Archives for April 2016

5 Amazing Things Happen When You Drink Lemon Water

The first thing I do to start my day is to drink a glass of warm water with lemon. I do this morning ritual on an empty stomach. A glass of warm water and juice of fresh squeezed lemon (half) is my first drink. After a straight 7-8 hours without water (sleep) your body needs hydration. Drinking warm lemon water helps to •Humidify your ... Read More »

6 Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren’t

You may think that you're eating nothing but the healthiest of food choices. But are you really? Unfortunately, many people are not. There are a lot of foods that seem healthy but could steer you in the wrong direction. Don't Be Fooled By These 6 Foods 1. Fruit Juice  Sipping a glass of orange juice to get your fruit quota met? Think again. ... Read More »

Carrot Cake Cookie Bites

If you're on a clean eating plan you're probably no stranger to my chocolate chip cookie dough balls, heavenly coconut balls and other sweet treats. They are among my most popular recipes and for good reason! I keep one of these recipes at the ready in my freezer at all times. They come in handy when I want a little sweet treat that won't ... Read More »

Kefir VS Greek Yogurt: A Probiotic Smackdown

By now you probably know how important probiotics are to your gut health. But do you know the best way to get the probiotics you need? Two of the best ways to get probiotics are by eating kefir and Greek yogurt. But which one is best? Kefir Kefir is a drink made from cow’s or goat’s milk. Kefir grains are added to milk. These are ... Read More »

All Chocolate is NOT Created Equally- Cacao VS Cocoa

Craving chocolate? You aren’t alone. Chocolate tops the list of food cravings. Now, digging into a milk chocolate bar isn't going to do your diet any favors. You know this – as much as you may hate to admit it. Regular milk chocolate is loaded with sugar, rich in fat, and contains nearly as much energy as a full meal. That doesn’t mean you ... Read More »

Fat Blasting Pool Workout

If you suffer with joint pain this low impact water workout is exactly what you need. It's a lot more effective that it looks and it's fun too! I love using water resistance to strengthen and tone. You only need a pool (or a beach) and a couple empty milk jugs or water bottles to crank up a fun fat burning session. If you haven't tried ... Watch Video »

Hazelnut Spread Recipe (better than Nutella)

In case you haven't heard, Nutella is TERRIBLE for you. It's one of those foods that seems like it might be ok. After all, it's made from hazelnuts. They're good for you, right? If you read the ingredients you will find the very first one is sugar. There are a whopping 11 grams of sugar in every single tablespoon of this stuff. No wonder people ... Read More »

3 Reasons Nuts Help Melt Fat

So you’ve heard that nuts are good for you, but is one nut better than the others and do they really boost weight loss? Nuts are packed with nutrients. They vary depending on the nut but, generally speaking, all nuts offer 3 important things that help with weight loss: 1) A good dose of proteins 2) Healthy fats 3) Fiber (keeps your ... Read More »

Fats Are Your Friends- Secrets to Melting Fat

There is a lot of information and misconception about food! I am going to clear all of it up for you right now. Food can actually HEAL your body and help you stand in a body you love. Listen to what your body needs. You don't have to walk around "hangry" (hungry + angry) to release unwanted weight. What if I told you "Fats are your ... Watch Video »

Skinny Quinoa Veggie Fried Rice

If you love Chinese take-out but want a a healthier option this recipe is just for you! Quinoa is a much better option than white sticky rice and MSG is in a lot of Chinese take-out. MSG is a preservative that you want to avoid always! You can add shrimp or chicken if you want to but this recipe has a plenty of protein and flavor as it ... Read More »