Just about every Northerner you meet who now lives in Charlotte likes to chat about the weather. And, can you blame them? The city sees an average annual high temperature of 70 (amazingly comfortable) degrees.   But somewhere along the line, they forgot to talk about the average summertime temp—a  swampy 87 degrees. In fact a…

“What should I order when I go out for 🍱 sushi?” is a common question we get. Hopefully, this will help you order more easily and enjoy.  Oh, and yes, soy sauce, ginger, and wasabi are generally deliciously acceptable to eat as much as you like but some places will sweeten their ginger with sugar,…

15 years ago, for no good reason, I handed off all my clients in DC and moved to LA. After I ran out of savings, I scrambled to get a job as a personal trainer at Spectrum Sports Clubs. Driving to my very first day I got my first flat tire ever, and I had…

Chicken salad is a Southern staple. Try this recipe for a simple twist on a classic favorite.  Did you know chicken salad recipes can be found in early 19th century Southern cookbooks, including Sarah Rutledge’s “The Carolina Housewife?! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded 1 avocado 2 tbsp mayo or Greek yogurt 1-2…

🗣 Q: So, a girlfriend and I are talking about our Aug birthdays, where we are/wanna be weight wise/healthy eating blah blah blah. Carbs came up. If one is counting carbs, what’s more important? The total carbs or net carbs (which I think is total minus fiber?) ?   A: First of all, thank you very…

Want an amazing meal but don’t want to stand over the stove for hours? This dish serves 10 – great for a party or for meal prepping for the week. Braising is a combination-cooking method that uses both wet and dry heats: typically, the food is first seared at a high temperature, then finished in…

​​How does someone hear 🍔 “hamburger please [in French]” and bring you a plate of very rare ground beef without a bun, pickles or ketchup. Yuck! As I (11 year old Josef)  pretended to eat my first lunch of the trip I thought, “maybe this is how the French are so thin. French food in…

When I was learning how to drive my parents only had stick shifts because a manual transmission used to be cheaper, and my parents were DC public school teachers. They let me take my driving test on a borrowed automatic, but driving anywhere meant tackling the stick shift. One time I was really excited because…

Road trips 🚙 can be powerful bonding experiences for families, friends and couples. However, since we end up sitting for days on end and living on fast food, they can also contribute to weight gain, back pain, and more without these 7 simple strategies:   1. Treat vacation like, well vacation: vacations are a change…

Summer can be hard on your figure. Join in for the extra accountability you need to either gain nothing or lose something over the summer. No one wants to feel like they HAVE to wear a flow-y dress…. We have spots for 40 women to ride this wave! Challenge starts Monday June 4-August 11. 😎…

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