Drinking while eating? Should you?

The stomach is filled with gastric juices- a mixture of mucus, hydrochloric acid, and digestive enzymes.  When you eat, the gastric juices mix with the food in the stomach to promote digestion. Digestion is important for health, staying slim and mental well being.  If you are unable to digest your food properly different side effects…

Is the After-burn real?

After-burn refers to the bodies continued calorie burn at an elevated rate for 24 hours after the completion of your workout. The scientific term for after-burn is excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPEOC).  This refers to the oxygen that your body needs to restore after a heart pounding workout. A good example of this type of…

Caffeine: Everyday Necessity or Occasional Treat

Caffeine does have its health benefits and hindrances.  The best alternatives to caffeine would be herbal teas, decaf coffee and green juices. Here is a list of health benefits and health hindrances to consider: Health Hindrances Health Benefits 1. Cardiovascular Problems- approximately 4 cups of coffee or a beverage with equivalent amounts of caffeine can…

Food Choices That Fit You

Don’t try to fit into someone else’s nutrition plan, choose food that fits you and your lifestyle. Each person on this planet is born with a different DNA, which makes us who we are. No one is like us, therefore, why should you try to eat the way somebody else eats. As your body has…

Wellness Tip: A Great Way to Fight off Germs

Did you know the key element missing in most diets today is fresh fruits and vegetables?  Eating plenty of produce guarantees your body is getting all the phytochemicals, nutrients, and vitamins it needs to be healthy. Eating a rainbow of fruits and veggies help to ensure you are getting the full spectrum of vitamins and…

Turmeric & Ginger Tea

A few years ago, I was volunteering at a health food store and was introduced to this combination of tea.  Often, the owner had me try different organic or vegan foods she thought I might like.  At first, I couldn’t tell if I really enjoyed it, but after having in over the course of a…

What is this and why should I try it?

When I walked into the grocery store this caught my interest and I had to find out what it was. The sign said it was a cactus pear? I thought, “Interesting….. I like pears, I wonder if I would like this and what are the benefits to eating it? So, I purchased a couple and…

Wahoo Kickr Trainer

I was so excited to get my Wahoo Kickr trainer to help my client and I be prepared for our Lake Tahoe 72 mile ride. I have to admit, it took me over a week to get my road bike all hooked up since it has been up in the garage since last summer. Then,…

Cheat meals vs. Reward Meals

   On occasion, I will be asked if I believe in cheat meals. This is a tough one to answer.  My program is set-up with cheat meals that eventually turn into reward meals. However, what constitutes a cheat meal is the real question.  First, remember, this is a cheat meal- NOT a cheat day. This…

Eating and Mood For Females

There’s a simple equation for maintaining your mental well-being. If you are struggling with your emotions, check these out. B12- Even a small dip in this essential vitamin can cause fatigue and depression. You can find B12 in shellfish, dairy products and eggs. IRON- After a women’s menstral cycle, we can drop our Iron levels,…

Commitment

    Commitment is a very powerful word. Commitment by definition means dedication and an obligation to restrict a freedom of action. The word restrict automatically sends an impulse to my brain that scares me. I may be wrong, but I don’t think anyone likes being restricted. Right away, you start thinking of ways to not…