Almond Joy Bars Ingredients For the crust 1 1/2 cups almond flour 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon coconut flour 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon tapioca flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup melted ghee or coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup pinch of salt For the coconut layer 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 1/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract For the chocolate layer 2 cups mini ch ...[Read More]
Ever been on vacation felt all of your eating rules flying right out the window? It’s that moment when you’re not in your natural habitat, and suddenly you feel like you have a license to eat everything in sight. Only when you do get home, you feel sluggish, exhausted, and guilty instead of refreshed, rested, and revived. Hardly the point of a vacation, is it?
Life will constantly throw you curve balls when it comes to your body, your diet, and your lifestyle. So you just have to roll with the punches and embrace the challenges. The most important thing is that you keep taking steps forward. Friday night was all about letting lose at the Def Leppard concert and indulging in life with a couple of close friends. Call us old school (or old for that matter) ...[Read More]
As many of you may already know I just recently lost my adorable and loving cat Murphy. Despite what anyone says, losing a pet is one of the hardest things to experience. Our pets become part of our family, they connect with us, protect us, they don’t complain and they offer so much unconditional love. It wasn’t the first time that I experienced losing a beloved pet. I grew up on a farm and have g ...[Read More]
Spring is definitely in the air and I’m feeling that urge to get my butt in gear! Just because I’m a seasoned athlete and fitness professional doesn’t mean that I do not feel that need to amp it up in the gym too! For the past few months my motivation in the gym has plummeted due to a couple of injuries and simply not feeling it so I decided to try different styles of workouts to see how my body a ...[Read More]
My name is Monica and I am a mother of three. Having three children certainly keeps me active but I was finding that my weight was gradually increasing and I found my self-esteem deteriorate as a result. That is when I decided to join Karen’s fall fitness challenge on Facebook. I thought to myself “what do I have to lose!” Not knowing what to expect, I was quickly taken back and overwhelmed by the ...[Read More]
Are you looking to lose some weight? Are you feeling bloated and sluggish after the summer? Do you want to blast five pounds or lose those pesky five that you gained over the summer? I have the solution to losing those five pounds this week.
This is such a delicious salad. I know, you are looking at that ingredients thinking…what?! Trust me on this one! Raw sweet potatoes never tasted so good! This salad recipe comes from my Culinary Nutrition Coach Meghan Telpner’s cookbook The Undiet Cookbook. You will find delicious and easy to follow recipes, and loads of useful nutritional information in her cookbook. Give it a try a ...[Read More]
You have probably heard the term “cortisol” before. It’s usually used in reference to stress and body fat. But what is cortisol?
When you hear the word “meditation,” what images come to mind? Sitting cross-legged on a pillow, eyes closed, possibly chanting? A religious group engaged in deep and mindful concentration?
This past weekend I had the opportunity to not only spend time with family and close friends but as well to reconnect with some very important people in my life and one pretty cool and inspirational legend Donald Jackson. The Peterborough Figure Skating Club celebrated their 70 th anniversary of past, present and future athletes with an exciting gala and meet and great.
Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal.