Here is the difference between a Prebiotic and a Probiotic

20150829_154412******I am in no way shape or form a doctor of any sorts*******

As you navigate through the nutritional world, it is very important to have some clue as to what you are consuming. A big question I often get is what is the difference between a Prebiotic and a Probiotic. Probiotics are live microorganisms. When Probiotics or “live organisims” are digested in ample amounts, they can benefit one’s body. Prebiotics are not live microorganisms.  Prebiotics are nutrients that feed the healthy bacteria in one’s body. Prebiotics  are nutritous, healthy food evey person needs to ensure the good bacteria are feeding and not the bad bacteria. (One large reason I take Zeal daily!)

Cheers to information and knowledge!!



Mixing patterns

20150622_083700I love mixing patterns and colors when selecting my workout outfits for the day. Patterns allow you to accentuate your positive attributes so that the places you view to be “problem areas” aren’t the center of attention. My key to coordinating patterns is to only go super bold in one area with that pattern. If I have on black and white Zebra pants I may have a black and white polka dotted sports bra and a SOLID white or black or even colored tank on top. if I have on a extremely bright floral pant, I may wear a almost solid colored shirt with light stripes of color that isn’t attention grabbing and a bright colored solid sports bra to pull it all together. Play with your patterns and colors until you feel comfortable!

Is your salad making you gain weight?

20150708_195419Aaaahhhh. The trusted salad. Whenever you go out to eat you decide you’re going to be “good” and get the grilled chicken or blackened salmon salad. Darn, you may even go for the trusted ToFu and skip the meat! But did you get…cheese? How about that salad dressing? You think you were good and went for the raspberry vinnegerette….only you probably just put enough sugar on your salad than a candy bar! And that ranch…more fat and calories than a cup of hearty vegetable soup! How about those dried cranberries and walnuts…? The cold hard truth is please know and research your salad selections before you make it your “go to.”  Some salads at some restaurants have more fat/calories/sugar in them than a bacon burger on a wheat bun and a side of onion rings! I used to hate the advancements of technology but now, I have grown to appreciate the information you can find by simply asking Siri or Google. Inform yourself of your selections. You will thank me later ♥️

P.S.- just for the record the salad pictured above has more fat & calories than THREE cheese burgers!!