Monthly Archives: January 2016

Low Carb, Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread

If you want something sweet, but don’t want the sugar or the carbs, try this vegan healthy treat that tastes like fluffy chocolate peanut butter frosting, topped with a sprinkle of coconut flakes for additional crunch. I like it best on celery. Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread 2 tablespoons of unsalted creamy peanut butter 3-4 tablespoons […]

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Type 1 diabetic on a keto diet

I wanted to try the keto diet because it’s supposed to burn fat fast. The ketogenic diet is a short-term, carb-cycling, fat-loss program, but it’s extreme and can be dangerous. You can fall down or pass out from extremely low blood sugar due to so few carbohydrates. I was also nervous to try it because […]

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Hate eggplant? Use this veggie instead

If you just don’t like the taste of eggplant, or if you’re allergic to it like I am, you no longer have to shun healthy recipes with this vegetable. Just use the same amount of peeled zucchini in its place; it’s the perfect substitute.   For fun fat loss workouts, go to Instagram and find […]

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Need motivation to kick-start your diet? This should do it

The movie “The Sugar Film” shows how one man’s quest to find out what a traditional Australian diet does to his health, is shocking. By eating processed foods that contain sugar, he gained ½ pound a day, over 60 days. His stomach went from flat to fat even though he ate the same calories as […]

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The difference between bulking up and leaning out

Whenever I wanted to work with a new fitness trainer, they would ask me my goals. I told him or her that I wanted to increase muscle mass and get a tiny waist. They all explained that I can’t bulk and shrink body fat at the same time. Our bodies just aren’t designed to do […]

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Why you stopped losing weight

The rule that you can lose a pound of weight if you reduce calories by 3500 and/or increase exercise is both true and false. This theory was published in a scientific paper over 55 years ago! When you initially lower your calories, or up your activity, you can usually lose that 1 pound with the […]

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To succeed, it only takes 21 days

Completely revamping your diet all at once is emotionally difficult, and a shock to your body, which is why most diets fail. Instead, make one small change to your diet, maybe it’s having a fruit smoothie for breakfast instead of coffee with cream paired with a bagel slathered with cream cheese, and a donut or […]

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Is your resolution to lose weight?

Is your New Year’s resolution to lose weight? Didn’t you have that same resolution last year? So, what are you going to do differently? Are you going to limit beverages that have calories, exercise more, and cook more at home? Great! Depending on the recipe, some home-cooked meals are laden with fat and calories so […]

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