Kimberly Snyder’s Official Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe

One of our BootCampers sent me this smoothie drink she found on the web by Kimberly Snyder and I give it two thumbs up!! It is a great recipe and I encourage you all to try it.

Oh - The Chemicals We Wear All In The Name Of Beauty!!!



Don't Forget To Eat Your Beans


Beans are the best plant source of protein and are actually eatable seeds enclosed in pods.

They grow in a variety of forms like soybeans that grow short and erect, or lima beans that grow on climbing vines or like carob beans that grow on trees.

Does Stress Really Cause Health Problems?

Just imagine what life would be like with less stress! Perhaps you would be calmer. Maybe you'd not worry as much or feel as anxious. You just might have more time for the things you enjoy doing, with the people you care the most about. Or, for some of you, you'd finally get a good night's sleep.

How Does Strength Training Actually Help Me Burn Fat?

Serving Size Based on Food Groups

I have had lots of questions lately about serving sizes and just wanted to remind you how this goes down:

Fruits Serving Sizes

1/2 banana

1 small apple, orange, or pear

1/2 cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit

Vegetables Serving Sizes

1 cup of raw leafy vegetables

1/2 cup of other vegetables; cooked, raw (chopped), or canned

1/2 cup of vegetable juice

Bread, Cereal, Rice, Starchy Vegetables, and Pasta Serving Sizes

1 slice of bread

Questions From My FaceBook Friends Answered

The other day I asked my face book friends:

What are your biggest questions when it comes to nutrition, dieting, weight loss and exercise? I really need your opinion on this!

Well I would like to take each one of theses questions and answer them at some lenth with explanations.  So lets take one at a time.

#1 When is a good time to eat meals? Food

Fiber - Fiber - Fiber / Please Don't Forget About Your Fiber

I know this is about fiber but I also have a great recipe to try too!!!

Most of you know that I am also a colon hydrotherapist and I am always harping about how important fiber is and when it comes to losing fat, gaining strength and muscle, and our over all health, fiber is key! We all know the main benefit of fiber is to keep your body “regular,” but there are 4 other benefits that are pretty important too:

Eat Your Greens! (I mean it - here's why)

I know we’ve all heard we need to eat more vegetable, but just why are they so very important to our health and why are green vegies in particular so important? They really are more than that sprig of parsley decorating the side of your plate and they sometimes get a bad rapp.  Greens are sometimes bitter and others are sometimes sweet, even pungent.

Five easy tips for packing a healthy school lunch that your kids will actually eat!

What our kids eat is critically important -- especially in the middle of the school day, when good nourishment is key to learning. But it's a tall order to prepare a meal that's healthy, tastes great hours after you make it, appeals to your children (this is the tough one!!!) and isn't bad for the environment. Especially for busy parents on a weekday morning!

Try these smart, doable steps to pack healthy school lunches for your kids:

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