Coconut Oil – 10 Miraculous Uses

- - Lifestyle

When coconut oil first became popular a few years ago, I didn’t really understand the hype, nor did I see how I could use it. After so many legitimate sources swearing up and down by it, I decided to give it a try. Fast forward a few years later, and...


The Low Down on Vitamins

- - Nutrition

There was a time in my life when you could open up one of my kitchen cabinets and find all sorts of vitamins and supplements in a bottle. I would take Vitamin B-12 for this, Vitamin C for that, Vitamin E for something else, the list went on. I spent...


Breakfast Buns Workout

- - Workouts

Whenever I walk by a pastry shop, I begin to think of the delectable cinnamon sticky buns my Aunt would bake from scratch on Thanksgiving and how we would eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They were so yummy it was difficult to stop at one. Thanksgiving is a...


Full Body Workouts with Just Dumbbells!

- - Strength Training

Chances are you have a set of dumbbells laying around the house or collecting spider webs in the garage. Where did those even come from? We don’t remember buying them, but there they are – waiting patiently for us. Now’s the time to dust them off and get in a...


Oil Pulling Guide

- - Lifestyle

If you can handle the taste and the jaw workout, oil pulling is gaining popularity as a natural dental hygiene and health boosting practice. Though it’s becoming more and more popular, oil pulling is no new trend. Claimed by ancient Indian medicine to cure over 30 diseases, oil pulling has...


Cardio or Weights, Which is Best?

- - Fitness

The debate between whether to hit the treadmill or hit the weights has flip-flopped back and forth for years. Different studies conclude different results, which ultimately cancel each other out and leave readers confused. Does cardio or weight training tone and tighten faster? Is one workout really better than another?...


Pool Running Workouts

- - Workouts

Now that my kiddos are at an age where, apparently, their energy is never ending, I am thankful they can swim about with their floaties (by my side, of course) on the deep end of the pool. I take advantage of this time to do some pool running and have...


There’s Always Time for Breakfast!

- - Nutrition

We know eating breakfast is vital to starting the day off right and the key role it plays in weight loss, yet we rarely take the time to eat it. There are countless reasons we skip the most important meal of the day, but no matter how good the excuse...


The Big Guide To Apple Cider Vinegar

- - Nutrition

Apple cider vinegar is literally making headlines these days. Used as a home remedy for various ailments since the 1950’s popular book Folk Medicine promoted its benefits, apple cider vinegar is taking the alternative medicine world by storm. The low-calorie (just 2 calories/tablespoon!) substance containing malic acid and acetic acid boasts...


You’ve Reached Your Goal Weight, Now What?

- - Weight Loss

Congratulations, after months, maybe even years, of hard work, you have finally reached that goal weight! But, now what do you do? Unfortunately, most dieters gain back the weight they lost within a year or so due to a lack of post-diet guidance. The problem is that people feel lost...


How to Have a Successful Cheat Day

- - Fitness

Cheat days keep you going when the going gets tough. If you are in the midst of a healthy eating plan then you know the importance and necessity of a cheat day. Just knowing that you don't have to completely cut out things you love from your diet can make...


Snack Ideas Beyond The Protein Bar

- - Nutrition

With endless brands and flavors of protein bars lining store shelves it’s easy to forget about real, fresh foods. Gone are the days of zip lock bags filled with baby carrots and mini boxes of raisins. Grabbing a protein bar or meal replacement bar throughout the day to curb hunger...


Your Monday to Friday Workout

- - Workouts

The other day I was at the gym and I realized since I´ve had kids I haven´t gone to the gym during the weekend. Not because I don´t want to, but because I want to teach my kids (3 & 4) to enjoy exercise and so, on the weekends, we...


5 Steps To Create Delicious Fruit Smoothies

- - Nutrition

Smoothies are a great go-to snack or meal. They are so easy to prepare, and the options are endless. I like to prepare a smoothie every morning and to make it even easier I prepare all my fruit ahead of time and freeze the combinations in Ziploc bags. This...


Counting Calories VS Counting Macros

- - Weight Loss

The go-to system for dieting has long been calorie counting. However, the practice of counting macros, which has been used by bodybuilders for years, has gained recently popularity among the general public. So what’s the difference? Which one is better? It depends on the person and their lifestyle. The following...


Supplement Essentials: A Quick Guide

- - Nutrition

With so many different types of foods on the market today we don’t get enough of the nutrients our bodies need purely through what we eat. Most people do not eat a balanced diet or carbs, proteins, greens and fats so their bodies are lacking in essential nutrients to maintain...


4 Day Fat Burning Exercise Plan

- - Workouts

Do you want to lose weight however you’re just not sure how? Well a good exercise plan incorporates all types of training styles from weights to cardio to plyometrics. By using all different styles of training techniques you will never plateau, but continuously lose weight. I’m going to give you...


Dust Off Those Underloved Cardio Machines & Lose Fat Faster!

- - Cardio

The Stairmaster. The bike. The rower. They are the three dusty gym machines that lose out to the treadmill, elliptical and cardio exercise classes. Why? What happened from the glory days of the 80s when everyone wanted to stairclimb? What changed from the 1970s stationary bike phase? And who has...