Category Archive: Diet & Nutrition Tips

Working the Heart vs. Working Off Fat

#TBT – Throwback Thursday The US Air Force conducted one of the first studies on cardio vascular (or aerobic) exercise. It took another 20 years after that before most people would actually step on a treadmill for some “cardio” in a gym. Back in the 80s, no one even knew what the word “cardio” was. People ran, …

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I Said Diet, Not DIE!

When people see the word DIET, they may first see the letters DIE!!! However, diet doesn’t need to be this ugly 4-letter word. There are all kinds of diets aside from diets for weight loss. There are diets to prevent disease, diets for healthy skin, diets for pregnancy, diets for muscle building, diets for performance – …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cakes

It is very common to have a severe sweet tooth when you are dieting. My theory is that your body wants to replace the calories you are burning, and the fastest way to do that is through sweet rich foods. So even a person, like me, who doesn’t normally crave sweets can find herself staring …

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Edamame & Chick Pea Salad

Cold salads make nice refreshing snacks and sides for summertime. A bean salad is a great way to get a nice balance of carbohydrates, fats and protein in your diet – plus they are SO good for you! Chick peas, also called garbanzo beans, have numerous health benefits. Not only are they high in fiber …

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28gm Protein Cereal

If you have been making protein shakes for as many years as I have, you start thinking of creative ways to get your protein powder in your stomach other than a traditional shake. Sadly, so many “protein recipes” are either really high in calories or they are not as high in protein as I’d like. …

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The Perfect Meal for Weight Loss

People who want to lose weight always say the same thing: “I just don’t know what to eat”. Ironically, then after I give some suggestions, they are often shocked – or they are under the assumption they are eating “healthy” and believe healthy eating alone should be enough. Well, it’s not. There is a formula to …

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Finding Strength – PART 1

In the world of fitness and sports, one of the most popular verses of all time is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” – Philippians 4:13. It’s on running apparel, on motivational trinkets, bracelets, necklaces, water bottles, workout clothes, bumper stickers and in motivational memes. Everyone loves to hear they can do …

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I Survived McDonalds: 6 Fast Food Diet Tips

Dieting Alone As Steve tries to do gain weight, I’m trying to lose it as I prepare to lean out for an upcoming job. This is the FIRST time I have ever dieted alone. Every time I’m dieting, we both are dieting – and that makes dieting a LOT easier! Whether we are getting ready …

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3 Healthy Looking Food Fails

Let’s say you are starting a diet, but you really aren’t sure “how” to diet. Most people just start by making “healthier” choices. They eat less fried food and pick more fresh foods. They choose low fat items over the regular high fat item. When they go out, they start eating more salads and sandwiches rather …

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Safe Storage For Food Preppers

Food Storage When I tell people what I cook for the week, often times people’s first response is “won’t it go bad?” If you don’t have a husband that eats your weight in meat, then you may want to divide your cook days up, freeze some of it, or trim down the food prep a …

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