How to choose the best diet for you

What Makes it THE Best Diet?

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There are a few thoughts around what makes a diet great and I want to challenge some people’s way of thinking. “Does your diet truly work if you aren’t able to stay on it?” There are a couple of definitions of DIET 1. the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. “a vegetarian diet” 2. a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for …

Want to Know What’s Scarier than Ghosts & Goblins of Halloween?

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You know what Halloween means: sugar, sugar, oh, and more sugar!  As early as late summer, stores began displaying festive treats conveniently packaged in small, easy-to-eat portions.  When the holiday finally arrives, we have already been gobbling up candy corn and “fun-sized” candy bars for weeks. I remember a time when I couldn’t wait for all those multi-packs chocolate bars and candies to hit the store shelves. I didn’t have to decide between two different …

Three Extremely Simple Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

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Being a parent involves plenty of responsibilities. Making sure your family eats well is one of the most significant.  It can also present some of your greatest daily challenges. If you already have a busy schedule, finding the time to regularly prepare tasty and nutritious meals for your family may not seem easy. That’s understandable. However, it doesn’t have to be the case. First of all, you have other options when you don’t have time …

Keeping Food Fresh – Tips from the Experts

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A while ago, I shared a post about how you can eat healthy on a budget. I shared things to look for while grocery shopping – and tips on buying healthy food on a budget. A lot of people ask me, as they did after reading that blog post, how they can make the foods last. Ever bought a food, get excited to enjoy it, only to see it go bad before you can use …

Choose the Diet Right for You

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Choose the diet right for you and “stop with the quick fixes already!” I know I am not the only one that wants to scream that from the top of my lungs! I am a personal trainer and a nutrition coach and I help people make changes to their day to day routines so they move more and eat better so they can reach their health and fitness goals. All you have to do is …

Why you should make the perfect Super Shake-Infographic

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Why you should (and how to) make The Perfect Super Shake. [Infographic] Delicious meals that save time, nourish and satisfy you, in liquid form   Maybe you need a quick breakfast to start your day off right; a quick on-the-go energy-boosting lunch or a mid-afternoon snack as you finish work and gear up to take on the family life. Something you easily take with you in the car or a knapsack. No cutlery, napkins, or cooking …

Cheat Meals… to cheat or not to cheat?

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At one time, I used to have cheat meals and I used to look forward to them! They were my opportunity to indulge and have those foods that I wouldn’t eat through the week.  Pizza, Chinese food, a burger and fries … oh, and don’t forget the dessert! After all it will be a whole week before I can have such delicious food, again. Does that sound familiar? Can you relate? For me, that was …

“KISS”ing Meal Prep Frustration Away

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Meal preparation can be intimidating, scary, overwhelming, frustrating – choose your adjective.  This topic is one that I cover often because it’s really easy to have a busy week or weekend and get completely off track.  I remember being flustered and lost when it came to meal prep. It should be easy enough but when you think of 7 days’ worth of meals and then blend a family into that, it’s not that easy! So …

How to Create the Ultimate Super Shake

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Smoothies, super shakes, protein drinks, ever wonder why they are so popular? It is such an easy way to get a complete meals worth of nutrients without having to cook. Talk about convenient! How many times have you been so busy and by the time you realize it, it’s been 6-8 hours since your last meal? We are so busy running from one task to another trying to squeeze as many activities into a day …