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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I am still teaching. If you or anyone you know is interested in attending my classes, please feel free to contact me by either replying to this post OR emailing me. I will give you further details.


Monday, April 16, 2012


6 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Friday, April 6, 2012


10 Habits of Skinny People

Simple strategies for healthy weight loss. Has your pattern of weight loss started to resemble the ups and downs of a yo-yo? Shedding pounds and keeping them off comes down to more than jumping on the latest diet bandwagon. In fact, as many as 80% of dieters who reach their goal weight through dieting end up regaining as many or more pounds within two years. Overall lifestyle choices have a greater impact on maintaining a slim figure for the long haul than cutting calories, and science has identified many habits that skinny people have in common.

1. Daily weigh-in

Many diet plans say only step on the scale once a week, but researchers at the University of Minnesota found that once a day is more effective for preventing long term weight gain.

2. Don't skip breakfast

Your mother was right and the statistics are significant. According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, people who skip breakfast are 4.5 times more likely to be obese.

3. Drink water

Researchers at Virginia Tech discovered that people who drank two glasses of water before eating a meal ate less and lost over 30% more body fat over a twelve-week period than those who didn't drink water. Water is crucial for the metabolic process. It's also a calorie-free substitute for the empty calories in soft drinks. Just swapping a serving of water for one large glass of juice or soda can add up more than a thirteen-pound weight loss over the course of a year.

4. Eat whole grains

Break out the brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain bread. According to the America Journal of Clinical Nutrition, middle-aged women who consumed the most whole grains were significantly thinner and healthier in general than those who consumed the least

Check out the rest of the article HERE!
Are you a person who has never had to worry about your weight? What habits have kept you on the thin side? I religiously practice drinking lots of water, not skipping breakfast, getting 8 hours rest, and moving at work at least every couple hours. How about you? 


Michelle Obama on 'Biggest Loser' to fight obesity

  • US First Lady Michelle Obama, pictured at a "Let's Move" event in Harlem in 2010, appeared on Tuesday night's episode of "The Biggest Loser" to promote her campaign against obesity -- and has hosted the US diet reality show's first White House workout. (AFP Photo/Mario Tama) US First Lady Michelle Obama, pictured …

US First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on Tuesday night's episode of "The Biggest Loser" to promote her campaign against obesity -- and has hosted the US diet reality show's first White House workout.
The six competitors still vying for the title of "Biggest Loser" -- the one who loses the most weight -- got the shock of their lives when they were invited to Washington by the wife of US President Barack Obama.
After having makeovers for the occasion, the six contestants met Obama and were reunited with loved ones -- prompting floods of tears of joy.
"Congratulations, you have shown to millions of Americans that each of us can make positive changes in our lives," Obama said in a video message to contestants.

"It's overwhelming for me," said 43-year-old competitor Mark.
The scenes of Obama working out with contestants at the White House are due to air next Tuesday, according to NBC, which broadcasts the program.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


This link will dispel some of the diet food myths that many of us buy into and then wonder why we can't lose weight. Check it out for yourself and see if you have ever thought these foods were actually good for you. It just goes to show that food made at home is almost always better than eating out due to the sneaky calories, fat and sodium that are added in takeout/restaurant foods. Happy dieting!!! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012



I hope this does gross you out! It is very informative. We all need to know the facts about our food. Enjoy!  :-)


I'm teaching again at Premier Fitness in Englewood on Tuesday, March 24, 2012. Class starts at 6:30 p.m. I'm bringing new dance moves. Be there or be square!