Category: Healthy Eating

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 »

What the HECK am I supposed to eat, anyways?

What the HECK am I supposed to eat, anyways?
It seems that every day we find out that another supposedly “healthy” food may not be quite as healthy as we thought.  Hormones in milk (possibly aspartame soon), pesticides on vegetables, genetically modified soy (GMO) and other foods, cancerous causing meats, stomach upsetting wheat… I mean, really, what can we eat anymore?  It all seemed... Read more »

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 »
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How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Valentine's Treats?

I am a firm believer in indulging from time to time, just as long as it’s in moderation and isn’t a daily habit.  I think Valentine’s is a great day to choose to have a little wine, a little dessert… perhaps a little candy!  You may be curious, however, what you are getting yourself into…... 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 »

Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...

Get your HEALTHY on at local Chicago restaurants...
Let’s face it, going out to eat is a time-honored tradition that most people are unwilling (or unable) to give up.  I know that we hear, “It’s healthier to cook at home,” all the time, but sometimes we just want/need to go out to eat.  Sure, lots of restaurants have their “fit” or “light fare”... Read more »
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Quick And Easy Protein-Full Salad

Quick And Easy Protein-Full Salad
I enjoy coming up with my own recipes that fill in nutritional gaps that I need to fill.  One area where I always need work is protein intake.  So, I’m working on finding more ways of getting it into my diet.  BEHOLD!  I give you a bean based salad that is quite tasty and super... Read more »

Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?

Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?
Every year we make resolutions, and every year most people give up on fitness related ones in less than a month. I find that the reason a lot of people do this is because they weren’t strong enough to start, or they just weren’t properly planned out and executed. If you are already starting to... 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 »
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The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!

The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!
A lot of people think of tofu as some bland bean curd that they’d rather not eat.  I started that way too… that is, until I started to realize all of the wonderful things that can be created from it.  You see, tofu will take on the flavor of what you mix it with.  It’s... Read more »