Friday, February 5, 2010


Why Fasting Does Not Work.

Because you are hopefully never going to be on an all liquid meal plan for any length of time (unless you God Forbid had some sort of terrible problem), you need to learn how to eat appropriate and healthy(solid and liquid) foods in the right portion sizes in order to maintain any weight loss you have. So stop looking for the "quick fix" and dedicate yourself to living a healthier and more balanced lifestyle. If it was as easy as starving yourself for a few days and drinking some dumb concoction of maple syrup and lemon then don't you think EVERYONE would look good?!?!

Eat for a Healthy Life...Live Well!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Getting Things Started....

Who said that February is not just as good a time as any to start working on your goals?!?! The New Year is not the only time you can make can begin working toward your goals anytime! You do not need to wait until Monday morning, or the next time you get to the gym, or until January 1, can start right now. Right at this moment you can sit up straighter, walk to a waste basket in another room, order a salad for lunch, or pencil in an appointment with the gym. Getting started is the hardest part. You will be surprised at how much better and less stressed you will feel once you take the initiative to get things going in the direction you want. So if you are waiting for the right time to get back in shape, eat cleaner, be better at your job, be a better parent, IS the day, right now IS the right time.
Commit to yourself...YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Live Well!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Give Yourself a Gift

Getting daily exercise is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. You only have this one body and it is up to you to keep it strong and functional for life. Don't let anything interfere with the little bit of time you take each day to keep your body healthy. Make a commitment to care for yourself and to view exercise as a gift you can give to yourself each day and not as just another chore. Find activities that are enjoyable to you and reward yourself from time to time with a new pair of sneakers, or some new music for your ipod. Afterall, isn't your health the most important thing there is?
Do it for YOU...Live Well!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Making Healthy Food Fun...

A lot of people have trouble changing their diet because they feel that it takes the "fun" out of food. Well, eating healthfully does not have to mean being bored. You can make food fun and interesting and still keep things healthy. Here are 5 ways to liven up diet without throwing it away:
  1. Try new spices. Spices like cinnamon, curry, and different chili peppers will bring new layers of flavor to your healthy dishes.
  2. Learn how to cook new things. Take a course or get some new cookbooks and experiment with new flavors and styles of cooking.
  3. Eat with friends and family. Keep the focus on enjoying eachothers company.
  4. Revamp fun foods. Bake your Fries, use non-fat ice cream and skim milk in your shake, and change that beef burger into a lean meat turkey burger.
  5. Vary your diet. Make sure you always have lots of different colors and textures on your plate. Crunchy carrots, mashed cauliflower, and a savory piece of salmon over a bed of delicate greens will wow your tastebuds and your senses.
Put some thought into what you eat and you will see how enjoyable eating right really is. Afterall, eating right will make you not only feel good but look good as well, and that is fun!
Live Well!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th of July BBQ

Worried you will not be able to stick to your healthy eating plan during summertime BBQs? Don't are 5 BBQ food staples that you can eat without straying from your plan even ever so slightly:
  1. Grilled Chicken
  2. Grilled Fish
  3. Corn on the Cob (no butter)
  4. Fresh Grilled Veggies
  5. Watermelon
Stay away from mayonnaise-y salads, alcohol, and ice cream as often as you can and all your BBQ time will not equate to an overweight September! Happy 4th of July...Live Well!!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Q and A

On days when you don't feel hungry should you force yourself to

Each day your body needs calories in order to do it's jobs properly. If you are not ill with a stomach virus, you should certainly make an effort to eat throughout the day. On the days you are not feeling particularly hungry, make an effort to eat light, healthy, clean meals loaded with veggies and lean proteins. Have fruit and some nuts as your snacks. This will help to keep your metabolism running as well as help you to avoid overeating the following day.
It is best to get and keep your body on a regular eating schedule. Your body needs a certain amount of calories each day and cycles of over/under eating mess with your metabolism and blood sugar levels making it harder for you to keep to any kind of balanced and healthful eating plan.
Try eating small balanced meals that are a combination of complex carbs, lean proteins, and healthy fats every 3-4 hours. Put thought into your meals and plan ahead so that you can make good decisions about what you put into your body. Eat Well...Live Well!!!