Is Eating Breakfast Making You Fat?

For years I've been a die hard breakfast advocate but new science on intermittent fasting has me asking, 'Is Breakfast Making You Fat?" I can't remember a time when I didn't eat breakfast. Mom always made sure my siblings and I ate a healthy breakfast before school, complete with fresh squeezed orange juice and a steaming cup of hot cocoa.  That first meal of the day was like a gentle hug … [Read more...]

How to Survive the Holidays without Getting Fat!

With Thanksgiving we officially usher in the season of food centered social gatherings. Whether it's a work party, family reunion or a friendly get together with your girls friends, opportunities for sharing in friendship around tantalizing treats abound! And these events feed much more than our tummies... the holidays are filled with warmth, joy and love, and if we allow ourselves to truly … [Read more...]

Watercress and Cucumber Soup

Isn't this watercress and cucumber soup absolutely gorgeous? I originally made this soup to serve on St Patrick's day but it will delight family and friends any day, especially in summer when you are craving lighter fares. And it is just as delicious as it looks! This watercress and cucumber soup is a raw soup made with cucumber, watercress, zucchini, avocado and cilantro.  It is easy … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 20 Minute Bikini Body Boot Camp

Welcome to a very special Fitness Friday! If you have been looking for a super effective workout that you can squeeze in every day without stress you are going to LOVE today's special workout brought to you by my sister, Nathalie King, personal trainer extraordinaire and creator of the Bikini Body Boot Camp.  This workout is based on the Tabata principles which, like BURST and HIIT alternates a … [Read more...]

Roasted Pumpkin and White Bean Soup

Fall... Temperatures cool... Trees put on their golden coats... The air is fragrant and crisp... It's time for cozy sweaters and boots, colorful scarves and hats, and a scrumptious bowl of soup to greet you when you come home from a glorious day. It's time for Roasted Pumpkin soup! This delicious white bean and pumpkin soup recipe is inspired by the traditional white bean soups of Provence.  It … [Read more...]

Sweating it Out with Gabby Reece and HIGHX

When it comes to fitness Gabby Reece believes that the best kind of workout should be fun as well as challenging and it should be adaptable to each individual's specific needs.  The perfect fitness program is one that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or ability.  That is my belief as well so I was eager to discover her signature workout, HIGHX. HIGHX os a bootcamp like circuit workout … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Make It A Family Affair!

A fit family is a healthy family.... A healthy family is a happy family... And what better way to spend a sunny afternoon than engaged in a fit family activity! The possibilities are truly endless and every family can find something that suits them. But just in case you need a little help, here are some fun ways to turn a casual family outing into a fun workout the whole family will … [Read more...]

3 Diet Tips That Can Help Support Your Fitness Goals

Today I am exited to be sharing some healthy diet tips from guest contributor Elaine Rosales. Enjoy! Following a comprehensive and well-rounded workout program is a great way to stay healthy; but keep in mind that it shouldn’t end there. A good portion of the benefits you reap from your fitness plan is acquired not from the workout itself, but from your diet. Your diet can easily make … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Nutrition for Optimal Recovery

Welcome to another Fitness Friday! Today rather than share a fun workout with you I want to focus on a critical aspect of fitness training  and overall health -- Recovery.  More specifically I want to address post workout nutrition and the role it plays in optimal recovery. When we engage in intense physical activity, as you would during a BURST or HIIT workout for example, we cause a lot of micro … [Read more...]

Can Gluten Free Really Mean Pain Free?

"Mommy what is wrong with your stomach?" Though my little one giggled at the loud noises my stomach was making, there was nothing funny about this all too common occurrence.  For years I'd come to accept as normal this crazy dance that happened within my gut after every meal. Wasn't this just a normal part of digestion?  Gas... Bloating... Pops and squishes.... Movement so strong it resembled a … [Read more...]