Eat Well

5 Delicious Summer Foods to Boost Your Mood

The Summer months often bring us outdoors, enjoying company, vacations and away from our normal schedule.  That often means time by the pool, a day at the beach, park or out in nature.  That can also mean lots of unhealthy food choices that contain way too much sugar and fried foods that leave us feeling [...]

5 Delicious Summer Foods to Boost Your Mood 2018-07-05T23:16:22+00:00

Walk for the Health of It

A University of Utah study found that for every minute of brisk walking that women did throughout the day, they lowered their risk of obesity by 5%. That’s every minute you walk! No more “I don’t have time” excuses! Walking can be key to losing weight, improving your blood pressure and cholesterol and keeping you [...]

Walk for the Health of It 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00

Maria’s Not So Spooky Workout

Fall Floor Workout! I call this the "Not So Spooky Workout" because it's done all on the floor! A workout you can do anywhere... all you need is a yoga mat! Let's get started!  **Warm Up** - Do each of the following for 1 min (30 seconds each side): Torso twists, leg swings side to side and [...]

Maria’s Not So Spooky Workout 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00

Red Carpet Ready Retreat Weekend with Valerie Waters

This summer I enjoyed a mind, body and soul filling mini-retreat in Santa Monica hosted by my friend and celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters.  There were only a dozen of us and it was so much fun to enjoy the healthy, LA celebrity lifestyle with new and old friends who were visiting from many different [...]

Red Carpet Ready Retreat Weekend with Valerie Waters 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00

9 Tips to Really Enjoy Your Food

Go ahead, enjoy! Meals certainly nourish our bodies, but are you aware that they also nourish the soul?  Yup. Enjoying a healthy meal not only makes your tummy feel good, it also makes your head and heart feel good, too. But, to get the maximum benefit of the meal you need to do a couple [...]

9 Tips to Really Enjoy Your Food 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

If you are trying to lose weight or have to watch your blood sugar because of diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem. That's where artificial sweeteners sound like a great idea. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are compounds that provide the sweetness of sugar without the same calories. Too good to be [...]

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00

Organic Foods – Is there really a difference?

As a health enthusiast, I can guarantee that eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is good for you. But as you wander the aisles of your supermarket, checking out the fresh produce, meats, and dairy products for your healthy diet, you might wonder: Should you buy organic? Then you compare prices and ask yourself: [...]

Organic Foods – Is there really a difference? 2018-04-13T07:54:26+00:00

Green Lean Protein Shake

You know that I love smoothies… I honestly believe that they are the ultimate "secret weapon" to weight loss and physical fitness. Why? Because they pack tons of vitamins and nutrients into one glass while totally satisfying you! Make your Saint Patrick's Day or any day extra green with this fresh, delicious, chocolatey protein shake! [...]

Green Lean Protein Shake 2018-04-13T07:54:26+00:00