Blogs about Plant Based Diet

For Stronger Living

This title is the tag line for Functional Fitness of DuPage. I company that made sense to start in 2007 when I recognized there was a need for more trainers who emphasize improving the aspects of your life through better health, better movement, and more passion. 

Foods to Improve Athletic Performance

H20 yo! (3 of 5) - Mother nature's energy drink

I used to reference the RDA measures for water intake and discuss 3.2L for men and 2.9L for women to my clients. I would mention that some hydration comes from your food (like the 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables you should be eating everyday) and some from the liquids you drink (straight water and other beverages). Empathetically, I might quote a company that manufactures high tech body composition testing equipment who use total body water readings and admit to using a suboptimal average in their calculations because virtually everyone is dehydrated to a degree.

If You're Eating These Chemicals Then You Must Read This

If you have eaten any foods which contain Zeaxanthin, Epigallocatechin, procyanidins, Proanthocyanidins,  or Sulforaphane you MUST read this….you may be inadvertently eating these substances and not even know it! If you have ever ingested any of these chemicals then YOU are at an increased risk of improved health. 

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. 

Essential Wellness

For the past 10 years my focus has been on health and wellness through movement.  I beleive that movement is medicine that not only helps us to feel better in our body but also brings joy into our lives in so many ways.  I find Pilates and the MELT Method to be two extremely effective tools to make movement the best it can be, no matter what your activity level.   

Pack 5 Salads on Sunday Night That Will Stay Fresh All Week

Eating a big salad at least once a day is a great way to maintain healthy habits. Don't have time to cut up a salad every single night? Here's a way to make all the salads you need for your workweek at once. Follow these simple salad-making rules, and your meal will taste just as fresh on Friday as it does on Monday!

Three Quick, Healthy, Easy, Vegetarian Lunch Options

A few days ago I posted a photo on my Facebook page of my lunch. I had been trying to keep my fridg stocked with pre made healthy choices, and given that I had seen a lot of photos of oreos and such recently, I wanted to share a thought of some ways one could eat quickly AND healthfully. That day I was having kale with garlic and lemon, spiced chickpeas with ginger, and brown rice with turmeric and cilantro.

Come on Now!Your health should be your primary concern.

We are living in a Results driven society.Everyone wants microwavable results.Quick.Fast.In a hurry.The problem is these results that they seek require long term effort.They are so wrapped up in purchasing the next new thing and forget to use basic fundamentals laws of health and wellness. They will trade sleep for an energy drink. They will trade a decent meal for an appetite suppressant.This is a crude wakeup call.You cant live like this forever!

Food Essence of Life

Food is medicine...