Dr. Oz has done it again. A new list of TOP 100 items to buy at the grocery store. You will be surprised how many you already buy. (more…)
We have been talking all year – okay January 2012 – about small lifestyle changes because 2012 is our year to get in gear! Little changes make a big difference in the long run. As opposed to strict denial of everything which is ultimately going to lead to going back to your old ways.
This month is lifestyle changes to your snacks. Here is a list to get you started for some healthy snacking options. Remember you should have snacks 2-3 times per day; a morning snack, afternoon snack and optional evening snack.
This list is filled with sizeable options enjoyable enough to devour guilt-free. And while most of these snacks pack a nutritious punch, a few are clearly set out to satisfy that sweet tooth (see #23!). But hey, at 100 calories or less, it’s worth the splurge. (more…)
We have been talking all month about small lifestyle changes because 2012 is our year to get in gear! Little changes make a big difference in the long run. As opposed to strict denial of everything which is ultimately going to lead to going back to your old ways. (more…)
To get back on track or start a new track — Don’t think “DIET TIME!” it will only frustrate you! Think what one thing can I do to be better? Here is your ONE THING for January — BREAKFAST! Starting tomorrow – the first full week of January 2012 – eat the following every day for breakfast! After a few weeks, it will be second nature. (more…)
A friend recently said she needs one week of eating healthy and working out and she will be on track. That is a great achievable goal, but it is definitely going to take more than one week. Studies show, most people are excited and dedicated to a new “healthy lifestyle” Monday to Wednesday. Then comes Thursday, getting closer to the weekend, Friday with donuts at the office and happy hour. Once the weekend hits, all healthy ideas are out the window. That “one week” is really only about 3 days and it keeps re-starting every Monday. So, in reality you need more than a week. We all know you can’t change everything at once. Little modifications which once they become habit, then onto the next modification. This week we are starting with our first modification: Eating Healthy. (more…)
Time for honesty!! I am tired! I am fried! I am exhausted! It has been a long month and extremely long past 72 hours. I am going to recover the lost 20 hours of sleep this week. So this week’s tips are a little different. (more…)
How are you handling your long weekend hangover? Exercising, eating healthy or taking care of that sunburn? The whole country seemed to enjoy beautiful weather. What was your favorite part of Independance Day? (more…)
When traveling this summer, be sure to bring/buy snacks that fuel your body and allow you to stay focused. And ignore that double double greasy burger with shake for only $1. (more…)
Isn’t it ironic that people who are healthy most of the time, exercise and are super conscious of food throw all of that out the window when they are at the beach. Last time at the beach we saw a very fit man, reading Men’s Health, drinking regular Coke and a eating a Costco size bag of Doritos. What happened here? Is there a special “zone” that you can eat whatever you want at the beach and nothing happens? I completely understand indulging when the cravings are there. Wait….oh, I thought I heard Baskin Robbins calling. (more…)
Have you heard what is going on in our world? The riots, the death, destruction and terrible illnesses. It really requires us to take a long look at what we have going on in our own personal lives and evaluate it as “really that bad?” We have heard some terrible news about family friends sufferring from life ending diseases and financial ruin. So, is it “really that bad” that you ate some cake over the weekend? Or you didn’t make it to the gym every day last week. The kids progress reports came out and they need to focus more in school? Heading into March, it is time to re-evaluate our ideas, goals and resolutions for 2011. We can acheive anything we put our energies to, but are those acheivements “attainable”? (more…)