Category Archives for "Nutrition"

A Word About Hydration

It's that time of year...lots of sunshine, outdoor activities, vacations and more. We're outside moving and grooving, soaking up the rays, splashing in the water and having an overall great time!

It's also the time to be extra diligent on staying hydrated!

While you may know everything we're about to cover, it never hurts to have a friendly reminder. 🙂

Starve Yourself Fat

We’ve all heard the advice over and over again…Eat Less…Move More. But is that all there is to the story? It seems like if that simple math equation was the “end all be all” answer to weight loss then everyone would be at their ideal weight with a little effort.

While it’s true that the old adage is a good place to start, and may even work short-term for many, we have to adjust our strategy from there. Many other factors come into play, but what I’d like to do today is to help shed some light on the question that I hear fairly frequently.

Control Your Kitchen Environment

Control my kitchen environment? What’s that mean? Let’s face it…we’re a result of our environment in just about every aspect of our lives.  If we’re around negative people, we tend to become more negative. When there’s a bag of cookies laying on the counter, we’re going to eat them.  On the flip side, if you’re around others that are positive it can lift your spirits.

Simply being aware of your environment is the first step towards changing it to serve you. I’m going to focus on nutrition but this can certainly translate into all areas of your life. Let’s look at a couple of steps to get you started:

Coconut Oil – Friend or Foe?

As with so many things in life this once popular oil is making a comeback. Of course in some parts of the world it never fell out of popularity.

This amazing food is extremely versatile…from oral consumption to hair care.  The oil is extracted from the meat (white part) of a mature coconut. So what makes it so great? I’m glad you ask…