Has Your Progress Plateaued? How to Get Out of the Rut!

November, 2012

Have you ever felt like you were stuck in a rut?  Maybe you've lost some weight, but for the past month or two, the scale won't budge and you feel like you're not making any progress - even though you're still eating clean, and exercising! The first thing I would tell you is stop using the scale! But, I used to have the exact same problem - and with the amount of conflicting diet and health information out there, it can be tough to know what advice to take and what to … [Read more...]

Easy Weekly Green Smoothie Set-Up & Prep

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Do you ever feel like keeping up with a healthy lifestyle on top of everything else you have going on is impossible? Whether you are building your own business, constantly on the road for work, a busy parent with a full-time job or a student with a full course load, I know your day is packed from morning til night. Life is short, and there is nothing that's as important as taking care of the body that gets you through it.  Personally, I'm on the go all day - and if I had to choose … [Read more...]

Are Kelp Noodles All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

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Ancient man traveled for miles to obtain the medicinal benefits of sea vegetables (also known as seaweed), rich in minerals and antioxidants that alkalize the blood and strengthen the digestion. Sea vegetables contain virtually all of the minerals found in the ocean, and the broadest spectrum in any living plant. If you frequent Japanese restaurants, you may be familiar with sea vegetables like wakame, or nori. Spirulina is also easy to find in powdered form, is high in protein and makes … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Sliders

1. Chop Sweet potatoes cross-wise into even sized discs

I saw the most amazing sweet potatoes the other day and I was thinking I should turn them into burger buns. You could easily create a vegetarian or vegan burger, even a breakfast burger with this fun idea! So many possibilities....here's mine to get you started! Sweet Potato Sliders You will need: knife, cutting board, baking sheet, grill or saute pan, spatula or tongs Servings: 2-3 Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1 large yellow onion 1 lb ground buffalo (or beef) Fresh basil and … [Read more...]

There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Diet

you are what you eat

Today I was sitting in the spin studio, getting ready to start class and I struck up a conversation with the woman to my right who had great tattoos on her arms and back. Ann told me that she got her work at a time in her life when she was really into tattoo subculture, but that some of the ink covered by her clothes was stuff she didn't care for as much anymore. She said that even though she didn't regret the bad tattoos, she wouldn't get them now. It got me thinking about the different … [Read more...]