What would Jill eat?

Spaghetti Squash or vegetable spaghetti is a great alternative to spaghetti noodles. The fruit ranges from ivory to yellow/orange in color. The orange varieties have a higher carotene content. Its center contains many large seeds. Its flesh is bright yellow or orange. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash; when…

Assessing Proper Form: Overhead Squat

The most important concept to understand when performing any type of body movement is proper form. This is most easily explained using a full body movement like the overhead squat, but can be applied to many different forms of movements and lifts. The diagrams below show a women performing an overhead squat. The overhead squat…

What would Jill Eat?

Avocados are classified as a fruit. Not only is it classified as a fruit, but it is actually considered a berry because it has fleshy pulp and a seed. 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide are Hass avocados. When an avocado is ripe, the skin color will change and the stem will pull/pop out. Avocados…

What would Jill eat?

Cauliflower is rich in vitamins and minerals. One serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C. Its also a good source of Vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and magnesium. In addition, cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous…

Wellness Tip: Take care of your feet

Nearly one-fourth of the body’s bones are found in the feet. The foot is comprised of 7 tarsal bones, 5 metatarsal bones, 14 phalange bones and 2 small free-floating bones.  The foot contains 30 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, all of which work together to provide support, balance and mobility. It has  been…

What would Jill eat?

What would Jill eat? Organic meats contain no additives, antibiotics or hormones. Organic meats have higher levels of Omega 3 and Omega 6, which are essential fatty acids. These essential fatty acids have been shown to fight cancer and improve heart health.  In addition to Omega 3 and 6, organic meats contain CLA (conjugated linoleic…

What would Jill eat?

Pizza! Who can resist pizza? Maybe a few people, but not most. I am a certified health coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a Precision Nutrition Coach. I love helping people make healthy decisions about what to eat and why. The best part about pizza is its on my list. First, pizza should…

What would Jill eat?

As you look at the egg section in any supermarket, you will find many different egg choices. Sometimes, it can be overwhelming unless you have always just looked for the conventional Grade A carton.  To be honest, this is the type of egg my parents choose when I was growing up because it was the…

What would Jill eat?

2% yogurt or total (full fat) yogurt Although I recommend eliminated dairy from your diet for a variety of health reasons. I do believe that having a full fat Greek yogurt on occasion can be good for you. Greek yogurt contains healthy probiotics that can improve your gut health if eaten occasionally. However, the full…

Change your F.I.T.T.ness

The F.I.T.T. principle is the foundation of exercise, a set of guidelines that cover all the elements you need to think about to create workouts that fit your goals and fitness level, as well as helping you get the most out of your exercise time. To follow this principle, make sure that your are considering…

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…