Healthy Eating

10 Foods that fight stress (and belly fat)

Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Women should be issued with a button “in times of stress, release chocolate”!   The problem with most typical “comfort” foods that we turn to in times of stress is that the gratification is often short term, leaving us weighing heavier and feeling bad about ourselves and more stressed than when we started.   Apart from […]

Top Tips to Rescue Your Broken Metabolism

Posted by on August 3, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Shawna recently took part in an anti-aging fitness summit in Arizona and took the opportunity to meet up with Fat Loss expert Dawn Sylvester.  Dawn works with women who have tried for years to lose weight the “wrong” way resulting in low energy, a feeling of helplessness, and a broken metabolism.   Dawn’s plan Final Fat […]

How Much Protein?

Posted by on February 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm

“How MUCH protein should I be getting on a daily basis?” I get asked this question all the time. In most cases, I find the majority of active people (especially women) don’t get enough high quality protein. Sometimes it’s just because the thought of tasteless protein is hard to stomach. Here’s a solution.  Keep in […]

An ounce of prevention saves pounds on your hips!

Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Alcohol and weight loss don’t particularly go together but at this time of year, a drink or three is pretty much inevitable.   As always, an ounce of prevention will save a pound (or three) on your hips so give these tips a go for Christmas and New Years and stay in control of your […]

How to recover from your Halloween ‘hangover’

Posted by on November 1, 2014 at 12:30 am

So, how was your Halloween?  Nursing a sugar hangover today?  Doesn’t feel great does it. Remember how last time you promised yourself you’d never do that again? Sugar’s addictive nature can be as powerful as a drug. In fact, as you’ll learn in the video below, sugar works on part of the brain in the […]

Sweet Alternatives to Sugar

Posted by on October 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Do you have a ‘go to’? You know, something or someone that you can rely on no matter what? Well, Rick Kaselj is my ‘go to’ for injury prevention and rehab. Turns out that Rick is a man of many talents. Today he has an article about sugar ‘go to’ substitutes for us.  Now this […]

Fiesta Breakfast Taco

Posted by on September 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

This delicious dish is made with egg whites and sautéed vegetables and makes a wonderful light breakfast. Enjoy with salsa for an added kick. Servings: 2 Here’s what you need… 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 medium tomato, chopped 3/4 cup egg whites (about 4 large […]

5 minute trick to losing fat (hint: involves chocolate)

Posted by on September 5, 2014 at 12:30 am

Guest Post: Maureen Garry Let’s talk FAT. Better yet, let’s talk about LOSING fat – that extra padding that crept onto your belly, hips and thighs while you weren’t looking. But first, let me ask you something: Have you found that losing fat after age 40 is a lot harder than it used to be […]

Celery Sticks with Roasted-Garlic Hummus

Posted by on September 4, 2014 at 7:00 am

Celery Sticks with Roasted-Garlic Hummus Servings: 4 Here’s what you need… 2 garlic cloves, peeled 15 oz can cooked garbanzo beans, drained 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 8 stalks celery, cut into thick slices 1 teaspoon olive oil 4 tablespoons water salt and cracked black pepper to taste 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1. Preheat […]

Healthy to the Bone

Posted by on September 2, 2014 at 1:00 am

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis translates literally to mean “porous bone”.  We all lose some bone density as we age and bones get thinner as existing bone breaks down faster than new bone builds.  As this occurs, our bones lose calcium and other minerals and […]