RULE: Stop Making Excuses

EXCUSES                                                 MY HARSH RESPONSE “I don’t like vegetables”         “I don’t like wearing a seat belt, but I hear it’s good for me” “my knees hurt when I run”       “the heavier you are the more they’ll … Continue reading RULE: Stop Making Excuses

RULE: Move Every Day

Do something active everyday. Our bodies were intended to move. We sit in cars or on trains on the way to and from work; we sit at desks for 8-9 hours a day, come home to sit at a dinner table and then on to the couch for a solid 1-2 hours of TV. No wonder if we make it to 90, we appear crouched; … Continue reading RULE: Move Every Day

RANT: Sugar is Crack

SWEET TREATS A few of my girlfriends love candy. Not chocolate, but candy. I never understood this.  One friend, coincidently a Dentist, especially loves the sugary, teeth-decaying type; like Swedish fish or gummy-anything. Not me. Give me chocolate and peanut butter over a gum drop any day of the week. Raspberry sorbet could never battle chocolate-chip cookie dough ice cream with Butterfinger topping. Adorable dentist friend and … Continue reading RANT: Sugar is Crack

RANT: Food Is EVERYWHERE

Food is good. And it is everywhere. And Its ALWAYS someone’s birthday at work. I habitually walk by the ‘break room’ and cast a reflexive glance as I pass, to see what offering there in lies. And most days of the week, there are homemade cookies, synthetic neon-iced cakes, chips, cheese dips, donuts by the dozen–often brought in by the cheerful 94 pound co-worker, who “just can’t seem to gain weight” because “it … Continue reading RANT: Food Is EVERYWHERE

RULE: Keep Healthy Foods in Stock (part 1)

This is a list provided by my foodie, naturally talented in the kitchen, chef extraodinaire cousin, Megan: Always keep go-to meal staples on hand. 1.Frozen chicken: buy on sale, in bulk, from your local farm and freeze in the individual sizes you need for quick thaw and prep (ie enough for 1 serving, that would be me; enough for 2, for a family of 4 … Continue reading RULE: Keep Healthy Foods in Stock (part 1)

RANT: Happy Plates

Are we taught from an early age not to waste food? My husband was told clean his plate as a child because of the “starving Armenians”.  My mother actually used to tell us: “It’s just as wasted if you don’t want it”. Isn’t it? But I do want it. Don’t I? I remember when my fantabulous step-mother came aboard, the dinner menu changed, and for the … Continue reading RANT: Happy Plates

RECIPE: Easy Quick Healthy Protein Packed Breakfasts

Breakfast sometimes gets lost between remembering to take your pill, spilling coffee on your shirt and rushing off to work. But you should EAT BREAKFAST.  Preferably within 30 minutes of waking, to boost metabolism.  It’s important to get protein and a fruit and/or vegetable down the food tube too! Some of these breakfast suggestions are lightening fast, all are less than 5 min. So make … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Quick Healthy Protein Packed Breakfasts