Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Begin Your Day & Year Right: A Week of Healthy Breakfast

*For Linda LaRue's Make Healthy A Lifestyle Breakfast Bruschetta with Basil-Parmesan Scrambled Egg Whites and High Protein Pumpkin Pancake recipe, see Recipes and Nutrition

Begin your day with a healthy, balanced breakfast. Yes, breakfast is the MOST important meal of your day. Don’t skip meals or snacks, especially breakfast—you’ll actually activate your body’s starvation response, which will slow down your metabolic rate! A healthy, balanced breakfast will give your body the right fuel to keep your energy soaring, keep your body functioning optimally, and burning calories most efficiently.

When you first wake have a glass of 6 to 8 ounces. It will help rehydrate the body and stimulate the elimination process most efficiently. (Drinking water when you first wake is popular in Western cultures, such as Japan and India.) Here is a week of healthy breakfasts to help you begin your day and New Year off right.

Sunday: *Breakfast Bruschetta with basil-parmesan scrambled eqq whites. To drink, have 1 cup coffee or your favorite tea. (Bruschetta recipe click here.)

Monday Breakfast:
¾ cup of steel-cut (not instant) oatmeal, 3 scrambled egg whites, and ½ cups of fresh or frozen blueberries. To drink, have 1 cup coffee with low-fat milk or your favorite tea. Due to it's high fiber content and high levels of certain fat-burning antioxidants, it may be considered a "fat burning" food. Plus, it will fill you up, so you won’t feel starved then, want to reach for something unhealthy.

Tuesday: 2 slices whole grain bread, such as Ezekiel, 2 tsp. almond butter, 1 T. dried cranberries. Toast break then, spread 1 slice w/almond butter and sprinkle cranberries. Top w/other slice to make a sandwich then, cut diagonally. To drink, have 1 cup coffee w/low-fat milk or tea.

Wednesday: TLT (Turkey Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich) 3 slices cooked lean turkey bacon, toast 2 slices whole grain bread, lettuce, and 1 tsp. low fat mayonnaise. Spread 1 toasted slice of bread with low fat mayo, and set aside. Place slice bread then, top with 2 thick slices tomato, lettuce, lean turkey bacon then, top with other slice of bread w/mayo. Slice in ½. To drink, have 1 cup coffee with low-fat milk or your favorite tea.

Thursday: 1 Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Raisin Muffin (recipe taken from The SOUPer Slim Diet ebook), 2 tsp. almond butter

Friday: 2 High Protein Pumpkin Pancakes, and 1 T organic, unprocessed agave syrup. To drink, have 1 cup coffee w/low-fat milk or your favorite tea. ( Hi Pumpkin Pancake recipe click here.)

1 Whole Wheat, Oatmeal and Raisen Muffin and 6 oz. high protein blueberry smoothie. (see for recipe that is taken from The SOUPer Slim Diet ebook).

Monday, December 21, 2009

Top Fitness Trainer Patrick Goudeau and Linda LaRue

Fun photo of top fitness trainer Patrick Goudeau and Linda LaRue at his birthday party yesterday in Chinatown LA. Delish dim sum with red velvet birthday cake--YUM!

Friday, December 18, 2009

December Top 10 Workout Playlist: Let Your Freak Flag Fly

There’s a VISA debit commercial narrated by Oscar winning actor, Morgan Freeman telling people, “to let your freak flag fly”. Everyone’s dancing and rockin’ freestyle to Rick James’ Super Freak. Every time I see that commercial I want to jump up off the couch and dance. Here’s an ole’ and new skool Top Ten Workout Playlist put together by my friend fitness DJ Deekron and me of super freaky tunes to get your feet dancing or flying a little bit faster on the treadmill. Let your freak flag fly ppl—and get movin’.

1. Super Freak—Rick James (3:24)
2. I’m in Miami—LMFAO (3:47)
3. Atomic Dog—George Clinton Greatest Hits Straight Up (4:46)
4. Get Ur Freak On—Missy Elliot (3:56)
5. Flash Light—Parliament Funked Up: The Very Best of Parliament (5:47)
6. Krazy (feat. Lil Jon)—Pitbull (3:52)
7. Give It to Me Baby—Rick James (4:07)
8. I Would Die 4 U—Prince (2:57)
9. Boom Boom Pow—Black Eyed Peas (4:11)
10. Freaks Come Out At Night—Whodini (4:43)

For more inspiring Top 10 Workout Playlists, visit Linda LaRue's bi-monthly digital, green health, fitness, and diet magazine, Make Healthy A Lifestyle at

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Climb Stairs: Green Your Lifestyle

By Linda LaRue from Make Healthy A Lifestyle at

Climbing stairs is one of the best ways to green your lifestyle and burn a few extra bonus calories during your day. According to this American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) study conducted, you’ll burn about .11 calories climbing up each stair, and .05 calories descending each stair. This approximates to burning 10 calories per minute.

Although elevators do not expend much electricity (approximately 5 kWH per floor), everything DOES add up—or every little bit helps save our planet. For example walking up and down 3 flights of stairs instead of using an elevator, saves 15 kWh a day or 450 kWh per month. That’s enough to power a 37" Plasma TV for 3 hours. Or if you live in a high rise in a densely populated city, primarily using stairs will save your car the energy equivalent of more than 1 gallon of gasoline per month.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Make Healthy A Lifestyle January 2010 Issue: Let's Get Connected!

The Make Healthy A Lifestyle January 2010 Issue is here, and it's all about Getting Connected beginning first and always from your coeur!

Did 2009 fly by way too fast or is it just my perception? Well folks, it’s now 2010. I believe this year is all about getting connected—from connecting with old and new friends on Facebook and Twitter, to getting health and fit biz info, to ordering anything and everything workout related on Amazon. Most importantly I believe this year is about getting your body, especially your core, connected to your brain—primarily your movement and emotional centers.

Making that connection to your body, mind, and emotions will help you eat better, move better, and feel better too. How you learn to hold your body will help you move most effectively. How you deal with your emotions will help you process your emotions more healthfully, which will help prevent emotional over-eating.

Making Healthy A Lifestyle is about helping you connect to your core, body, and life. Hopefully, this site will help provide safe and effective science based info to help you get and stay connected in all aspects of your life this year. My #1 best workout tool to help you get mind-body core connected is my new CORE TRANSFORMER®, which you can buy at