Easy BBQ Pulled Pork

This is a quick one-pot meal that takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. This recipe makes A LOT of freeze some for a later date when you want to heat up a quick lean protein for lunch or dinner! Ingredients:2 pork tenderloins1 bottle BBQ sauce (your choice of flavor) * I look for bottles that have the least amt. of sodium & sugar* Directions:Put all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. When finished the pork should easily pull apart. 


Common Foods that Can Trigger Migraines How Your Diet Can Cause a Headache -- By Becky Hand, Licensed and Registered Dietitian SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more Often described as an intense throbbing or pulsing in one specific area of the head, a migraine headache is a condition that can't--and shouldn't--be ignored. This severe headache can last for a few hours or up to several days.


Did you know that strength training can give you a boost in your resting metabolic rate (the calories you burn while at rest)? The reason?  Muscle is active tissue that consumes calories while stored fat uses little energy. It is estimated that each pound of muscle burns roughly 3 times more calories than does fat.  As a result, strength training can be helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.


So, it is 2 or 3PM, you’ve still got hooooooooooours till your dinner, but your stomach is rumbling. Solutions?

Self image and self talk

After class on Thursday I was talking to a couple in the lobby of the YMCA. He had several health issues and obviously his wife was worried about him. We talked for a while, I gave them a few tips and some encouragement. When I talked to his wife at class on Friday she told me that I had given him hope. He was trying to eat better and lose weight again. I always knew how much attitude affected success but this jumped out at me tis morning. One question I have is, would you talk to your kids or your spouse the way you are talking to yourself?

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Shrimp Paella

This is very easy to make and combines a lot of key ingredients that helps keep you lean. Paella's are popular in Spain...when Brian and I were there on our honeymoon we had quite a few varieties! They are typically made with rice..but I substituted rice for Quinoa for added health benefits! It's basically a one-pot Stir Fry..Quick, Healthy & Tasty! Ingredients:2 tbsp olive oil, divided1lb frozen pre-cooked small shrimp1 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped bell pepper1 cup frozen peas1 cup chopped tomatoes

Today's Fitness/Health Tip: CHICKEN SOUP FOR COLDS

Chicken soup is a popular home remedy for the common cold but does it really work? Some researchers say that it can help to relieve the symptoms of a cold by reducing inflammation, thus providing some relief of cold symptoms. Also, the hot vapors help break up congestion, making it easier for you to breathe. Soup provides fluid, which is important for fighting infection.  Plus, it tastes pretty good when you’re not feeling your best.
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