Quick and Healthy Meals...

I am teaching my Quick and Healthy Meals Class in Walnut Creek this Friday, March 31 in the morning! I will be focusing on cooking for one or two people.   Quick and Healthy Meals for One or Two from Trader Joe’s For those of you who are local, I am teaching ‘Quick and...

Trader Joe’s Turk...

Trader Joe’s Turkey Tacos Cinco de Mayo is next week. Do you know what you are serving? How about preparing  some super easy Trader Joe’s Turkey Tacos? Trader Joe’s is carrying a new taco seasoning mix these days. It looks like the photo...

Health and Happiness

Perhaps you’ve noticed that there is lots of buzz about happiness these days. We have realized that being happy is the gateway to better mental and physical health and that perhaps the things we always thought or believed would bring us happiness in fact, may not. In a 2011 report,...

Web-based Programs for ...

  Many of my clients have been using Web-based programs to track their food intake as well as exercise successfully and have not only lost weight and inches, but have changed their behaviors around eating and exercise. In my new book, “Livin’ Lean with Trader...

Successful Weight Loss

I was hiking the Tennessee Valley Trail to Muir Beach in Marin with some friends on Saturday. What a beautiful day and a great hike! As we hiked and talked, two of the gals mentioned that they had lost weight recently gradually by changing a few habits. One had decided she would only...

Target Heart Rate Range

Target Heart Rate In order to train your body aerobically, it is recommended that you exercise at an intensity of 50-85% of what your heart can maximally beat at least three non-consecutive days a week for at least 20 minutes each time, with a recommended warm up and cool down of at least...