Are you trying to lose weight and get healthier in 2019? Taking one step at a time and setting small and attainable goals is key to following through with your weight loss and fitness goals!Read More
The ill-effects of weight-bias internalization include prompting individuals to then overeat and be less physically active. Additionally, being stressed out about your weight and how much of it you need to lose causes physiological & metabolic stress in your body that make it more difficult to lose weight.Read More
Setting a daily reminder for your diet, fitness, and positivity goals is a simple and effective way to keep you on track!Read More
Don’t like the taste of vegetables? Try this quick tip to help you like eating veggies more!Read More
Here’s an easy and effective exercise to tone your triceps (back of the arm) and give you sexy arms! All you need it a pair of dumbbells - no gym required!Read More
Have you been avoiding raisins thinking they will derail your diet? Think again! Raisins are, in effect, superfoods that promote good digestion, better blood pressure, and free radical protection.Read More
As a Personal Trainer, my goal is to help you use exercise to tone your body and prevent chronic disease. Together, we can help you achieve a new level of healthy!Read More
Chronic, low-grade inflammation is believed to be one of the root-cases of many degenerative diseases. Since you are what you eat, it's no surprise that diet and lifestyle play a large role in either quelling or causing inflammation.
Turmeric can help lower inflammation in the body as it fights inflammation at a cellular level. Curcumin, found in turmeric, inhibits the molecules that are responsible for inflammation.
Many healthcare practitioners actually compare its' effectiveness favorably to that of anti-inflammatory drugs. But of course, always ask your doctor before starting any new lifestyle regimens.Read More
Cassia and Ceylon Cinnamon
The two most common types of cinnamon are Cassia and Ceylon. Cassia cinnamon is most commonly seen in stores. This is the type of cinnamon I grew up using. It has a stronger cinnamon taste, in comparison to Ceylon. Perhaps that's why most people reach for it.
Cinnamon and Coumarin
While Cassia cinnamon yields positive health benefits such as better blood sugar control, it also contains a compound called "coumarin" that is toxic in high levels. This is one of the reasons why cinnamon supplements aren't a good idea. If you're consuming cinnamon daily, like me, and adding it to lots of things throughout the day in order to reap the health benefits, then it's a good idea to switch to Ceylon cinnamon.
Positive Affirmations are an excellent way to start your day. They are simply positive statements that you make to yourself, about yourself and the surrounding world.
Here are 8 of my personal favorite (and easy) affirmations:
1. Today will be a great day.Read More
Remember the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away?" There sure is a lot of truth to this, largely due to the awesome antioxidant content and fiber contained in apples. An apple a day (or more!) can also keep the body fat away, too!Read More
This mouth-watering recipe takes cancer-fighting to the next level because of its' two main ingredients: Broccoli and Garlic.
It helps beautify your body from the inside out by providing you with a solid amount of Vitamin C and various phytonutrients.Read More
It's time for another one of my favorite plant-based recipes. This one is super-filling due to its high fiber content. So, for those of you trying to lose weight and think you need to avoid carbohydrates - think again.
This dish incorporates fiber-rich whole-wheat couscous and features a plant-based cashew "cheese".
It's simple, yet so delicious!
Carrots, being super-charged with that beautiful orange pigment, are full of “Carotenoids." These bad boys are phytonutrients that act as antioxidants in the body. They're responsible for carrots' orange hue.Read More
Today, redirect your thoughts to positive, constructive and goal-oriented thoughts!Read More
One cup of the pureed orange goodness has about 7 grams of dietary fiber. That stuff keeps you satiated.
Pumpkin is a great source of potassium. This mineral is vital for blood pressure and electrolyte regulation. Potassium lessens the effect of sodium. The SAD (Standard American Diet) is generally low in potassium and high in sodium. It's supposed to be the opposite!
Red bell peppers, in particular, are an exceptional source of Vitamin C. We know this vitamin is crucial for proper collagen formation in the skin, thereby reducing the chance of premature wrinkling. Vitamin C also bolsters our immune system, keeping our bods running strong with the wear and tear of daily life.
Bell peppers contain Vitamin B6, which is especially important in potentially reducing PMS symptoms. Awesome. This B-Vitamin also promotes a healthy nervous system. On the flip side, taking too much Vitamin B6 via supplemental form, can actually promote nerve damage. That's why you should always aim to get a wide variety of vitamin & minerals naturally in your diet.