Posted in Nutrition
05/9 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat Healthy, Whole Foods

There are so many benefits to eating healthy, whole foods that it’s hard to find a reason not to eat them. They contain nutrients, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, iron and pretty much everything else that’s good for you. When in doubt about what to eat, go whole! So why? No processed worries Many processed foods contain Read More

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Posted in Nutrition, Recipes
05/7 2013

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 5

For six weeks, I am teaching a course at Anser Charter School in Boise called the Great Veggie Challenge for students in grades 1-3. The course description starts by saying: Are you ready to take the challenge and prove to yourself and your parents that you can eat – and actually like – vegetables? During Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
05/2 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Learn How to Cook

One of the best ways, in my opinion, to improve your health and well-being is to learn how to cook. In fact, that’s why I wrote a book about it. After all, how can you possibly count calories or grams of fat if someone else is always making meals for you? Buying and preparing your Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
04/30 2013

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 4

  For six weeks, I am teaching a course at Anser Charter School in Boise called the Great Veggie Challenge for students in grades 1-3. The course description starts by saying: Are you ready to take the challenge and prove to yourself and your parents that you can eat – and actually like – vegetables? Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
04/25 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Develop Good Habits

Most of us are creatures of habit, whether it pertains to drinking, exercising, reading, watching TV, cleaning or sleeping – and many others. Think about it! If it is feels good, satisfies our needs and feels comfortable, why not do it again? Diet and eating are no exception to the rule. My spouse eats a Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
04/24 2013

marathon dreams come true

At long last, I am excited to announce the release of my new book, Heart and Sole: How 26 Ran A Marathon (And You Can, Too). This Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  I will be at Shu’s Idaho Running Company to share my love for running and to sign copies of the book. Heart and Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
04/23 2013

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 3

For six weeks, I am teaching a course at Anser Charter School in Boise called the Great Veggie Challenge for students in grades 1-3. The course description starts by saying: Are you ready to take the challenge and prove to yourself and your parents that you can eat – and actually like – vegetables? During Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
04/18 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat a balanced diet

  As I mentioned in my last post on weight loss diets, no clinical research has proven that cutting out or down on a macronutrient is advantageous for your health. In fact, the name macronutrient implies that your body needs it! So why do without? Protein can be converted to glucose to supply energy for the Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
04/16 2013

Great Veggie Challenge: Week 2

For seven weeks, I am teaching a course at Anser Charter School in Boise called the Great Veggie Challenge for students in grades 1-3. The course description starts by saying: Are you ready to take the challenge and prove to yourself and your parents that you can eat – and actually like – vegetables? During Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
04/11 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Say No to Diets

Last week, I offered my mantra for eating well: eat to feel good (not to be skinny). My personal bias is that an obsession over calories and grams of fat and carbs can lead to overeating and excess weight. How many of you have tried a weight loss diet? Over the years, there have been a Read More

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