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Kale and Cauliflower Cleansing Soup

Looking for an easy mid-summer cleanse? I like a mini-reboot after margaritas by the pool, airplane food, and summer brunches. If you notice sluggish digestion or afternoon bloat, it may be time for a few days of foods that are easy to digest, cleanse toxicity and rebalance your nutrients. Add this soup to your meal plan this week to increase vitamins, minerals, and digestive cleansing...

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The Ultima Hydration

Hydration is essential for a healthy functioning body and a healthy pregnancy. Drinking water can prevent many pregnancy complications like headaches, nausea, crams, heart burn, indigestion, edema, bladder infections, hemorrhoids, and preeclampsia. It's especially important during the third trimester when dehydration can actually cause contractions that trigger preterm labour. I find I often forget to drink water during the busiest parts of my day leading to...

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Hormone Balancing Pasta

Could a pasta really balance hormones, boost metabolism, be nutrient rich and still low-calorie??? KELP PASTA my new love. Hormones have one of the largest effects on your energy, metabolism, weight and even mood. One root cause of hormonal imbalances is found in the thyroid gland, which synthesizes thyroid hormones for the entire body. No small feat.  I recently posted about my diagnosis of hypo-thyroid.  It...

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I Hit My Weight Loss Goal! | The Last 5 Ep. 6

Two months ago Anna Fryxell from Mixed Makeup started on my Evolution20 Diet and Fitness Program. We worked together to make over Anna's diet and exercise routine and we recorded her progress for TheLast5. Not only did Anna reach her weight loss goal, but she took away some great lessons and tips to incorporate into her new healthy lifestyle. Watch this final episode of...

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How to Be Social on a Diet and Restaurant Tips| The Last 5 Ep. #4

This week on The Last 5 Anna and I are tackling one of her biggest weight loss obstacles  -- SOCIAL DINING! Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that social situations can be sticky situations when it comes to following your healthy meal plan. But, if you are going to make healthy eating a way of life you need to learn how to...

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Healthy Holiday Traditions

I know the last couple of days before Christmas call for crazy, time crunching schedules and to-do lists to gear up for the upcoming Holiday. We’ve all created unhealthy habits surrounding holiday season like eliminating our workouts, eating comfort foods, and running ourselves ragged. TIME TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY HEALTH TRADITIONS and take care of yourself throughout this busy season. Here are a few...

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Fit For Fashion Tip: Balancing Exercises to Feel and Look Better

Build leaner muscle, burn additional calories, and build core stability by adding balancing moves into your training session. Try single leg deadlifts or single leg lunges. Do 15 reps per set and your body will feel more balanced, look more toned and potentially lowers the risk of injuries. Visit Fitness First for advice from the world’s largest health and fitness group.     ...

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Fit For Fashion Tip: Tone Your Whole Body with High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT- H.I.I.T is an acronym for high intensity interval training. HIIT uses high intensity interval to blast fat, increase your body’s metabolism, and tone your body all over. Use a combination or cardiovascular and strength training to increase your endurance with HIIT. Explore new ways to challenge yourself, head over to Fitness First today.   ...

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Benefits of Dynamic Movements

In most gym facilities, warming up is a normal part of a exercise routine. Generally, classes use static stretches, which are stretches that are held for a specific amount of time holding stretches until we feel a nice, pleasant release; however, contrary to belief, this way of stretching isn’t the way to go. In fact, a series of studies have proven that static stretching...

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