Category Archive: Healthy Foods

Tackle the Monday Night Football Munchies

Health & Fitness in the ’90s I have been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. My fitness career started off by being smitten and in awe of a premier step aerobics instructor in Tallahassee, Florida in the early 90’s. Mindy was so smart and witty. She was very articulate and fun to be around, …

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Oh No! It’s Fatball Season! The Dieter’s Survival Guide

So it’s football season and, for football fans, this means football, friends and a lot of food – followed by a lot of weight gain. A Monday night at the Pfiesters looks like any other night at the Pfiesters. We don’t really watch football, except for FSU. I’m from Tallahassee and that’s where Steve went …

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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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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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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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Atkins Meal Plan & Diet Tips


As you may have heard, or seen on some of my social media posts, I am in the first phase of the Atkins 40 Diet. What is Atkins 40? Basically, Atkins 40 the new Atkins that lets you have more (healthy) carbs, even from the start. You may think of Adkins as the no-carb diet, …

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Atkins Diet is Not What I Thought

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As a fitness professional, I enjoy trying different diets and products so I can intelligently give feedback to our clients – and having an opportunity to try the Atkins Diet couldn’t come at a better time! After a week entertaining house guests and another week in Atlantic City with my mom (for Ms. Senior Florida), …

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Healthy Sugar Substitute Makes Yummy Pre-Workout Recipe

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Canadian Maple Syrup. When you think of maple syrup, you probably think “PANCAKES”! A beautiful stack of buttermilk pancakes with warm golden brown maple syrup poured over melting butter, ready to be washed down with a glass of cold milk. At least that’s what …

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