September 2013 Blog Posts

Health Food Store Diet Products

I went to my local health food store the other day and was faced with shelves of diet aid products.  They had raspberry ketones, green coffee extract, and the newest garcinia cambogia. I didn't see them displayed on this particular shelf but I'm sure if I had asked they would have had acai berry lurking somewhere.  I don't want to omit Hcg drop because I had seen them featured on the end caps quite a few times. After speaking with one of the friendliest sales lady I asked her if any of her customers have seen great success with any...

Quick and Easy Meal Ideas

You come home from work or the gym, it doesn't really matter where you're coming home from only that you are hungry and want something to eat now.  Every horrible choice is screaming at you and your resolve is weak.  You know in a perfect world you'd have prepared snacks and meals you can whip out of the freezer and pop into the microwave.  Before you can say voila you'd have a healthy home cooked meal before your eyes.  Then reality hits.  I always recall one of Dr. Oz's tips of eating nuts 20 mins before you eat your meal...

The Best Ab Exercise

Can you guess what it is?  It's not those crunches that you struggle to do a hundred of, it's the Plank.  Flat abs really isn't about doing all the right moves it's more about being physically fit all over.  You're not going to have flat abs and be 40 lbs over weight.   Abdominal exercise is just apart of the formula that goes into achieving the best abs you can.  Know that regardless of your condition there is some variation of the plank that you can start with.  The basic plank looks like this: Get down on all...

6 Small Meals or 3 Larger Meals - Which is Best

At the end of the day it's all about calories in versus calories out, so does it really make a difference if we consume the same amount of calories split up between 6 smaller meals or 3 larger meals? If you like the idea of eating 6 smaller meals you should know that the theory behind this is that you'll keep your metabolism working and you won't get hungry.  According to Bonnie Liebman, nutrition director of CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest) there aren't any good studies proving that.  Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN with the American Institue...