Recipes

WHAT IS METABOLISM?

By Christine | November 29, 2018

You hear the word “metabolism” a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body. It’s how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them…

CINNAMON TOAST SQUASH SEEDS

By Christine | November 14, 2018

Don’t throw out your squash seeds!! I always roast my seeds- it’s not just for pumpkins. So in the north, it’s getting colder and squash is in season. While we may be plenty aware of the benefits of eating squashes, to get the most bang for your buck, don’t forget about the seeds. Squash seeds are loaded with…

PUMPKIN TAHINI ENERGY BALLS

By Christine | October 30, 2018

Fall is here and everything is pumpkin flavored! And with it being Halloween in just a few days, these simple treats hit the spot when you are looking for something on the sweeter side that is still healthy. Every year we have a Halloween themed fitness class and this year I whipped up a batch of…

6 CEREALS YOU CAN EAT!

By Christine | August 21, 2018

Sometimes, I just want a bowl of cereal. I love cereal. I grew up having a sugary bowl almost every morning. Cap’n Crunch was my favorite. One of the most sugar-laden out there. I especially loved Crunch Berries. I ate them by the fistful, straight out of the box while glued to MTV. Oh, those…

MINDFUL EATING FOR HEALTH

By Christine | August 21, 2018

Nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And much of it is confusing, conflicting, and unfortunately, not very good for you. Especially if it’s a one size fits all meal plan. Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat.  This has gotten way too much attention because while this does…

COMMON WEIGHT GAIN TRIGGERS

By Christine | August 21, 2018

Most women tend to see some weight gain starting in their 40’s, but for some, it begins much earlier. If you notice your weight starting to creep up, your lifestyle could be having more effect than you think. We all know the obvious triggers such as eating too much and not doing much exercise, but…