I’m a fitness trainer, so of course, I think that staying healthy with good old-fashioned physical activity is the best way to go. You have to exercise and work up a good sweat to get the results you want -- there isn’t an easy way around that! And we all know that...
Let’s face it. Most of us put our weight loss resolution on hold until New Year’s day. We convince ourselves that January 1st is the perfect day to start our new journey. It’s BS and we all know it! Let’s say you get a call from your dentist office asking if you want...
Man, do I love a good charcuterie plate! So many rich, exotic flavors, all combined on one beautiful platter. Charcuterie is a French word for smoked, dry-cured or cooked meats, and a typical charcuterie board is overflowing with meats, cheeses, and crackers or bread,...
Being a fitness trainer, it’s literally my job to be as active as possible, and I spend a lot of time working out both in the gym and outdoors. Exercise is an incredibly potent tool to make your body and mind stronger and healthier, but it also takes its toll. Sore...
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We live in an incredibly fast-paced world these days, and between family, work, and all of life’s other responsibilities, I understand it can be really difficult to stick to your healthy eating goals. You know you should be eating real, whole, nourishing meals, but...read more
Just like you guys, I have a serious sweet tooth! But obviously, I don’t recommend eating lots of chocolatey desserts or indulging in sugary drinks, since that will derail any healthy eating plan you’re on. I love my AM coffee fix, too -- it’s an important ritual in...read more
If you ever need a pick-me-up on a cold, rainy, possibly snowy day, I have just the trick! Hot Chocolate Truffles are the answer. They just usually aren’t the answer if you want something healthy. Well now, you can have your truffle and eat it too! See below the...read more
The combination of Burn and Boost Zones will cause your body to gently and safely dip in and out of ketosis, which powerfully battles metabolic conditions including Alzheimer’s. The Boost Zone being the 8 hour window that you eat each day and the Burn Zone being the...read more
I am so excited to announce that I have partnered with Yoyo Mats to create my very own Cruise Control yoga mat! I am a huge advocate of using yoga as a form of fitness. It stretches your body, makes you set an intention for the day, allows you to forget about anything...read more
Today I’m recording part 1 of the audio for my new book, The Cruise Control Diet. It comes out in 3 weeks, I am beyond excited for you all to see what I’ve been working on for the past 3 years! Recording audio for a book requires a lot of energy and a healthy voice. I...read more
As I’ve gotten older, there is so much on my mind and so many different stressors, that when it’s time for me to go to bed, my body has the hardest time turning off. I had a beautiful italian bed that was aesthetically pleasing and super comfortable, but I just...read more
I’m gonna share with you one of my favorite guiltless cookie recipes! One of the things I love about Keto Snaps is that they are meant to be just one part of a greater dessert. They are delicious on their own, but when added to things such as healthy ice cream or...read more
This week I was so honored and excited to meet the team at Chomps at Expo West! I found out about them last year and finally was able to meet them face-to-face. The team was just as amazing as their product! Chomps has some of my favorite on-the-go protein. They have...read more
This past week I went to Expo West and it was amazing! I am always so excited since as long as I can remember, on my birthday, March 6th, I get to celebrate at a Natural Products Expo! I get to visit all my favorite companies and taste their new products and even find...read more
I know. You’re overwhelmed, stressed, trying to lose weight, and fit in work and exercise, so maybe sex is the last thing on your mind. You are not alone. Depression, anxiety, medications, health issues, and depleted sex hormones reduce desire in the bedroom for most...read more
There are so many stressors in our world that lead to it being difficult for us to fall asleep. Insomnia results in people being having difficulty falling asleep or waking up often during the night and having difficulty falling back asleep. Intermittent fasting can...read more
As we get older our risk for hypertension increases. High amounts of salt, a lack of exercise and being overweight or obese are also other factors that can cause this. Hypertension is overall, an abnormally high blood pressure level. Now, of course there are...read more
Some tumors grow slowly; others grow and spread fast. Different treatments work for different types of cancers, but one thing that lowers the risk of all cancers and improves the treatment and outcome if you do have cancer is adopting a firm intermittent fasting...read more
Most cases of heart disease are caused by fat deposits on your arterial walls, the tubes that carry blood from your heart. Excess fat in your body causes inflammation, including inflammation in your arteries. Intermittent fasting to the rescue! When you follow a 16:8...read more
The problem we have today-- an epidemic of obesity, metabolic disease, and diabetes-- is that we are eating too much, too often, and the foods we are choosing are spiking insulin. This is what makes you fat. By fasting, you are reducing insulin resistance, which...read more
Abbey Sharp, RD, said that intermittent fasting showed an increase of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in monkeys and rodents. A review in Psychiatry Investigation found that decreased levels of BDNF can lead to a major depressive disorder. Intermittent...read more
Chronic fatigue is an illness where the fatigue lasts for more than six months. Some of the symptoms include: muscle pain, loss of memory, headaches, chills, night sweats, to name a few. We know very little about what causes it, but luckily intermittent fasting can...read more
It is said that fasting results in the release of endorphins, the hormones that are responsible for happiness. If you intermittent fast and are less worried about how many calories you’re eating in a day, what time you have to wake up to get your breakfast in, and...read more
Localized cryotherapy is the application of cryogenically cooled air to specific parts of the body. Did you know that it can be used to alleviate pain, inflammation and speed up recovery from injuries? It does this through cryogenically cooled air penetrating deeper...read more
One of my go-to meals when I go out, is a big ass salad! Full of leafy greens and protein. What’s hard when I go out to eat, however, is that often the dressings that they offer are full of sugar, which completely contradict eating a healthy salad. So I say, “F That”,...read more
After a long day of using my laptop, one of the things I do is make sure I release tension from my arms and hands. Since last year I’ve been using my Myobuddy Massager that has a flat spitting disc that not only generates heat but gives me a professional level massage...read more
Being a celebrity fitness trainer and a television personnel requires me to keep up with my appearance, I have to make sure my body is in shape, that I'm healthy, that my hair shines, my face looks young, and that my teeth are white! Dental health in general is very...read more
I like to try and stay ahead of things, stretching before I workout, starting the day going over my calendar with my right-hand to make sure I’m prepared for the day, and staying ahead of any sickness that tries to sneak its way in in these winter months. My favorite...read more
So a lot of times I get asked, “What if I don’t like coffee?” A big part of my lifestyle plan, Cruise Control, is the 16 hour fast and 8 hour eating window, aka intermittent fasting. This has been scientifically proven to be one of the best ways to lose weight, fight...read more