Monthly Archives: August 2015

help me sleep!

Limiting gluten, especially pasta and bread, can not only help you shrink your waistline, but it may also alleviate stomach problems and help you sleep (1). Goodbye spaghetti, hello zucchini noodles and spaghetti squash (see photo above)!   (1). Source: Living Without’s Gluten Free & More magazine, June/July 2015 issue, article titled “Gluten & Insomnia. […]

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Why the pounds come back after weight loss

After losing a bunch of weight, many people increasingly eat more if the pounds keep falling off since they are still eating less than before they started dieting, but this weight-loss eventually reverses itself. “As you lose weight, your liver, kidney, and other organs shrink so the number of calories that are required to keep […]

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Ab strenghtening workout

Jenny (shown in photo) and I did this abdominal exercise together at World Gym. We did three sets of 20 with a 30 second break in between each one. The goal is to get your legs as low to the ground as possible to work those lower abs. Have the person who is pushing your feet […]

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Fun Bicep Exercise

Bicep exercises are usually boring so fitness trainer Kasey filmed this video of me doing, or attempting to do, a fun exercise called the power bicep curl.

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Another reason not to do fasted exercise, it could make you fatter

A lot of people do fasted exercise (when work out 1st thing in the morning without eating), but studies have shown that extra calories burned by this method is minimal, and you’d probably burn a lot more calories if you ate beforehand because you could work out harder and longer. Since the goal of fasted […]

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Vegan, protein-enriched, sugar-free Banana-Chocolate Peanut Oatmeal Crunch

No need to put brown sugar on this oatmeal, I sweetened it with Sun Warrior Raw Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder, and is so yummy and chocolatey it can pass as a dessert. The sliced frozen bananas are a nice contrast with the hot oats, and the cacao nibs are added for that perfect crunch. Banana-Chocolate […]

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Why I started running

I’ve always hated running. Maybe it had to do with not being able to breathe (I have asthma), or that’s it exhausting, but I recently decided that I want to be in great cardiovascular shape so I started running this year and now I’m addicted, and run 5 miles without stopping.  It’s still hard work, […]

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Crazy weight lifting exercise

People do some crazy stuff in the gym. Check out power lifter Scott bench press with chains. This challenges the core with chains that move, and the weight gets heavier as more chains are lifted off of the ground. Don’t do this without a spotter!

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