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Are You Skinny Fat?

Posted on April 11, 2014

Whether you are man or woman, if you look good fully dressed but not so great naked then you are probably skinny fat.

What is skinny fat? 

It's when a person may look great in clothes - you would never think they need to be on a diet but in reality they have flabby skin, too much fat and no muscle tone.

Who does this affect?

Are you still on holiday sugar overload?

Posted on January 7, 2014

 After indulging in all of those holiday goodies our bodies become used to taking in all the extra sugar.  The cravings don’t just stop after the holidays are over.

Consuming sugar triggers a response in the brain’s so-called “reward center” in the same manner that cocaine, alcohol, nicotine and other addictive substances do. It is quite literally like a drug. This cycle of addiction can be broken, but it requires an initial period of fighting cravings - followed by a new way of healthier eating.

Fighting sugar cravings is no small feat, but with better-regulated blood sugar, you will have a more energy and feel naturally more active.

 To help curb sugar addiction:

Natural Immune Boosters

Posted on December 15, 2013
Cold and flu season is approaching, and the sooner you begin your immune-boosting regimen, the better your chances of staying in good healthy all year long.
 
Keep your immune system strong by getting enough sleep, practicing good hygiene reducing stress, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, and taking immune-boosting supplements.
 

Eating for Energy

Posted on April 20, 2013

I recently recieved this question:

 “What foods should I be eating for long lasting high energy and fat burning?”

 My answer:

The best way to eat for overall energy AND fat burning is to  EAT REAL WHOLE FOOD with plenty of nutrients– if you stick with that you will maintain energy, keep your metabolism high and  burn fat.

 

Here are some of the basics:

Complex carbohydrates – beans, sweet potatoes, whole grains

Nuts- almonds, walnuts, cashews

Seeds-sunflower, pumpkin and sesame   

Jumpstart your weight loss

Posted on March 19, 2013

Remember when you were younger and wanted to lose a few pounds?  All you had to do was exercise and cut back a little and you’d be good to go.  All of a sudden you turned 40 and those 5-10 pounds seem to be happy right where they are.

As we age our metabolism does slow down.  However, your diet and lifestyle choices play a significant role in increasing or decreasing your metabolism.  

Here are a few ideas to give your metabolism a boost:

Speed up your metabolism

Posted on February 15, 2013

Speed up your metabolism?  Try turmeric.

Turmeric is an excellent anti inflammatory , will help to burn fat and speed metabolism.  It has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine in the prevention and treatment of cancer as it is a blood purifier.  Plus, it reduces oxidation, protects against free radicals, increases immunity, lowers cholesterol is antiseptic, a pain reliever and digestive aid.

Try this recipe for a great detoxifying drink: Turmeric Juice

Add turmeric to foods:

1 tsp to yogurt based marinades for meats

¼ tsp to Banana smoothies    

1 tsp to chicken or egg salad

1 tsp to soup

Sesame cookies

Posted on February 13, 2013

Home made cookies are so much better for you (and better tasting)  than store bought.  I just finished making a batch of my husbands favorite cookies for Valentine’s Day.  They are quick, healthy and delish! 

Recipe:

1 ¼ cup almond flour

¼ tsp salt     

½ tsp baking soda

1/3 cup honey

2 T almond butter

1 T vanilla

¼ cup sesame seeds

Directions:

Healthy eating 101

Posted on November 29, 2012

My philosophy on healthy eating is simple.

I don’t like to follow the latest trend; I follow one rule Eat Real Food.

Here are a few principles to explain what I mean by that:

5 Ways to flatten your belly

Posted on November 4, 2012

No matter what your size it seems the stomach is the hardest body part to flatten.  Here are some simple tips that will help get you on your way.

Eat an apple a day or two.

You remember the old saying -not only will they help keep the doctor away; apples are a great way to keep your belly flat. They are loaded with nutrients and fiber to keep you full and your digestive track moving!  Have an apple a half hour before meals to help fill you up, help to digest your meal and avoid over eating.

Don’t drink soda of any kind ever. 

Healthy Chocolate Mousse

Posted on October 6, 2012

Coconut milk is such a healthy and delicious food loaded with healthy fat and properties that increase immunity and boost metabolism.  I’m always looking for ways to add it to my diet.  Combining it with my favorite dark chocolate seemed like a great idea!

So delicious, quick and simple all you need are two ingredients:PA052039.JPG

1 can of coconut milk (I use organic)

1 dark chocolate bar (I use Green& Blacks 85% organic dark chocolate)* link

Directions:

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