Monthly Archives: September 2016
Top 7 Ab Exercises for Lower Back Pain
Chronic lower back pain is often a symptom of weak abdominal muscles. At the same time, many popular ab exercises that strengthen these muscles – think sit-ups and crunches – seem to only exacerbate back pain. It’s a frustrating cycle, and leads many chronic back pain sufferers to just give up on core training all together. Here are 7 great… Read More
Chipotle Mango Fish Tacos in Lettuce Wraps
These aren’t your typical beer-battered fish sticks smothered in sour cream and wrapped in flour tortillas. Nor are they your typical battered fish stick smothered in sour cream and wrapped in flour tortillas that have had some fat and carbs removed from them for good measure. These are waaay more fun, spicy, saucy and sassy. And have had a lot… Read More
How Food Containers Effect Your Body
The “BPA-Free” label is starting to appear on more and more plastic and canned products on the shelves, and for good reason. BPA, an abbreviation for Bisphenol A, is a chemical widely used in hard plastics and in the linings of food and drink cans, commonly found in products like water bottles, baby bottles, aluminum cans of soup, soda and… Read More
Vegetable Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
As the weather starts to get cooler, cravings for warmer comfort foods start to stir again. Take advantage of the fresh, end-of-season garden harvest that’s still abundant at the market, and use it to turn this old favorite meaty dish into a high-fiber, low-fat bowl of healthy mouth-watering goodness that’s teeming with fresh nutrients and flavors. Serve these delectably saucy… Read More
Don’t Waste Your Time with These 5 “Weight Loss” Snacks
Americans sure do like their snacks. Snacks weigh down the average American’s daily diet with an additional 580 calories per day, and more than half the country said they prefer snacking over meals, according to one recent study. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Eating several small mini-meals throughout the day in place of the standard 3-square-meals model is a… Read More
4 Gut-Melting Green Smoothie Bowls
Your Instragram feed hasn’t been lying to you. Plates are dead. So are cups. Bowls are taking over. And yes, smoothies have gotten the bowl makeover too. No need to panic when trading in your favorite stripy swirly sippy straw for a spoon, though. For people looking to lose some weight, this Smoothie 2.0 could possibly help them get there… Read More
How to “Drink More Water” the Right Way
“Drink More Water” is one of those well-meant – but extremely vague – pieces of health wisdom that we’ve all heard or read somewhere, along with “Eat Right”, “Be More Active”, “Love Yourself”, and “Live a Balanced Lifestyle.” Each of those health mantras have the potential to transform all of our lives. If only we could just understand what the… Read More
10 No-Calorie Tasty Twists on Plain Water
Drinking more clean filtered water is key to losing weight. And while sweetened beverages, juices and sodas pack on the pounds, drinking plain old water all the time can get boring. What’s the perfect no-calorie solution to shake things up a bit in the drinking department while continuing to promote weight loss? Infused water. Infusing you water with flavorful medleys… Read More
How Cheaters Can Lose Weight Too
A strict diet and exercise plan is a major aphrodisiac for a Type A personality. For the Type Bs out there, it’s a major appetizer. Pass the beer, wings and chocolate cake while you tell me more about how I can never eat my fav foods ever again if I want to lose weight… Luckily, many experts in the health… Read More

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