I’m asked often about the health benefits and effectiveness of energy drinks.I can gracefully answer the first part of the question. The nutrition label on a Rockstar or Monster can tells me all I need to know - stay far, far away.The effectiveness part is a little trickier because once I read how unhealthy these beverages are, I chose not to drink them. Because I have … [Read more...]
Two Weeks or a Lifetime?
Every January, folks around the world commit to better health. Unfortunately, many gravitate towards fad diets and cleanses as their jumping off point. These diets make trendy claims about quick weight loss and detoxification. Those enticing promises are just enough bait to entice people to swallow the hook.For this new year, I suggest a different, fresh tactic. Start … [Read more...]
Refueling with Chocolate Milk?
The post-workout meal is an essential part of improving fitness and building strength. The body needs to repair and replenish itself after breaking down muscles during a workout. Thirty minutes to an hour after training, your body needs proteins and carbohydrates to grow. Healthy fats encourage vitamin absorption and restore energy levels.In doing my research for the best … [Read more...]
Smarter Shopping and Wild Alaskan Salmon Recipe
Making smart choices in the grocery store isn't always easy. Everyone is busy; grabbing the prepared and processed food seems like the most convenient option. Manufacturers are adept at satisfying any savory or sweet craving in one easy package.Increasing and maintaining strength requires a steady stream of protein; you can’t build muscle without it. Unfortunately, the … [Read more...]
Breakfast on the Go
I celebrated the opening of the new year with a snowboarding adventure in Whitefish, Montana.Because I flat out love food and hate wasting a meal, relying solely on airport food wasn’t going to cut it. Packing some nutrition for the hours prior to getting settled in the sleepy little mountain town was an absolute must.In the darkness of my kitchen, blueberries, purple … [Read more...]