Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Hello Everyone!
My webpage is up and running with some tweaks to come.
I have yet to include my meal plans, consultations, etc but my blogging is still visible and good to go.
Be sure to join me over at http://healthybody1.wordpress.com/.  Can't wait to have you so grab your coffee and check back with the new blog often.

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, 3 September 2012

SSSOOOO Excited!

Haven't been blogging, which I miss TERRIBLY but I have been revamping a brand new blog, coordinating a photo shoot, kids, dishes, laundry.
I am vibrating like crazy because I am so excited for what's to come BUT I want you with me!  What a blast!  I just absolutely fell in love with blogging and now between blogging and helping others for nutrition - IT IS the BOMB!
Check me out and be sure to follow me!  LOVE YA!

PS..The Smart Nutritional Cookie Name is changing back to Healthy Body Nutrition as usual.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Back to the Grindstone, Nutritionally Speaking

Hello Everyone!
Just got back from a rejuvenation vacation with the family at the cottage in northern Ontario.
Absolutely peaceful, serene and relaxing.  I literally just got home and I'm having a very difficult time wrapping my head around what to do next.  I've had so many brainstorms and I couldn't wait to get back to start blogging again. 
At the start of the trip, I thought I was heading to the Great White North to soak up the sun with good food, good alcohol and nothing else.  But I've realized that this particular journey wanted to teach me something instead.  It taught me how to stay on course, to focus and realign myself with what matters.  This just doesn't apply to nutrition.  That's a whole other blog topic!!  But for now, I've been kicking it pretty hard in the gym before I left.  Why would I want to throw that all away to start yet again when I come home?   I had great energy levels when I left and they are now even more stoked (but they are a wee bit in lazy mode from lounging on the lake everyday) so I want to take it to the next level.  What next level you ask?  Well, I'm not entirely sure but I do know that while I was away, my nutrition was bang on - almost perfect.  I applied the 80-20 rule and indulged in a dark chocolate raspberry bar (OhMY!!!!) and the very odd glass of red wine but instead of feeling guilt about having those things (I ususally do), I praised myself for a job well done and a toast to my immediate future. 
Reflecting on my week away has put things into perspective and as I write, my head is going much faster than I type.  But despite this, I am super focused, have super energy, fed my body well, treated myself with respect and can't wait to see what lies ahead for me.
With that being said, I will eventually be moving this site information to wordpress instead.  However, I have some serious leg work to do but I assure you, the content will be FABulous and the layout will be equally FAB.  I will be adding my other services and a whole lot more, including recipes and motivation to get you to be your absolute personal best.
I have been so SUPER excited about getting home to work on my projects and watch them grow to fruition - just like I want to help you with all aspects of nutrition under the rainbow!  I am always available to chat or send me a message.  Contact me - I can't wait to hear from you!


Thursday, 16 August 2012

Hit me baby one more time!

Just had to say again HOW MUCH I LOVE DOING THIS!!!!!
Ha, can't get it out of my system!!  It's the most fulfilling thing in the world when you do something you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

Bye for now!

Where did you go little one?

Forgive me for my absense!!  I have been going thru withdrawal because I've had life on the go. But it has been so exciting, I can hardly contain myself!  I've been working on getting a great blog together and other work commitments have gotten in the way.  And now it seems I'm stumped yet again with a minor medical problemo........and cottage country awaits me next week.
I promise I will blog before I leave on Sunday.  I have some kick butt information to pass along in the weight loss continuum (did i spell that right?) as well as other great pieces of nutrition info you won't want to miss.
Love you all!!!  Till then, have an absolute perfect, fun, sunny, happy day!


Friday, 10 August 2012

The Most Absolute Best Products You Should be Taking for Weight Loss and/or Health Optimization

Good Morning to you!

Do you want to start making a difference with your body right now?  Today?

Then you need to start implementing a good quality protein powder and a good essential fatty acid, like coconut oil as part of your daily regime.  This is not a complicated routine at all.  I will explain why these 2 should be a part of everyday living.
First, these 2 in combination have a sure fire effect on weight loss and health.  Hands down! 
There is no gimmick, no push, no fake information, no second guessing. 
It has worked for me and continues to work for my clients, the fitness world and it will work for you.  Let me show you some of the benefits and how they work.

What will a Protein Powder Supplement Do For Me?
A high quality whey protein will help build lean muscle mass, maintain stable blood sugar (insulin) levels, give the the feeling of fullness, stimulate your cells to actually use the protein for increasing your immune system, fights off T-cells (these are nasty), increase your metabolism to burn body fat, increase your energy levels.........See where I'm going with this?  The question then becomes, why wouldn't you want to take a protein supplement.????
When dealing with weight loss, lifestyle change or sport specific training, I can honestly say that 90-95% of clients I see are simply not getting enough protein.  They come to me wondering why the performance isn't there, why are they getting sick all the time, why are their muscles killing them after they workout (also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), why they can't seem to lose weight and the list goes on.
Consuming a protein shake (with good quality carbs), specifically immediately after a workout is the most important thing you can do.  Your muscles are hungry for nutrition and so they act like a sponge to soak up that protein shake and put it to work for you to achieve your health and wellness goals.  You must meet the demands that your body seeks and the rest is science.  (And help from me.  ;).
Here's another way to look at it.  When you are active, you deplete your body of something called glycogen (which are carbohydrates) as well as amino acids (protein).  The key word here is depleted.  Your body is now drained of nutrients from being active and now your body is in a catabolic state (which is a state of breakdown).  So now you need to put your body in the best environment possible to grow, repair and build lean muscle mass and just keep you looking and feeling your best.

Ok, so now Coconut Oil. 
I just happen to be a fan of coconut oil. LOVE IT!  It's my favourite EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) because it just tastes great (much better than the fish oils- even though they are flavoured but I still continue to use them in conjunction with the coconut oil.)
Coconut oil is anti fungal and anti microbial, it is fantastic to boost the immune system and it's amazing for great hair, skin and nails.  Coconut oil is a Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT).  What this means for us is that even though it is a saturated fat, our bodies do not tend to store it as fat but rather to reserve it for energy requirements.  THAT is awesome!!! This powerhouse helps to stabilize blood sugar (like protein), gives you the feeling of fullness and slows down digestion of other fats and carbs (like protein) and helps to improve calcium and magnesium absorption in the body.
Other EFA's you can use or substitute in coconut oil's place is hemp oil, flax oil (careful if you have a history of breast cancer in the family), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and of course fish oil.

So putting it all together, when you combine protein with an EFA, the two magnify the whole health continuum for beneficial results.  There is plenty of research out there on the two subjects.  I hope this helps clarify some things and answers what the hype is about out there in the big wide world.
Feel free to drop me a line!  Have a fantastic day!  I know I will!


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Change is already in the air!!

Haha.  As you come and visit, you may see the page design change as I find something that connects and relates to me.  But don't worry, the best part of the page is the information and education you will be getting from me - that will never change except to get bigger and better.
I am soooo in love with what I do for a living!!!!  I am a very compassionate, passionate and empathetic person who will make you feel very comfortable.  No question is a silly one.
As I continue to set up my site, you will see that I provide meal planning and nutrition consulting on every level - whether it's to finally take on a healthy lifestyle for good or to drop those pounds you've wanted to for so long. I am also extremely well versed in all supplements out on the market and will make recommendations accordingly.  Individual sessions and packages are available.
 To most, this is a touchy subject but one that needs to be addressed.  Often times, there are underlying issues that some do not even realize are hindering their goals and those are addressed with the utmost confidence to help you find the wonderful person inside of you!  We all have a wonderful you!
Ok, I feel like I am starting to rant on but want you to get to know me and what I'm about.  Truth, honesty and integrity is what you will get from me - always!

Have a great night!