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Never miss a Monday. Here’s why…

Mondays matter more than any other day of the week. This is because your actions on Monday set the tone for your entire week. Start out on the wrong foot and it could take days to get back on track. Mondays are like mornings. If you win your mornings, you're usually...

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cups

Oh yah! These dark chocolate coconut cups are about to become your new sweet tooth obsession! These sweet treats are filled with only wholesome, low-sugar ingredients to keep you on track with your fitness goals. Store these tasty treats in your freezer. Enjoy!...

Don’t be fooled

Yesterday morning I was in line for coffee with a friend when I noticed the “healthy” pop tarts on display. The packaging was deceptive to give it a wholesome look that would make you believe the snack was a healthy one. I flipped it over and read the ingredients:...

Chicken Ragu with Marsala

Here's a tasty way to serve up roasted chicken breast... Today's recipe is a hearty ragu filled with roasted, shredded chicken breast. This is a wonderful dinner recipe for those busy weeknights, and it a fantastic method for serving yesterday's cooked chicken in a...

This helped my clients

I have a message for you today that has the potential to help you break through to your fitness goal. It’s something that I like to share with my most dedicated clients… There’s a struggle happening in you between two very different sides. One side of you wants to...

Apple Pecan Muffins

Have you ever fallen into the droopy-sleepy-yawny-have-no-energy trap? When both the middle of the morning and the middle of the afternoon feel like bedtime? Ugh. I have. Back when my breakfast consisted of mainly grain-based cereals or processed and refined breakfast...

Spicy Tuna Wrap

Goodbye, boring old tuna sandwich. Hello, gorgeous Spicy Tuna Wrap! Honestly, who needs bread when you can wrap spicy tuna goodness in blanched collard greens? Not me. These wraps are light and tight, and will help make you light and tight too! The technique of...

Italian Pasta Salad

​This isn’t your mama’s pasta salad recipe! Welcome to a whole new pasta salad, one that has ditched the chewy pasta for crisp, fresh veggies, and contains all of the Italian flavors that you love.It’s a salad worth getting excited about! It’s hard to argue with fresh...

Stressed Out?

Regular exercise is a simple solution to get you feeling good fast. This is because every time you exercise your body increases its production of endorphins, which are responsible for that feel-good euphoria you get after a great workout or while chomping down on a...

You’ve let yourself go

It happens to the best of us. That moment when you realise that you’ve let yourself go, and you need to get back on track. It may happen when you’re looking in the mirror or when you glance at yourself in a recent photo. Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as...

Cajun Grilled Shrimp

Warning: Only make this recipe if you want to take your taste buds on a seriously wild ride! The spice and flavors in this Cajun Grilled Shrimp are on full blast! I highly recommend serving this firecracker shrimp over cauliflower rice dressed in lemon juice for...

Do you feel guilty about this?

You have so many demands on you. Your family relies on you for money, food, transportation, and a myriad of permission slips, bills and paperwork. You hardly get a moment to yourself at the end of each day, and even less now that school is back in session. It’s hard...

Asian Shrimp and Noodles

There is no need for take-out with this quick-n-tasty recipe for Asian Shrimp and Noodles! This dish has all of the Asian flavors that you love, with a fraction of the carbs and calories of traditional take-out. All of the flavors, none of the guilt! This dish is...

Once fat, always fat?

Less than 1% of the formerly obese will maintain weight loss for more than a year, according to a study conducted in the UK in 2015. Specifically this broke down to just 1 man out of 210 and 1 woman out of 124. Does this mean that once fat we are all doomed to stay...

Mexican Skillet Dinner

Here’s one seriously nutritious south-of-the-border skillet dinner! Most Mexican dinners contain generous portions of grains and dairy, so we’ve lightened this one up by taking out traditional rice and replacing cheese topping with fresh avocado and pico de gallo....

Have you cooked like this before? (so easy)

Getting healthy meals on the table each night is one of the biggest challenges that my clients are faced with – maybe it’s a challenge for you too – so I was really excited to come across this amazingly simple cooking technique that dramatically reduces the fat and...

Curly Endive Salad

Are you eating tons of salads? I sure hope so. A big, colorful salad topped with a serving of protein is just about as healthy a meal as you will ever find. And, when done right, it’s also one of the tastiest meals! Eating like this makes it possible to shed body fat...

The simple habit that changed everything

Sandy started her fat loss journey with 56 pounds to lose, though when you see her now you’d never believe that she was once overweight. Today the lean and attractive mother of two walks confidently with a spring in her step and a smile on her face. Given her amazing...