Seems that everyone's trying to eat lower-carb these days. You can tell by the growing number of food packages advertising "low net carbs!" "keto-friendly!" or "no added sugar!" I've even heard of a new brand called Magic Spoon Cereal that makes low-carb/sugar nostalgic favorites like fruit loops. In my opinion, the body needs some healthy … Continue reading 6 Tips to Control Carbs
Were setting exercise goals more challenging for you this year? It's been almost two years since the pandemic shut down gyms and exercise studios. Businesses that survived financially reopened but with a decidely different feel. Many required masks, and group class offerings were fewer with smaller class sizes. This deterred some people from renewing their … Continue reading How to Stick with Exercise: Variety, Flexibility, Challenge
The glycemic index is a completely confusing tool that I kind of wish was never created. It started out as a great idea from researchers at the University of Toronto in the 1980s as a way for people with diabetes to make food choices that would help control their blood glucose (sugar). The glycemic index … Continue reading Why I don’t use Glycemic Index, or even Glycemic Load
If it's the weekend or a vaca day, I don't sleep in but like to prepare an extra large cup of coffee and laze around meditating or reading devotionals. That means breakfast turns into brunch. Brunch can be any range of foods really, but I prefer something hearty, savory and a little sweet. This combo … Continue reading Brunching!
Here's food for thought. What do you think about partnerships between food industries and dietitians or other health professionals (who may also be social media influencers)? It can be fun to promote new products and, more enticingly, earn decent dough. Partnerships can also significantly boost one's social media presence. But does it feel a bit … Continue reading Dietitians: What about Industry Partnerships?
Fen Tung is a seasoned exercise instructor, personal trainer, and co-founder of the BollyX workout. Prior to the pandemic in March, her teaching schedule was in full swing with multiple classes each week. She and other fitness professionals were stunned in mid-March when Covid-19 shut down all gyms and fitness studios. Many scrambled to offer … Continue reading BECOMING A VIRTUAL FITNESS INSTRUCTOR DURING COVID-19