Monthly Archives: January 2020

why listing exercise on food labels is a bad idea

The reason why I discourage my clients from inputting their exercise into apps like MyFitness Pal, or estimate the amount of calories they burn, is because it’s inaccurate. People overestimate the amount of calories they burn doing exercise, and underestimate the amount of calories they eat. This is one reason why it’s difficult to lose […]

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why I don’t write out my clients workouts

The fitness manager at my gym asked me why I don’t write down the exercises for my clients ahead of their personal training sessions. I write out my own workouts, and follow it for about a month, but my clients are not me, they don’t have over an hour to train if the piece (or […]

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healthy carb snack for weight loss & blood sugar regulation

When you’re hungry and you can feel your blood sugar drop, it can seem like an emergency, and sometimes it is. I used to carry a fruit and nut bar for times when I’m hungry, feel dizzy, and won’t be home for awhile. One of my friends used to carry a bag of skittles in […]

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these exercises make back pain worse

Low back pain is miserable and, may, or may not be caused by certain exercises. If you have low back pain, you may want to avoid doing the following exercises for 30 days to see if your back pain goes away. Leg press. The leg press (photo of me above) is a great machine for […]

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drink this chocolate milk post-workout instead

You may have seen articles that recommend that weight lifters drink chocolate milk immediately after their workout, but drinking hormones, cholesterol, animal fat, and animal sugar (lactose) is a terrible idea. What you want to consume after exercise is whole foods that contain micronutrients, macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but if you love your chocolate […]

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no yolk, vegan deviled egg filling

I love deviled eggs, but all the calories, fat and cholesterol from the yolk and mayonnaise (I use coconut oil mayo), makes it one of those snacks that should be eaten only every now and then. Here is a vegan version of deviled egg filling, that’s not only creamy, cholesterol free, low calorie, low fat, delicious […]

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What 25% and 16% bodyfat looks like on a female

On the photo on the left, taken 2 ½ years ago, I’m about 25% bodyfat, considered to be acceptable, measured per calipers and an bioelectrical impedance machine. I loved my big butt and my full face. I hated my thick waist and my larger arms. On the photo on the right, I’m approximately 16% bodyfat, […]

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Apple-Raspberry Crumble

I wanted to make a cookie recipe that I loved, that I used to make and devour all the time, but I didn’t want the flour, butter, or margarine, so I revamped it into a easy-to-make, healthy(ish) apple and raspberry crumble. I served it to my family on Thanksgiving and my guests requested the recipe, […]

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