the processed stuff. It also generally needs less time on the grill. (Who wants to cook a pricey grass-fed steak to well-done?) Choose leaner cuts where possible. Add lots of fruits and veggies to the mix, and you’re golden.

•Grill smart. Low-and-slow BBQ might taste good, but it’s not ideal for overall health. High temperatures can be dangerous, too. Go for medium to medium-high heat, cook your meat to the safety standards, and no more. Flip the meat regularly to avoid flare ups. Choose smaller, quick-cooking cuts when you can. And hey, if you just want a burger and a beer on a hot summer day? Enjoy it and move on.


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Working with a Nurtitionist

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Knowing makes a big difference with the results best suited to you personally. 

Kim Kardashian recently revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she hired a nutritionist to help her learn how to cook and eat more healthfully after she gained 15 pounds. Up front I have to say that I’m a nutritionist/RDN with a private practice, so I’m biased on this matter, but I’ve seen one-on-one counseling work wonders for my clients, from breaking weight-loss plateaus to improving athletic performance, upping energy, boosting immunity, digestive health, sleep and mood, and transforming skin and hair.

If you’re thinking of working with a nutritionist or dietitian, here are six things you should know.

It’s more complex than it seems

Nutrition is far more involved than calories in versus calories out. I often see clients who aren’t getting results because they aren’t eating enough, or the timing and/or balance of their meals isn’t in line with their body’s optimal needs (check out Kim's post

Help! Why Can’t I Lose Weight With Exercise?).

Others are eating healthfully, but are unknowingly taking in more than they need to get to—and stay at—a healthy weight.

After assessing your eating routine, an experienced nutritionist or dietitian will probably know right away what’s holding you back from reaching your goals, and can guide you in the right direction

What works for one person does not always work for all.  Excellant artical.