Monthly Archives: September 2013

Should you get the flu vaccine?

Last year’s flu knocked me off my feet. It was the second worst flu I’ve ever had. The only foods I could keep down were fruit and nuts and I ended up losing a pound a week (I guess that’s the upside of a virus!). My muscles were so weak, that my knees would buckle […]

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Free Wellness Programs

Certain hospitals and some insurance companies now include wellness or healthy lifestyle programs that are either free or low cost. For instance, Scripps provides weight loss tools, diabetes support groups (support groups of all sorts), free Zumba dance classes, a Heart Healthy Nutrition Class, a Nutritional Medicine class, and a session on Managing Chronic pain, […]

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Blast Away Stubborn Fat

To tap into those stubborn fat stores, high intensity exercises such as box jumps, sprints, jump rope, high-knees, boxing and kickboxing will do the trick. These types of workouts will make you sweat and maybe even make you see stars, but if you want 6-pack abs, that’s what you’re going to have to do. Stop […]

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Vegan Chocolate Treats

These vegan soft chocolates are yummy, raw (you don’t cook or heat them), healthy, easy to make, and hits the spot for those who love chocolate. Here’s my recipe: 1 cup soft medjool dates (pitted) 3 dried figs (I used calmyrna) 2 T unsalted almond butter (either creamy or chunky almond butter will work) 3 […]

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Tap Out Exercise Video Review

If you want to work out at home and like exercise videos then you might want to look into Tapout. You don’t get to knock anyone out but you do get to learn the correct form on all sorts of martial arts moves. There’s some strength involved but it’s mainly cardiovascular. These exercises are really […]

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Love Peanut Butter but Hate the Fat? I can fix that!

I love peanuts and peanut butter but nuts have a lot of calories and fat for such a small portion. I found an organic peanut butter powder that has 24% fewer calories and 1/10th of the fat. The downside is that the powder has more sodium, half the protein (which is not much to begin […]

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Don’t Let Exercise Make You Fatter

Adding exercise and cutting back on calories is supposed to lead to greater weight loss, but many studies don’t support this theory. What?!!! Those studies are flawed, right? Well, some people may have been eating more calories since exercising leads to an increase in appetite, but there’s more to this. Let me explain. When some […]

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Know what you’re eating

Anyone who has food allergies knows that allergens are added to the strangest items. Dishes that have never been a threat, now are since chefs are trying to be innovate to create new flavors. For instance, derivatives of milk are in chalk, mints, gum, fake crab and French fries. Some cooks butter the steaks and […]

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Healthy Fall Vegan Treat

Today I turned a pumpkin into a snack. I had my husband taste it because he’s much pickier than I am and he said it was good so here it is: 1 small pumpkin, cut in half, seeds and strings removed maple syrup a few dashes of cinnamon a few dashes of powdered ginger a handful […]

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What to never consume before your workout

The one item you never want to add to your pre-workout meal or snack is fat. The fat will cause you to feel more lethargic, cause stomach pains, or that awful feeling of fullness. This explains why some people say they cannot eat before a workout because it makes them sick. It’s what you eat, […]

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