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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

Fall Harvest Vegan Soup

The fall always makes me want soup.  I love soup, and it is one of the things that is sometimes dissapointing in eating out that a food that can be so healthy is often caloric without flavor and heavy without depth.  A cream soup, in my mind, can be a wonderful treat, but I don't want it often, and if I am going to have it I want it to be really worth it.  At least 20 years ago my younger brother, who is a chef, made a cream of broccoli soup for Christmas that was so good I ate 3 bowls and didn't have anything else he made.

Boost your meal plan with some Cauliflower

Cauliflower is extremely versatile, from eating it steamed as a whole (which is may favorite), to making soups, as carb replacement instead of potatoes. Cauliflower is not only a low carbohydrate option, but is full of vitamins, protein and a terrific source of fiber. 

Pumping Up the Protein for Vegetarian Bodybuilders

 

What You Really Get When You Buy Fat-Free and "Light" Foods

If you are trying to lose weight then lowering your calorie intake is what counts. In the fight to lower calorie intake we as a society tend to go through phases…the carbs are bad phase…the eat-low-fat-phase and of course with that there is the inevitable push to separate you from your money by introducing low-fat foods. Its great marketing and it attempts to lure you in to buying Brand A vs. Brand B. But eating low-fat products may not be as beneficial as you might think if your goal is weight loss. 

I WANT ABS!

Everyday I here and see people saying I want abs. Great goal for sure but what each of these people fail to understand is to have visible abs you must learn how to cook and eat clean. Exercise will strengthen the abs and burn fat, but it will not give you visible abs on its own. Nutrition is the key to any weight loss program and it all begins in the kitchen. Understanding what eating clean means is one of the hardest concepts for people to understand I have found. There are numerous diet plans on the internet, but very few actually explain what eating clean means.