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Nancy W.

PLEASANTON, California
As the mother of two "perfect" teenager boys I really am the luckiest person on earth living a charmed life with them in the east bay. By profession I am a real estate broker, although my academic background is in the health sciences. If I could wish two things for my kids, it would be having a good sense of themselves and feeling genuine gratitude for all they have in life. With confidence and humility I think almost anything is possible. I was an obese child and teen and while I... Full Bio
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Hiking at the gym... by Nancy W. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise How well does the Stairmaster prepare you for challenging hikes?  Any other training pointers? Read on »
Incredible Beans.... by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking Asian-Style Green Bean Crisp green beans and sweet red bell pepper strips combine with the earthy aroma and flavors of sesame oil in this low-fat, high fiber side dish. ... Read on »
Great Info About Marathoning! by Nancy W. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Running Runner's World has a great series of articles in their recent "Marathoning 101" section. Marathon coaches measure success not by how many runners they get to the starti ... Read on »
Yummy Bug Juice by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating My sister "invented" a delicious drink recipe called Bug Juice (some inside joke with her young daughter). Anyway, you mix 2 qts. of Strawberry-Kiwi Crystal Light and 2 qts ... Read on »
Want to measure your fitness? by Nancy W. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise Try the beep test (http://www.topendsports.com/testing/tests/20mshuttle.htm) The Jr. Sharks use this to measure the progress of players throughout the season. It is kind of ... Read on »
Otter Pops... by Nancy W. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Otter pops are a great low-calorie and refreshing summer snack. There is a version available at Albertsons now that is made with Splenda that are only 15 calories each! Read on »
Great Pairs! by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise I read a great article in Runner's World about healthy food pairs. Cereal + Strawberries = Higher iron absorption Even if your bowl of iron-rich breakfast cereal contains 5 ... Read on »
Too much of a good thing... by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Even though it is obviously possible to eat very healthfully at Sweet Tomatoes, the clear danger is in OVER eating. There is an incredible abundance of really yummy "good" fo ... Read on »
Super Turkey Burgers! by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking Add a dry envelope of Lipton onion soup mix to lean ground turkey for THE very best turkey burgers you have ever had. They bbq quickly and are a really healthy "fast food." Read on »
Where to start? by Nancy W. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Vitamins & Supplements What vitamins are REALLY necessary? I go through phases where I am really "good" and take a multi-vitamin, calcium, iron... the works. But what is really needed if you eat r ... Read on »
Late Night Exercise by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss If you do moderate physical activity after you have your final food for the night I find I not only sleep better, but it helps with weight control. I am not talking about a t ... Read on »
Healthy Snacks... by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss A couple of "kicks" I have been on lately is putting frozen fruit in yogurt and then eating it after the fruit has defrosted (usually only 15 minutes after sitting on my desk ... Read on »
Bring food for the day by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating I find that if I pack food for all-day outings I not only eat less, but I have some control over what I eat. Amusement parks and other summer spots with kids are filled with ... Read on »
Setting small goals adds up big by Nancy W. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise I agree that setting up very small goals is a good way to stay motivated. It is daunting to think of losing 50 lbs over a year, but losing 5 lbs. in a month is more acheivabl ... Read on »
Let's End Childhood Obesity by Nancy W. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Let's work together to end the epidemic of childhood obesity. It is scary and sad how ignorant so many kids are about nutrition, which is reinforced by societal modeling. I ... Read on »
Prepare for eating out... by Nancy W. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating My kids both play ice hockey and we are on the road a lot for tournaments. The team usually picks a place to eat together for most meals. I usually access the restaurant's w ... Read on »
Are all Bootcamps the same? by Nancy W. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise At the risk of sounding super naive here, are all bootcamps basically the same? Does the term have some universal meaning in the way yoga or pilates? Does anyone know of a g ... Read on »
THE best BBQ Chicken! by Nancy W. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Cooking The best way to bbq chicken is to put a totally frozen breast right on the grill. BBQ on the lowest setting possible. Turn once. Add season salt just minutes before taking ... Read on »
Has anyone tried the Hoodia Patch? by Nancy W. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss Is it a Miracle or a Hoax? I have read things on both sides of the issue. Con: http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/5-10-2006-95670.asp Pro: http://micro.curbyourcravings.com ... Read on »