How to choose a diet: Should you eat more pasta?

Did you read that eating more pasta helps you lose weight? Before you start loading up on alfredo sauce, let’s take a look at what the study actually said. Can pasta be a part of a healthy diet? Yes!  Carbs are not the enemy.  In fact, one of the reasons I love Michele Payn’s award-winning…

No, wine isn’t better than exercise

Did you see the news today reporting wine is better for you than exercise? Me too. Here is the thing: That’s not what the study says. The truth is that older people who drink moderately statistically live longer than non-drinkers. They are 18% less likely to die prematurely. People who exercise 15 to 45 minutes…

What Diet Works Best, Part 1: Put Down The Grapefruit

Why is choosing a diet so hard? The information we receive about diets, food, and nutrition is confusing.  Millions of dollars are spent on weight loss schemes that never last.  So, how do you choose a diet that will work?  This post is the first in a series of articles exploring questions to ask when…

Stop Feeling Guilty About Food

Book Review: Food Truths From Farm To Table Ever feel guilty about what you eat or buy? Ever judge what other people put in their grocery carts?  Ever feel confused by food labels or what you see in the media? Me too. I love this new book by Michele Payn.  It’s easy to read, packed…

What Is The Heart Of Wellness?

After months of work, we are proud to announce The Heart of Wellness! The Heart of Wellness is a science-based program that anyone—sedentary or fit—can use to improve long-term well being. The high energy and high content keynote program is combined with a daily follow up program that is measurable as well as motivational. When…

Match Meals To Activity

How Much Did You Move Today? Sally Bee, who provides many of our favorite Heart Healthy recipes, had a great post today about matching your portion size to your activity level.  Great point! The more you move, the more fuel your body needs.  The less you move, the more extra calories will turn to fat.…

Healthy Meeting Tips

Get Up! Tips for a healthy and productive meeting, conference, or convention Recently, I had the honor of presenting a session at the National Speakers Association Convention about healthy meeting strategies.  Here is the companion article for the session: A multiple day conference can undo the good work of healthy habits.  Four hours of sitting…

The Real Breakfast of Champions

Start The Day The Right Way! The American Heart Association shared this excellent breakfast parfait recipe (see below).  Starting the day with a delicious and nutritious breakfast can make your day happier and healthier. A good breakfast combines protein, complex carbohydrates, and a little healthy fat keeps hunger at bay and fuels your body for…