Food: not the only culprit of weight gain

Food: not the only culprit of weight gain

Wait a minute...food is not the only culprit of weight gain? How can that be? Isn't the holy grail of metabolism 'calories in, calories out?' It's true that if you eat too much there is a very good chance that you'll start putting on the pounds. It's also reasonable...
The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

The Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Summer is just a couple weeks away. Fruit salads and grilled veggies will be pushed into high gear. I always encourage people to try to shop organic when it comes to produce. Aside from a higher nutrient value in organically-produced produce, organic fruits and...
Stephanie Howell: How I lost 145 pounds

Stephanie Howell: How I lost 145 pounds

Losing weight was never really difficult for Stephanie Howell. She simply wouldn't eat. Yet this former native of southern Illinois moved to Chicago in 2006 weighing 315 pounds. Five years later, Stephanie is a transformed and committed woman with a svelte 170 pound...
Five Signs You Need to Change Your Workout

Five Signs You Need to Change Your Workout

If you're tired of the same workout, or just not seeing the same results as you used to, it's probably time to change things up. Here are five signs that it's time to change your routine. 1. No Motivation Your iPod is fully loaded. You spent an hour (or more if you're...
How to Use Vinegar in Your House for Cleaning, and for Your Health

How to Use Vinegar in Your House for Cleaning, and for Your Health

I'm a big fan of vinegar. In addition to its nutrition, vinegar can be used for a lot of other things. You can actually use vinegar in your house (in a number of ways), for cleaning, and to help improve your health. My go-to vinegar for my health is always apple cider...
The Many Benefits of Eating High Fiber

The Many Benefits of Eating High Fiber

If your diet is rich in fiber, you're probably eat fairly healthy. Most foods that are inherently rich in fiber are good for us in many, many ways. Most of us, however, don't get nearly enough of the rough stuff. In the US, fiber intake hovers somewhere between 10 and...