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Having Your Pumpkin Pie And Eating It Too, while knowing the difference between skill building and will power

This pumpkin pie was a treat given to me by one of my Pilates clients after my first lumpectomy last November. And yes, it's not a cancer fighting food. It's a celebratory one. "Once in a while a little treat is ok," said my doctors and nurses when I called them about this little slice of pie. Hey, I didn't want cancer again. So this is a case where I was told, it is okay to have your pie and eat it too.

7 tips to prepare for the holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.

Tips for Growing Muscles the Natural Way

There are many tips around the web on how to lose weight. However, little is written on how to gain weight. It’s obvious why that is. Only 2% of the American population wants to gain weight according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics gathered between 2007 and 2010.

One Good Food Choice Leads to Another

Are you enjoying your food choices every day of your life?   Or have you made a series of choices resulting in disappointment and weight gain.   Do you ever have the feeling that every good food choice you try to make requires great effort and produces little reward.   Don’t spend your time and energy mourning all the bad food decisions you have made and don’t overthink all the good food choices you try to make.  There is hope for you!!  The way to overcome the results of a series of bad choices is through a series of right choices---one c

Raw Vegan Lifestyle

It has been a while since my last post...busy with life: started teaching this spring semester so there was a lot of prepping for two new classes which is what took away from my posts.  Squeezing in a little update during my lunch break.  This new lifestyle is quite challenging to say the least.  As my body was going through detoxing, I had some days where I just didn't feel great or with energy.  My husband  helped me through this phase because I didn't want to continue.  One of the great things of choosing to make changes is allowing yourself some gra

It's Diet Resolution Week - Part 3

Got through my first!

It's Diet Resolution Week - Part 2

Good morning, Friday!

It's Diet Resolution Week

Well, it is the first week of the new year! What have you implemented as your new resolve?  My choice was to try eating a raw vegan diet.  No, it is not eating uncooked meat. Think vegetables, nuts, seeds, green "smoothie" drink, water...stuff that is good for you.  My decision arose from some health concerns I've been facing for at least a couple years.

Make your food ahead strategies

With the holidays upon us, many of us are too busy to eat healthy, due to lack of time to prepare or even shop for food.Thanks to PN Nutrition, I can share the following chart with you, helping YOU eat better and plan better.Happy Holidays. Heike Yates