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Monday, July 11, 2011

Change your Diet, Change your Life

As a personal trainer, I often counsel people on nutrition to reach their goals. I remember when I was going through the necessary training for my certification and my jaw dropped when I learned that nutrition is 70% of weight loss. I was so disappointed when I heard this. Food had always been my downfall, but I just made up for it by being so active. When I heard that, it was a reality check.

Ugh. Ok, so I have to change it up with nutrition. So I did. I poured over books, magazines, scientific journals, blogs, and more to learn what I did. Now, if you've read my past blogs, you know that another motivator for my focus on nutrition was from my own battles with intestinal pain and I have to say, health for me is a much bigger motivator than dropping 10 lbs.

Now I am speaking from the perspective of someone who's refrigerator looks like an orchard. There's no way around it that if you want permanent health changes in your body and health, you need to make permanent healthy changes to your diet.
Who knows? You may start to crave vegetables instead of pizza. Your palate does change and when you feel the energy and difference in your body, you may become hooked. Who ever thought that fruits and vegetables could be addicting?

Feed your addiction below and Enjoy ^-^

Your Trainer,
Erin Is Awesome

Recipe of the week: Chipotle Garlic Kale Chips
June 22, 2011 By Reboot Nutritionist Stacy Kennedy
Chipotle Garlic Kale Chips

Makes 6 servings

1 large bunch fresh kale (any variety)
1/4 teaspoon chipotle seasoning
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
1 Tbsp olive oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Wash kale well then rip off stems in large pieces
Mix olive oil, garlic and chipotle in a large bowl
Add kale to bowl and drench with oil spice mixture

Pour kale onto baking sheet

Bake for ~12 minutes. (note cooking times vary depending on oven. start checking at 10 minutes to prevent over cooking).

Kale chips are ready when crisp

Nutrition per serving:
Calories: 56 kcal
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 1.5 g


  1. I'm running into feeling really sickly lately, but I have gone more gluten free than ever before! Am I missing something? A vitamin? Iron? There couldn't have been much good in the junk I was eating before?

  2. @Blondefabulous - I have run into that too - But I took some food tests to see that I was sensitive to some things. Like cranberries. and eggs. and pineapple. Things we all think of as healthy - but but can be toxic to another.

  3. Yum! I'm growing kale on my patio garden and can't wait to try this :)