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On the Go Snacks

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Tips | 0 comments

On the Go Snacks

I’m always looking for snacks that I can put in my bag, a backpack, suitcase, gym bag, or in my car.  They need to be light, portable, soft, and nutrient dense to fuel my body when I’m either in between meals or when a healthy meal is not available. These food pouches fit the need for me.  I take them to Tai Chi class, on hikes, bike rides, the gym, road trips, and keep them accessible for anytime I feel that a healthy snack will not be available to me.  Which is most of the time. I started out with Organic Baby Food pouches,...

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How to keep your healthy foods accessible.

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Tips | 0 comments

How to keep your healthy foods accessible.

I have found from my own experience that it’s a hassle to go deep into my pantry searching for healthy smoothie additions, then opening and closing the bag or box, and putting it back, especially when I’m in a rush.  So I bought some glass canisters, filled them with my favorite healthy options and keep them out on my counter at all times.  I now use these items much more because they are accessible, for smoothies, breakfast, baking, or snacks.  Also, as you use up protein powder containers, keep the plastic scoopers and leave one...

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Energy In (food) vs Energy Out (exercise)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in Tips | 0 comments

Energy In (food) vs Energy Out (exercise)

One of the first things I learned when studying for my Precision Nutrition™ Coaching Certification is that the relationship between food and exercise is called Energy Balance.  It is the delicate balance between Energy In (food/drink) and Energy Out (exercise). If your Energy In (food) is greater than your Energy Out (exercise) you will gain weight. If your Energy Out (exercise) is greater than your Energy In (food), you will loose weight. If Energy In is equal to Energy Out, your weight will stay the same. It’s that simple. Keep this...

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Healthy meal in 10 minutes when you’re in a rush:

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Tips | 0 comments

Healthy meal in 10 minutes when you’re in a rush:

RAMEN NOODLES: These noodles take 4 minutes.  They are gluten free.  Add the enclosed flavor packet with water and eat as a soup.  Optional: add sprouted tofu, bok choy, or any green leafy veggie and/or scallions, into soup while simmering.  Or you can strain the water from the noodles and put in a bowl with some Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Mirin Vinegar (health benefits), and Toasted Sesame Oil.   Optional: top with toasted sesame seeds, scallions, and/or toasted seaweed.  Add a can of Wild Salmon as a side dish if you need more protein or...

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Healthy Travel Tips:

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Tips | 0 comments

Healthy Travel Tips:

Healthy Travel Tips: Locate a hotel near a health food super market, co-op, or healthy restaurants.  TJ’s/Sprouts/WF’s/Chipotle Grill/Starbucks, etc. Healthy menu choices if you are near one of the above: Chipotle-bean and rice bowl-brown rice with grilled chicken, pico de gallo, corn, salsa, lettuce, guacamole (no cheese).  Or grilled chicken over a salad with guacamole. Starbucks-egg white sandwich with turkey bacon on whole wheat enlish muffin or spinach, feta, egg white on whole wheat wrap. Whole Foods-eat at salad bar or hot...

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Why choose Greek Yogurt instead of regular:

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Tips | 1 comment

Why choose Greek Yogurt instead of regular:

  Greek yogurt has more than double the protein as compared to regular yogurt. 1 cup of Greek yogurt: 23 grams of protein 1 cup of regular yogurt: 10 grams of protein.

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Women’s Hormone Balancing Supplements

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Tips | 0 comments

Women’s Hormone Balancing Supplements

I’m 48 years old, this is what I use a few days a week as my hormone balancing regimen: Vitex Berry for uterine health. Selenium for breast health. Maca Root for mood, energy, libido, and hormone balance. Evening Primrose reduces breast pain and PMS symptoms. DIM for estrogen balance (especially if estrogen dominant), both an antioxidant and phytonutrient, and fights inflammation.

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Making healthy breakfast choices

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Tips | 0 comments

Making healthy breakfast choices

When eating breakfast out, order your eggs “poached”.  Then they will be cooked in water and not the often low quality vegetable oil, butter, or lard that most restaurants use.   Your heart and arteries will thank you, as will your waistline.

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Why choose Pasture-Raised Eggs?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Tips | 0 comments

Why choose Pasture-Raised Eggs?

Pasture-raised – True free-range eggs from hens raised on grassy pastures are more nutritious than those obtained from cage-free, confinement operations, or battery cages. By dining on wild grasses and bugs, the chickens are getting a whole lot more vitamins and minerals than they would on a corn-based feed alone.  Add in the clear benefits of the outdoor lifestyle – cleaner, less stressful, less competitive, plenty of fresh air and sunlight – and it’s obvious why the eggs are so much better and healthier. In addition, organic...

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Lower Blood Sugar – 2 types cinnamon…

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Tips | 0 comments

Lower Blood Sugar – 2 types cinnamon…

The 2 most common types of Cinnamon are Cassia and Ceylon.   Both, if used daily, should regulate your blood sugar levels and lower your blood pressure, naturally.  But of the 2 the Ceylon is better because it has much lower amounts of coumarin in it, which is a naturally occurring plant component that can become toxic to the liver and nervous system if consumed at high levels on a consistent basis.   So you will pay more for Ceylon but it’s worth it.

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