February 29, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

 

Type in “boost metabolism” in Google and you’ll get more than 7 million results.  It’s definitely a hot topic and has become a common household word, but very few people actually understand the meaning of it.  Often in my lectures and seminars, I ask people to define the word metabolism.  Most people refer to someone they know who can eat anything they want and not gain weight, stressing that this person has a fast metabolism.  Others feel victimized by their metabolism and blame their age or genetics for their slowing metabolism.  So the ultimate question remains, what is it?

It’s very simple. It’s just a rate.  It’s the speed at which you burn ...

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February 22, 2012 @ 1:46 AM

 

Last week, I shared the most common diet traps that can sabotage your healthy efforts at home.  The pantry is by far the worst offender and so it deserves full attention this week.  I’m going to show you how to stock your pantry for healthy living, and to make this week’s tip a little more interesting, I’m going to throw in a challenge for you at the end.

If there’s one thing that I try to avoid, it’s to throw away food.  Whether it's good or bad for our health, I just don’t feel that it’s right.  So, in an attempt to clean up your diet by cleaning out your pantry, consider donating foods that you decide to no longer eat.  It will make me feel a ...

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February 15, 2012 @ 6:54 PM

  

What I appreciate the most from training clients in their homes is being able to see and experience their lifestyles firsthand.  Often times (and with their permission of course), I end up in their kitchen, and raid the fridge and pantry to get a better sense of their eating habits.  It’s amazing how minor changes and substitutions at home can lead to an overall healthier lifestyle.  What you stock in your pantry is an obvious one, but there are many hidden culprits within your home that can sabotage your healthy eating efforts.  Healthy living begins at home, so today I’m going to share the most common diet traps and how to overcome them.

Diet Trap #1:  Guest Candy Bowls

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February 8, 2012 @ 6:47 PM

 

For as long as I’ve been studying and researching nutrition, saturated fats have been labeled as bad fats that carry a number of negative health consequences, such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity.  I have no doubt that you’re already aware of these claims since the media and major health care organizations have been touting this for many years.  However, there is a very important shift taking place in the way fats and specifically saturated fats are being perceived, which is creating a lot of confusion even amongst health professionals.  So the ultimate question is, are saturated fats good or bad for our health?

We have been told to stay away from saturated fats for as long ...

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February 1, 2012 @ 11:13 PM

 

 

Just recently I was asked about how I stay motivated.  This person had lost the desire to exercise and let “life” get in the way of her health.  She admitted that the best time in her life was when she ate better, exercised, and saw the positive side of things.  She missed those good old days and wanted it all back but she lacked the motivation to begin.  I’m sure she’s not alone.  Many people express their desire to make positive changes in their lives but they either lack the motivation to begin or the will to continue once they get started.  The following exercise is simple to do and can help you find that spark to get you going.

In my experience, ...

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