Drink Nutrients…Not Calories

Green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat everything from headaches to depression.Green tea contains B vitamins, folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium, caffeine and other antioxidants, notably catechins. All types of tea – green, black and oolong – are produced from the Camellia sinensis plant using different methods. Fresh leaves

Journey For Life

In 2004 I made a decision to change my life. My weight loss journey was more than just changing my appearance. It taught me how to love life, and more important, love who I am. Exercise and nutrition are a natural medicine. It’s not just about weight loss or building

Setting Goals for Lasting Results

The New Year brings many promises and goals of health and weight loss. At times we may set our goals too big or for an unrealistic time frame. This can lead to frustration and a decline in motivation towards our goals. Here are some tips on how to set your

Holiday Weight Loss Struggle…

There were many years of holidays where I struggled sticking with my weight loss plan and exercise. Working in an office environment, there was always candy bowls, cookie platters, lunches out, holiday parties…many temptations. It was hard to resist goodies, especially since I’ve always had a sweet tooth, when they

Get Right Back on Track…No Excuses!

Get Back to Your Normal Eating Schedule After overindulging on Thanksgiving you may be tempted to just not eat, but skipping meals only forces your body to shift into conservation mode and burn fewer calories. Going long periods without eating can actually cause your body to store fat, rather than

Enjoy Thanksgiving Without the Guilt

Holiday gatherings are sometimes our excuse to indulge in excess and can cause frustration and stress regarding your health and fitness goals. Eating healthy on Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to go without some of your favorite foods or traditions. You can make some simple positive changes to your holiday

Healthy Exchange – Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin puree is popular in fall holiday recipes but you should consider using it as a healthy addition or substitution in your diet all year long. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals and has many uses in recipes. Health Benefits of Pumpkin: Vitamin A & Carotenoids Boosts your immune system