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August 5, 2020

“They said: Strength training at your age? I said: Hold my bowl.”

This ad headline caught my eye as I was flipping through my Sunday morning newspaper. The ad is for Post Great Grains® cereal, and shows a woman holding what looks to be a pretty hefty kettlebell. She has...

May 25, 2020

Today’s post is a recap of where we’ve been and what we’ve covered during our 21 Days of Self-Care project. It’s also a guide to where we can go in the future, to build on what we’ve learned.

So, obviously we talked about good nutrition, and the kinds of food we should...

May 23, 2020

People who know me well know that I studied German in college (yup, that’s me: BA in German) which explains why I spent 30 years working in financial services and now have begun my second career as an exercise and nutrition coach. Anyway, I still love the German langua...

May 22, 2020

This is one of the first habits addressed in my nutrition coaching program. Along with eating slowly, it is one of the foundational habits, especially for those who are trying to lose weight. But it is one of the hardest habits to do consistently. If you can look at fa...

May 22, 2020

Even if we pay attention to how we work out, and what we eat, we often don’t notice what we drink. So we are going to bring some awareness to that part of our nutrition, and see if we can stick to only calorie-free beverages. So, to do this we’ll avoid: soda, juice, co...

May 20, 2020

Imagine a really awesome, healthy, delicious meal. It’s full of nutritious whole foods, all your “green light” stuff. You take your time, sitting down and really enjoying that meal. When you’re done, you feel satisfied, and maybe even virtuous.

Now imagine if every meal...

May 19, 2020

During this self-care project, we’ve spent some time evaluating our mental and physical state with our mind/body scan, and our nutritional state with our food journal. Now we’ll do another evaluation, to see how we live our priorities through our schedule, by making a...

May 18, 2020

People used to think dietary fat made you fat, slow and prone to heart attacks. Not true if you focus on the right kind of fat. Healthy fat can help your stronger, fitter and healthier. They help you recover faster, and nourish fatty tissues like your brain, eyes and c...

May 17, 2020

“Smart Carbs” are carbs that are health-promoting, slow-digesting and nutrient rich. They are full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; friendly to your blood sugar, hormones and digestion; and give you long-lasting, slow-burn energy.

Smart carbs include fresh or...

May 16, 2020

Veggies and fruits – your nutritional powerhouses. They’re like nature’s medicine cabinet. They contain essential vitamins and minerals, plant nutrients and chemicals, antioxidants, water, fiber and sometimes healthy fats and some protein. They help boost your immunity...

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