Rising Food Costs

As I look at my grocery receipt for this week, I cringe seeing it at $150.00, and that is only for 1.5 people! I believe that buying healthy food is less expensive than going out to eat; however, buying organic food costs way more than standard food. Many registered dieticians, understanding the cost difference, recommend … Read more

Eat to Train NOT Train to Eat

Let me start by stating I am NOT a registered dietician; however, I have studied nutrition for many years, including courses taken at University of North Florida. One of the things I have learned is people should eat to train and not train to eat.  For endurance athletes, this can be a difficult concept to … Read more

No Quick Fix

It is January, the time for resolutions and getting fit…Again! Right now everyone is on the bandwagon to eat healthy and do whatever it takes, at least for a while. I love the focus and determination everyone has in January; however, I wish it lasted throughout the year. I understand that motivation is a tough … Read more

Meal Prep

Eating is something we all have to do every single day. Eating serves the purpose of providing nutrients to our body. However, many of us tend to eat as a relief for an emotional issue. We eat when we are happy, we eat when we are sad, and we eat when we are stressed. Basically, … Read more

Alcohol

Alcohol, it’s the favorite drink of many. Try convincing one of its many fans that it’s the wrong choice and you’ll find just how touchy of a subject it is. People love their alcohol! So, I am not here to tell you to stop drinking. Really, I’m not. However, there are a few basic facts … Read more

Triathlon – It Is No Joke!

Sometimes even the best athletes get a little complacent. When your day in and day out routine consists of swimming, biking and running, you can become overconfident and even forget your short term goals. This seems more prevalent when training for a longer distance triathlon. When you have a shorter distance or a “B” race, … Read more

Denial

Denial is a crazy thing in life and can be quite powerful. In all my years in the fitness business, I have seen many people in denial and only the lucky few break free and gain the benefit of learning so much about themselves in the process. To have success and live denial free, you … Read more

Consistency

10/1/2014 I have eaten the same breakfast almost every day for the past 7 years and I love it! I am definitely a person who thrives on routine and I have found that being consistent helps me live a healthier life. It takes the guess work out of eating and exercising; then you just repeat … Read more

Update On My Life Without Sugar

8/1/2014 As you may recall, back in March I had a revelation about eating sugar and subsequently gave it up. This was not an intentional or planned detox or diet. It just happened. Now 5 months later, I am updating you on my journey without sugar. You can read how this all started in my … Read more

Why I Eat the Same Breakfast Everyday

7/1/2014 I have eaten the same breakfast almost every day for the past 7 years and I love it!  I am definitely a person who thrives on routine and I have found that being consistent helps you live a healthier life. It takes the guess work out of eating and exercises then you just repeat … Read more

My Journey As A Sugar Addict

5/1/2014 One day at the beginning of March my husband brought home a box of my favorite cookies. Most people who know me, know how much of a sugar addict I am. I normally abstain from eating sweets on a daily basis but when one of my favorites is put in front of me, I … Read more

Eat More Food but Less Calories

3/1/2014 I love to eat… A LOT! So I have to find foods I can eat a lot of that do not have as many calories and taste good. It is really not as hard as it sounds, it just takes some extra planning and a few great, easy recipes. First let’s look at how … Read more