Most fitness professionals are caring and truly have their clients’ best interests at heart. I just wish that some of them wouldn’t insist on using bathing suit season as a motivator! Here’s my list of things that I wish fitness instructors wouldn’t say—and why.Continue reading...
If you're looking for a way to cut back on carbs, here's the side dish for you. Tastes like cheesy mashed potatoes!
One of the best known Russian salads is "stolichniy salat," more commonly known as "olivie." While the traditional recipe is heavier on potatoes and mayonnaise, this version is lighter. It still offers the same variety of ingredients and taste of the original though, and pairs perfectly with meat, chicken, and fish (or by itself!).
Want a diet with satisfying meals and an easy-to-maintain plan post weight-loss? The Hungry Girl Diet offers both. Samantha followed the plan and lost 24 pounds! More importantly, she gained the energy and confidence she always wanted.Continue reading...
It's creamy, delicious, easy to make, and delivers a large dose of vitamins A, B6, and C! Cut the squash yourself to save money. When pressed for time, purchase a package of pre-cubed squash from your favorite produce departmentContinue reading...
In honor of Celiac Awareness Day today, we’ve rounded up five favorite gluten-free recipes with mouth-watering presentations and delicious flavors. These recipes contain smart ingredients that won’t trigger celiac disease symptoms or cause an upset stomach. Added bonus: they’re low-calorie options, too.
Chicken breast has never been tastier! Dust the chicken with lemon pepper seasoning and dance it through a delicious sauce, then bake at your leisure. While the chicken bakes, put together a gorgeous salad of leafy greens and strawberries.Continue reading...
Are you mindful of how you eat throughout the day? Are you aware of the reasons behind your eating habits? This week, start to pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings when you grab a bite to eat. This kind of mindfulness will help you shed light on why you are overeating and, in turn, gaining weightContinue reading...
Are you a fan of set-it-and-forget-it cooking? Here's a dish that would be great for breakfast OR dessert -- sweet apples and old-fashioned oats are good any time!
The term “vegetarian” covers at least 7 different eating styles these days. If you’re looking to become vegetarian but have trouble making the full commitment, there is one style in particular that may suit you - the flexitarian diet.
Amelie had an "aha!" moment only when she realized why she was overweight. She quickly learned that she can lose weight, despite past failed attempts. Amelie learned about weight loss, healthy eating, and living a balanced lifestyle as she lost weight, and, most importantly, she feels absolutely great!
Are you eating enough whole grains? The month of September is Whole Grains Month, the perfect opportunity to learn about fiber-rich grain options and techniques for incorporating them into meals. Wheat, brown rice, quinoa, bulgur, teff, buckwheat – there are quite a few options to choose from. The 5 highest fiber options are below, along with tips on deciphering labels.
It’s pear season! Give your taste buds a treat and bring home a sack full of fall flavor. This basic primer on pears will guide you from selection to ripening, all the way to your table.Continue reading...
Simple, elegant, and ready in only 30 minutes, Brown Sugar and Port Poached Pears are delicious all by themselves. Nestle these beauties next to your favorite Greek Yogurt or ice cream and wow the crowd tonightContinue reading...
“I look so fat in this dress!” “It’s so hard to lose weight.” “I’m a hopeless case.” Sound familiar? While we all need to vent our feelings, staying stuck in negativity isn’t venting at all. Rather than releasing emotions, it stirs up your frustrationContinue reading...
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