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The Forgotten Side of Fat Loss

Most fat loss plans focus on the mechanics of physical change.  What to eat?  How much?  When?  What kind of workouts?  For how long? All very important questions.  And also a bit fun to think about, right?  There’s so much potential. But here’s the problem: the mechanics of fat loss account for maybe 10% of… Continue Reading

My Favorite Fit Girl Dessert (A Blueprint for Enjoying Treats Without Going Overboard)

My Favorite Fit Girl Dessert (A Blueprint for Enjoying Treats Without Going Overboard)

I love pumpkin pie. Love.   Throughout my childhood, pumpkin pie was basically the entire point of Thanksgiving. Chocolate’s great, ice cream is fun, blueberry cobbler is amazing.  But pumpkin pie … is … heaven. This, of course, is breaking all the rules of sound blogging.  It’s February.  Pumpkin obsession season is October 1 through December 1. On a… Continue Reading

Carbs: Four Tools for Doing It Your Way

Few nutrition topics cause as much controversy as carbs.  We love them and we love to hate them.  There’s no shortage of strong opinions and advice, but how often do we pause to ponder what WE need? Because, dear friends, that is what truly matters – how do we feel good, enjoy life, and rock… Continue Reading

Easy Veggie Variety

Easy Veggie Variety

I’m not sure why, but recently I’ve been humming “When you wish upon a squash …”  Perhaps it’s because I’m always looking for ways to eat more vegetables, especially veggies that are easy to make. At this time of year, when pumpkin and butternut squash seem to be everywhere, we really should give Delicata squash… Continue Reading

Pancake Rebellion

Pancake Rebellion

I’m standing in front of the fridge, getting ready to make my beloved protein pancakes.  Scanning the shelves, I realize I’m out of egg whites, and I really don’t feel like cracking a gazillion eggs to get to the half cup I normally use.  I decided to reject conformity and wing it with some quick adjustments to my usual… Continue Reading

Willpower Is So Overrated

Willpower Is So Overrated

In many offices, treats seem to be everywhere.  Giant tire-like bagels in the morning, a birthday cake on the counter, the co-worker with the dreaded bottomless candy bowl. Often shared with love and good intentions, community treats can undermine our personal goals, especially if we’re working on fat loss. This can be such a struggle for… Continue Reading

My Go-To Veggie

My Go-To Veggie

If I had to pick just one good habit to develop, it’d be to eat veggies daily.  Vegetables are slimming; they fill us up so we feel satisfied; they help our digestion; I believe they even make us more attractive via their nutrient-packed goodness.  So much to love. Of all the veggies I’ve grown to love, jicama… Continue Reading

Don’t Worry; Eat Protein and Veggies

Don’t Worry; Eat Protein and Veggies

In the last month or two, several people have asked me about being a vegetarian.  No big deal, except for the fact that I am perhaps the biggest meat eater I know.  I eat lots of beef, bison, chicken, pork, and fish.  Protein and veggies are the centerpiece of most meals I eat. So why… Continue Reading

A Tale of Turkey Burger Salads

A Tale of Turkey Burger Salads

Have you ever been in a restaurant or cafeteria and felt unsure about what to eat?  Ever looked at a menu and thought, there’s absolutely nothing here for me? Menus are designed to organize our choices.  It makes life easier for everyone, right?  Here are your options, love – you can have a burger; you… Continue Reading