Three Extremely Simple Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners

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

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 …

Find Yourself Suffering with IBS?

The other day I asked members of my Facebook group to see how many people suffer with IBS symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and cramps. A number of people put their hand up because unfortunately, IBS is very common. I put my hand up, as well, because I’ve been coping with IBS since I was a teenager. Over the years, I would have flare-ups that would prevent me from …

Going Grain-Free

I’m just going to come right out and say it. This week you should just say NO to bread.   You don’t have to do it forever but I strongly suggest you try it for 2-4 weeks and see how you feel! Giving up the bread in your diet might seem challenging in the beginning, but I promise you will learn something about yourself and your body by the time you are done. Not only …

The Ultimate Guide to Dropping Those Last Stubborn Pounds

… Without going the gym or needing any fancy equipment! I wish I had a magic wand to wave over all of my clients who want to lose those stubborn pounds. It would be like … poof, they’re gone and your jeans fit more comfortably!  Wouldn’t that be awesome! Since that magic wand doesn’t really exist, we need to find other magical ways to address the issue. So let’s keep it simple!  I have a …

Cheat Meals… to cheat or not to cheat?

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 …

Not Everyone Works With a Personal Trainer for the Same Reasons

The reasons to seek help from a personal trainer are different for everyone. How I train people will depend on why they’re coming to me. Each person’s goals are different and the things that THEY need to work on to reach their goals is going to be different from the next person. Not everyone needs to lose weight. Sometimes people need to gain muscle and strength. Last week I told you the story of Hala. …

Tips to believe in

12 Days of Christmas Tips

On the 12th day of Christmas, Coach Lisa gave to me … 12 easy tips to stay healthy … For the singers out there, you probably got caught up in the Christmas carol.  Through Facebook, I have shared 12 tips over the past 12 days to help you stay healthy during the festive season. Let me recap them here … they are not just for Christmas – you can apply them any time of year! …

Finding the right probiotic for your routine

Arguably one of the most popular trends in health and wellness is probiotics. Many of us have heard that probiotics are the next big thing in optimizing our health, but as it turns out, there’s much more to that than simply adding a supplement to your routine. Probiotics have actually been around for a long time, historically in dietary sources like kefir, sauerkraut, and tempeh. The idea is that our bodies are naturally full of …