Heart Health

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 13, 2012


Not only is tomorrow Valentine’s Day, but February is also National Heart Health Month. In celebration of both, I thought I would write about honoring our hearts with a few simple lifestyle changes. Continue reading

February 12th- Exercise log

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 12, 2012

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Last week was a good week! My tennis elbow is getting better and I was able to complete all of my exercise goals, except for Saturday my tennis class was canceled because of rain. This week I plan to work on my weight training. At this point, I don’t feel like I am improving. So I plan on upping my weight training to three times a week.

2/12/12            Cross-trainer 40 min, Weight Train 30 min √

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Book Review – The Secret

The Secret

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on February 10, 2012

A few weeks ago, a friend told me that he really enjoyed watching the documentary on “The Secret.”    Basically, the “secret”  of life is based on the law of attraction.  The things you attract to your life are a reflection of your own thoughts.  The things that you think about most supposedly appear as your life.  Continue reading

White Bean & Mushroom Soup

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 8, 2012

We so rarely have rain in southern California. Whenever it rains I start planning all the soups and stews I want to make. Yesterday was the perfect day for soup but unfortunately I did not have time. Continue reading

Low Carbohydrate Diets


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Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on February 6, 2012

Low Carb (carbohydrate) diets claim to help with weight loss and improve athletic performance.  The basic theory that proponents of the diet support is that fat storage occurs with increased consumption of carbohydrates.  Continue reading

February 5th – Exercise Log

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 5, 2012

Last week, I had a hard time keeping up with my schedule. I did something that aggravated my tennis elbow and it wasn’t playing tennis. Lifting something heavy I think started it. After being achy all week it is starting to feel better. This week, I am planning to add a few exercises for my wrist and forearm, hopefully increasing my strength.

2/05/12            Walk/Hike 6 miles √

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The Health Benefits of Sunchokes

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 4, 2012

One of my new farmer’s market finds is the Sunchoke, also known as Jerusalem artichoke. I have found them at produce markets but not any of my supermarkets. Continue reading

Soyrizo Bean Dip

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on February 1, 2012

When I was growing up, casserole type dishes were extremely popular.  My mom came across this bean dip recipe that everyone seemed to love.    It was super tasty but it was also LOADED with fat.  I didn’t catch on to this until I became an adult.  Continue reading