Diet

The Perfect Human Diet – Movie Review

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I don’t usually do movie reviews on my fitness blog, but this documentary is based on new technology that provides scientific evidence of exactly what humans ate as far back as archeologists have found human remains. Vegetarians may not agree or like this, but this is not an attack on you. I’m just reviewing and recommending you see the movie, “The Perfect Human ... Read More »

Fruits & Vegetables: We Are Carbohydrates, Too!

I’m on a no-carb diet. I have heard no less than 5 times in the last 30 days someone talking or posting on a social media about going on a NO Carb Diet when they are really not. I was at a local restaurant chatting with a gentleman just last night, and he said that today was his first day on a ... Read More »

Top 10 Health Tips You Should Start Today

Let’s be honest, there are no quick fixes when it comes to health. Being healthy is a life choice, so forget surgery, pills, or the latest food replacement supplement. Here are my Top 10 health tips you should start doing today for a healthier tomorrow: 1. Drink a glass of water upon waking Drink water first thing upon waking up…I mean before you do ... Read More »

What is Gluten and Why Is It Bad For You?

Bread

Jimmy Fallon’s video pokes fun at those who claim to follow a “gluten free” diet,  yet these people can’t even tell you what gluten is. For this reason, I put together this post so you and I will not end up on Jimmy’s show looking foolish. What is Gluten? All wheat flours contain two proteins: Glutenin and Gliaden. When mixed with water, these ... Read More »

Can You Target Fat Loss?

sit up

As a follow up to my last post, “How Our Bodies Burn Fat”, a lot of people ask if it’s possible to target fat loss by working out specific areas (abdominals, anyone?). It’s a legitimate question. Certainly TV commercials for the latest abdominal workout gizmo would lead you to believe it’s possible to lose belly fat by working your abs so ... Read More »

How Our Bodies Burn Fat

Fitness woman pinching fat

The quick and short answer is our bodies burn fat when we expend more calories than we consume, but as you know I don’t focus on calories. Rather, I focus on the macronutrients. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at what really happens inside when fat-burning is taking place. Glycogen versus Fat When we eat and the food is digested, carbohydrates ... Read More »

Preparing Meals in Advance is Key to Healthy Food Choices

Pre-cooked seasoned chicken breasts

So you want to eat healthy, but it’s hard. When somebody tells me it’s hard, I always say, “If it were easy, everybody would be doing it.” I’m here to tell you that it may appear difficult to eat healthy, but it’s not. With appropriate planning and execution you can take control of your eating habits. Lack of Planning, Peer Pressure, ... Read More »

Is Your Diet Causing You To Age Prematurely?

Foods that cause inflammation

You’ve heard it’s true, but maybe you don’t know how diet affects aging exactly. If our diet affects how we age, can we stop or perhaps even reverse the effects? Research actually proves we can mitigate and even reverse the effects poor diet has on aging. Advanced Glycation End Products or AGEs Advanced Glycation End Products (also and appropriately called AGEs) are the ... Read More »

Love Your Cafè Mocha? Try this as a Healthy Replacement

Cafe Mocha

One of my favorite coffee drinks is a Cafè Mocha, but count the calories and you will cringe. I was enjoying my usual double-tall  non-fat two pump mocha at the local Starbucks one morning and decided to read the label on the syrup. For each pump, 75 non-productive calories go into your body.  For a 16 oz Mocha, you get 4 ... Read More »

EMF’s Grilled Lemon Kick’n Chicken

Grilled to perfection

Want a tasty, low-fat and low-sodium recipe for grilled chicken? This is really good and a little spicy. I originally chose the seasoning because it was low sodium, and I was preparing for a contest. However, now I use this year round. Ingredients: Boneless chicken breast halves – can be frozen or thawed (I’ve found them to grill better frozen) Weber’s ... Read More »