Nutrition & Weight Loss

Why I’m Healthier Burning Sugar

Mar 19th, 2014 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Beyond The First 90 Days, Still Pressing Play with Coach Chris, Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Nutrition & Weight Loss

Warning – if you are heavily into Paleo or low carb and like it – this post is NOT for you. Funny thing is, I was paleo and then restricted carb for years.  I thought I was at the forefront of healthy eating.  So much so that when I first encountered the work of Ray [...]



Healing at a Deeper Level

Feb 27th, 2014 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Nutrition & Weight Loss

This might be a long post. I’ve been on a health journey over the last few months.  Those of you who know me know I’ve been committed to a healthy lifestyle for years.  It’s helped me to lose weight, put on muscle and avoid illness.  All good – right? So back in October when I [...]



Why You Should Forget About ORAC Values

May 15th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Beyond The First 90 Days, Still Pressing Play with Coach Chris, Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Diet Reviews, Nutrition & Weight Loss, P90X Diet

For the past few years if you are focused on nutrition you know that the ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is one way to ‘rank’ different fruits and veggies against one another.  In essence, the higher the ORAC value, the better that food source is at absorbing free radicals in your body.  Fewer free [...]



Can You Improve Your Mood with Probiotics?

May 13th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Nutrition & Weight Loss, P90X Diet

Many of us know that we need to add probiotic foods (and sometimes even capsules) to make sure our digestion is working.  If you also know that probiotics are essential to having a strong immune system, consider yourself well informed.  What many of use don’t know is that probiotics may help our mood – in [...]



The Case for Flax Seed

May 8th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Nutrition & Weight Loss, Supplements

Seems like there is a lot of buzz about Chia seeds these days.  Now chia seeds are a very healthful food but today I want to talk about the more neglected super seed: flax. I’ve been a fan of flax seed for awhile and put a tablespoon in my morning smoothie.  I use whole seed [...]



Does Creatine Work for Women?

Feb 18th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Nutrition & Weight Loss, Supplements

Creatine has a reputation of being a ‘guys’ supplement.  It’s preceived as helping guys get bulked up and is rumored to add water weight.  And as women, we typically don’t want to be either ‘bulked’ or carry excess water weight.  So the question becomes – are the rumors true?  Yes, but not ‘so much’ as [...]



CRON and Brain Anti-Aging

Feb 9th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Nutrition & Weight Loss

I’ve been talking here about the physical benefits of a CRON diet (calorie restricted optimal nutrition).  Pair this with intermittent fasting and you can quickly see profound health benefits – the least of which is a smaller waist.  But what about our brains?  Do they do better with less? In a study that Italian researches [...]



Can We Live Well Past 100? Does Diet Make a Difference?

Feb 7th, 2013 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Diet Reviews, Nutrition & Weight Loss

If you are a regular reader here, you know I’m highly interested (try to stay short of being obsessed) by the concept of anti aging and super healthy longevity.  Again, this may just be because at 54, I realize that our time here is short and I want to live as long as possible but [...]



What I’m Eating Now (Part of my Anti Aging Diet Series)

Sep 2nd, 2012 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Nutrition & Weight Loss

I’ve been talking a bit about specific foods I think are super foods and they are a key part of my diet.  But I have gotten a few requests about my daily diet recently and thought I’d share a food day. 1) CRON Diet Before I get into detailed account of what I eat in [...]



My Anti-Aging Diet Superfoods: Avocados

Aug 6th, 2012 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., Living the Fit Life, Nutrition & Weight Loss

Let’s face it, when you are over 50 as I am, you start thinking more about how to live longer.  No one wants to think their time is winding down.  And even as we accept that perhaps we now have more years behind us than before us, we want every year to be full of [...]