Delicious & Healthy Gravy Recipe

affbpost111216

Cider Gravy From: EatingWell Magazine November/December 2007 – By: Kathy Farrell-Kingsley EatingWell Recipe Contributor   This time of year we’re always looking for ways to indulge without breaking the calorie bank. We found this low-fat gravy that use apple cider and cider vinegar to add that unique holiday flavor. You can make this gravy in the roasting pan while the […]

Consistency: Key to Successful Weight Loss

AF05May2016BlogPostPic

Have you ever accomplished anything great with an inconsistent effort? Unless failure is considered a great achievement, you probably haven’t. You must exercise consistently to get the results you want! It blows my mind how many people don’t even try to be consistent with their diet and complain about not seeing results. Even the best programs […]

Does This Sound Like You?

eggs-933343_640

“The day after an intense training session, I feel sluggish and often sore sometimes even a few days after. My future sessions suffer because I’m unable to put forth 100%. I usually drink water and sometimes a sports drink during my training sessions, but afterward I don’t usually feel like eating much. What can I […]

Eating During Exercise

tape-403590_640

Whether you’re a “weekend warrior” trying to stay fit or an individual that has lost their way and trying to get back in the swing of things to make a lifestyle change to healthy living, what you eat can affect how you perform and your mood throughout the day. Eating right can give you the […]

Eating Before Exercise

AF02Feb2016BlogPostPicMan-641691_640

We all wish there was just one more hour in the day to get those last minute “to do” items completed or just not feel overwhelmed. When starting on the journey of a healthy lifestyle it is important that we pay close attention to our nutrition and when we are fueling our bodies during the […]

Recipe (The Eat Clean Diet)

AF01Jan2016BlogRecipe

INGREDIENTS Coarse salt 3 ears corn, husks and silk removed 1 1/2 pounds green beans, stem ends snapped off 3 cloves garlic, peeled and gently smashed 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1/2 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 1 medium yellow tomato, sliced 1/2-inch thick 2 cups of small, mixed […]

Suggestions for Deciding How Many Meals to Eat Each Day

AFNov2015ArticlePicWeb

Is there a true or proven way to know how many times a day you should eat? More than likely every doctor or nurse you talk to would say something different. They may have the same number of times in a day, but the reasoning behind it may be different. Ultimately you’re the one that […]

Tips for Eating the Proper Amount of Fruit

fruits-82524_1280

How many times have you been told eating fruits and vegetables is the best way to lose weight? Of course fruits and vegetables are a lot better than eating candy, starchy foods, and fatty foods, but you might be surprised to hear fruits may not help you lose weight. One of the most important things […]

Eliminate Energy-Sappers From Your Diet

AFgreens-646810_1280

Not enough alkaline-forming foods in your diet – Foods that are alkaline-forming include figs, molasses, green leafy vegetables, almonds, beets, dates, celery, cantaloupe, and parsley. Excess sugar – Excess sugar causes fluctuations in blood sugar, which can result in plummeting energy levels. Try to decrease all forms of refined sugar. Watch out for low-fat foods […]

Being Active is for Everyone

runner-808932_1280

Being active makes a person healthy and strong. It is not just for people who have a weight problem, but for those interested in living the most healthful and fulfilling life. People workout for three reasons: Being overweight. The only way to lose those extra pounds will be to reduce your calorie intake and exercise. […]