Weight Loss

The holidays are upon us and it is so easy to push exercise to the backburner for the next few weeks.  This year try to stick to your plan to exercise throughout the holidays so you won’t have the usual New Year’s resolutions of “getting in shape,” “losing weight,” and “exercising.” You will have a better chance of sticking to your plan if you only have to commit yourself to 15 minutes of exercise. Keep Reading

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Health management does not need to be difficult. There are some easy steps you can take to begin losing weight, and increase your general health. Keep Reading

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My odd food obsession? Meyer lemons. Ask anyone who knows me well- lemon complements everything I eat [ or drink ]. I use it on homemade pizza, quinoa pasta, hummus, all different kinds of berries, vegetables, pumpkin bread, &/or soup. Not only is one of the most versatile, low-calorie fruits, the acidic fruit turns alkaline after it is metabolizes in the body. This hummus & stuffed jalapeño olive appetizer is an easy side dish that is entirely Thanksgiving-appropiate & contains all-natural ingredients. Keep Reading

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At Home Circuit Workout

by Mel on November 15, 2012

Now that the cold weather is setting in you may not feel like taking that outdoor walk or jog.  While you may temporarily slow your activity during the winter months you should not give up on exercise completely.  Before you use the excuse that it is too cold to exercise, try these at home circuit workouts.  You do not need any expensive equipment and you will get a great cardio workout that will have you sweating, even when it’s cold outside! Keep Reading

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Next to exercise, following a low-calorie meal plan is essential when trying to lose weight. This is also one of the hardest things for most people because they often don’t do it right, or do it to the extreme, leaving them feeling hungry and unsatisfied.  Diet meal plans do not have to be boring or complicated. There are a lot of resources out there with recipes full of satisfying and delicious meals that will help you reach your weight loss goals. Keep Reading

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Make Your Own Pizza at Home

by CB Blog Team on November 13, 2012

Kids LOVE pizza and many families order pizza at least once a week and some are eating pizza up to three times in a week!  This week, skip the carry out and try making pizza at home.  You can use healthier ingredients and greatly reduce the amount of fat and calories while increasing the nutritional value by making your pizza at home versus the frozen or take out/delivery options.  Make smaller personal size pizzas.  Your kids will love to make their own pizza and top them with fresh and healthy ingredients they get to choose themselves! Keep Reading

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The Busy Salad

by Lauryn on November 9, 2012

I’m always busy & on the go. Sometimes I feel like I never get a moment to myself to breathe. On weekdays not many people have time to run home and cook a healthy, filling lunch. My friend & I created ‘the busy salad’ for when I’m too rushed & need some “fast” food with the proper nutrients. It is delicious & ridiculously easy to make. Keep Reading

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While I may not always get in my daily workout, I always do some kind of household chore each day.  So, I was curious how the number of calories burned doing chores compared to the number of calories burned while working out.  I was surprised to see that the number of calories burned doing household chores can really add up.  Read on to see how many calories you are burning each day during your daily cleaning routine.  You may choose to skip your workout today and instead have a sparkling clean house! Keep Reading

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The 20 Minute Workout

by Rachelle on November 2, 2012

Want to get the most effective workout in the shortest amount of time?  Try high-intensity interval training (HIIT).  HIIT involves alternating between very intense sessions of high-intensity exercise and low-intensity exercise.  This type of activity is the best workout for weight loss.  HIIT is cardio performed at such an intense level that your body will spend the rest of the day expending energy to recover.  The big payoff, not only do you burn tons of calories during your workout but your body will burn more calories for up to 24 hours after your workout too! Keep Reading

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When you think of convenience foods what comes to mind?  Drive-thru burgers and fries, microwavable meals, frozen pizzas, and bags of chips are the foods that probably come to mind.  For busy families who are rushing from one activity to the next, convenience usually means fast food or prepackaged processed foods loaded with calories, fat, and sodium and low in nutrients.  Keep Reading

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