January 2, 2018

I was asked recently, “What is the diet when you have a lot of weight to lose?”  In thinking how to respond, I realized we all know that we should- eat healthy food, not too much, and move more.  What this person was really asking me was not what to do but how to lose...

March 21, 2017

I got asked a simple question the other day, "how did you get started on your health journey?"  I got the sense that they wanted a short, simple answer and the question was easy enough but my answer was not short and it required a level of self-disclosure that was unco...

February 17, 2017

Staying healthy when traveling takes a bit of planning but is not impossible.  I travel out of town and overnight frequently for work.  When I first started my job, I treated every meal like a splurge.  I thought, “Heck, I’m not paying for my meals and I can eat anywhe...

February 6, 2017

Starbuck's Refreshers are a popular non-coffee choice but what's not popular are the calories from sugar in their not so "secret" menu creation known as the Pink Drink made with caffeinated strawberry acai tea, coconut milk and strawberries.  A 16 oz, Pink Drink logs i...

December 9, 2016

It starts right after Christmas, you know, all the advertisements for Curves, Jenny Craig or some celebrity-endorsed weight loss program.  Every January, gyms sign up legions of new members hoping to that this will be THE year that they lose weight and/or get in shape....

December 2, 2016

According to a Gallup poll, on average 50% of people want to lose weight.  Anyone who can give you a definitive answer as to what foods you should be eating, especially without asking you about your healthy history should immediately set off your alarm bells.  Since I...

November 11, 2016

Protein powder is it's own food group in my house.  I supplement protein regularly simply as a matter of convenience.  This is not to suggest that you should supplement but rather to explain how this recipe came about. I make protein powder based mini cakes at least a...

October 20, 2016

We all enjoy #TBT photos of friends and family to produce a bit of nostalgia.  When committing to a more active lifestyle, Throwback Thursday can serve as a reminder of why we began our health and fitness journey and to serve as a visual reinforcement of how far we hav...

October 19, 2016

It's amazing what one can do when you simply refuse to assign limits. When you go all in, it is possible to not only reach your goals but to exceed them.  Five years ago, I was a morbidly obese person, so disconnected from my body that I could never fathom weighing les...

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