Five Delicious Low Carb Alternatives

  If you’re like me, you’re watching your figure and it’s never too early to start preparing for string bikini season. So, carbohydrates need to be kept in check. I’m always looking for healthy alternatives that I can use in classic meals. Below are five of my favorite healthy low carbohydrate alternatives. They are easy […]

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Eat Clean & Lean

  This particular secret to getting back the svelte man bod you had in your younger days is quite simple. Unfortunately, it’s the one thing that we have the most trouble with. Clean eating. We find it difficult for two reasons. Giving in to our cravings and getting lazy on food prep.     Have […]

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3-Day Refresh: My Experience

  I am so excited to be embarking on the 3-Day Refresh program, and below is my account of the entire process. A little bit of history – I have tried cleanses in the past – 10 day, 14 day, 21 day – all with varying levels of intensity.  Almost always my motivation for doing […]

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Nutrition for Bone Health: 10 Foods to Consider

Osteoporosis is responsible for millions of broken bones and billions of dollars in healthcare cost every year. In my last blog I spoke to the importance of strength training for improving bone health. Nutrition also plays a vital role. Most are probably aware of the need for calcium and Vitamin D in our diet to […]

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Cheating vs. Healthy Indulgence Cheating

We have all heard and maybe used ourselves, the phrase: “I cheated on my diet and ate…..” or “this is my cheat meal” or even heard the terms “good foods vs. bad foods”. These phrases and others like them create a mindset that demonizes foods. Yes, of course there are plenty of foods that we […]

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Food As Medicine: Ginger

Ginger! Yet another medicinal food that is right in your nearest grocery store produce section. Remember when you were young and had an upset stomach and your mom told you to get some saltines and ginger ale? Well I do. There were plenty of times in college when I would grab the “upset stomach cure […]

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Purge the Pantry: Set up for Success

So you want to eat better, improve your diet, lose weight and just feel better overall.  Well it starts with what you consume. How we look and feel on the outside has a direct correlation to what’s on the inside. If we consistently put “garbage” inside, we will eventually look and feel like garbage on the outside….. that’s not the […]

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Food As Medicine: Immune System

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the season for playing in the winter snow, cozying up with some hot chocolate, a blanket and binging on Netflix…and the time for seasonal sniffles, coughs, colds and flu. This time of the year we are more vulnerable to viruses and allergies. No one enjoys being sick […]

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