Today is a big day in the nutrition world. Yes, finally the new USDA Dietary Guidelines have been released. Why the delay? It’s what Marion Nestle, nutrition and food studies professor and author out of New York University, calls “food politics.” One of her books, by the selfsame name, was […]

Date posted: January 7, 2016 | Author: | No Comments »

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          I woke up early, early this morning to hit up the gym in our hotel. From our tenth floor abode, up, up, up, I took the stairs to my destination on the eighteenth floor where the spacious gym at the top of this Washington, D.C. high-rise awaited me. Beautiful. There […]

Date posted: January 5, 2016 | Author: | No Comments »

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Today I am going to share my top 25 reasons for why I love boot camp so, so much! Fun! Friends Enhancing self-esteem and confidence Improvements in strength and muscle definition It feels good to push hard and overcome challenges Accomplishing goals Feeling happy (mood booster!) Improved posture Keeps the mind sharp Conquering push-ups, planks, […]

Date posted: March 24, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

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Happy Kids Eat Right Month!  Yep, as of 2014, every August is now dedicated to the campaign of improving the nutrition and health of children.  Of course it’s a year-round, day-to-day part of living for moms, dads, grandparents, and caretakers everywhere, many of whom are hoping to gain some ground in maneuvering good eating habits […]

Date posted: August 5, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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Baby fat?  Mine, that is.  Let me explain.  First, if you happen to wonder where in the world I’ve been, my simple answer is: here.  I’m still here.  It’s been an incredible summer, jam-packed with swimming, playing, yard work, family time, Legos (thanks to an almost obsessive fetish my 6- and 4-year old daughters have […]

Date posted: July 31, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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There are always new diets and dietary trends on the fringe, and one of my favorite things to do is to review and dig a bit deeper into how real some of their underlying claims are.  My boot camp crew and I have a great time discussing these dietary trends after our workouts on Tuesdays […]

Date posted: May 13, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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Is food one of your life’s simple pleasures?  Sure.  I hope so.  Food can be fun, social, empowering, energizing, . . .  or, completely counterproductive.  I love food but also can see that it is often abused for emotional needs or out of boredom.  Consider how stress, fatigue, loneliness, or other needs affect what foods […]

Date posted: April 28, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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It has been an interesting last few weeks as I’ve been holding down the fort at home, shuttling my kids around, teaching and maintaining work, keeping up my energy with this pregnancy, of course feeding everyone (that’s a big job in and of itself), and supporting my husband with work and Army duties.  I’ve have […]

Date posted: April 9, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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Natural is good and sounds about as close to ideal as possible when it comes to food. Don’t we assume that if a food is natural it’s coming to us straight from the vine of some glistening orchard somewhere, or that it is unprocessed and unaltered and wonderful?  Sorry to break it to us, but […]

Date posted: March 17, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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It’s something I am asked about frequently and all of us seem to want more of it . . . energy!  Is a lack of energy affecting the quality of your life?  If so, you may be prey to the thousands of testimonials, supplements, and hyped up “secrets” aimed at your money in return for […]

Date posted: March 13, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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