Category Archive: Diet & Nutrition Tips

Are You a Debbie Downer Dieter? 6 Tips to Happy Health

What do you call people who always talk about everything going wrong in their life? Do you have someone at work who can’t wait to tell you the bad news? Some people just love bringing up the worse case scenario. They’re the first one to tell you how your idea will fail. They are the …

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FIT SNACKS: Say Yes to Jerky

The Fit Fix For Your Snack Attack Why are all the great tasting snacks ALL carbs and NO protein? Chips, crackers, cookies, candy and even fruit – are nothing but carbs. However, there is one snack that people forget about which is totally PACKED with protein, and low in fat, calories and carbs. It’s Jerky! One of …

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Low-Cal Burrito Bowl

If you get a burrito at your favorite restaurant (like Chipotle), you are blowing a whopping 300 CALORIES just on the tasteless 13″ flour tortilla alone! Ironically, if you trade white rice for brown rice, your calories go up even more because the brown rice is actually higher in calories than the white rice. Then, if …

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Now Is The Time to Fight Aging

Steve and I have always been into health and fitness since we first got married. However, Steve has always been more apt to take vitamins than I have been. Why? I honestly think it’s because of his 6 years of education, which was mostly in exercise and nutrition. Steve has always understood the power of taking …

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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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