A Day in the Life…

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - April 22, 2014

My Daily Eats   I get a lot of questions regarding my “diet.” Do I eat carbs? Do I eat steak? Do I eat the yolks of eggs? (The answer is yes, yes and yes!). The fact of the matter is that I am not on a special “diet.” My diet is simply this: eat […]

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Healthy Dining Out in Chicago

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 27, 2014

Healthy Eats around the City   I don’t go out to eat often. I personally enjoy cooking and creating meals filled with real ingredients and not tons of salt and fillers. I like to make meals that will help with my fitness performance and fuel my body for the day. However, I am human and […]

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Healthy Eating on the Road

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - March 7, 2014

Don’t give in to Greasy, Fatty Fast Food!   Packing my own lunch and snacks has been something I have done for quite some time. My Mom packed all of my school lunch’s everyday until I graduated from high school (thanks, Mom!) Not only did I enjoy the sandwiches my Mom made, it was way […]

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There is Never Any Time!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - February 10, 2014

Fact or Fiction?     This is a story of a man named Jack. Jack gets up early and leaves for work. Jack comes home at the end of his busy day, puts his feet up, grabs his iPad and goes back and forth between Flappy Birds and Amazon.com. An hour or two quickly flies […]

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Meal Planning

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 26, 2014

The Do’s and Don’ts   Let me paint you a pretty little picture that most of us can relate to: we come home from a long day at work, starving, to only open the fridge and have “nothing to eat.” Now, there is some food in the fridge, but it is nothing you are in […]

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Tips to Avoid Getting Sick this Season

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - January 18, 2014

Stay Healthy this Winter   It’s baaaaaaaack (insert creepy voice). Well my friends, it is that time of year again – flu season. I bet you were hoping I would say something uplifting like all of the spring catalogues I am receiving. Nope! It is the time of year where germs are everywhere…and I mean […]

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Making New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 31, 2013

“My 2014 Resolution is…..”   “To eat right. To exercise. To drop 20 lbs. Etc, etc.” How many times have you made this kind of resolution? Be honest. How many of you have actually stuck with this kind of resolution? Be honest. While choosing a fitness/diet related resolution is wonderful, not many of us follow […]

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts for the Fitness Fanatic!

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 19, 2013

  Wish List for Santa   Every year around Thanksgiving I say the same thing: “I am not going to wait and buy holiday presents last minute.” What happens? I wait until the last minute. I can’t pinpoint exactly why this happens each year, but this year is no different and here I am sitting […]

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Healthy Holidays at Work

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - December 11, 2013

Don’t Gain, Maintain   And so it begins. That slippery slope of overindulgence that flows from Thanksgiving, right into Christmas/Hanukah/Kwanzaa, then on through and often well into the New Year. Food in general, ‘goodies’ in particular, are everywhere. Workouts give way to holiday shopping, parties, and the now more than ever, never-ending to-do list.   […]

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe #2

Posted by: Karen Bobos, MSed - November 21, 2013

Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade Fresh cranberries get crunch from walnuts and an infusion of sweetness from dried cherries in this take on a classic marmalade. Leftovers are great on a turkey sandwich.   INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 1/2 cup port, or other sweet red wine 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon […]

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