Category Archives: Health

Fresh Friday: Not Losing Weight? Check Your Fiber Intake

Why Should I Care? Although fiber is not a macronutrient, it is absolutely vital for weight loss, controlling diabetes, averting heart disease, treating constipation, lowering cholesterol, preventing diverticulitis, gallstones, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, polyps, and colon cancer. How Much Fiber do I Need? […]

Fresh Friday: Simple Protein Shakes & Smoothies

[wpvideo QdHb9cPp] It’s beautiful and 70 degrees here in Novato and we love to drink shakes and smoothies. Here are our favorite recipes. These are all delicious and dairy-free (Paleo). If you drink milk, just use regular organic milk instead […]

Workout Wednesday: How to Know if Your Trainer is Competent

You just hired a personal trainer. How do you know if they have a clue what they’re doing? Unless you are very knowledgeable in a particular field, it’s hard to recognize the phonies from the real deal. If you answer […]

Fresh Friday: Take A Grocery Store Tour

Part Three of this week’s series dedicated to controlling your environment ends today with replenishment. Once you’ve taken all the Frank-N’Foods out of your kitchen, it’s time to replenish it with foods that will set you up for success. Think […]

Fresh Friday: Easy Kitchen Compost

Recently I watched a documentary called Dive inspired by a curiosity about our country’s careless habit of sending millions of pounds of food into landfills. In the film, the director and his friends dumpster dive salvaging thousands of dollars of good, edible, […]

Fresh Friday: Calling All Volume Eaters

So I’m what is known as a volume eater. This means satiety comes from large quantities of food. How is this achieved on a 1400-1500 calorie budget? Knowing which foods are low in calories and high in protein, fiber, and water so that […]

Fresh Friday: Quick Ideas For Kale, Coconut, & Curry

Easy Healthy Breakfast: This is what I’ve been eating this week for a post-workout breakfast. Two eggs over medium atop two giant leaves of kale. To eat: fold the kale gently around the eggs like a wrap-careful not to puncture […]

Motivational Monday: Trainer Confession

My name is Samantha and I have a confession to make. I’m a personal trainer and I struggle with weight loss, exercise, nutrition, and motivation just like you. Trainers are human beings who face the same obstacles with health issues. […]

Weight Loss Wednesday: Healthy On-The-Go

This week our clients are asking: What strategies do I employ when on the road and on the go? How do I stay on track this month staying with family over the holidays? What about when traveling for work and stuck […]

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