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It is that time of year for backyard barbeques as we celebrate summer and the 4th of July!  Whether you are hosting or bringing a dish to a party, consider bringing healthy, but most importantly delicious side dishes to share with everyone.  Here are five of my favorites: Confetti Bean Salad – Enjoy this fresh… Continue reading »

Change is hard. Changing exercise routines can be difficult and often people stop exercising when their schedules or life circumstances change. Here are some steps that helped me transition from after-work runs to early morning workouts this summer. Have a reason to change your routine If you don’t have a reason, changing your routine is… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: I’ve enjoyed all the classes and highly recommend participating! I lost my Covid 10 pounds over the session, which I am happy to share. More importantly, I learned the importance of label reading among many other practical… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: “Thank you, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less, and my extraordinary instructor Jenelle for a most insightful and successful fifteen-week program. I lost twelve pounds and was not on a diet. Jenelle taught us to eat mindfully,… Continue reading »

Today is National Smoothie Day! Smoothies may not immediately come to mind when you think of summer drinks, but they are cool and refreshing as well as being a great way to squeeze in extra servings of fruit and vegetables. Fruit contains vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that will help refresh and energize you. Next time… Continue reading »

Overnight oats have gotten a lot of hype in recent years and there is no denying their meal prep-ability. Personally, I prefer granola and fruit with Greek yogurt. Though I find store-bought granola to be rather expensive per serving and it can be nutritionally similar to a candy bar. Homemade granola is tastier, healthier, and… Continue reading »

I have been in nutrition for over 35 years and have read literally hundreds of popular books to help others navigate the plethora of diet books. The Whole Body Reset by Stephen Perrine caught my eye as it was specifically for those in mid-life and beyond. Most nutrition and diet books don’t really discern between… Continue reading »

The recommendations for how much we need to be active include cardio (walking and running) and strength training. You hear plenty about how important moving is but may not know or hear much about the importance of strength training. It is critical for overall health. Strength training includes anything you do to stress your muscles.… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant that completed the program: “I thoroughly enjoyed the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less classes. I learned how to incorporate a more healthier lifestyle. I lost 15 pounds, decreased my sugar intake, and added more healthier foods to my nutrition. The… Continue reading »

The pandemic had most gyms closed.  You then may have questioned if it was a safe place to be. With vaccines and loosening of COVID precautions, many of us are now back at a gym. If you are like me, your gym membership has long since expired and you may be in search of your… Continue reading »