Skoogfit Blog

Nov 11

Recipe Makeover: Green Bean Casserole

Here’s the YouTube video of this recipe! Thanksgiving is mere weeks away and the recipes keep piling in for my Recipe Makeover Project! Keep ’em coming! As a reminder, if you have a caloric holiday recipe that you’d like modified, email it to me and we’ll tweak it! Green bean casserole is a classic holiday calorie bomb. I’ve modified… read more
Nov 10

No Time? NO Excuses!

Is your schedule JAMMED? Do you literally have just minutes a day to yourself? Is a trip to the gym out of the question for your schedule and wallet? This seems to be a running theme for women everywhere. In the last month, I’ve received inquiries from clients and fans about quick workouts that make a difference. Moms find time while the babies nap. Executives… read more
Nov 07

Cupboard Staples

Most New Yorkers have abbreviated kitchens. It seems like architects all but forgot about them and, at the last minute, quickly installed a counter, 2-burner stove, half a fridge and called it thus. Could this could be why New Yorkers LOVE their takeout? We lucked out: ours is well-equipped and we take full advantage of it on a daily basis. I stock my kitchen… read more
Nov 06

A Strong Core

How soon can you begin getting your core back post-partum? What exercises are safe and what are off-limits in the first few weeks after giving birth? Is all exercise unsafe until my doctor gives me the ‘ok’? If you’ve had a normal vaginal delivery, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) gives the OK to exercise as soon read more
Nov 05

Recipe Makeover: Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp

When I think of fall, I think of apples, spice, and family. This recipe definitely includes ALL three. Most people have a traditional apple pie at their Thanksgiving table, laden with calories and unwanted saturated fats that ultimately end up on our midsections (or in my case, directly on my backside) shortly after the holiday. I don’t know about you,… read more
Nov 04

NYC Marathon!

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Nov 01

On it. Today.

After last night’s sugar binge, getting back on track today should be swift and wide-swept, especially if self-discipline and appetite control went out the window. Here’s how to hit that reset button: Begin the day by squeezing 1/2 lemon into a tall glass of room-temp water and gulp it down. Have a high-fiber, protein-rich breakfast. Examples… read more
Oct 31

Happy Halloween!

Growing up, my parents considered Halloween a “devil’s holiday” and off we’d go to church. I never went trick-or-treating and it was always a big let-down for me. Playing dress-up was one of my favorite games and what kid doesn’t love OODLES of candy? But I’m not mad – you can’t accuse my parents of bending… read more
Oct 30

Halloween Survival Guide

One of the most fun but least waistline-friendly holidays is upon us: Halloween. No matter how good you’ve been with your diet this fall, I know firsthand how difficult it can be saying ‘no’ to bite-sized Butterfingers, candy corn and Pixie Stix. After all, I worked in the corporate world with colleagues who had children for EIGHT YEARS and… read more
Oct 29

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins!

Today I decided to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty in the kitchen! I made a batch of my favorite pumpkin muffins. You might ask: Well, aren’t you on a low carb diet, Jenny? Yes. Yes, I am! I should preface this post: I despise conventional muffins (ie Starbucks) because traditional muffin recipes call for ungodly amounts of flour and enough sugar to keep… read more