Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sexy Butt Workout

If you want a tight, cute butt, you must do glute bridges. Guys, the girls want you to have a nice gluteus too! Watch this video of me with personal trainer Bobby Cox to see how to perform glute bridges properly. We start from easy bridges to super hard. Do four sets of twelve for […]

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Dairy-Free Coconut Coffee Creamer

There’s finally a true non-dairy coffee creamer. The non-dairy creamers I’ve seen in the past actually contained dairy derivatives, but this one is totally safe for those allergic to all forms of dairy. It’s also delicious! French vanilla is our family favorite. More good news: it’s only 40 calories for 1/8 of a cup.

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Finally a cooking show with low-calorie meals

There’s a new low-calorie television cooking show on the Food Network called Hungry Girl. Today’s dishes were Big Sandwiches. The host, Lisa Lillien, shows you how to make easy meals that are all low in energy (calories). She also has some great tips to share such as:  if you buy ready-made sandwiches, tear off the […]

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How a vegan can consume complete proteins

Since plant proteins (legumes, fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains) are incomplete proteins, vegans and vegetarians have to eat a variety of these daily to maintain balance. Plant proteins are called incomplete proteins because one or two of the essential amino acids is low. A lot of people are aware of this and combine beans […]

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Too Healthy Will Make You Crazy

I try to eat healthy, organic and nutrient-rich foods all the time so when friends and family invite me to join them for a meal, it makes me hesitate. I want to be social but I don’t want to overeat or consume any sugar or too much salt. I don’t want to be a party-pooper […]

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Sun Warrior Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder Review

I bought this raw protein plant-based vanilla protein powder based on a recommendation by an employee at The Vitamin Shop (mistake #1). He said it was very popular and people liked this slightly-sweetened protein blend. Not only does this stuff taste awful, but it’s really expensive too. It has a fake vanilla flavor and makes […]

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Most Effective Way to Lose Weight

When I decided to start weight training, my three goals were to build muscle, lose some fat, and eat more. I love to eat. I’d rather exercise more just so I can eat more food. Unfortunately, unless you are spending hours and hours exercising, cardio and strength training doesn’t burn that many calories. “…Dr. Susan […]

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Vegan is not necessarily healthy

If you go to a vegan restaurant and think you are getting a low-fat healthy meal, the opposite may be true. Vegan dishes don’t contain any meat, fish, poultry, eggs or dairy, but they can include sugar, oils, refined flours, and stripped grains. Some vegan entrees are coated in white flour and deep fried in […]

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Nutrition & Children: Education is Essential

Schools are trying to improve the quality and the nutrients of lunches served in their cafeterias, but I’m not sure this is enough. How are the students learning that the pizza being replaced by chicken and rice is more beneficial? They may be told the new foods are healthier, but they may not know why. […]

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Exercise Caloric Claims: Don’t Believe Them

It seems that every exercise video or fitness program claims that if you buy their system, you can burn up to 1000 calories in an hour. If that were the case I would be able to eat brownies every day and still lose weight (I wish!). Note the key words they use in their sales […]

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