Most of us are under the misconception that fit people work hard and spend most of their lives deprived in order to achieve their amazing bodies. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I’ll let you in on a little secret…It’s not hard to get and stay fit. It’s not about hard work and deprivation. […]
I am often asked how to lose weight quickly and easily. Of course no one wants to listen to a lecture on the importance of healthy eating coupled with a solid exercise routine. That would preclude the quick and easy part. So in a world where two thirds of all adults are overweight or obese, […]
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Ingredients 3 1/2 cups water 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped, optional 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch nutmeg 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, plus more, to taste 1 cup lowfat milk, divided 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions In a medium saucepan, bring the water and […]
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 heart romaine lettuce, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces (3 cups lightly packed) 1 8-ounce container of strawberries, hulled and sliced 3 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, diced (about 3/4 cup) 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into ribbons […]
“Metabolism” is the name of the bodily system that converts food calories to energy needed to perform various tasks, like pumping oxygen to muscles during a long walk. Many variables contribute to your metabolism, including heredity, gender and age. But you can quicken yours; here’s how. Exercise more. When you walk, run, or lift weights, […]
Simple food choices go a long way when it comes to your heart’s health. Focusing on fresh foods full of heart-healthy fats and antioxidants can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and cut your chances of a heart attack. These 10 foods will help keep your ticker in top shape. Oatmeal Start your day […]
We all know it’s best to have a healthy snack after working out. Studies have shown that eating a small meal of protein and healthy carbs helps increase the benefits of your workout and speeds up the fat loss process. So what’s your favorite post workout meal?