Disclaimer – I am not here to single out any food brands. I am teaching about reading food labels in general. What’s the difference? Carbohydrates are large sugar or starch molecules. Sugars are simple molecules in the form of granules or syrup. When the label says “no sugar added” this means sugar in some shape or form of granules or syrups were not added. This … Continue reading Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!
Almond Banana Pre-Workout Cookies/ Snacks Why pre-workout? These cookies have protein, fat and carbohydrates in them. These nutrients are fuel for the body, making them a great choice to eat before a workout. Each cookie also has about 50 mg of potassium which is also an ideal ingredient prior to exercising to prevent muscle cramps and aid in fluid balance. Avoid eating too close to … Continue reading Almond and banana pre-work out snack
CHIA, HEMP & FLAX What are they? How do I use them? Where can I get them? Chia Seeds “Chia seed contains a wealth of fiber—5 grams in just one tablespoon. It is the fiber in chia that causes chia seed to swell when combined with water, creating chia gel. Whether you eat chia gel or just the raw seeds, the hydrophilic action of chia … Continue reading CHIA, HEMP & FLAX?
Insight of the day: Stay hydrated! Hydration supports muscle, brain and organ health. Water especially is important. To add natural flavor to water try slicing up some fresh fruit like green apples, lemons, or limes and allow them to sit in water for a few hours. Remember energy drinks, coffee and some high caffeinated teas cause water loss from the body. If you drink these … Continue reading Insight of the day: Stay Hydrated
I am obsessed with pizza. Not to mention I am a lot Italian and grew up on it. I could eat pizza for every meal. Mom raised us on making our own bread, pasta and pizza! Yay carbs. Inventing pizza recipes has been a fun tradition in our household. One of my favorites is the “dessert” pizza. Whole wheat crust topped with Nutella, marscapone cheese, fresh … Continue reading Pizza Chicken?
In 2012 Angela and I worked together on her customized nutrition plan. Angel has done a great job re-enforcing all she learned from the program into her day-to-day routine. As you will read from her testimony she experienced weight loss and improved energy levels. I want to thank her for this beautiful testimony. I am grateful to have such a beautiful friend with an amazing … Continue reading Thank you Angela!
SAVE THE DATE WALK FOR HUNGER SUNDAY MAY 4TH 2014 It is that time of year again~ On Sunday, May 4th, I will be participating in Project Bread’s 2014 Walk for Hunger. I hope that you will support me in my efforts to raise money to help end hunger in Massachusetts! Check out my direct web page to donate! http://support.projectbread.org/site/TR/Walk/General?px=1364781&pg=personal&fr_id=1230 Join my team: Title Boxing … Continue reading Walk for Hunger! 2014