Blogs about Nutrition

Tuesday, October 02, 2012 • Chicago, IL 60601
Brian Donovan Fitness Blog
For most people, weekends usually involve a few alcoholic beverages and some pretty unhealthy food choices. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid allowing a bad diet weekend to set you back.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
From the IHFA - Jonathan Glick - BS-ESS, ACE-CPT
 While I will fail to provide you with a specific answer, I have a common sense test! Any diet must answer yes to all the following questions to pass:1) Is it balanced? A diet that recommends too high (or low) of any one macro-nutrient (fat, carbohydrate, protein, etc) doesn’t pass this test.2) Does it allow moderation of all foods? A glass of wine? Sure. A bottle every day? No. Ice cream as an occasional treat? Why not. Ice cream as a daily meal replacement? No.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Karin Singleton's Blog
 As of Sunday, June 10, 2012 I am the proud owner of the title ‘Fitness Nutrition Specialist’ which is a certification through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). As such, I can voice my opinion on food choices and vitamins and supplements with greater depth of knowledge than I could before.  I have studied for several months, biting my way through a nutrition textbook of prodigious dimensions while having a few reminders of my organic chemistry class in school. 
Thursday, December 29, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657-1121
Small changes eventually lead to a healthy lifestyle
Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno…  The kids love this one! Modified some. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and cook ground turkey, venison or extra lean hormorne/antibiotic free hamburger meat, carrots, onion and garlic until browned.  Add chicken or vegetable stock, tomatoes, quinoa ziti pasta and basil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until pasta is al dente. 
Friday, November 25, 2011 • Miami, FL 33196
Mandy's Meditations
Perhaps there is no day so completely free of gastronomic guilt than Thanksgiving. It is the day when the confines of societal standards permit us (and even encourage us) to throw caution to the wind with pride and indulge in a joyful bounty of feasting with our loved ones. Let me convey my belief that these rituals are vitally important, especially in times like these when parents may be working overtime (and sometimes even two jobs) to make financial ends meet.
Sunday, October 23, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657-1121
Small changes eventually lead to a healthy lifestyle
Try this recipe on the weekend and refrigerate or freeze for lunch or dinner the following week on days that are too hectic to cook.  I would suggest investing in a vacumn food sealer so that you will always have access to a healthy low carb meal. Place chicken pieces in large baking dish.  Sprinkle with pepper and oregano.  Lay onion, mushrooms, and celery on top of chicken pieces.  Pour in 1/2 cup of water to cover bottom of dish.  Spread tomatoes over chicken, and top with sprinkles of basil and parsley.  Bake at 325 degrees for two&
Monday, September 19, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657-1121
Small changes eventually lead to a healthy lifestyle
Sometimes chocolate is added to Mexican dishes to cut the heat and enrich flavor.  In this reipe, it adds richness and deepens the color without making it sweet.  I use dark chocolate because studies show it has added health benefits.1 pound ground lean round, turkey or venison (I sometimes use ground lamb or veal from the natural meat section at HEB.)1 cp prechopped onion (short on time, use the dried onion)1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained1 cp hot water2 tbsp chili powder
Friday, August 12, 2011 • Lumberton, TX 77657-1121
Small changes eventually lead to a healthy lifestyle
I have always loved chicken and sausage gumbo.  Unfortunately, when I became serious about changing my lifestyle to clean eating, I thought I had to give it up.  Something about my mom's recipe including frying bacon grease and flour to make the rue just didn't seem like it would fall under the eating clean category.  However, I discovered that I could still have my cake and eat it too, not literally.  But, I found a Weight Watchers recipe for shrimp and sausage gumbo that I tweaked a little by replacing the shrimp with chi