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By Ellen Yates on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

People who eat 35 grams or more of protein at breakfast have been shown to reduce their food intake by 400 calories/day, are less hungry and are less prone to an increase in body fat. I personally make a shake every morning so that I get my 35+ grams of protein. The shake is the […]


By Ellen Yates on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

So many have asked me what I put in my #protein #shake.  I have included my recipe below along with an easy to follow “picture guide” so you can make a shake that suits your taste & needs! 3/4 cup of water, 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein, handful of spinach, 1 carrot, 1/2 cup […]


By admin on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Exercise in the morning before dinner. Shower (necessary) & wear a tight belt, control top panty hose, or Spanx. One tbsp of your favorite dishes & avoid the rest or you’ll spend more time in the bathroom in discomfort than visiting your family (well maybe that is what you want). A joyous Thanksgiving to all […]


By admin on Friday, April 19th, 2013

Mid-day slump?  The ideal snack is around 200 to 300 calories and contains a balance of carbohydrates and protein. Here, are five healthy choices: 1. A piece of fruit and one tbsp of peanut butter (or another butter). 2. One ounce of almonds (measure please and no more than 25) and a handful of grapes. […]


By admin on Friday, February 1st, 2013

7-Layer dips are fun, flavorful and fairly healthy. Refried beans are a great source of good source of Protein, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium. You’ll also get potassium from the avocado – did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas? And you’ll get antioxidants such as Lycopene from the tomatoes. One serving […]


By admin on Friday, September 30th, 2011

Chestnuts are one of my all times favorites.  Growing up in an Italian family we used to roast them for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I did not like them as a kid but now have grown to love them especially after finding out that they pack such nutrition and are low in calories for the nut family […]


By admin on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The season for the sweetest best quality watermelon is summer What are the benefits? Watermelon is a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. High vitamin C intake can reduce severity of osteoarthritis and asthma attacks. A cup of watermelon provides 24.3% of the daily value for Vitamin C. Pink watermelon also contains lycopene […]


By admin on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

This short article written by Dr. Gabe Mirkin tells you how to keep the weight from creeping up over the years. Eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and yogurts won’t make you gain. But eating the rest of the foods that many of us eat will. Take a look at the article – at least […]


By admin on Monday, July 4th, 2011

What are their benefits? Mangoes are very tasty, with a rich sweet flavor and mild tartness. They are an abundant source of vitamins, fiber, minerals and antioxidants. According to new research study, mangoes help to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. Many people don’t realize that fresh mango is also very rich source […]


By admin on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

What are their benefits? Peaches are good sources of potassium, vitamin C, carotenes, lycopene and lutein. Lycopene and lutein are especially beneficial in the prevention of heart disease, skin degeneration, and cancer. They also contain calcium, unlike most fruits and are low in carbs. How should I pick my peaches? A red blush on the […]