Intermittent Fasting

I’m often asked if I am a fan of Intermittent Fasting or IF. Well….while I think it could help some people, the vast majority of people would find it difficult to follow consistently. There are too many variables that may be out of your control, such as work schedules, family[…]

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intermittent fasting infographic

Benefits of Antioxidants

Have you heard about the benefits of antioxidants? Have you seen ORAC or Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity on food products? What is it? ORAC is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of food and drink. The benefits of antioxidants to your health is that they slow or prevent the[…]

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antioxidants and free radicals

Daily Fiber Intake

As we age, it is not uncommon for our doctors to talk with us about our daily fiber intake and how not having enough can harm us. What do they really mean, and more importantly, how do we manage it? Fiber is a plant-based carbohydrate that our bodies can not[…]

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daily fiber intake, as shown with definitions of soluble and insoluble fiber along with pictures of examples

The Truth About Carbs

Social media, online articles, print magazines, TV news shows – they all claim that their latest story has discovered the truth about carbs. I do not believe that carbs are the enemy, but instead that certain types of carbs are better for you than others. And like all foods, if[…]

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carbs sign

Canola or Olive Oil?

Is there a difference if you use canola or olive oil? Actually, yes! You try to eat healthy and make smart choices. You eat chicken, turkey, and fish, either baked or grilled. You eat vegetables with nearly every meal. You eat oatmeal and sweet potatoes. You drink a lot of[…]

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bottle of canola oil and of olive oil

Beer Bellies

Go to a restaurant or bar and look around. How many beer bellies do you see? Does your husband have one? Your dad?  Your brother? You? You know what I’m talking about – the stomach that is solid but protrudes out.  People often mistakenly think it’s because of too much[…]

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man with a beer belly

Cheat Days

I never thought a well-known trainer would be pushing their clients to take part in cheat days. However, I recently finished reading an article about Chris and Heidi Powell who were the celebrity trainers on Extreme Weight Loss. I didn’t initially know who they were which might surprise you, given[…]

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a man trying to stuff a very large amount of food in his mouth

The HCG Diet

Fad diets seem to come and go, and the HGC diet is no different. The truth is that anyone can lose weight following any type of diet if they take in less calories than they expend each day. This holds true if you follow the Cookie Diet, the Fast Food[…]

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hgc diet

Energy Drinks? Bleh

Obesity is running rampant in the U.S.  Once cause is the amount of sugar Americans drink. To this I say “Energy Drinks? Bleh!” Energy Drinks are not healthy. Most juices are laden with sugar. Did you know Vitamin Water has 13 grams of sugar in one serving?  13 grams of[…]

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energy drinks on a grocery store shelf