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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Posted in Nutrition
04/9 2013

The Great Veggie Challenge: Week 1

For the next 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 is: 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
04/4 2013

ABCs of Nutrition: Eat to Feel Good

If you want to know my mantra for nutrition and eating well, look no further: Eat to feel good. Not to be skinny. An hourglass figure or abs of steel is not the pinnacle of health and well-being. Despite popular belief, looking razor thin is not the key to the kingdom. Moreover, measuring yourself against Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/28 2013

Stacey Antine: How to Get Kids to Eat Their Veggies

To culminate a month of posts on healthy eating as part of National Nutrition Month, I am so excited to welcome wise words from Stacey Antine. Stacey is a registered dietician, founder of Health Barn USA, and author of the wonderful book, Appetite for Life, among her many other impressive credentials. Thank you so much Read More

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