Posts in category "exercise"

The Science of Recovery: Best Pre and Post Workout Fuel!

The question I get asked most is what to eat before and after a workout. In months past, I would spout off things I’ve read, learned, studied, been told, tried, etc. It wasn’t until I read Thrive and really started thinking about the science of the body and how everyone offers “canned” information, that I... Read more »

Kill Cravings With Zucchini!

Today, as I stepped outside to train my first client, I let the brisk air awaken me to yet another beautiful day. One hour of torturing my friend and I was back inside to tackle my own workout, consisting of shoulders/core/hamstrings. At home, a whole foods protein shake downed, I am ready to continue my... Read more »

Beat the Holiday Blues (and Inflammation) with Quinoa Cakes!

This morning, I awoke before my alarm, padding out into the soft morning light. The Christmas tree still sat in the corner, unlit, both of us not yet wanting to take it down. Every year, I get a little “blue” after the holidays, saying goodbye to my parents and letting that natural high from the... Read more »
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The Power of Hemp!

Yesterday morning, I opened my eyes to a darkened apartment. I fumbled for the clock, making out the time: 6:24a.m. I sprang from bed with all the fervor of a child and quickly plugged in the Christmas tree. I could make out the distinct snowflakes drifting over the quiet streets, already having covered our balcony... Read more »

Want to Get Healthy? Ask These Questions and Make a Plan!

Last night, as the snow drifted and never quite seemed to land, I relished the quiet solitude from my window… I could see the various Christmas trees across the street in the closest high rise and hear car tires scraping through thick, fresh ice on the street below. It is the week of Christmas, and... Read more »

Cafeteria Overhaul: Get Healthy At School!

One of our missions in Chicago is to start redefining the cafeteria lunch. As a kid, standing in line on the rare days I didn’t have my brown bag in hand, I remember thinking, “Where are all the fruits and veggies?” Though I indulged in sweets and Lunchables were often a staple in that brown... Read more »
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Simplify Your Diet: 10 Super Foods to Eat Every Day!

In a world of infinite food choices, it can be an overwhelming experience just to step out your front door and come up with a proper course of action for the day. Pack on about a million restaurants and trillions of calories at our fingertips, and it’s sometimes easy to forget how to eat well.... Read more »

Thanksgiving Leftovers: 3 Healthy Ideas!

You’ve eaten the turkey. You’ve gorged on the casseroles. You’ve been in your food coma. You say to yourself, “I never want to eat again.” But, a few days later, your appetite returns to normal, and you might look at your refrigerator still stuffed with leftovers and think, “What can I do with these?” Try... Read more »

Your Healthy Thanksgiving Meal: Eat This, Not That!

Every year, millions of people sit back after hours of meal preparation and moan audibly, their bellies distended, eyes glassy from too much heavy food. Fatigue sets in, and a nap is the only thing on the afternoon agenda. If this is the way your Thanksgiving usually goes, it might be time for a change.... Read more »
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What's For Lunch: Vegetarian Muscle Meal!

During my monthly perusal of Oxygen magazine, I found this great recipe which packs 13 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein into each serving. A huge fan of quinoa, it’s easy to make the night before, so you can portion it up, pack it into tupperware and take it to work. The leftovers... Read more »