Post-Lunch Dip? The “food coma” explained.

Post-Lunch Dip? The “food coma” explained.

Sit up, look alive and wipe that drool from your face. If you felt great until lunch, but now you’ll jump at the chance to catch a few Zs anywhere, chances are your diet is throwing you off. Quantity and Quality of Carbs: I’ll keep this short at sweet. Carbohydrates...
Green Lights, Red Lights and Body Sabotage

Green Lights, Red Lights and Body Sabotage

It’s one of those days. You didn’t get the best night of sleep. You had the longest day and have no energy left. One little cookie won’t make that big of a difference. You cut your workout short because you needed to [fill in the blank]. Being healthy is great – there...
Dessert for Breakfast: 5 Morning Meals to Avoid

Dessert for Breakfast: 5 Morning Meals to Avoid

It’s safe to say that the general public is well aware of its collective sugar addiction. For many, sugar fixes start in the morning and end in the evening, sending our insulin levels on a dangerous roller coaster ride that is out of control.  The only thing more...
Weight Loss, Eating Out and Becoming Food Conscious

Weight Loss, Eating Out and Becoming Food Conscious

If you eat out often, chances are you may have a harder time managing your weight than if you ate every meal at home. Restaurant food portions are usually out of control and as consumers, we really don’t know how much junk is actually added to our entrees. I have a...
Workout Happy: Traci’s Top 10 Endorphin Boosters

Workout Happy: Traci’s Top 10 Endorphin Boosters

Love and pain are forever intertwined thanks to neurotransmitters called endorphins. Endorphins are produced in the brain and, when in love, well…gives us such amazing lovey-dove feelings that, even if they sky fell,  everything would be ok. They’re also produced in...