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Kid-Friendly Superfoods

Kimberly Hays February 21st, 2024 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods

Sometimes it is difficult to get children to eat some superfoods like broccoli and greens, but, of course, you want them to have foods high in antioxidants and other nutrients for optimum health. There are some superfoods, however, that you can sneak into meals and snacks that they will love and not even know they

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All About Oats

Bea February 14th, 2024 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel

It is no secret that oatmeal is a great whole food choice for pre and post workouts. As a post-workout choice, oatmeal is great because it has a good carb to protein ratio. This will help with repairing your muscles so that they are ready to go for the next workout.

As a pre-workout choice,

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The Mindful Diet: Lose Weight Using Your Mind

Kimberly Hays February 7th, 2024 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy

Our relationship with food is a very personal one. We equate food with memories and good times with our family and friends. We in no way want to give up that, but we can change how we think about food. How does food make you feel when you eat? Being mindful of these feelings is supposed to get you on track to losing weight and keeping it off. Here are some suggestions for this diet to think about. They really do make sense once you are aware of them.

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Healthy Snacks for Your Next Flight

R. Carnavale January 31st, 2024 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks

Why spend two to three times what you'd normally pay for a snack when you fly? With airlines raking in money on their onboard menu offerings, passengers oftentimes finding themselves paying outrageous prices for everyday foods, such as $5.00 for a CLIF Bar energy Bar or $8.00 for a serving of fruit and nut mix. There's no reason to be hungry or to pay through the nose when you're mid-flight.

Whether you're flying commercial, private, or have a fractional private jet ownership, you need to think

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Matcha: The Unfamiliar Superfood

Kimberly Hays January 24th, 2024 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods

We are constantly discovering new superfoods that we can add to our diets. Although matcha may be something you have not heard of before, it has been around for over 800 years. It was used in ancient China as a medicine. It eventually made its way to Japan where it was used in ceremonies, and it is still used today. The matcha is a green tea leaf, but it's not your conventional green tea. It is supposed to be the powerhouse of all superfoods, because of it exceeds

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Do Cardio Like a Child

Joe Lawrence January 17th, 2024 | Cardio, Outdoor

If you have children, you have surely watched in amazement how they can play or run around for hours and seemingly never get tired. My daughter never stops- never! I was watching the other day as she would jump from toy to toy tirelessly while playing with the neighbor. I was worn out just watching her, but then it hit me. She is doing stations.

Naturally, she did not think about it and there was no rhyme or reason to what they were doing, but they were

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Keep Popping!

Bea January 10th, 2024 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks

If you are looking for a healthy snack, look no further than popcorn! Well, okay, there are some guidelines that you should look into before just grabbing any bag of popcorn and assuming that is a healthy snack. Popcorn that

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Nuts About Nuts

Bea January 3rd, 2024 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel

As a vegetarian, I have to be a little more conscious the foods that I am eating. In order to have a successful workout that yields a healthier and stronger body, I have to eat the right type of foods. For example, I could be in the gym every day, trying to bulk up, but if I do not eat the right proportions of protein, I will not build that muscle that I want to build.

That being said, I am a big advocate of nuts. They are

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A Dream Board for Inspiration

by Kimberly Hays December 27th, 2023 Inspiration, Mind & Body

In order to change your body, you must first be inspired in your mind. You have to find what inspires you to exercise and keep your body healthy. Pilates and yoga are designed for stretching your body, while easing your mind and the stresses of the day. For more inspiration, you may need to find it helpful to make a dream board to keep you motivated which is great for any type of workout goal.

Find pictures and words in magazines and print pictures online that are

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New Year, New You: Healthy Snack Recipes

R. Carnavale December 20th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks

The new year's just around the corner, so why not consider revamping your snack choices? India's Ayurvedic herbal medicine uses several types of herbs and fruits that allegedly slow down the aging process and make the body perform at its best while bringing vitality and peace. Healthy snacks made from these herbs, in addition to being tasty and filling your body with nutrients, may help your body fight aches and pains and neutralize free radicals and oxidants. While snacking is generally not recommended in Ayurveda, especially

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The Powerful Pomegranate

Kimberly Hays December 13th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods

The pomegranate season runs from September through February, so this is the perfect time to advantage of this wonderful superfood that can be found in most grocery stores this time of year. Many have believed for centuries that this fruit holds super-powers. This may be in part to the fact that in Peru, it is believed that in the Garden of Eden, Eve actually at a pomegranate instead of an apple. Also, the Ancient Egyptians used to bury the dead with pomegranates, as they believed that they gave eternal life.

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Helping Your Body Fight the Cold

Bea December 6th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel

While fueling yourself properly is imperative for every workout, it becomes especially important when you exercise in the cold. As our bodies are made up of over 70% water, being in freezing conditions means that your body is going to be less elastic and more stiff. Have you ever put a rubber band in the freezer? Do that and see what happens to the rubber

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Move Over Brown Rice! Black Rice is Better!

Kimberly Hays November 29th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods

Black rice has only recently gained popularity. Honestly, I had never heard of black rice, but noticed it in the grocery store and did some research on how it is different than the white and brown varieties we are used

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The TLC Diet

Kimberly Hays November 22nd, 2023 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy

The TLC Diet is similar to the DASH Diet and the Ornish Diet. It was designed to be a cholesterol lowering diet. Research has shown that it is also a good diet for heart health, for helping with diabetes, and weight loss and maintenance. It is considered a safe and healthy diet that is also healthy for children. This is a diet where the whole family can reap benefits. You will not have to make a meal for yourself and a different one for the rest of your family.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Holiday

Suzanne Foglio November 15th, 2023 | Fitness Expert, Holistic

Who wants to start the New Year with extra body weight, a wardrobe that doesn't fit and a sugar addiction? This is what can happen if we don't keep ourselves in check. With a little preparation and a positive mindset, you can enjoy the magic of the holidays and start the New Year feeling confident and optimistic.

One - Focus on how great you'll feel by saying no to overindulging and yes to a happy healthy holiday. It will continue to be a struggle if you're convinced that you're always being deprived. It doesn't have to be so hard. Instead,
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Coconut Water as a Substitute for Water

Bea November 8th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Are you nuts for drinking coconut water? There are so many different types of recovery drinks out there, but one of the more natural ones that you might want to get into is coconut water. Note, we will be chatting about coconut water here, not coconut milk, which is a bit different. However, coconut milk is also great, and is fantastic as a non-dairy milk substitute in smoothies or other nutritious drinks.

Coconut water comes from immature coconuts (do not worry, they won't make you
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The Step Diet: No Calorie Counting, More Moving

Kimberly Hays November 1st, 2023 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
This diet plan sounds simple enough in theory – there is no counting of calories, forget about counting carbs, too. This is more of a lifestyle change than a diet. In addition to adding exercise, you just learn a new way of permanently changing your eating habits without a lot of food restrictions.

The ‘step’ process in the diet is referring to taking 10,000 steps per day. Having a pedometer will be necessary for this part of the diet regimen to be sure you are
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Cardio and Leg Training

Jessica B. October 25th, 2023 | Assorted Workouts, Cardio
There is no shortage of exercises you can do to help tone up your legs and improve your leg strength while building your cardio, but it can be tricky to find a type of cardio exercise that won’t also risk causing repetitive injuries and overuse injuries if you don’t follow a proper training regimen. Here are a few exercises you can switch between to help prevent overuse injuries. Remember
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Inexpensive Superfoods

Kimberly Hays October 18th, 2023 | Diet Strategy, Superfoods
When I discuss superfoods with people, it seems the most popular reason why they say that they don’t add them to their grocery list is because of cost. There are some, that when they are not in season, can be a little pricey, but none are really that expensive when you think about the health benefits of them. Here we will cover some of the lower cost superfoods to show that it can be really inexpensive to have some, or all, of these powerful foods on hand.

Strawberries – I know, strawberries are not in season year round, and you
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French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet

Kimberly Hays October 11th, 2023 | Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
Mireille Guiliano brought the French Women Don’t Get Fat Diet to America when she wrote a book on the subject which explains how French women stay so slim and beautiful. The premise of the diet is that you rid your life of fad diets, and learn how to eat small portions. The French indulge in
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