Recipe: Avocado and eggs on toast

If you are like me, then you don’t really have a lot of time in the morning to get ready.  I know that if I don’t bring breakfast with me to work, then I will end up getting a muffin or some other fattening treat from the coffee shop — and then it’s all downhill…

Everyone Needs a Marathon Massage

If you’ve been training for any type of running, cycling, NPC or Ironman event, then you need a marathon massage.  Really. You do. A guy I met told me about them. He went on…and on…and on…about how wonderful they were. My reaction, “What are you talking about and are you sure?” Turns out he was…

What’s the hype with Coconut Water?

Everywhere I go, I see coconut water. It’s like it’s suddenly better than plain water, but here’s the thing…nobody can really prove it. Sure, they say it’s super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free and packed full of potassium and electrolytes. It’s been also promoted as a great way to cure a hangover and prevent cancer, but is it…

What’s in Your Cravings Journal?

Sugary, salty, gooey…whatever it is that you are craving, you want it. And you want it bad. There are a number of tricks to getting over cravings that range from eating a couple strawberries when craving sweets, to eating pistachios if craving salt, but these only work if you know what you are craving. But…

5 ways to add quinoa to your diet

We’ve all heard that quinoa is the new superfood.  Not only does it provide 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per cup (when cooked), it’s one of the few plants that are considered a complete protein — plus, it’s gluten-free. I usually boil up a pot of every Sunday and then throw…

Tips for Beating off Carb Carvings

Willpower. Some are born with it; some aren’t. I’m one of those people who weren’t. On stage when I’m competing at a fitness show, I look like it all came easy, but believe me, the road to get there was bumpy. I have no trouble resisting fried foods and salty snacks. This could be because…