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10/23 2013

The Magic of Protein Smoothies and Kids

As much as I love preparing dinner, trying new recipes and introducing my family to different flavors, I struggle with two other meal-times, specifically breakfast and snacks. Breakfast is notorious for its high-calorie, high-carb and sugary assortment of options, ranging from cereals to toast to scones to cinnamon rolls. Though eggs are a great alternative, Read More

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10/9 2013

My New (and Old) Passion

For most of my career, I have been a die-hard marketer. Spanning the country from Richmond to New Jersey to Boston to Seattle to Boise, I worked for Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. After a long stint corporate America, I fell in love with entrepreneurial life and running my own business. Along the way, I Read More

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10/2 2013

NYC Marathon: Falling Apart at 50

My New York City Marathon training regime has not featured a lot of running. Sadly, I seem to swap one injury for another while attempting to keep my skin in the game. When a friend recently asked me how I was recovering from one ailment, I couldn’t bear the thought of complaining about another. When Read More

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09/26 2013

Fear of Gluten: Justified or Hyperbole?

Artwork by John Warfel  The anti-gluten movement reminds me of the low-fat craze that took hold in the early eighties. Like fat was, gluten now seems to be the root of all evil. But is it? Science or Hoopla? Even when fads are based in science, there are many manufacturers waiting in the wings to Read More

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09/12 2013

Oh Happy Day: What’s Making You Unhappy and How to Fix It

Happiness is a hot topic these days. It was the headliner on a Dr. Oz show a few weeks ago. Time Magazine featured the “Pursuit of Happiness” in its summer double issue. “What Happy People Do Differently” was the July cover of Psychology Today. My friend Tim Jones just wrote about happiness in his humor Read More

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09/4 2013

The Myth of Million Dollar Figures

We are all brainwashed to believe that being skinny is the pinnacle of health and well-being. From books to magazines to movies to fashion runways, being skinny and looking beautiful are epitomized as the way to be. Why is the message always about slimming down, losing weight and having perfect abs? A million dollar figure Read More

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Posted in Recipes
08/21 2013

My Favorite Summer Dinners

Though I’m sad that summer is almost over, it’s fun to celebrate the warm months by looking back at all my favorite dinners. This year, it is a mix of new dishes and old favorites. Tuna Pasta with Crispy Capers The original recipe for tuna pasta can be found in my favorite cookbook, License to Read More

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08/14 2013

Exercise Loves Company

Let’s create a new expression: Misery Exercise loves company. Making exercise social is a great way to ensure it becomes a habit that sticks. I was reminded of this when I met my tennis team for an end-of-the-season party this week. Not only has this group of women been supportive during matches, especially my trademark Read More

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Posted in Nutrition
08/7 2013

Give It Up (And Lose Weight, Too)

Like winning the Powerball jackpot, the odds of losing weight overnight and keeping it off are slim (excuse the pun). Instead of expecting miracles, give up a small, unhealthy habit that could make a big impact on your weight long-term. Said again….. Give up something in your diet you won’t notice you’re missing. Maybe that Read More

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07/31 2013

My Eats for a Week

The question I most frequently get asked is: “What do you eat to stay so thin?” My response is typically: “I eat healthy, whole foods and plenty of them. And I don’t deprive myself of dessert.” I’m guessing that answer is a bit vague to a lot of you. However, there’s another important detail worth Read More

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