8 Healthy Ice creams recipes from our friends at Precison Nutrition

Found this great idea for healthy treats from my mentor and coach John Berardi at Precision Nutrition. Check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.precisionnutrition.com/8-healthy-ice-cream-recipes Healthy snacking, Darren  

10 Mile Eye Opener

The Subtle Power of a Good Coach     Fatigued, sweaty and snacking on high carb nutrient deficient snacks, and loving every minute.  This was the feeling I had after completing the Blue Cross Broad Street 10 miler in Philadelphia this past weekend.  Now no one would confuse me for a long distance runner at 6’4”, weighing in the 260s, … Continued

Guilt Free Healthy Popsicles

Enjoy this summer treat guilt-free. Store bought Popsicles contain artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners that spike your blood sugar and lead to weight gain. This recipe, on the other hand, is made with organic, Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit.Servings: 6 Here’s what you need… 2 cups organic, vanilla Greek yogurt 1 orange, peeled and seeded 1 cup pineapple chunks 1 … Continued

Cajun Veggie Chips

Cajun Veggie Chips Here’s a nutritious way to enjoy some crunchy, tasty chips. By thinly slicing and baking vegetables, you’re able to get your chip fix without tanking your fitness results. Make a large batch on the weekend and portion your veggie chips out into ziplock bags for the week.Servings: 4 Here’s what you need: 2 lbs of root vegetables, … Continued

Hedonic hunger: The hidden reason you are struggling with weight loss

Hedonic hunger or hedonic hyperphagia is “the drive to eat to obtain pleasure in the absence of an energy deficit.” The food industry over stimulates a hedonic hunger response in individuals by designing food to have increased levels of sugar, fat and salt.  These foods produce a drug like affect in the same opiate receptors as you would if you took illegal narcotics. … Continued

5 New No effort Breakfasts

5 No-Effort Breakfasts Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also the easiest meal to mess up. Donuts, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, sugary cereals…there are so many ways to start your day off in a fattening way. Read on for 5 No-Effort Breakfasts that deliver in taste, nutrition and speed. 1. Egg Muffins Traditional fluffy … Continued

Bridging Mind and Body

Jon Gabriel was stuck. At nearly 410 pounds, he had tried every diet imaginable – with no luck. No matter what approach he took to lose weight, his body would fight him, and he would inevitably end up heaver than before. Then one day he had a light bulb-over-the-head “ah-hah” moment: His body wanted to be fat, and as long … Continued

29 Simple Ways To Be Fit

12 weeks to the great unveiling! Far too often fitness is presented as complicated and confusing. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Being fit comes from living the following simple everyday practices: Throw out your big dinner plates. Using small plates at home effortlessly reduces calorie intake and promotes weight loss. Make exercise a regular part of your life. … Continued

Wednesday Recipe: Creamy Low Fat Tuna Salad

Most recipes for tuna salad call for fat-filled mayonnaise, but this recipe uses fat free Greek yogurt instead. You get all the creaminess without added calories to set back your results. Servings: 5 Here’s what you need… 2 (5oz) cans wild albacore tuna, packed in water 1 cup fat-free Greek yogurt 2 Tablespoons champagne mustard 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, … Continued

Wednesday Recipe: Guiltless Zucchini Pasta with Turkey

              Here is a guiltless way to prepare spaghetti that the whole family will love. To create angel hair noodles out of zucchini you simply need a small kitchen gadget called a spiral slicer. This ingenious tool is well worth the small investment – with it you’ll quickly and easily make delicious, fiber-filled noodles. … Continued