Christmas Cookie Conondrum

Hi there, this is Katy one of Dustin's blog contributors.  This is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love all of the family traditions that go along with the holidays, but there is one tradition that I seriously thought about cancelling this year.  It's our annual Christmas cookie baking weekend.  My mom, my sister, and our 5 young children all get together for a full weekend of baking.  Thi … [Read more...]

Going Gluten Free

Hi, this is Liz one of Dustin's contributors. Up until about 2 months ago I have never really worried about food allergies, now I'm obsessed!  About 7 months ago I started having a lot of GI tract issues.  Mostly early in the morning when I was out for a run.  It got so bad that I planned all my runs around local bathrooms.  It eventually got so bad I knew I wasn't going to be able to train for … [Read more...]

Replace 7 Non-Value-Added “Foods” in 7 Days with Healthier Alternatives

       Shelly's Simple Suggestions     Yesterday I went to buy a few groceries and one of the things on my list was REAL maple syrup.  I have been eliminating processed foods from my kitchen as best I can for a while now.  Eating “whole” is pretty standard for me now (with planned cheat times), but the hardest part in the household are things I exposed the kids to in an effort to get the health … [Read more...]

Baked Apples Recipe

This post is made by Kim, one of Dustin's contributors: Temptation is lurking EVERYWHERE!  The ends of all the aisles in the grocery stores are full of ingredients for holiday baking.  There is Christmas candies and snack cakes stacked and ready to get thrown in to your cart in the check out lanes.  It's so easy to feel deprived when you are trying to keep on eating clean and there is so many te … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

This post is made by Kim, one of Dustin's contributors: In our house, it gets difficult to find a recipe that everyone can eat.  My husband and son can not eat gluten.  I modified a recipe for pumpkin pie, and made it so we all could enjoy it.  This recipe is not only gluten free, it is also dairy free and sugar free.  … [Read more...]

What I Have Been Eating To Lose 15 lbs in 6 Weeks

I am one week away from competing at the world fitness modeling championships in Vegas.  This is my 4th time competing and I must say that my body is changing less quickly this time than others.  I think the two biggest factors for this have been 14 days of traveling (ate well but didn't exercise much), and the fact that I sit in front of a computer about 10 hours per day, instead of two years ago … [Read more...]

To Bake or Not to Bake

Hi, this is Katy a contributor to the blog.  Sure I can cook a decent meal, but what I really love to do in the kitchen is bake!  I think this comes from when I was a little kid and mom used to let me help and then lick the beaters.  So started my obsession with baked goods, especially cookies!  When I started dieting, I stopped baking.  This was so hard for me!  When I reached my goal size, I went … [Read more...]

Eating Better on a Budget

This post is written by Katy Smith who is a contributor to the blog. For many years, I never read a food label.  I didn't really care what I was eating, as long as it tasted good.  When I started MamaTone nearly a year ago, I started Weight Watchers and began reading the nutritional information (mainly to discover how many points each item was.)  Then I attended Tracie Hittman's nutrition talk of … [Read more...]

Empty Nest Mother of Three In Best Shape of Her Life: Part 2

I recently featured a client named Sue who has kicked butt and is showing those who are past their 40's that the best years are still to come.  Sue works out obsessively hard and intense, but she eats just as well too.  I have asked her to share with you a sample meal plan.  I know you will get a lot out of it. But if you haven't read her story yet, click here to check out her tr … [Read more...]

You are What You Eat: Part 1 of 2

Today I want to share a story of a mom named Kim and her 7 kids, yes I said 7!  I met her through my Fit Moms For Life DVD program and then went to ND and did a bootcamp out there for a bunch of her friends. She just launched her own FMFL community at a recent elementary school orientation and has 36 women who have committed to working out together each week and getting together intentionally to … [Read more...]