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Resistance (R) Exercise

This is the first installment of my PRISESM exercise training routine I introduced previously (see, “RISE Up!” and “Before and After”). As a reminder, “PRISE” is my acronym for Protein, (P), Resistance (R), Interval (I), Stretching (S), and Endurance (E) training. Each routine is designed to target a specific health and fitness related component. Protein (P) intake is important throughout the day to keep metabolism revving, muscles nourished, and hunger pangs at bay. Resistance training (R) has been shown to reduce belly fat and increase lean body mass (muscles) and lets you play like a kid again! Interval training (I) [...]

Sprint Interval (I) Exercise

This is the second installment of my PRISESM exercise training routine I introduced previously (see, “RISE Up!” and “Before and After”). As a reminder, “PRISE” is my acronym for Protein (P), Resistance (R), Interval (I), Stretching (S), and Endurance (E) training. Each routine is designed to target a specific health and fitness related component. Resistance training (R) has been shown to reduce belly fat and increase lean body mass (muscles) and lets you play like a kid again! Interval sprint training (I) is great for improving cardiovascular (heart) fitness, increasing metabolism (calorie burn), reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass. [...]

Stretching (S) Exercise

This is the third installment of my PRISESM exercise training routine I introduced previously (see, “RISE Up!” and “Before and After”). As a reminder, “PRISE” is my acronym for Protein (P), Resistance (R), Interval (I), Stretching (S), and Endurance (E) training. Each routine is designed to target a specific health and fitness related component. Resistance training (R) has been shown to reduce belly fat and increase lean body mass (muscles) and lets you play like a kid again! Interval sprint training (I) is great for improving cardiovascular (heart) fitness, increasing metabolism (calorie burn), reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass. [...]

Endurance (E) Exercise

This is the fourth installment of my PRISESM exercise training routine I introduced previously (see, “RISE Up!” and “Before and After”). As a reminder, “PRISE” is my acronym for Protein (P), Resistance (R), Interval (I), Stretching (S), and Endurance (E) training. Each routine is designed to target a specific health and fitness related component. Resistance training (R) has been shown to reduce belly fat and increase lean body mass (muscles) and lets you play like a kid again! Interval sprint training (I) is great for improving cardiovascular (heart) fitness, increasing metabolism (calorie burn), reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass. [...]

Protein Pacing (P)

I’m constantly asked what the best type of diet is for optimal health and performance and for good reason… the choices are overwhelming! There’s “low carb, high fat”, “high carb, low fat”, “high protein, low carb” “balanced carb, fat and protein”? Or whether a plant- (vegetables, legumes, grains, fruit) or animal- (meat, poultry, fish, dairy/whey) based diet is healthier. This is, by far, the most controversial diet topic out there. Even leading nutrition scientists are at odds over which diet is the best for us. And there doesn’t seem to be an easy winner emerging any time soon. However, there [...]

Chocolate Lovers

Chocoholics have officially entered into the “chocolate eating zone”, also known as the time of year that starts with Halloween in the fall and ends with the Easter and Passover holidays in the spring. This 6 month “chocolate zone” also includes Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah, New Years, and of course, Valentine’s Day, all of which include an abundance of delicious chocolate treats. And still, this doesn’t include chocolate we find at work on office desks, at home on kitchen counters, and displayed in most stores throughout this period. Chocolate seems to be everywhere! But… does this mean it’s good for us? People [...]

Fitness Tracker Craze

How many calories have you eaten today? How many steps have you taken today? If you’re one of the millions of people tracking every morsel of food you’ve eaten using MyfitnessPal or FatSecret, or wearing a fitness tracking device such as the Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Nike Fuelband, Basis Peak, Garmin Vivofit or the latest Apple Health Watch or using a similar app like Google Fit or Moves, the answer is at your fingertips. In fact, you probably know how many calories you’ve burned too. There were 90 million wearable nutrition, fitness, and health monitoring devices sold in 2014 and its [...]

Holiday Nourishment

… “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose…”, as you “deck the hall with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. Tis the season to be jolly…” Yup, it’s holiday party time and there’s plenty of food and drink to consume, which means, ‘you better watch out... I’m telling you why’, extra pounds are coming to town! OK… no more song and dance. Instead, my goal is to help you avoid the holiday mindset of eating your way from one holiday party to the next. Of course, this is easy [...]

Juice This Not That

All the rave these days in nutrition and health is “juicing”. But, what is juicing and is it really better for us than the “real deal” of fresh fruit and vegetables? As a parent and a nutritional scientist and consultant, this is really important stuff for me to know because I want to provide the best information to my kids, clients and all of you! Let’s start with understanding what is meant by ‘juicing’. Essentially, juicing is the process of extracting out only the juice containing portion of any fruit or vegetable leaving behind the outer (skin) layer, seeds and [...]

Lunch is Served

One of my favorite activities as a nutrition and wellness consultant is visiting elementary, middle, and high school lunch programs to get kids excited about eating healthy (Visiting Schools ; Visiting Schools 2). During these visits, we show kids of all ages how easy and fun it is to eat healthy (HS Nutrition Visit). The best part is empowering the children so they can take this information and share it with their families (especially their parents) and more importantly, use it to nourish their health the rest of their lives. Our goal is to defeat childhood obesity! (Childhood Obesity) Research [...]