Rachel Schwartz

Why Eat Organic?

    Why eat organic??? I’ve been eating organic for just about a year now!!! Initially, I began eating this way because I heard it was a healthier option and I could taste the difference between conventional produce I bought vs organic. The fruit I tasted was sweeter and I liked the idea of supporting local farming and avoiding the consumption of pesticides because WHO really knows ...[Read More]

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

When it comes to getting results there is more to it than one would imagine. I have learned through my experience as a national level bikini competitor, that nutrition creates 80% of the results we all seek. I wanted to take a moment and educate people on the importance of good nutrition and share with you my knowledge of the best pre and post-workout meals you can have on a plant based diet. The ...[Read More]

Superfoods! Worth your time or a waste of money?

Superfoods! Worth your time or a waste of money?

Superfoods are defined as a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. There is a lot of buzz about superfoods as people become more focused on they’re overall health. Listed below are some popular superfoods: chai seeds, cocoa, goji berries, flax seeds, spirulina, kale, quinoa, etc. If you go to your local health food store the cost of these foods are hig ...[Read More]

How do I get FLAT ABS? Am I doing something WRONG?

How do I get FLAT ABS? Am I doing something WRONG?

Question: How do I get flat abs? I workout 4 times a week and every time I exercise I incooporate an ab circuit. I’ve been doing this for a couple months now and I don’t see much change in my mid-section. Am I doing something wrong? The best way to get flat abs is through your food. This is going to be the most important part to getting a lean mid section. “Eating Clean” is an expression which sim ...[Read More]

STRESS, how it affects our health. Foods that help control it.

STRESS, how it affects our health. Foods that help control it.

What is stress? Stress is the body adjusting to change. We all experience this either physically, mentally or emotionally. It is an normal part of life. Many events in life create this. Stress stems from your thoughts, your body or from your environment. We are designed to experience stress and react to it. Not all stress is negative. Some stress can be positive, keeping you alert and ready to avo ...[Read More]

8 ways to make your New Years Resolutions STICK

8 ways to make your New Years Resolutions STICK

It’s January 2nd of the New Year. Yesterday while I was out for a bike ride and was delighted to see the streets and beaches full of people walking, running, blading and biking everywhere. It put a smile on my face to see people being active and taking the first steps to they’re 2014 New Year resolutions. Now, most of us know that by the end of January these resolutions start going go out the wind ...[Read More]