Monthly Archives: January 2020

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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