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The Irony of Gluttony at Christmas Time

As we have finished up the Christmas holiday and move toward New Year’s day, I must say that I feel pretty good having not given way to sweets and treats over the Holiday season. Now, I’m not saying that brag, nor am I seeking a “good job” from those reading this. But, as I stepped

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Go Beyond Temporary Fitness Results and Actions

How do most people view the word “diet”? Most people have this view of a diet as something that we do temporarily. “I’m going on a diet”, for instance, is a phrase many of us use when we plan to re-shape the way we eat for a certain period of time. Another way we look

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Are Your Kids Getting Enough Exercise?

We often discuss exercise concerning adults, but what about our kids? As obesity rates have risen in recent decades, adults are not the only ones affected. The Center for Disease Control estimates that the amount of children that are overweight or obese is about 25% of the kids age 2 to 18. Exercise is a key

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Bananas Foster Buckwheat Breakfast Recipe

    Buckwheat is a pseudo-grain food that can be used in a variety of ways. It is technically not a grain because it comes from a plant and not a grass. Despite its name, buckwheat is a wheat-free product. One way I use buckwheat is as a cereal in an oatmeal-like fashion.  The recipe

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Is Weight Gain Normal with Exercise?

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Fitness

One question that I get asked often is: Is it normal to gain weight while doing P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, or (insert workout program here)? Weight loss is never a perfect journey and you may see some ups and downs along the way. Often what we expect is not what happens – that’s not to

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Intermittent Fasting Trial: Week 1 (the pre-fast)

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Healthy Eating

I’m biting. The bait and hook that is “intermittent fasting” has been put in front of me and I’m officially reeled in (sort of). I am going to start a new diet that consists of fasting, and eating whole foods – eating whole foods is nothing new, the daily fasting regimen is. I have done

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No to GMO: Tips to Stay Away

If you are reading this and do not know what a GMO is, I will explain it in a nutshell. Biotechnology companies have come up with food crops that are genetically modified. GMO = Genetically Modified Organism. These crops are resistant to pesticides and some even produce their own pesticide. Yep, the pesticide actually grows within

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A Thanksgiving Blog for One Person

Published on November 22, 2012 by in Just for fun

Normally  I am posting something about health, nutrition, fitness, Beachbody, health for kids, or something related. Today I want to take a break from that and give “Thanks” to someone special; it is Thanksgiving after all. And actually, being “healthy” involves much more than just physical health. So this post is for someone that keeps

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7 Tips to Flatten Your Belly

One of the most common questions I get is, How do I flatten my belly (abs, tummy, stomach, etc.)? What exercises should I do? What should I eat? I eat healthy; how come my abs aren’t showing? Below are 7 easy tips to flatten your abdominal area.  1. Exercise your abs from all angles –

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5 Health and Fitness Tips for Teens (and a rant)

Published on November 3, 2012 by in Kids Health

I have five tips for teens on health and fitness; but first a little rant. I ran across some tweets the other day that left me a little worried, mad, and saddened. When on Twitter, I try to send uplifting messages to people having bad day if I see them tweeting the blues. But the

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