Weight Loss Math

September 29, 2011

Warning: this will require some discipline, self-control and exercise.  Read further if you want to know the formula to lose a pound or 2 a week! 3,500 calories = 1 pound There are 3 key factors that can help you lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds a week.  In this post, I will illustrate how you can…

Today’s Fall Recipe: Spaghetti Squash

September 27, 2011

-2 Spaghetti Squash (makes 4 halves) -Microwave on high for 10 minutes (make sure to pierce and turn around) -Cut in half and scoop out seeds -Mix 15 oz. ricotta, 1 egg, shredded mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese -Fill squash with mixture and spaghetti sauce -Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes (until the squash…

What PB is in Your Pantry?

September 22, 2011

If I had to list my favorite foods, peanut butter would be pretty high up there!  I LOVE it:)  However, I am very particular about what brand I like and that is mainly because of the ingredients.  Have you ever paid attention to what is in the peanut butter you eat? If you’re like most people, you…

Today’s Recipe: Pomegranate Pear Salad

September 19, 2011

This weekend I was given a huge bag of pears right off a family friend’s pear tree!  What a treat:)  I decided to make this delicious pomegranate pear salad and wanted to share the recipe with you because it is so refreshing and healthy.  Enjoy! Pomegranate-Pear Salad 3 pears – peeled, cored and cut into wedges 1…

Milk…Does A Body Good??

September 16, 2011

“We are the only species on the planet that drinks milk as adults.  We are also the only species on the planet that drinks the milk of another species.”  I read this a couple years ago in one of the most eye-opening books, Skinny *itch.  This really got me thinking about why humans (adults) drink milk…

Q&A: Running, Cardio and More

September 13, 2011

My inspiration for today’s blog post came from a friend who asked me a few questions about running, training for a 5k and some other cardio questions. So, in case you are getting ready to run a marathon, 5k or just want some simple guidance on cardio training, here comes some Q&A for you. Please…

Metabolism Makeover

September 9, 2011

Ever wonder why some people can eat so much and yet stay so thin?  Or how many of you out there are frustrated because you feel like everything you put in your mouth adds another pound? If you read my post a few days ago about lifting weights and how that increases your metabolism, you…

Go Organic!

September 7, 2011

What is organic and why does it matter to me?  The other common question I get at the grocery store is from the cashier, “Does organic food taste better?”  In case you have ever asked these questions, I am here to help answer them today!  I was inspired to write about organic food after walking in…

Lifting Weights Can Change Your Life

September 2, 2011

My previous blog post introduced you to the world of weight lifting and gave you just a few of the benefits.  In this post, I want to dive in deeper and give you 20 top reasons you should lift weights and how it will change your life (for the better-promise)!  I wish I could take…