Margarita Model-Body Monday


Today is National Margarita Day!But that doesn't mean you have to ruin your model body by chasing your tequila with Taco Bell. Celebrate by whipping up this south-of-the-border fishy feast for next to nothing calories, courtesy of my friend Cristina … [Continue reading]

How To Navigate A Menu When The Nutrition Facts Fail You


A recent study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association concluded that many restaurants and frozen foods inaccurately report their calorie counts.To an avid calorie counter like myself, this news is scary!According to the study, restaurant … [Continue reading]

This Valentine’s Day Why Don’t You Fondue!


Valentine's Day is a holiday of indulgence and what better way to say "I love you" than slathering your sweetie in sugar-free chocolate?Most people go the traditional route with boxed chocolates, decadent cupcakes, and other calorie concentrated … [Continue reading]



The waiters at Olive Garden will be going into overtime tonight! Because besides being Superbowl XLIV, today is "National Fettuccine Alfredo Day"!So why don't you sideline the nachos and brewskis, and tackle a healthy noodle alternative in … [Continue reading]

Reassessing My Resolution


So as you know if you read my New Year's post, I had made a goal to lose 5 pounds this month. This morning was the moment of revelation. After 4 weeks of upping my exercise regimen and lowering my calorie intake I was extremely disappointed to read … [Continue reading]

Risk-Free Weight Loss Pill On the Way…But Will It Work?


I've always believed that taking weight loss pills is cheating...they're like the steroids of dieting.Not only are they dangerous, but taking diet pills is unfair to your body. While you could be treating your system to all the wonderful health … [Continue reading]

Operation Ball Chair


My co-worker Claudia came across a woman using a stability ball as a chair recently who raved about the benefits of using this customary exercise equipment as a mode of reclination.After doing some research I discovered that while scientific tests … [Continue reading]

Accountability After the Countdown


"Monday. I'm going to kick it into high-gear on Monday," I tell myself.And I do...till about Thursday evening."Next Monday," I say. "Next Monday will be the day..."And so it has gone for the past 5 years or so. Every few weeks, and every New … [Continue reading]

Christmas Crunch Time: A Living Room Friendly Fitness Routine


You may be half way across the globe, a far cry from Equinox......Or in a chilly mountain town where the only outdoor activities your relatives take part in are smoke breaks......And it's possible (shocking I know) that your family doesn't have an … [Continue reading]

Try An Ice-Skate Date


Baby it's cold outside! But don't use that as an excuse to stay on the couch eating peppermint Oreos. Grab your sweetie or a wanna-be-beau and try this active alternative to the average dinner and a movie.Ice-skating can burn anywhere between 300 and … [Continue reading]