Monthly Archives: July 2018

3 Tips to adhere to any diet plan

  While some diets are just dumb or awful, or both, it can still be a challenge to stop old habits. These three tips on this YouTube video will help you stay on track.

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Why you want these herbs

The right combinations of herbs and spices can transform plain meals into exquisite entrees, and we know that the fresher they are, the better they taste. So when I received these herbs and spices from FreshJax, I realized how old and stale the spices I buy from the store really are, and how fresh and […]

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What is The High-Five Diet?

The High-Five Diet is a book that explains nutrition and encourages a dairy-free diet, but it’s so much more than a diet book; it’s a personal story that reads like a novel. The author chronicles what life was like growing up with severe food allergies, and how she had to completely change her eating habits […]

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my favorite high-protein entrée: Asian-Moroccan Ground Turkey Stir-Fry

This is one of my favorite dishes. It’s low-calorie, high-protein, low-fat, full of lots of vegetables, low in carbs, dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and totally tasty! It’s easy to prepare too; just throw everything in the fry pan, and the leftovers taste just as good reheated in the microwave. I typically add maple syrup, but I […]

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It might not be belly fat. It could be inflammation. How to counter it.

We may not realize we have chronic low-grade inflammation, but certainly an inability to lose bodyfat can be one sign. While everyone responds to foods differently, there’s certain foods everyone should avoid. Avoid: Sugar Dairy Wheat & gluten Foods with chemicals (which is why I try to always buy certified organic items) Other foods cause […]

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NutraGen Plant protein review

  At the gym, I got a free sample of Nutragen’s Pure Plant chocolate and vanilla protein powders. What I like is that it’s certified organic, vegan, and it doesn’t have rice (since rice has naturally occurring arsenic). What I didn’t like is that it has sugar, in the form of coconut sugar (it’s still […]

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get more protein without eating more of it

Seems like everyone is trying to eat more protein to build muscle and to get lean, but more protein means more calories. And if you’re getting your protein from animal sources, that means additional saturated fat and cholesterol. For someone eating a low-calorie, vegan diet, getting enough protein can be a challenge. A probiotic, BC30, […]

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Mediterranean Diet isn’t always healthy

  We’ve been told the Mediterranean Diet is healthy and that we should all try to follow this diet, but it’s actually unhealthy if people aren’t eating quality olive oil, are consuming too much olive oil (regardless of quality), if the food contains pesticides, if people aren’t eating whole grains, and/or are consuming too many […]

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Your diet is working, but this is why you need to change it.

Since I have a certification in fitness nutrition, and published a diet book, and a healthy dessert cookbook, people tell me what they eat, or what their diets consist of. Just because a diet is working, i.e. they are losing weight, and maybe their cholesterol and blood sugar is down, doesn’t mean their diet is […]

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