It’s a tale as old as time – you look around the gym and see the cardio section jam-packed with women. Men of all ages and sizes monopolize the weights and machines. Unfortunately, women often hesitate to venture over and participate in weight training. And while cardio is a fantastic workout, there are certain benefits that are specific to resistance training such as increased strength, muscle density, metabolism and sleep patterns.Read More
Over the past few years, there’s been a spotlight on gluten-free eating. What was once regarded as a dietary restriction for those who suffer from Celiac disease is now a mainstream diet of choice for women of all ages. And as more people have adopted a gluten-free lifestyle, the easier it has become to follow. Supermarkets stock their shelves with approved foods and snacks. The Internet is riddled with recipes and fun ideas to recreate favorite foods in a compliant way. Is it for you?
Throughout the years, I’ve tried it all – fad diets, crash diets, supplements, cleanses, calorie counting and more! The benefit of having tried everything is that I know what actually works for me and when I can expect results. One thing that has always helped me to jump start my metabolism and maintain a healthy lifestyle is timed fasting.Read More
I love versatile foods that can be cooked and served in various ways. One of my favorites is quiche. It’s an old standard and many people still chuckle about it but I love it. A traditional quiche starts with a buttery crust and a filling loaded with cream, lots of cheese, and typically ham. The beauty of a quiche is that you can vary the filling to make it much healthier. You can use lots of veggies which greatly increases the nutritional value and helps to fill you up. And let’s not forget how delicious a veggie quiche can be. You can use any vegetable — asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini are popular but I much prefer spinach. But the biggest calorie and carb saver is eliminating the crust which is typically made from white flour and lots of butter.Read More
Every night on my way to bed I would grab a big handful of gluten free crackers and stuff them in my face. If you read my New Year’s post on Making Changes you’ll see that I listed eliminating this practice as a 2018 goal (it was on the 2017 list too!) It seemed that no matter how hard I tried to resist this habit, nothing worked. I decided that the best way to stop was to make a plan. And I wanted a plan that would not only stop this one bad habit, but one that would also stop me from eating like an animal at night. Of everything I tried, here are the six most effective ways that helped me stop stuffing my face late in the day.Read More
How many things are as easy as one, two, three? Not many but actually fitness can be. I’m sure you’re thinking I must be crazy to make this statement but I believe it to be true. For most women over fifty one of the biggest problems is all the fitness info that constantly bombards us. Just when you think you have it figured out, some new survey comes out and negates everything you’re doing. Low carb, low fat, burpees, yoga, resistance training . . . ENOUGH!Read More