Blogs about Whole Foods Diet

Enjoying the last few weeks of summer

Summer is winding down and it is almost time for the more hectic pace of back to school.  The heat of August almost demands that we slow down and enjoy the last few days of summer.  Why not take this time to enjoy slower paced, relaxing days with family and friends.  Nature will bring us an abundance of great foods to enjoy right now.

In the beginning...

Which came first? The chicken or the egg? The egg or the chicken? Undoubtedly, you have heard this conondrum before. But have you ever wondered why? Some of you wonder why anyone would eat a filthy chicken or its eggs in the first place. Others, just the opposite - they love it and would eat it daily! In the wake of the never ending firestorm of commercials, books, ads, etc., you have been overwhelmed by the sheer ability of the billion dollar ad companies to tell that what you were told you were supposed to hear and is absolutely the answer to your problem.

"House Magazine" November/December 2014

Living “bodyrite” has become a common household phrase in the BodyRite community. My clients know that I am all about lifestyle and “walking the code” as I call it.  I spend the majority of my speak time during training sessions with clients talking about nutrition, metabolism and wellness…for the long haul.  Functional fitness is my passion, but it is the science of food that can heal people from within.  

"House Magazine" January/February 2015

Although my title and profession is that of a personal trainer, I really consider myself more of an educator. Due to the conflicting information about health and weight loss, most clients that I meet are misinformed and confused about wellness.  In order for weight loss to be permanent and life sustaining, it’s essential to start making connections between our health and daily food choices.  Everything that we ingest has a direct cause and effect.

Do I Need Supplements?

Here is a popular question that is often asked to me and I'm sure my colleagues. Question being, do I need supplements? Well, as most things in life that is a "depends" answer. In general, if you are eating a diet that meets all your daily needs in terms of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and caloric goals, then supplements are probably not needed in my opinion. Here are some suggestions I always ask people before they dive into the mysterious world of supplements.

Why people shop for food like they shop for clothes“

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and I hope you all will enjoy my blog post this week. Today I want to address the major issue that I'm still coming across as a personal trainer and lifestyle coach. It all comes down to food yep, one of the most important element for living a healthy and happy lifestyle and yet people continue to make the same old mistakes every time.

How do I get enough protein into my diet?

HEYlifetraining’s “Food Bites” will share what’s healthy and hot and what’s not in the food industry. Here you find the latest information on nutrition, food trends, and why eating healthy is important.  

The Dinner is Served!

I am often asked about some recipes we use at our home. Below is one of the salmon dinner recipes my husband uses for both of us (all ingredients wild/organic. IF the product claims to be “NATURAL”, it does not mean anything, as this expression is not quantified or qualified by the FDA…):

Our Relationship with Food and Exercise from a Yogini's Perspective: (The 3 Legged Stool)

 One of the common themes of yoga is balance (physical, mental, spiritual). One of the common themes of my teaching when I am thinking about our connection downward to the earth, and the way we lift upward with control is the strong triangle. Shavasana is one of the major postures chosen for rest because it requires little muscular tension to maintain. Cat position may be hard if one's knees are compromised, but try lifting one limb and you can feel how you begin to tighten to hold the position. Lift two and this is more difficult.

Well, it started with soda.....

When I sat down to write this I had a whole thing in my head about soda.  The diet vs. regular argument is once again in the news, and it’s a constant battle in my house.However, once I started writing, it went to totally different place, mainly eating healthy in general.  So be warned.I posted a news story yesterday of the man who drank 10 cokes a day for 30 days, and the effects it had on his well-being.  Obviously, the result was not good.