Your heart rate during exercise provides some very valuable information. Your heart rate in an exercise bout will determine not only the number of calories you burn but what your body predominantly used as fuel (fat vs carbs). Don’t rely on a buddy who is going through the same workout as you, to give … Read moreWhy Train With A Heart Rate Monitor?
When it comes to weight loss many forget their recovery nutrition post workout. For some there still exists this idea that if they eat less and exercise more they will lose weight. I see it time and time again where people are eating far too little calories and are putting way too much effort in … Read more8 Whole Food Recovery Snacks
This post is one day late due to the fact we traveled with all three of our very little kids for the first time yesterday. For those that do not know we have twins who turned two on St. Patrick’s Day and a one month old – needless to say travel equals taking half of … Read moreKid (and Adult) Friendly Protein Cookie
For those of you that know my educational background you know my first degree is in exercise science. The first part of my career was spent as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer in various settings. I have let most of my training jobs go to focus on being a mom first and my … Read moreSometimes the Trainer Needs a Trainer
These days we are all so busy as a result we rely on processed foods to meet our snack and meal needs but are we taking a real risk with our health by adding in some potentially harmful ingredients? There is a commercial for Blue Buffalo dog food where the pet owner is evaluating and … Read more3 Ingredients That I Avoid and Why You Should Too!
These days there is a month and a day to celebrate anything – April just happens to be National Garlic Month. While we can blame Bram Stoker for our association of garlic to ward off vampires; garlic has been studied and used throughout history to ward off a variety of diseases and health conditions. A … Read moreThe Science Behind Garlic and What You Should be Doing to Maintain it’s Health Benefit
So you want to become leaner? Society tells us, “Eat less and exercise more.” This MAY work at first but then we lose energy and the scale stops moving – why is that? Because the body thinks it is starving. Any weight loss that occurred was probably muscle mass losses because the body was unfed. … Read moreAre You Getting Enough Calories???
Sweat dripping down your body, muscles clinching, and your thighs are shaking. These are all signs that you worked hard and had a great workout, but they are also signs that you have depleted your energy stores. In order to get the most out of your workout one must replenish their body with proper … Read morePost Workout Nutrition–Speed recovery, Increase Results
We all know increasing your veggie intake is one of the first things that is mentioned when one wants to eat healthy and / or lose weight. Some of us struggle with getting veggies in due to taste, texture, or inconvenience. I challenge you to try new veggies this spring. Gardens are growing and the … Read moreChanging Your Veggie Taste Buds
Sweet, no calories, and all natural… everything you have ever wanted, right? Monk Fruit claims to do all of the above, but can it be trusted? Monk fruit is an ancient Chinese fruit also known as luo han guo. The Chinese population has been known to use this to build ones immune system, fight sugar … Read moreThe Newest Sugar Commodity: Monk Fruit