Category Archives: Nutrition

6 Rules for Post-Workout Meals By Cynthia Sass

Cynthia Sass is a nutritionist and registered dietitian with master’s degrees in both nutrition science and public health. As a sports nutritionist, she consults for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In order to get the most out of being active, everyone needs to eat properly to help their bodies recover from the wear and tear of exercise.

Here are six rules to follow, and how to prevent overdoing it, which can cancel out the weight-loss benefits of breaking a sweat. Continue reading 6 Rules for Post-Workout Meals By Cynthia Sass

8 Baby Steps to Healthy & Clean Eating

Thinking about trying this whole Eating Clean thing, but not entirely ready to jump in with both feet?  Maybe you’ve realized that making a change from your current eating habits might not be a bad idea, but where do you start?! Recognizing that what you’re doing now isn’t working is a great first step! The good news is eating clean isn’t a “diet.” It’s a lifestyle and a new way of eating, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.  Follow these “Baby Steps to Eating Clean,” and you’ll be well on your way to a healthier you in no time! Continue reading 8 Baby Steps to Healthy & Clean Eating

Lose Pounds in 3 Days with the 3 Day Diet

3 Day Diet Plan is used for 3 days at a time. This diet normally used by doctors and military. These diet uses all natural products, no pills. If you follow the diet correctly you can lose up to 10 lbs. in 3 days and 40 pounds in a month. The 3 day diet focuses on mixing certain types of foods that create a reaction in your digestive system. The chemicals are supposed to boost your metabolism and help you burn fat at a higher rate than usual. After 3 days of dieting, resume eating normally for three to four days, do not overeat. You can start your 3 day diet back anytime if you like. Continue reading Lose Pounds in 3 Days with the 3 Day Diet

Spiced Green Tea Smoothie

Green tea is one of the top fat-burning foods, thanks to a metabolism-boosting compound known as EGCG. In one study, drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks!

This rich smoothie is perfect if you get tired of sipping hot green tea. Flavored with cayenne spices, lemon, and agave nectar, it provides all the nutritional benefits of green tea and will fill you up, to boot.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: Makes 2 servings (serving size: 1 cup) Continue reading Spiced Green Tea Smoothie

The Perfect Gingerbread Cookie Recipe, from Bouchon Bakery

If you’re making gingerbread cookies for the holidays, why not use a recipe from one of the best bakeries in the country? This one comes from Bouchon Bakery , the purveyor of artisanal breads and traditional French pastries founded by legendary chef Thomas Keller . Continue reading The Perfect Gingerbread Cookie Recipe, from Bouchon Bakery

Natural Beauty – 21 Day Morning Detox Routine

This week I taught a workshop on how to Detoxify Your Skin. It’s always fun – we show you tons of recipes to make your own natural skincare – but one of my favorite beauty recipes is actually not something that you put onto your skin, but rather into your body!  It’s a routine that I love doing and I really want to encourage you to join me! It’s going to help you detoxify your body and glow! Continue reading Natural Beauty – 21 Day Morning Detox Routine