Posts tagged "Wellness"

Weight Watcher Recipe of the Week

Trying to watch your weight? Try this low calorie recipe, simple, delicious and tasty! These roasted heirloom tomatoes are cups full of a delicious Grecian style mix of fresh herbs, pine nuts and golden raisins. Chef’s tip, try broiling or grilling tomatoes with sliced onions drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and top with sprigs... Read more »

New Year Menu Ideas for 2013

SALADS: • Romaine Greens: 10 Calories/8oz. Raw Veggies: Celery stalks, carrot sticks, slice radishes, English cucumbers • Fresh Organically Grown Artisan Greens: 10 Calories/8 oz. Keep it healthy by adding a balsamic or low-fat dressing: Add to calorie content • Tuna Salad: 95 Calories/8 oz. Fresh Tuna Steaks red peppers, relish, shallots and broth •... Read more »

Qnexa: "Just Say No!"

I am shocked and stunned at the news today. Again, we are giving society a tool, a message, that is okay to get obese, now there’s a pill for it. All I could think of is how many young children are going to hear this and think they now shouldn’t focus so much on what... Read more »
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Stressed? Try these simple 10 health tips to help along the way!

Yoga classes or a run on your treadmill are great ways to lower your general stress level. But what can you do for stress on the go? The following tips can help you reduce your stress anytime, anywhere. 1. Do a quick breathing exercise. Take several slow, deep breaths and release a little more tension... Read more »

How to Find Time for Daily Exercise

It happens so easily. Your job, your kids, or your daily errands get in the way of your workout. Before you know it, you’ve stopped working out altogether. How are you supposed to fit exercise in when you have so much to do? It may be easier than you think. Your body needs at least... Read more »

20 Ways to Exercise Your Heart and Mind

1. Set achievable goals. 2, Learn to dance. 3. Walk your pet. 4. Do the dishes by hand. 5. Work on a jigsaw puzzle. 6. Join a neighborhood clean-up. 7. Try a yoga class. 8. Jump rope. 9. Clean out the garage. 10. Walk into your bank, don’t use the drive-up window. 11. Learn to... Read more »
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10 Healthy Health Tips!

First step is committing to Healthy Living, and truthfully, its hard. Decades of research point to a number of health habits that really make a difference to good health. If you can commit to these 10 habits over time, you will be on your way to a healthier life: 1. Seek regular health care: Good... Read more »

"The Joy of Stretching!"

Do you often wonder why You Need to Stretch? Do you have a regular fitness routine? If you answered yes, great! You’re already doing a lot to take care of yourself. But answer this: Does your routine involve regular stretching? If not, you might want to think about adding it. Keep these things in mind:... Read more »

"Dear Mrs. Obama, do you have a moment?"

Today I am reaching out to you personally to listen to what I can contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic, help prevent it, help with dealing with it. I have reached out to my state representative and congress, even the Illinois State Board of Education, which referred me back to the above mentioned. Both supported... Read more »
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Diet or Lifestyle Change, which do you prefer?

As a personal wellness Chef, diet is an unpleasant word, so why can’t we start calling it a “Healthy Lifestyle Change?” Working with clients in the Chicago area and Northwest suburbs, clients go into “shock and fear” with the sure mention of the word “Diet”. It sets clients up to fail and not succeed their... Read more »
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    Professional Chef and Wellness Coach, specializing in specific dietary needs. Includes diabetics, renal failure, cancer and chemo patients, low fat/high protein, gluten free, protein free, and overall healthy cooking. Most recipes are under 350 calories or less! Graduate of Kendall College, Chicago, IL. Certifications in Professional Chef, Bakery and Pastry Chef, Dining Room Management and Catering. Studied in Lyon, Paris, France.

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