Tag: nutrition

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward
The relationship that most people have with food is an unhealthy one.  I’m really no different in that, I still have good days and bad days, but I consistently work to get better, and I hope you do too.  I’ve struggled with binge eating and also the mindset that I should reward myself with food. ... Read more »

Fit Food Friday: Are You Celebrating Non-GMO Month?

Fit Food Friday: Are You Celebrating Non-GMO Month?
Are you celebrating Non-GMO month?  If you aren’t, that’s ok, because I didn’t know it was officially Non-GMO month either, until Whole Foods sent me an email.  You’ve likely been reading a lot on the web about GMOs (genetically modified organisms; in other words, scientifically played with in a lab), and you aren’t sure if... Read more »

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!
Last year the Superhero Fitness Challenge made a splash at C2E2 (Chicago’s BEST Entertainment and Pop Culture convention) by being the only health and fitness related booth there!  People engaged in our fitness challenge and earned great prizes!  We brought an excitement for living healthier lives into an area where it’s been pretty non-existent up... Read more »
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Spice Up Your Healthy Eating To Stop Food Boredom

Spice Up Your Healthy Eating To Stop Food Boredom
“Eating healthy is so boring,” is a phrase I hear a lot as a fitness instructor.  The truth is that it’s not boring; but the other truth is that most people don’t have a clue what is considered healthy eating (or, at least, how to add variety).  Most people fall back on frozen veggies and... Read more »

My New Love Affair With Vegetables... Discovering An Alkaline Body

My New Love Affair With Vegetables... Discovering An Alkaline Body
I admit, though being quite the healthy person, I was never really that great at eating my vegetables.  Most people aren’t, in fact.  We spend time replacing meals with “meal replacement bars” (or other goodies) that are full of all sorts of processed badness, yet they are marketed as being good for you.  Bah! If... Read more »

Love YOURSELF on Valentine's Day

Love YOURSELF on Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is often viewed as a day when you are supposed to/required to buy your loved one flowers, candy, dinner, etc.  Then, all the single people huff and puff about being single (I’m single, I can say that, right?).  Well, I think that’s silly!  I view Valentine’s Day as just a day of love,... Read more »
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TOP FITNESS PICKS For Your 2012 Home Fitness Resolutions!

There are so many ways to lose weight and get in shape out there that it’s hard to know where to start!  Magazines, DVDs from the store or online, fitness workouts on your “on demand,” apps for your Smart Phone… the list could go on.  So, to help you on your journey, I’m listing my... Read more »

Food Vs. Body

Food Vs. Body
Are you experiencing some post-Holiday bloating, guilt, fatigue… or all of the above? One thing I’m always reminded of after the Holidays (or birthdays, or other celebrations) is how much food actually does affect my body, my mood, my skin… everything!  Of course, I already knew from past experiences, but it’s always interesting to experience... Read more »

Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Treats

Hauntingly Healthy Halloween Treats
Ok, I cannot take credit for this post, but I also know I couldn’t have come up with a better array of treats!  These are FANTASTIC!  If you want healthy options for your Halloween party, you simply need to check these out, because they are so fun!  Who says Halloween needs to be all about... Read more »
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Excuses Busters #1 - How To Overcome Common Fitness-Related Excuses

I asked for some reasons why people have issues with starting or sticking to a fitness and nutrition regime on my Facebook page, so I’m taking time in this newsletter to address them and hopefully offer advice in these areas. EXCUSE #1: “That Time of Month” This is mainly a woman thing (well, duh… though,... Read more »