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Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Friday, December 14, 2012

Slow Carb Brownies

Delicious, gluten free, wheat free, low glycemic index yummy brownies....you'll love them!

Preheat oven to 350
Get out the blender

Add to blender:
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1/4 c Truvia Sweetener
1 egg
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 Tablespoon Coconut Nectar (optional)
1 Tablespoon Raw Cocoa Nibs (optional)

Blend Well
Pour Batter in 9x9 or 8x8 brownie pan
Bake 30 minutes, until edges start to pull away from pan

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Food: The Friend and Family Circle

It seems like every friend or family event I attend centers around food and/or drinks.  In the past, it has been a vicious cycle through the holidays; I go, I eat, I come home miserable.  Well, not really this year; I've been watching my portion sizes like crazy!  It doesn't mean it's not hard to indulge with everyone else though.  Just indulge small, enjoy and go home not-so-miserable.

Monday, December 10, 2012

10 Reasons To Stop Eating Wheat

She did it again!  Another great video I had to share with all of you.

My Advice on Cutting out Wheat:
Eat those fruits and veggies and scratch the wheat out of your diet,
create a meal plan so you're not tempted to eat wheat products,
Use alternative grains like millet, sorghum, rice, corn, quinoa that are nutritionally better than wheat,
plan your snacks.


I post a lot of motivating pictures, comments, ect. to help keep me and you motivated to work out.  But, here's the real motivation:
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • strengthen your bones
  • enhance your muscles
  • reduce your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
What's more motivating than being healthier and living a longer, more quality life?
It's not a simple go big or go home solution.  Something as simple as taking a walk after dinner can help keep you healthy!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fitness Trends

What's new for 2013...absolutely nothing!  People are going back to using push-ups, pull-ups and planks for body weight resistance training.  It's been happening for centuries and is still one of the best workouts you can get.  The number of personal trainers is on the raise and they're using strength training techniques as their core workouts!  So, skip the gym and get your workout on wherever you are, without the fancy gym membership!