Exercise is a Poor Way to Lose Weight

Full disclosure: the title phrase is not my own! Rather, "Exercise is a poor way to lose weight" is a tagline that has been spoken time and again by my friend celebrity trainer Vinnie Tortorich. (Yes, you read that correctly...Vinnie is a trainer, and even he is willing to admit that exercise cannot solve all of … Continue reading Exercise is a Poor Way to Lose Weight

Clean up your Coffee

The Health Benefits of Coffee If you're like me, you always look forward to those first sips of your morning brew...possibly more than you look forward to anything else you'll consume the remainder of the day! No matter how hot or cold it is or how alert or exhausted I am, my morning coffee never … Continue reading Clean up your Coffee

Beware of (most!) Bars

"Energy" and "Protein" bars are marketed as "healthy," but they're usually not! Food conglomerates have (unsurprisingly) taken advantage of our grab-n-go culture. Convenience is key in this fast-paced world, but nutrient-dense, healthy choices are often lost in the shuffle. Before buying/eating something, I often ask myself, "Would my great grandmother recognize this?" If the answer … Continue reading Beware of (most!) Bars

I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with oil for 10 days…

...and here's what happened! For 10 days, I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with the Living Libations "Best Skin Ever" Seabuckthorn Oil out of A) curiosity and B) my desire to drastically cut down on the number of beauty products I use. I love the idea of "less is more" when it comes to skincare, so … Continue reading I exclusively cleansed and moisturized my face with oil for 10 days…

Eat Only Fruit Oils

Some oils are great for our bodies, and some are just terrible! So, which are which? The easiest way to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy oils (in my opinion) is to think fruit oils = good, vegetable oils = bad. Which oils are fruit (good), and which are vegetable (bad)? FRUIT OILS: Olive oil Coconut … Continue reading Eat Only Fruit Oils

Embrace All-natural Products

This biohack may feel like a real doozy because, once you realize how many products contain toxic ingredients, the prospect of cleansing your life of all toxins can feel daunting. Trust me, I've been there! However, when tackled slowly and deliberately, switching to all-natural products is not as difficult or burdensome as it may seem. … Continue reading Embrace All-natural Products

Snack like a Smartie

Looking for healthy and satisfying ways to curb those midday hunger pangs? I have some suggestions! First of all, let's tackle some common snacks to avoid: Pretzels Chips Candy Non-fat or low-fat yogurt (especially the sugary kind!) Crackers Anything made with bread Cookies Artificially sweetened snacks Artificially sweetened beverages Cereal Granola bars (The second ingredient … Continue reading Snack like a Smartie