It’s so easy to be distracted. We’ve all got a lot on our plates (so to speak) at any given time. It’s often especially so with eating. We eat in the car, we eat while playing with our phones or tablets, we eat while reading a book or magazine. To help with what mindful eating… Continue reading Mindful Eating in a Mindless World
What is metabolism? Metabolism is the body’s process of breaking down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to yield the energy it needs to maintain itself. The rate of your metabolism is based on the number of calories you consume and the number of calories you burn—both while eating and exercising and as a result of your… Continue reading Outwitting Your Metabolism
Snacking for Health I don’t know about you, but I love to snack. Booty camp workouts make me hungry! However, my snacking habits are often based on the food I have laying around the house or something I can quickly purchase during the busy day. You have to make the conscious decision to snack healthy.… Continue reading Snacking for Health
Mindfulness seems to be getting a lot of press lately, but what is it, and how can it help you in your daily life? The concept of mindfulness comes from Zen Buddhism. At Zen monasteries, there are very specific rules about which foot you use to enter a room, which direction you turn, etc. It… Continue reading Incorporating Mindfulness in Your Wellness Journey
What an amazing October day we had this year for our Harvest Celebration 5k/10k event! I noted that it was 70 degrees out when I was packing up the gear! It was great to have a bunch of children, many dog friends and partners out for this. Every year it gets bigger! Big… Continue reading A Glorious Day for our Harvest Celebration!
Oh, the drama that surrounds this 3-letter word: fat ! Though we now know that low-fat diets are not the best for our health, there is still trauma involved in what kind of fats can we eat, and how much is good for us. Consuming moderate quantities of healthy fats is essential our health… Continue reading Fat, Friend or Foe?
Stress and lack of sleep could be why you are having trouble shedding those extra pounds. Let’s face it, most of us are running from appointment to appointment, deadline to deadline and continually feeling behind. Working out is great for counter acting stress but if you aren’t keeping your stress levels under control or getting… Continue reading Understanding the Stress – Hormone – Metabolism Connection
Summer is here and the temperature are high. Here are a few recipes to help keep you cool. SPORTS DRINK When you are working out in the warmer months you tend to sweat more, making it necessary to replace both electrolytes and fluids fluids. Commercial sports drinks have a lot of sugar in them, and… Continue reading Summer Coolers
A COUPLE OF SPICES TO ADD TO YOUR REPERTOIRE! Herbs and spices have been used for thousands of years in making food. Not only for the flavor they add, but also for healing and medicinal qualities. There are a ton of supplements out there with herbs and spices, but why not go direct? If you… Continue reading Spice it up!
Did you know that some foods pack a more powerful nutritional punch if you eat them with other foods? Apricots and Almonds are one of these super-food nutritional combinations because they work in concert to give you balanced calories and help you process the vitamins each one provides. A baggie of almonds and dried apricots… Continue reading Yum Apricot Almond Quinoa Salad