Entries by Dr. Nina Cherie Franklin

Building a Sculpted Lower Body with Weight Training

Having a solid resistance (weight) training routine is critical for weight loss, long-term weight management, and optimal health. Regularly performing a combination of both upper and lower body exercises is also crucial, the latter of which I’m focusing on here. A strong, well-developed lower body is necessary for maintaining good posture, balance, agility, coordination, and gait (the manner in […]

The Seven Principles of Exercise

Exercise training is crucial for successful weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health. In order to develop an effective exercise training program you must adhere to certain basic guidelines. To get you started, here are seven principles of exercise that you can implement whether you’re a weekend walker or seasoned athlete.

Three Exercise Machines That May Not Be Worth Your Time

Exercise machines are great if you’re new to working out, trying to isolate certain muscle groups or even if you’re just looking to change up your workouts. But, all exercise machines aren’t necessarily useful. Given that lack of time, is the most commonly cited reason for not exercising, it’s definitely of the essence when it comes to working out. So, here I’ll […]

10 Types of Dieting Resources to Reject

Oftentimes, weight loss seekers fall victim to one or more of the hundreds of dieting programs on the mainstream market. I’m sure you’ve done it at least once yourself. Now, don’t get me wrong here, some of them do offer useful strategies, advice and tips but, unfortunately, many make empty promises. In order to achieve a goal of permanent weight […]

Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Chili

Chili is one of the absolute best ways to get sizeable portions of vegetables in a single dish. Indeed, during my years as a vegan, chili was my old faithful go-to food. If you’re a vegan, vegetarian or are just looking to get more veggies in your diet, here’s a hearty, healthy recipe for vegetarian […]

Turkey and Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms are an incredibly versatile food source that’s low in calories, rich in key micronutrients, and suitable for everyday eating. I personally love Portobello mushrooms due to their “meat-like” texture and savory flavor. If you’re a fellow fan of mushrooms, try this wholesome recipe for stuffed Portobello mushrooms that’s perfect for carb counters and weight watchers alike!

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

Oatmeal is an excellent low-calorie source of high-quality whole grains that’s also naturally rich in fiber and health-promoting micronutrients. In addition to it’s superior nutritional composition, oatmeal is one of the most versatile foods around as you can enjoy it as a full meal or a healthy snack.