Where do your eggs come from?

Hey, this is Melissa Kirby, one of Dustin's blog contributors. What do you think about when you pick up a carton of eggs? I wonder how the chickens that laid those eggs are treated.  Did they spend their days scratching and pecking for bugs outside in the sunshine or were they crammed together in a dark barn where they could barely move?  The latter is not only inhumane, it degrades the quality … [Read more...]

Female Fat Loss Over 40: How To Look Like Your 20 Again

I have traveled extensively the past two years and met many of the top experts in the different fields of fitness and weight loss.  Some of these experts I have grown close to and we talk on a regular basis.  My good friend Shawna Kaminski is one of the leading experts in fat loss for woman over 40 years old.  Shawna is in her upper 40's and has maybe the leanest fittest body I know for her age. … [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...]

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 … [Read more...]

Why I Spent My Sunday Morning Scrubbing and Peeling Sweet Potatoes (and it wasn’t even for Thanksgiving!)

Post by Katie C., blog contributor How many pounds of sweet potatoes does it take to feed children in fifteen Madison Metropolitan School District elementary schools? This weekend I learned the answer to this question firsthand: 750 pounds! When I saw what 750 pounds of sweet potatoes looks like, I was sure that would easily provide enough snacks for at least a week. Wrong. Those 750 pounds would … [Read more...]

Science Corner: As the Stomach Growls

Hey, Sue G here, one of Dustins Blog contributors. Time to wind up the hormone primer. I had mentioned that I was going to tell you about some newer hormones - so here we go! Perhaps you have heard a little about Leptin and Ghrelin already. Two more hormone type players in the chain of metabolism - food - mood, that exist along with players we already know: insulin and glucagon. Leptin Versus … [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...]

How to Create a Motivating Plan to Get or Keep Fit

This article is written by Caroline, a contributor to Dustin's blog. When it comes to keeping up my workout routine, whether it's getting to one of Dustin's Bootcamp sessions or working out to his Fit Mom's For Life DVD's, I've realized that it's a combination of things that keeps me coming back day after day year after year.    I didn't realize what a mix of things it was until I was reading an … [Read more...]

Learn How to Eat

Hi everyone! This post is from Carrie, one of Dustin's contributors. If you read my first blog you know I had felt deprived during my other weight loss attempts. Because of this it became easy for me to justify not beginning another program. I just didn't want to feel that way for months. Well, I'm here to say you do not have to feel deprived while you are losing weight. I AM losing weight and … [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...]