• Healthy Food,  How Tos,  Wellness

    Speeding up your metabolism to help burn fat

    If you are looking to increase your fat burning capabilities, increasing your metabolic rate is a great add-on to your routine.  Now I refer to it as an add-on because there is no substitute for proper exercise and proper nutrition.  When you are eating properly and exercising regularly your fat burning is already working for you.  Adding a little boost to your metabolism will simply push it a little farther.  How much of a boost will vary.  Genetics has a lot to do with how your metabolism works and what it is capable of. As I mentioned, proper nutrition has a tremendous amount to do with increasing your fat burning…

  • Get Involved,  Opinion

    How you can help fight hunger in America

    Hunger or “Food Insecurity” as the USDA defines it, is the lack of access to enough food for a person or all of the people in a household. In the United States, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of available food like in other countries, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty or people earning below a living wage.  A whopping 17% of Americans face hunger every day.  That equates to 1 in 6 people but it is so much more steep for children which is 1 in 5 and even steeper for minorities.  Imagine if you regrouped every household in America to consist of a Mother, Father and 4…

  • Food,  Opinion

    Before you go Calling Yourself a Foodie

    Let’s hold up there a minute before you go calling yourself a Foodie. Just because you hit every food truck at the Beer-Fest doesn’t make you a Foodie. There is a standard that goes with that Foodie title and we need to uphold that standard. Let’s be real… Most everyone likes to eat. We all love food! Our lives revolve around food. So you and your friends are socializing around food and you snap a couple pictures with your phone’s camera and Hash Tag #FoodPorn all over Instagram and Facebook for your friends who couldn’t make it.  Now you’re a Foodie?  I don’t think so.  This is more than likely…