Fitness isn’t just about having a “rocking bod” to hook your Significant Other or looking your best on your wedding day. Fitness has health benefits that promote long term health, well-being, and even can have benefits on your relationship and love life. Taco and Mandy discuss the benefits of finding fitness as a couple and for yourself, and how to motivate each other to integrate fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Taco and Mandy have a Double Date with registered dietitian and podcast host, Liz Weiss, and her husband, Tim, to discuss their chance encounter meeting, what happens when a bachelor starts living with a cookbook author dietitian, raising healthy eaters, and adjusting to an empty nest.
Taco and Mandy discuss challenges of living together with your significant other as you go from a “ME” to a “WE” with your lifestyle and habits. They look at generational differences, discuss their own individual living situations, and provide tips for getting on the same page with your significant other. Continue reading “02: Merging Lifestyles”
Wow. January is, like, over. Done. Bye Bye! One Bombcyclone, several below 10 degree days, a few podcast episodes in the can, and many nights of staying in to Netflix ‘N Chill with Mr E helped pass the cold days. For the final addition in my NEW-trition Goals for the New Year series, I wanted to address something that is definitely becoming as much of a food trend as it is a health and environmental matter. As I wrote about in my FNCE recap, plant-based protein is where it’s at this year. So, without further ado, I present to you NEW-trition Goal for the New Year #4: LEAN OUT THE MEAT
Oh mid-January. That time of year where the magic of the holidays is long gone. Not only are we dealing with saying bye-bye to the fun vibe of the holidays, but the time has come where those darn credit card bills have come rolling in. Now it’s time to pay for all those awesome gifts you didn’t care what they cost as long as they made the other person happy. Which is why it’s a great time to address NEW-trition Goal for the New Year #3 this week: CUT FOOD COSTS
Happy Day After Easter to all my happy couples out there! If you took part in the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs, chances are you may have a lot of leftover eggs around (especially if you had a lot of ambitious little helpers with your dyeing). Now that the bunny has come and gone, it’s time to put those leftover hardboiled eggs to use. Continue reading “Egg-cellent Uses for Leftover Easter Eggs”
Spring is officially in full effect with weather is hitting high 70s here in NJ this week. You know what that means. The birds and the bees are doing their thing. Rabbits making lots of little bunnies. Springtime is often referred to as “mating season” in the animal kingdom. While us humans don’t exactly have a mating season, research has shown that December is the month when the most babies are conceived. Nine months later leads to August being the highest birth month. Continue reading “Reproductive Nutrition: What Couples Should Know About Nutrition & Infertility”
This time of year, my social media feeds are flooded with advertisements and posts about all the miraculous quick fixes out there. Complete with side-by-side photographic evidence! But as we aim to make changes this time of year, it’s time to be smarter, not gullible, with the choices we make when it comes to weight loss. And the first step is to know what FADs out their to avoid when it comes to weight loss. Continue reading “Resolve to Avoid FADs”
If you ask me, as long as food looks and tastes delicious, it’s sexy. But there are also some hidden gems found in certain foods that can increase the sexiness of a meal and maybe even spark some after-dinner delight. Certain foods have been well-researched on their aphrodisiac properties. You probably are already away of the obvious ones- chocolate, strawberries, figs, oysters, and champagne. Others have been found to have positive influences on our heart and brain, which in turn leads to some sexy side effects. Whether you’re going out to dinner or staying home to avoid the Valentine’s Day hype, be sure to include a few of these sexy foods in your Valentine’s Day meals. Continue reading “Sexy Foods to Enjoy this Valentine’s Day”
It’s a hot one here in NJ today! Days like today it’s especially important to stay hydrated. Dehydration can put stress on the heart & kidneys, while putting us at risk for heat cramps and stroke. To stay cool together during these hot and sweaty days, here’s some tips for keeping you and your significant other cool. Continue reading “Heat Wave Hydration Tips”