How to Journal Your Foods

journal     If you are about to make changes in your diet, I strongly encourage you to journal your foods, on a daily basis. Journaling is an important tool for supporting this lifestyle change, as it brings you to a place of focus and learning about your current eating behavior and patterns.

As you make positive changes, the journal provides a way to monitor progress, as you strive to improve your habits. You ...

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I Love Bodybuilding

       I absolutely loved my experience as an I.F.B.B. Pro Bodybuilder,  regardless of politics, subjective guidelines, lack of prize money, and all! 

     After all, competitive bodybuilding was my “passion”, back in the day, so it was fun to train at Gold’s Gym, Venice, amongst the stars. It was a dream of mine to travel and I got to see parts of the world that I may ...

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Grocery Shopping Tips

GroceryCart* Avoid shopping when you are hungry. Eat something healthy, before you go.

• Make a shopping list before you go to the market and buy only the foods on your list.

• Select lean and white meats for their lower fat content instead of the high fat meats like certain cuts of red meat, bacon or sausage.

• All canned meats, like tuna, salmon, or chicken, should be canned in ...

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10 Steps to Changing Your Eating Behavior

Cookbook1) Stop Dieting! Instead of going on some quick fix, fad diet to lose weight, create a calorie deficit by exercising more and making gradual, moderate dietary changes. The word, “diet” is not “die with a “T”! In the dictionary, the word “diet” means, “a way of eating. For example, the diet in Northern Canada is not ...

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Giving Yourself Permission to “Treat”

HealthyDessertWhen you are eating healthy or following a healthy meal plan, at some point, there will be the temptation to deviate. There are occasions where we celebrate life events with food. There may come a time when you decide that you want your favorite dessert. Sometimes we end up at someone’s house for dinner and the food is not how we usually eat.

Below is what I ...

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Don’t Make “Diet”, Die With a “T”.

EatBetterFeelBetterStop “diet mentality”.

Thinking about “going on a diet” also means that you can go “off the diet”. To many, “diet” does not mean “a lifestyle change”. The word brings up thoughts of restriction, deprivation, hunger, and not being able to eat what we want. It is usually a temporary solution and not sustainable or healthy, in the ...

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Is Your Salad Healthy?

HealthyStrawberrySaladMost people believe that having a salad is a healthy food choice. But, what are they putting in their salads? Is it a salad made of Iceberg lettuce with candied nuts, tons of whole milk cheese, croutons, fatty meats and tons of commercial dressing? Or is the salad mostly fresh vegetables, across a bed of dark greens, with a lean animal protein, ...

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On the Road Snacking Tips

Tupperware* Plan ahead. Buy non-perishable foods that you can carry, like the following: Cliff bars, bottled water, canned sugar free fruits, meal replacement packets, bran muffins, graham crackers, low-fat turkey jerky, rice cakes, canned tuna or chicken, wheat crackers.

• Buy a small ice chest so you can pack perishable items like yogurt, low-fat string cheese, fruit, cut up raw vegetables, or healthy sandwiches.

• Buy Tupperware and ...

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