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Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’

Karen Vento’s Clean Up Story

Karen was our Your Best Body Challenge winner for Fitness Transformation last year. She won the honor by improving her fitness level by 72%. She also lost 10 pounds to boot. This year she distinguished herself by winning 1st Place for Lifestyle Transformation in our End of Winter Clean Up. As the result of her…

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FP’s Clean Up story

FP is a dedicated weekday boot camper and dragon boater who took 2nd Place for Body Transformation in the 2011 End of Winter Clean Up. During the four week challenge she lost 4 pounds and a total of 7-1/4 inches! FP committed to the Clean Up and it shows. Just look at those abs! Here’s…

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2011 Clean Up Winners

For 4 weeks in February and March, 26 Performance Fitness clients, boot campers and “friends” participated in the End of Winter Clean Up. A nutrition challenge in which they ate real food (in other words minimally processed food) and eschewed sugar, artificial sweetener, alcohol and refined carbohydrates, like white bread. There were tears (I’m not…

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Clean eating works!

We’re almost at the end of week 2 of the End of Winter Clean Up. Check out the success our members have had so far: Marisa G. is feeling great on the Clean Up program. She lost 4 pounds during the first 4 days! Granted much of this is water weight but it goes to…

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In defense of clean eating

We’re nearing the end of Week 1 of the Performance Fitness End of Winter Clean Up – our 28 day nutrition challenge to eat super clean. We’ve cut out sugar (real and fake), alcohol, processed foods and refined carbohydrates from our diets, all in the hopes of establish some new habits, being healthier, achieving our…

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You want fries with that? Negociating the Fast Food Waters.

Strict Paleo rocks! Why? Because of the focus it gives me, and because of last week’s Mexican fast food triumph. I had a two day workshop in King of Prussia last weekend. Late to bed and late to rise, I didn’t have time to pack anything for lunch. Saturday was going to be an 8…

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So, what CAN you eat?

I’ve always been the odd one at family gatherings. The one who didn’t eat collard greens (oh, how that has changed), the one who didn’t eat meat (at least not for 13 years), the one who passed on the cake. It’s hard not to get scrutinized at large events. Now that I’m eating strict Paleo…

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Just off the vine – STRAWBERRIES!

Back in the day, like in 1997, the supermarket produce section was a veritable wasteland, at least when it came to fruit. Between the months of October and April selection was limited to oranges, apples, bananas and maybe grapes. May was always a celebration for me, for with the arrival of late spring came a…

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Better = Healthy?

Years ago I did one of those popular weight loss programs. You know the one where you calculate points, get weighed in and go to meetings ? The topic of the health food store would invariably come up. Usually the conversation went something like “I figured the triple chocolate fudge brownie double chocolate chip cookies…

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Walmart vs. Whole Foods?

Interesting article on Walmart’s foray into the organic/buy local marketplace. Is the same retailer that’s been accused of pushing out the little guy (farmers and small businesses alike) motivated by a desire to support those same little guys while supplying us with affordable healthy produce  or the desire for profit? You be the judge. Side…

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