I have so much to say on this subject, and granted I haven’t been to college in a LITTLE while cuz I’m in my twenties 😉 (wink wink wink……OH BE QUIET! 😯 ), I still know how it goes down!
To be clear as to why this is a topic worth tackling, let me point out a scary statistic. You ready? 70% of college bound kids will pack on an average of 12 to 37 pounds by graduation. That is frightening! Why is this happening? Well I can think of a bunch of reason – but MORE importantly, I have a bunch of SOLUTIONS! Gaining weight and losing self-esteem in college do NOT have to be a fait accompli. Read on….
Continue reading Hoping To Avoid The Freshman 15? Or Sophomore 17? Or Junior…..(you get the jist!)…
Whoa! It’s July already – and that means that in just under one month, college kids will be back to hitting it hard. And I DON’T mean the books!
We’ve all heard of (and probably experienced) the freshman 15. But is gaining weight in college inevitable? It doesn’t have to be. This topic is first and foremost on the minds of the 18+ year-old kids that I work with. When we discuss this, the conversation typically leads to an in-depth look at alcohol and the role that it plays on weight. SO, since most of you out there probably engage in a cocktail or two (or 10) from time to time, let’s take a little looksie. 😯 Here goes. You scared? (I know I am!) 😉 Continue reading The SKINNY on Alcohol.
I’m back! Didja miss me? 😥
So here’s what I’ve been up to! I spent a little time on the east coast visiting family. While traveling, I had a STANDOUT MEAL that I am still fantasizing about. It was a vegan Reuben (sandwich)! OMG! I don’t know what it is about these that I just cannot get enough of, but the Portsmouth Brewery (in Portsmouth, NH) made theirs to-die-for! And a brewery making vegan food? Weird, but they MORE than nailed it! Needless to say, I’ve been OBSESSED with making different versions of these, and like….EVERY DAY. The good news is, depending on how you do it, they can be made to be SO HEALTHY! So I’m gonna share, cuz that’s what I do 😉 So! … Ya ready? Continue reading HEALTHY, Vegan Reuben Sandwiches TO DIE FOR!!!
So first, let me start off by saying that I HATE myself for always becoming addicted to the most OBVIOUS ‘bad-food’ offenders! I think, “it won’t kill me if I eat it just once”, but once becomes finishing the entire jar within 10 minutes. So, I guess I got some splainin’ to do! First, click HERE to see how delicious these hot cherry peppers look! I mean, amAAAAzing, right????? Continue reading Aint Nothin’ NATURAL About “Natural Flavors”, In Case You Were Wondrin’!
I’m one of those people who gets super excited about really stupid things. To the point that I’m delusional enough to think that I MUST SHARE with everyone I know, and then some. Like, when I discovered I could make pancakes just by using my AWESOME vegan protein powder and a little egg white, I practically screamed it from the roof tops! Or when I started substituting date-paste (you’ll read about that below) for sugar in absolutely EVERYTHING, I thought I was so freakin’ clever! I would tell anyone who’d listen. Anyway, agree or not, I think my little “go-to things” are pretty dam HOT (if I do say so myself). So here comes the sharing! Buckle up! Continue reading Things I Think Are …. HOT!!! (Yup! “HOT”! I’m THAT Weird!)
Last week I attended a beautiful luncheon that I had been looking forward to all month. As usual, I ate beforehand because I wasn’t expecting there to be any healthy options on my plate. Boy was I SHOCKED at what was presented to me! A beautiful scoop of quinoa inside a large half of a succulent squash, atop a large salad of mixed field greens. WHOA! Someone on the food committee must TOTALLY get the benefits of a plant-based diet. The woman next to me, knowing that I was health-conscious, commented, “You must be thrilled. Don’t you only eat plants or something?”. I found this to be hilarious! After we both stopped laughing, a great conversation ensued – and I’m going to share some of that with you. LUCKY YOU!! 😉 Continue reading A Plant-Based Diet Does Not Entail Eating Plants, ….jis sayin’
In a recent blog I promised I’d talk more about the details of carb cycling. Carb-cycling is INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE, absolutely healthy and energizing – AND, depending on how ‘extreme’ you take it, gives you CRAZY sexy results! It’s a win-win. It’s the ‘diet’ of choice for many athletes and an absolute must in the body-building world. So here are the basics to getting to SUMMER READY in a relatively short period of time! Read on for the deets…. Continue reading Carb-Cycling! An Extremely Effective Way To CUT FAT!
Before you click HERE and watch this AMAZING video, let me give you a little background on why this is SO important.
A while back (and uh, every day for that matter!) my son insisted that I let him buy a huge bag of potato chips because they were GOOD for him! He pointed out that RIGHT THERE IN THE INGREDIENTS was the word “natural”. It MUST be healthy! THEN he was upset that I wouldn’t get him a package of Ramen Noodles. I pointed out that Ramen Noodles contain YEAST EXTRACT (otherwise known as MSG) and caramel color which is a carcinogen (cancer-causing). Of course, THEN my precious son labeled me the ‘food police’ which REALLY pissed me off! But it got me thinking….. Where ARE the freakin’ ‘food police’? Do they even exist? And if so, why do I find myself at the grocery store struggling like hell to give my son a fighting chance of growing up without diabetes, MS, cancer, (insert disease here)….????? So I did what any GOOD food-policing-pissed-off mom would do! I went to my buddy GOOGLE (maybe you know her?) to research WTF is going on here! And that’s when I came across the book Appetite for Profit.
Continue reading Appetite For PROFIT! You MUST Watch This!
So the reason I put recipes in quotes (up top) is because it’s TOO SIMPLE to call this an actual recipe. However, it IS clever, if I do say so myself! Personally, I like to keep my protein high and my carbs, fat and calories LOW. There are so many foods I’ve pretty much avoided over the years with this philosophy in mind! I used to LOVE pancakes and waffles, so I decided to experiment with my protein powder (I alternate between two: Vega Very Vanilla and Nutiva Hemp Protein, which is why my pancakes are green 😯 ) So here is how easy it is to turn your protein powder into pancakes or waffles and WRAPS! And then stay tuned for the most AMAZING GREEN SMOOTHIE EVER EVER EVER!!!!! (And you MUST message me after you try it cuz I’m dying to hear your reactions!!!) 😀 Continue reading Crazy Delicious and Clever “Recipes”….
What do you call a cross between a bagel and a donut? A DOGEL! I can honestly tell you, these are “to-die-for”! My kids actually beg me to make these even when it’s NOT Passover. These delicacies are the first to disappear at my seders. I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand matzo – and dogels are the yummiest alternative! AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY OF PASSOVER TO ENJOY THESE!! Each year I make batches for my sisters’ families (and used to make for my parents too). I PROMISE you, you will LOVE these and thank me! SO, I’ll give you the recipe, (with a vegan and whole-grain option as well), and some nutrition numbers too. These are very easy to make! You can leave out the ‘sugar’ and it’s more of a bagel. And lastly, thank you to my mother-in-law, Sondy Burg, who introduced me to these YUMSTERS!!! Here goes… They will NOT disappoint 😎 ….. Continue reading Passover Bagels/Donuts – TO DIE FOR! AND They’re Healthy”ish”!