Outwitting Your Metabolism

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

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

Fat, Friend or Foe?

  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?

Summer Coolers

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

Spice it up!

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!

Yum Apricot Almond Quinoa Salad

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