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 …

Why you should make the perfect Super Shake-Infographic

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?

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 …

How to Create the Ultimate Super Shake

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 …

Can’t Lose Weight? 7 Reasons Your Weight Loss Plan Isn’t Working

You made the decision to get fit and lose some excess pounds. Then (hopefully) you started an exercise plan and backed that up with a nutrition program. And that was all you needed to do, right? You made the choice to eat right; to exercise three times a week…but just when you think you’re on a roll, a special occasion (and ‘celebration food’) pops up; you decided to sleep in instead of getting up to workout, or you decide to …

Yes, Some Fats Are Good For You

Last week, I shared how there are good carbs and bad carbs, and the importance of consuming certain types of carbs to help achieve your health and fitness goals. If you find yourself just as confused about fats – whether to consume some or none at all, full-fat vs low-fat vs non-fat – you’re not alone. Fats are so often regarded as “bad,” but that perception is misleading and not the whole truth.

Get Carb Smart (Truth About Carbs)

Isn’t all the information about carbs confusing? Carbs are good because they create energy; carbs are bad because they create fat. The truth about carbohydrates is that there are good carbs and bad carbs; not all carbs are bad, and not all carbs are good. When properly incorporated into your diet, carbs can be used to help you achieve your weight loss goals, and they can be used to fuel your body to complete that …

How to us the power of protein to lose weight and get toned

How to Use the Power of Protein to Lose Weight and Get Toned

Did you know that eating lean protein with each meal can help you lose weight and sustain your weight loss achievements? Despite this fact, most people don’t consume enough protein in their daily diets, which means they miss out on its fat burning and lean mass building benefits. Protein important for a number of reasons. First, it helps build and repair almost all of the tissues in the body. Protein is also the building block …