Monthly Archives: November 2017

Liquid Truvia review

Truvia is a zero calorie, zero-carb, more-natural sweetener, so it’s preferable to artificial sweeteners like Splenda and Equal. Truvia contains stevia, and if you’ve tried other sweeteners made with stevia, you will find that they have a sweet, but also an unpleasant, bitter taste. Plain stevia tastes like a fake sweetener, which most people find […]

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Vegan Halo Top ice cream review

The low calorie ice cream company, Halo Top, who, until recently, only had dairy pints, finally came out with vegan ice cream flavors. I’ve wanted a lower-calorie vegan ice cream, because the dairy-free options out there are really high calorie, and it’s so hard to stop at one-half a cup, when it tastes like real […]

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Exercises to tone & tighten the arms

In this video, I show how to do push-ups properly so you don’t injure yourself. Push-ups tone the triceps, the dreaded area that hangs down and flaps around when you wave. Push-ups strengthen the core and the chest, so it’s an excellent exercise we should all do. I’ve also included a few other chest exercises, […]

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Chocolate Hummus review

Have you heard of chocolate hummus? People are making this healthy alternative chocolate spread at home with coco powder blended with a sweetener (honey, agave, sugar….) and garbanzo beans. There are variations depending on the recipe, some adding more ingredients (and calories and fat), but I followed one on the lower calorie side (so I […]

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Protein Myths Debunked

This YouTube video goes over what foods are high in protein, what foods we are told are high in protein that are not, what sources of protein to eat, why protein is recommended to burn fat, and the maximum amount of protein to eat per meal. Most people consume more protein than they need so don’t stress about […]

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No Sugar Acai Sorbet Recipe

This healthy acai sorbet that takes 5 minutes or less is refreshing, delicious, has a rich berry flavor, and is only 185 calories. Have this as breakfast or a mid-day snack. Ingredients: 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen seedless red grapes 1 teaspoon almond butter, creamy, unsalted 2 tablespoons Acai powder, level 1/4 cup cold filtered water 1/4 cup […]

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Workout fanatic, but still fat?

I know people that workout twice a day, every day, which is fine, if that workout is a walk. The problem is when every workout is super intense and/or for an extended period of time. One woman I know does Crossfit, which is high-energy, fast-paced weight-lifting. Then she’ll do another hour-long workout, like a kickboxing […]

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Cardio increases body fat

While I agree that everyone should do cardiovascular activities to keep the heart healthy and the blood flowing, I don’t want people to solely do cardio because they want to lose body fat. If you do too much cardio, you’ll lose muscle, slow your metabolism, and increase your body fat, so if your goal is […]

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