Posted in Nutrition, Recipes
03/25 2013

Meatless Meals That Please Meat-Lovers

I have made a conscious effort to go meatless on Mondays. In fact, I try to hold the beef on other nights of the week, too. Many friends have told me they are trying to do the same. The challenge we all face: If your family moans and groans at the mere mention of a Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/21 2013

Low Glycemic Index Diet: An Answer to Thyroid Disease

11-11-11 was a meaningful date for Mia Murphy. She learned was diagnosed with thyroid cancer five years before and not informed. She also was forced to have a second parathyroid gland removed in just five years. With her thyroid removed, her body could no longer produce adequate Thyroid Hormone (T3 and T4), a key glycoprotein Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/19 2013

Paleo: Diet or Lifestyle?

The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss and Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/14 2013

Paleo: Diet or Lifestyle?

The Paleo Diet is based on whole foods presumably consumed by hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era, specifically animal protein and plants. It consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Many tout this diet to be advantageous for weight loss Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/12 2013

Eat it and believe it – FREE webinar

Are you confused by all the health claims of food you eat? Do you ever wonder which diet(s) are worthy trying? Do you want to eat better but don’t know where to start? Would you like to drop a few pounds without turning your pantry (and life!) upside down? If you answered “YES” to any Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/7 2013

Why You Should Eat More Fiber NOW

I’m sure you’ve heard the nutrition recommendation to “eat more fiber.” I’ve always obliged under the assumption that fiber “makes you regular.” After all, who wants to live a constipated life? As I mentioned in my post about my family’s no-sugar experiment, I’m reading a wonderful book called Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., about Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
03/5 2013

The Great No-Sugar Experiment

Early last month, my little boy Luke came to me and said, “Mom, I want to eat really healthy. I want to go a whole week without sugar.” Spoken from the mouth of someone who sadly inherited a sweet tooth from yours truly, I was taken aback. Moreover, I couldn’t let him venture into a Read More

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Posted in 13 for 2013
02/28 2013

February Fit Tip #9: Don’t be shy

After gaining my Freshman 25 in college (captured in photo above with friend Leigh), I refused to work out at my free-of-charge and convenient college gym. I was too embarrassed to wear shorts or tights in front of my fellow colleagues. The solution was a trek out to the all-women’s gym, usually followed by a Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/26 2013

February Fit Tip #8: Mix it up

Variety is the spice of life, and mixing up your exercise routine can go a long way in making fitness more fun, habit-forming and effective. In addition to the psychological benefits, there are physical ones as well. For example, if you run five miles, five days a week for a year, your body adjusts and Read More

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Posted in Running & Fitness
02/21 2013

February Fit Tip #7: Pump iron

Dumbbells aren’t just for body builders! Muscle strengthening exercises are an integral part of every fitness program, regardless of gender, shape or size. In fact, after the age of 30, your muscles mass begin to decrease in size and strength. If you do nothing to replace that lean muscle mass, then fat will take its Read More

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