Weight Management

Bucket List

Bucket list: a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. How many of us have a bucket hidden in their closet? How many of us have a bucket full of hopes, dreams, things to do before our time nears? How many of us have a bucket …

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Distractions

Tis the Season! Yes all, holidays are approaching quickly. Many of us feel that holidays are a distraction for staying strict on protocol. If that may be you, have a plan and be aware of what you may be encountering prior to walking into that party, event or occasion. If it’s a potluck think of …

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Benefits of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s)

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are 20 different amino acids that make up a protein. Your body can produce 11 of these amino acids, the other 9 are essential nutrients that the body obtains from protein-rich foods such as eggs, meat and dairy or through supplementation. When your glycogen stores run low, your body relies on the three …

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TRICK OR TREAT

As Halloween quickly approaches, it brings me back to a youngster growing up in Kapahulu and knocking on endless lit doors. October was the month of “free” unlimited candy. My friends and I would fill our plastic pumpkin holders till we couldn’t fit another candy in it. We would go home empty our containers and …

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Reward Yourself

I’ve heard and said this phrase more than once, “Eat all your food first and then you may have dessert.” It’s funny how we mimic statements from our own childhood and use them when we begin to raise our own children. I’m writing this blog to let you know it’s okay to reward yourself but …

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Better Sleep, Better Health

Believe it or not, 1/3 of American adults have trouble sleeping. Can you relate? Getting enough uninterrupted sleep can make a vast improvement to your mental and physical health. Adults need an average 7-9 hours each night and quantity isn’t all that is important, good quality sleep is also essential. The cure for sleep difficulties can …

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An Ideal First Half Marathon

Well, I did it. I completed my very first half marathon and I didn’t even break my diet!  It may seem like a small achievement to some, but for me, this is just a stepping stone on my journey to a healthier and more active self. As a kid I watched my father run marathons.  …

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