Entries by Jaime Brenkus

How Stress Can Stop You From Losing Weight

We need to have fitness for the mind….In this fast-paced world with numerous demands on your time, it is easy to slip into a state of stress. Stress is not always a bad thing. Without stress in your life, you wouldn’t be pushed to succeed in life’s situations and you wouldn’t grow as a person […]

LESS sugar and MORE fiber

The typical American diet is full of processed, sugar-laden carbs that contain very little if any fiber. High-sugar/low-fiber carbs are what I refer to as "fat-storing" carbs...they're definitely the type of carbs you'll want to avoid if your goal is to obtain a flat stomach and a trim waistline. But carbs alone aren't the enemy. […]

“Mishmash” Meals

"Mishmash" Meals If you're like many busy parents, putting together a simple and healthy family meal can be a challenge. Especially during the dark days of winter, it's easy to be tempted by "comfort" foods that may be high in saturated fat, sodium, and calories. However, choosing a few ingredients from your refrigerator, pantry or […]

What the Scale Is Not Telling You

What the Scale Is Not Telling You It happens all the time. You've stayed on top of your workouts AND watched your diet every day, but then — Bam! — you hit that dreaded weight-loss plateau and can't get the scale to budge. Instead of getting angry at what the scale is saying, take a […]

To eat or NOT to eat before bed, that is the question…

To eat or NOT to eat before bed, that is the question… Eating before bed is such a controversial issue in the health and fitness industry. Some people say in order to lose weight, you have to stop eating by a certain time while others claim that in order to effectively lose fat, you have […]

Pre-Workout Foods

Pre-Workout Foods These snacks will help to prepare your body for a strenuous workout…………………. Want to get the most out of your workout? Then eat the right foods beforehand. Foods are FUEL. Although you may be tempted to skip the calories, the food you eat before you exercise will fuel your workout and maximize your […]